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United Airlines announces direct flights to Guyana, but Civil Aviation yet to receive application

The United States-headquartered United Airlines on Thursday announced that it would be offering direct flights from Georgetown to Houston, Texas from April, 2024 but the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said so far it has not received an application from that carrier. United said the decision begin the four times weekly service to and from Guyana is subject to government ...

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Brazil’s Defense Ministry monitoring Venezuela- Guyana situation, intensifies defense actions on northern border

The Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday that it is monitoring the situation between Venezuela and Guyana and that defense actions “have been intensified” in the border region, to the north of the country, the highly credible newspaper reported. According to the Ministry, there was reinforcement of military personnel in the region. Senator Hiran Gonçalves (PP) asked the Ministry ...

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Guyana to strengthen its social protection with IDB Support

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $30 million loan to strengthen the protection of vulnerable populations in Guyana, the Western Hemispheric financial institution said on Wednesday. “This loan, approved by the IDB’s Board of Executive Directors, will strengthen the Senior Citizen’s Pension program by expanding electronic payments through Mobile Money Guyana and the increase of the pension’s monthly value. ...

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Venezuelan communists fear Maduro will suspend presidential election over Guyana controversy

Caracas, Nov 28 (EFE).- The traditional leaders of the Communist Party of Venezuela warned of the possibility that President Nicolás Maduro could declare a state of emergency over the territorial controversy with Guyana, a move that could suspend the presidential elections scheduled for the second half of 2024. The Communists say that the government’s decision to hold a non-binding referendum ...

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US, Britain reiterate support for Guyana’s boundary

The United States (US) on Tuesday called on Venezuela to stop the intensification of its demand for Guyana’s 160,000 square kilometre Essequibo County but stayed clear of indicating what might be the consequences of refusing to do so. “We support the territorial sovereignty of Guyana, and we call upon Venezuela to do the same,” Ambassador to Guyana Nicole Theriot said ...

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High Court rules NIS must pay pension to former TPL employee

High Court Judge Damon Younge on Monday ruled that the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) must pay Old Age Pension to a man 60 years and older after he was able to prove to the court that he had worked for several years with Toolsie Persaud Limited (TPL) and that contributions had been deducted from his salaries. The decision was handed ...

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US, Guyana defence forces discus readiness for security threats

Top officials of the United States (US) army and the Guyana Defence Force met over the past two days to discuss their readiness to address security threats, according to the American Embassy here. “The U.S. and Guyana defense forces discussed upcoming engagements to include strategic planning sessions and processes to enhance both countries’ military readiness and capabilities to respond to ...

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Stern safety warning to aviators as Guyana prepares for international ‘safety check’

Ahead of next year’s planned audit of Guyana by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the Guyana government on Monday warned aviators against indulging in any action that would compromise safety in the sector. Public Works Minister II, Deodat Indar identified the need to address not only the availability of the necessary safety equipment but also “the people side” issues ...

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Planned E-Gates at Cheddi Jagan Int’l Airport to be integrated with digital ID cards- Indar

Public Works Minister Deodat Indar on Monday said arrival automatic electronic gates for arriving passengers would soon be implemented at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and would be integrated with the digital identification card system. He made the announcement at the opening of an aviation safety seminar that was held by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), saying that National ...

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GMSA launches first manufacturers’ summit

The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) on Monday launched the inaugural “GMSA IMPACK Manufacturers’ Summit”, scheduled for March 2024. The association said that landmark event will bring together major Caribbean players to address challenges and explore opportunities in various manufacturing sectors, with a focus on enhancing Guyana’s competitive edge in the region’s manufacturing landscape.  Among the attendees were the ...

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December 2023