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Guyana Civil Aviation Authority to probe overloading of aircraft

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) will be probing the alleged overloading of aircraft with drums of fuel from Eteringbang to Ekereku, but so far the airline in whose direction fingers are pointing has denied doing so. GCAA Director General, Retired Col. Egbert Field told Demerara Waves Online News that his regulatory agency preparing to probe an informal report that was received ...

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City Hall earns quarter million GYD$ in first month of metered parking

City Hall earned a paltry sum of just over GYD$250,000 from the controversial parking meter system, even as Cabinet remains worried about the political implications of the deal between the Mayor and City Council and Smart City Solutions (SCS), according to well-placed sources. Sources said the virtual boycott orchestrated by the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) has seen the city ...

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Indentureship Centennial hears rallying call for East Indian Uprising 

by Gary Eleazar The Indo-Guyanese population has been called on, to rise up and protect the gains made in the 100 years since the abolition of indentureship, particularly when it comes to the rice and sugar industries and to fend off the frontal, targeted attacks by the ruling administration. The audacious charges were made by Indo-Guyanese leaders that gathered under ...

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Annandale man breaks-down after sentenced to prison for illegal gun, ammo

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today handed down a 18 month prison sentence with a $60,000 fine for illegal gun and ammunition possession against an Annandale, East Coast Demerara man. 30-year-old Delson Wayne, a Mason by profession and no stranger to the law, was arrested last October and charged for the illegal gun and ammunition possession. He has been on remand ...

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GRA tightens noose on Govt. concessions; defaulters to pay up—Tax Chief

by Gary Eleazar   Those found to be abusing concessions granted by government, as incentive primarily towards business ventures, if caught will now have to pay up the applicable taxes that were waived by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) or have that concession withdrawn or seized altogether. GRA’s Commissioner General, Godfrey Statia made the disclosure on Thursday (March 2, 2017) ...

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Trinidad, Suriname offer to refine Guyana’s oil

Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname have offered to refine Guyana’s oil, although ExxonMobil reserves the right to take its portion elsewhere for processing, authorities said Thursday. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said  Trinidad and Tobago’s oil refinery, which has a capacity to process 175,000 barrels per day, has been operating “below optimum” even with the importation of oil from ...

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Full disclosure of oil production sharing agreements not advisable- Natural Resources Minister

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Thursday cautioned against releasing details of oil exploration and production contracts because of the likely implications this may have for addressing border claims by Suriname and Venezuela. “Government, at this point in time, is of the view that full disclosure would not be to the national benefit or the national interest,” he told ...

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‘Robbie’ charged for murder of teen outside Rio Night Club

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today remanded a former police officer for the murder of 19-year-old Ryan Sergeant, known as Harry, who was gunned down outside the Rio Night Club last September. 35-year-old murder accused, Lloyd Roberts known as Robbie, was not required to plea to the charge which alleged that on September 26 last year, he murdered 19-year-old Sergeant. Roberts ...

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