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U.S. airlines oppose Caribbean carriers’ Guyana service

(TRAVEL WEEKLY).-The U.S. airline industry and its largest pilots union have stepped forward at the Transportation Department to oppose efforts by two small Caribbean airlines to operate between New York and Georgetown, Guyana. According to papers filed by Airlines for America and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the two carriers — Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica — are not ...

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Puma shot dead in residential Bartica

Residents of Bartica were Thursday morning breathing a sigh of relief after a puma was shot dead before it could have possibly attacked animals or persons in the residential area of the gold mining township. Devon Douglas said he was having breakfast when a neighbour told him that a young puma was seen resting on a limb in a mango ...

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Debt ceiling is now $50B after AFC amendments

A reworked government motion to increase the debt ceiling from $1B to GUY$130B failed to garner opposition support with an amendment by the AFC dropping the figure to $50B in a marathon sitting of the National Assembly. Government had last month tabled a motion to increase the guarantee on borrowing by public corporations from GUY$1B to GUY$150B but on Wednesday ...

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Hydro-electric bill passed without APNU support

The Alliance For Change voted with the government in the wee hours of Thursday morning to pass the Hydro-Electric Power (Amendment) Bill which is necessary to bring the local law into conformity with the environmental standards of possible Amaila Project financier the IDB. The APNU voted against the bill with chief spokesman on financial matters Carl Greenidge saying that there ...

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National Assembly passes local gov’t bills unanimously

The National Assembly Wednesday evening unanimously passed the four local government bills ending a 12-year reformation process.  The four bills were seen as essential to the holding of local government elections last held in 1994 but officials from GECOM have said that they would need at least six months from the assent of the legislation to prepare for the polls. ...

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Forbes Burnham Research Institute in the making

The Peoples National Congress Reform is moving ahead with plans to establish a Forbes Burnham Research Institute (FBRI) to promote the work and philosophy of Guyana’s first Executive President. PNCR Leader, David Granger made the announcement Tuesday evening at a commemorative event for Burnham who died on August 6, 1985 at the age of 62 while undergoing surgery at the ...

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Guyanese woman found hanging in Trinidad detention centre

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS.-) DETECTIVES are investigating the death of a female detainee at the Immigration Detention Centre yesterday. According to police reports, 42-year-old Indira Joseph, of Guyana, was found hanging inside a cell at the centre, located along the Eastern Main Road in Aripo, Arima, around 4.30 a.m. yesterday. PC Modeste of the Arima Police Station is continuing investigations. The centre ...

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House to debate laws to scrap telecoms monopoly

As Guyana’s National Assembly prepares to Wednesday finally debate long-awaited draft laws that are key to liberalizing the telecommunications sector, Digicel said it was looking forward  to the early passage and with it, the ending of the telephone monopoly. The mobile phone company said Prime Minister Samuel Hinds informed that the Telecommunications and Public Utilities Commission (PUC) bills would be ...

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AFC rejects Hughes’ resignation over Amaila link

The Alliance For Change has rejected the resignation of Chairman Nigel Hughes who earlier Tuesday tendered it in the wake of a newspaper article which reported his connection to the Amaila project. Tuesday’s edition of the Kaieteur News reported that Hughes was the Company Secretary for the operators of the firm that would eventually run the hydropower facility, a project ...

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Digicel offers new roaming rate

Digicel (Guyana) has announced that the company has introduced a special roaming rate of only GUY$30 to its subscribers.  This special rate is available to customers roaming in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean. In order to access this GUY$30 roaming rate, customers must subscribe to this service by dialing *130#. Subscription fee costs two thousand dollars (GUY$2000) for a ...

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