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Opposition vote an “act of terrorism” against national development – President Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar has decried the parliamentary opposition’s use of its majority to vote against a bill and a motion tied to the Amaila Hydropower Project as an “act of terrorism” against national development. This is according to a statement released by the Government Information Agency (GINA) Friday evening. The entire statement is reproduced below. My fellow Guyanese, Following our ...

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LIAT continuing Guyana-Barbados flights

LIAT on Saturday explained that its daytime flights between Guyana and Barbados are continuing as normal while the two night-time flights that have been cancelled will resume on August 1. LIAT spokesman, Desmond Brown told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) that flight LI 521 is scheduled to depart Barbados at 12:30 pm and arrive in Guyana at 2:30 PM. Then flight ...

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CDB lends money for LIAT to buy new planes

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is providing loans totalling USD 65 million dollars to four shareholder governments of regional airline LIAT to assist with the purchase of aircraft under a Fleet Modernisation Project, the airline said in a statement. The loan agreements provide for the loans to be on-lent to, and repaid by, LIAT over athirteen-year period, following a grace ...

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Private sector to opposition: De-link Amaila hydro from other demands

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Friday dismissed efforts by the political opposition to link approval for the Amaila Falls hydro power project to governance issues on grounds that the generation facility is a “national” matter. Chairman of the PSC’s Communications sub-committee, Kit Nascimento said the umbrella business organisation wanted the opposition to detail aspects of the 165 megawatt facility ...

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Granger open to hydro-electric bill return but …

Leader of the Opposition David Granger says they are not opposed to the rejected hydro-electric bill being returned to the House this session but that the government needs to move on the measures adopted by the National Assembly to ensure good governance. The combined opposition Thursday night voted against the Hydro-Electric Power (Amendment) Bill and a motion seeking to raise ...

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New poison dart frog discovered in ‘Lost World’ of Guyana

(MONGABAY.COM).-Scientists have described a new species of poison dart frog after discovering it during a study to determine the impact of tourism on biodiversity in a tract of rainforest known as “The Lost World” in Guyana. The scientists named the frog Allobates amissibilis — in Latin, “that may be lost” — in recognition of its home, which was the set ...

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Opposition votes down hydro-power bill

The parliamentary opposition Thursday night voted against a government bill and motion viewed as critical to the administration’s flagship Amaila Hydropower Project, with the finance minister later dubbing it an “act of sabotage.” The APNU and AFC did not speak on the Hydro-Electric Power (Amendment) Bill and a motion seeking to raise the government guarantee of loans from GUY$1B to ...

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Antigua court convicts two for murdering Guyanese butcher

(CARIBARENA ANTIGUA).-Antigua St. John’s – The two men convicted for the murder of Rondel George were sentenced to life imprisonment in the High Court before Justice Keith Thom Tuesday. George was a Guyanese national. His last address was Vivian Richards Street, where he lived with his girlfriend. Lasana Riley and Jevorny Richards were charged with the capital offence after they ...

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Caricom youth ambassadors for Russia

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Youth Ambassadors, Tamira Browne (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), Patrice Harris (St. Kitts and Nevis) and Jamonn Roberts (Barbados) are scheduled to participate in the International Youth Forum Seliger 2013 from July 21st – 28th 2013 in Moscow, Russia. “This opportunity is as a result of the partnership with the CARICOM Secretariat, the United Nations Development Programme ...

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30 countries for Carifesta XI

Chairman of the Host Country Management Committee (HCMC), Mr. Ivan Graanoogst, has disclosed that 24 countries have so far confirmed their participation in the festival, but that this number is expected to rise to 30 countries by August 16th, the Guyana-based Caricom headquarters said in a statement on Thursday. Speaking at a weekly breakfast with the press recently held at ...

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