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Daily Archives: September 19, 2013

Pilot error caused Caribbean Airlines crash; report contains recommendations

Guyana will have to implement a series of recommendations on how to avoid another crash at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) similar to the one involving a Caribbean Airlines jet two years ago, a senior official said Thursday. The Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Zulfikar Mohammed said the report, which confirmed pilot error was the ...

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Govt prepared to write off UG’s debt

Government is prepared to pay off millions of dollars owed by the University of Guyana (UG) but its Council remains divided over whether tuition fees should be increased, a top government official said Thursday. Presidential Advisor on Governance, Gail Teixeira said Council members, who are also members of Cabinet, Minister of Education Priya Manickchand, Vice Chancellor Professor Jacob Opadeyi and ...

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Gold miners must re-invest in Guyana- govt minister

Guyana’s Tourism Industry Minister, Irfan Ali has urged gold miners to re-invest some of their earnings in the country like the Alphonso Group of Companies has done with a US$3 million investment in the fast-food industry. ‘I want to call on persons especially within the mining sector who would enjoy some amount of liquidity to look at the options of ...

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Berbice to possibly face blackouts for two days

Electricity consumers in East and West Berbice will have to brace themselves for blackouts over the next two days after a vessel ran into the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) pump house at the Canefield power station, the company said in a statement. “During the interim period, the Company is forced to load shed during hours of peak demand, possibly ...

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