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Caribbean Airlines responding to US on direct GEO-NY flights

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).-A lobby group representing US airlines has taken issue with the fuel subsidy that Caribbean Airlines (CAL) benefits from and is attempting to use the subsidy to block an application by the T&T airline to fly directly between Guyana and North American destinations. Responding to questions from the Guardian, CAL yesterday confirmed that it had applied to the US ...

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Cocaine smuggling damaging export trade

One day after a man was jailed for five years for exporting cocaine in ochroes, a senior private sector representative on Thursday said the United States (US) usually puts Guyana’s agriculture exports under greater scrutiny after such busts. Addressing the final of a two-day National Economic Forum at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC), member of the President’s Committee on ...

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Amaila Hydro: “Not a single cent of debt”- Jagdeo; Greenidge calls for independent assessment

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday maintained that the now stalled Amaila Falls Hydropower project would not have incurred any debt to Guyana’s treasury, even as the major opposition party called for an independent assessment to determine the feasibility of the project. Addressing the closing of the 2013 National Economic Forum at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC), Jagdeo said ...

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Mining School begins training

The Guyana Mining School and Training Centre Inc. got underway on Thursday with a Sector Skills Training Seminar. The five-day event, which had a ceremonial launch at the Guyana Forestry Commission, will address Confined Space Entry (Awareness); Transportation of Dangerous Goods; Fall Protection; and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. Representative of the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) William ...

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Millions, guns and ammo grabbed from Toolsie Persaud Limited

A lone gunman on Thursday grabbed GUY$16.9 million dollars from two accounts clerks and guns and bullets from two guards while they were on their way to a city bank for Toolsie Persaud Limited , police said. Investigators said the incident occurred around 1 PM when the vehicle that the four men were inside stopped at Sussex and Charles Streets, ...

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Toolsie Persaud loses multimillion dollar contract, M&B Construction suspended

The Public Works Ministry has terminated a multi-million dollar sea defence contract that was undertaken by Toolsie Persaud Quarries Inc.,(TPQ) and suspended the contract for M&B Construction due to the companies’ unsatisfactory performance and total disregard for residents’ convenience and safety, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Public Works Minister Robeson Benn, according to GINA, on August 14 requested that ...

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AFC pleads with supporters for time and understanding

The Alliance For Change (AFC) is pleading with its supporters for time and understanding as it continues to face public backlash from its decision to support the now in limbo Amaila Falls Hydropower Project. Persons have taken to the social media sites and the comments section of the news websites to vent on what they see as the party’s “betrayal” ...

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AFC wants comprehensive approach to address education failures

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday congratulated the successful performers at this year’s CXC examinations but wasted little time in demanding what the government was doing about remedying the failures in the education system. At a news conference MP Trevor Williams began by extending congratulations to CSEC top performers Zimeena Rasheed and Yogeeta Persaud, CAPE top performer Shalita Appadu, ...

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PetroCaribe oil deal “fragile”- Canadian Professor

A Guyana-born Canadian Scientist on Wednesday cautioned that Venezuela’s oil concessionary deal, PetroCaribe, was on shaky ground and the Caribbean would soon have to pay more for fuel when the United States (US) finds shale oil. “Look at the energy dependence of this region and it’s a very tenuous, tenacious fragile relationship with PetroCaribe and the recent political changes that ...

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Three burnt in gas cylinder explosion

Three persons were Wednesday afternoon injured when a cooking gas cylinder exploded at an outlet at 55 East La Penitence, Georgetown. Five year old Kevon Chance was treated at a nearby clinic for a slight facial burn and sent away, while two cousins- 18-year old Timeka Maxwell and 17-year old Shemar Barrow- were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation ...

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