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Guyana, Ghana sign air services agreement; experts explore stimulating passenger, airline interest

Guyana and Ghana on Friday signed a bilateral air services agreement that could pave the way for direct flights between Africa and South America once the two countries make the routes  sufficiently attractive for low-cost airlines to get passengers. If direct flights begin between the two continents, the journey would be reduced to eight hours from almost 38 hours via the ...

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Guyana, other Caribbean nations want seat on Int’l Civil Aviation Org. Council

Guyana and other Caribbean nations want a seat on the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) council, the highest decision-making body of that United Nations-affiliated organisation, officials said Thursday. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field told Demerara Waves Online News that the region’s interests are not properly represented by being part of the Latin ...

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Guyana, Aruba aviation authorities sign memorandum of understanding

Guyana and Aruba on Thursday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave the way for more carriers from that Dutch territory to fly to the lone former British colony on the north-east coast of South America. Signing the agreement were the Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt.Col. Egbert Field and the Manager of the of ...

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High Court rules in favour of Guyana Airways Corp. name use

The Guyana Airways Corporation Inc. (GAC) on Wednesday won the legal right to use the name after the High Court found that the Registrar of Companies did not follow the correct procedures at the time of registration. The decision was handed down by High Court Judge, Fidela Corbin after receiving arguments by the State and the company’s lawyer, Pamela De ...

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Police being trained to help turn down the volume

Fifty Guyana Police Force ranks were encouraged, by Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan, to utilise the training provided by a one-day Noise Management Course, to “understand the various compartments under which certain rules and regulations apply.” The course, which is being facilitated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was formally declared opened by Minister Ramjattan. Government’s Department of Public ...

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Minor blaze at Church’s Bartica branch

A stove flare-up at Church’s Chicken  (Bartica branch) was Monday night quickly put out by staff and fire fighters, and the building was not damaged, an official said. The official said the fire ran along the duct. The outlet was filled with thick black smoke during the blaze. Other sources said a stove exploded at about 8:30 PM. The three-story ...

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El Dorado offshore-hired seafarers won’t be punished for disclosing wages to govt, unions

El Dorado Offshore, a Guyana-registered company, on Wednesday stated categorically that seafarers who it hires to work on oil industry related vessels offshore Guyana, could disclose their wages to trade unions, ministry responsible for labour or any other legal entity. “Every employee in Guyana has a legal right to engage directly with their Trade Union, Ministry or any other legal ...

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No more free GTT subscriber call blocking service, as PUC approves rates

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GTT) landline subscribers  will from next year have to pay for subscriber call blocking activated services, according to a decision by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The company said that currently there are 36,368 subscribers who currently use the service free of charge. The regulator said between now and February 2019 when the rates would take ...

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President Granger returns from Cuba

President David Granger and his wife, Mrs. Sandra Granger Tuesday night returned to Guyana from the Republic of Cuba after spending approximately three weeks . In a government-issued photograph, the President was seen wearing a surgical mask to minimize the chances of contracting any infective agent. The President who was accompanied by his wife, travelled to the Republic of Cuba ...

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Domestic dispute leads to arson of Stabroek Market stalls

A domestic dispute between two Stabroek Market wharf stallholders ended with a man being stabbed and burning of his stall that quickly spread to others, sources said. The name of the Male fish vendor has been given as “Chop Up”. He was treated at a hospital and sent away. City Police sources told Demerara Waves Online News that the Guyana ...

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