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Bush fire rages at Yarrowkabra; fire fighters unable to reach blaze

A bush fire, possibly caused by the extremely dry and hot weather, was up to Sunday night raging at Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, but at least one resident said fire tenders could not reach the blaze because of the poor condition of the sand road. “They called the fire service who told them they can’t do anything because their vehicles would ...

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Opposition demands say in National Procurement and Tender Administration

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU) parliamentarian, Ganesh Mahipaul on Sunday demanded that the opposition have a say in the processing and award of multimillion dollar contracts by the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB). “We need to amend the Procurement Act of 2003 and revisit the composition of the evaluation committee and tender board. The body ...

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Guide to Guyana’s Local Content Act is first in series of business sector publications

The first of several books on navigating the rules of business in Guyana is now on the market and seeks to simplify how the local content process works for both suppliers and procurers, according to author and Attorney-at-Law Brenden Glasford. Titled “Guide to Guyana’s Local Act”, the book is part of the “Guide to Guyana” series and is published by ...

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Boat load of Venezuelan migrants lands on East Bank Essequibo seashore

At least 45 Venezuelans arrived by boat at the Vergenoegen seashore, East Bank Essequibo and were processed by immigration before they were released to their already settled family members here, police said. Police said Guyanese immigration authorities accepted the migrants’ Venezuelan identification cards, not passports, processed and released the men, women and children. According to police, they have teamed up ...

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Big electricity consumers to be taxed off GPL’s grid as hot weather spikes electricity consumption

Vice President Bharat Jagdeo on Friday announced that large electricity consumers would be taxed to force them off the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) grid, even as the power company blamed the intensely hot weather in recent weeks for unprecedented increased electricity consumption in the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS). “We just agreed on a policy that we’d put for the ...

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Former GDF Chief-of-Staff warns against large settlement of Venezuelans in Essequibo

The Guyana government should manage the migration of Venezuelans to Essequibo to stave off the possibility of future generations of Spanish-speaking Guyanese calling for a referendum for that county to break away, former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best warned on Friday. “Successive Guyana governments must be nationalistic, meaning protecting Guyana’s sovereignty now, and ...

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CCJ Law Academy lists eight Guyanese lawyers among “exceptional” ‘Legendary Caribbean Legal Practitioners’

Eight Guyanese lawyers are among the latest list of 48 exceptional Caribbean lawyers to be recognised as ‘Legendary Caribbean Legal Practitioners’ in the third instalment of the Academy’s Eminent Caribbean Jurist series, according to the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) Academy for Law. They are Senior Counsel Professor J.O.F. Haynes, Rex Mc Kay, Ashton Chase, Dr. Mohamed Shahabuddeen, Sir Lionel ...

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“Violent storm” kills three, injures four others

A “violent storm” at Jawalla Backdam, Mazaruni River in Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) has killed three persons and injured four others, the Guyana Police Force said. The incident occurred at about 3 PM Thursday. “Based on investigations thus far, it was revealed that there was a heavy downpour of rain with gusting winds during the storm, which saw several trees being ...

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Guyana to get first eye hospital; Optique Vision Care hailed for contribution to optometry studies

Guyana will by next year have its first specialty hospital whose focus will be on eye care with the aim of tapping into the medical tourism market, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Optique Vision Care, Dhani Narine said Friday. He made the announcement at a 10th anniversary observance, and later told Demerara Waves Online News that more than US$3 ...

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December 2023