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Anti-piracy tracking devices for fishing vessels -MARAD

The Maritime Administration Department’s (MARAD) Director of Maritime Safety, Captain John Flores has issued a warning to would-be pirates. He said the regulatory agency would be implementing an Automatic Identification System (AIS) to track vessels plying Guyana’s waterways. According to Flores, in the event of a piracy attack, a distress signal will be sent to any of MARAD’s maritime safety ...

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GTT facilitates help for those in hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) says it is making it easy and possible to assist with hurricane relief efforts in The Bahamas. “GTT appreciates that we a part of a wider Caribbean – and that when our regional neighbors need help, we must do what we can, with what we have, to offer assistance,” said Justin Nedd, GTT’s ...

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Civil Aviation to acquire modern Instrument Landing System

Pilots landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) are from next year expected to do so with the help of an upgraded Instrument Landing System (ILS), the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says. The regulatory agency and Canada’s Intelcan Technosystems Inc. signed a contract for that company to install the new system to assist pilots in landing on the ...

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Mobile Money scam report increases; customers advised to stay alert and secure PINs

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Friday reported a hike in scamming reports from customers in the Mobile Money Department. In light of the increasing reports of scams, the telephone company’s Vice President of Customer Experience at GTT, Orson Ferguson says several measures have been taken to encourage customers to stay alert of fraudsters. He explained since the ...

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Antigua: Digicel challenges spectrum confiscation in court

Friday 31st May 2019 – St. John’s, Antigua. In a bid to shield its customers in Antigua & Barbuda from significant service disruption and a negative impact on coverage, Digicel on Thursday secured a court order against the Government of Antigua & Barbuda. The Court order prevents the Government from confiscating any of the 850 MHz spectrum which Digicel has ...

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Update: GTT landline service restored

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GTT) landline service was restored after a more-than-one-hour outage that also affected mobile Internet data system, officials said. The reason for the early Tuesday morning outage was not immediately clear, but technicians and engineers were continuing their probe. The company was expected to provide an official update later Tuesday morning. During the outage, subscribers could ...

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GTT sets up oil and gas “big data” unit

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has established an oil and gas unit that is serving oil companies in the secure transmission of data through its submarine fibre optic cable, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Justin Nedd said. “I can tell you we have an oil and gas unit that deals with the folks onshore,” he told a midday ...

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GTT, gov’t agree to discuss “all outstanding issues” for liberalisation of telecoms sector

The Guyana government and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company have inked a memorandum of understanding for the government’s planned liberalisation of the telecommunications market, but no date has been set for this to be realised. “The MOU, while non-binding, represents a major step toward fully liberalizing Guyana’s telecommunications market. The parties have further agreed to continue discussions on all ...

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“You have no respect for people” – GTT’s Chief Executive Officer says when asked about Blaze billing problem

The Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph company (GTT), Justin Nedd on Tuesday avoided questions about the cause of the Blaze  high-speed data billing problem, and the number of landline services. “You have no respect for people” was Nedd’s reaction in the presence of two other senior company officials when Demerara Waves Online News took advantage of ...

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