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Guyanese-parented Ethiopia princess to participate in Annual Women’s Leadership and Business Conference

WeLead Caribbean on Wednesday announced the inclusion of Her Imperial Highness Princess Ariana Austin Makonnen of Ethiopia as a speaker to the 3rd Annual Women’s Leadership and Business Conference, PowHERful: Transition from Inspiration to Action. This year’s event will be held on September 18th – 19th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre. Her Imperial ...

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Printing of national ID cards can take at least three months – PPP elections commissioner

Opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP) elections commissioner, Sase Gunraj says the printing of national identification cards can take more than three months. “We are hearing about the production of ID cards now. The smallest timeframe provided by the Secretariat is 92 days and it goes all the way to 140 days. While those are overlapping events, the issue that ...

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Filipino sailor dies in freak accident aboard ship in Guyana

Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Filipino crewman aboard a cargo vessel in Port Georgetown. Dead is 30-year Reynald Balaoy Manuel, Jr. Investigators were told that Manuel and other crew members were on board motor vessel FWN Rapide I. They were in the process of making ready the twin deck cover when the wire ...

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Georgetown Chamber flays American Ambassador over local content remarks

A section of Guyana’s business community has reacted sharply to United States Ambassador, Sarah-Ann Lynch’s warning that recent chatter about local content may scare away foreign investors. Senior Vice President of the Georgetown Chamber, Timothy Tucker indicated that Ms. Lynch is an American public servant who was merely representing her country’s business interests. Mr. Tucker says nothing is wrong with ...

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Harbour bridge reopens from 6 pm

The Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) will be reopened to cars, minibuses, motorcycles and small canters from 6 pm Tuesday evening, the Minister of Public Infrastructure said. While the General Manager of the Bridge Corporation, Rolston Adams declined to state a fixed date when marine retraction will be allowed, he said that retraction would resume once systems are in place to ...

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16% interest rate “ridiculous” for businesses to borrow from commercial banks – GCCI

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Tuesday said its planned Business Development Forum would be geared to helping small businesses find other sources of financing. Senior Vice President of the GCCI, Timothy Tucker says that’s because interest rates at commercial banks are very steep compared to crowd-funding, boot-strapping and equity. “Apart from electricity costs in manufacturing, is ...

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PPP likely to object to overseas printing of national ID cards

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday appeared poised to object to any idea of having Guyana’s national identification cards printed in Jamaica. Sources in that parliamentary opposition party told News-Talk Radio Guyana that to print Guyana’s national identification cards in Jamaica will be a backward step. The source says the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was unaware that the ...

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Harbour bridge incident disrupts city’s garbage collection

Scheduled garbage collection in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown has been disrupted as a result of the damage to the Demerara Harbour Bridge. The Georgetown City Council says that’s because Puran Brothers is based in Region Three (West Demerara). Areas now experiencing a build-up of uncollected garbage are Kitty, Subryanville and the commercial district of Central Georgetown. City Hall says it is ...

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Jamaica can print Guyanese ID cards but fingerprint cross-matching will not be timely

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has said it would be unable to cross-match the fingerprints of the more than 370,000 persons in a timely manner, but will be prepared to produce national identification cards for Guyanese, a senior official of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said Monday. The source said top EOJ officials made known their positions to Deputy ...

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Damaged harbour bridge restricted to light traffic from Tuesday – Minister Patterson

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said works on the severely-damaged Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) would be completed by the latest Tuesday morning, allowing for the resumption of light traffic flow across the Demerara River. The minister gave an update on the situation at the DHB Monday morning on Guyana’s national, state-owned television and radio broadcasting corporation, National Communications Network. ...

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