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Daily Archives: November 4, 2013

CJIA runway extension begins; fossil fuel soil tests to be done

Even as the extension of the runway for the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) continues, government has ordered soil tests be conducted on peat in the area to determine if fossil fuel is available there, the airport said in a statement on Monday. China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), according to the CJIA, is tackling a trial section in the Timehri ...

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Region 10 applies for TV licence

Region 10 Chairman, Sharma Solomon says his regional administration has applied for a television licence. Solomon said Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon has confirmed that the application has been passed on to the Chairman of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA), Bibi Shadick. He said his decision to enquire from the Office of the President was prompted ...

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GTUC slams Granger over Procurement Commission position

Less than one week before Guyana’s National Assembly votes on crucial amendments to the financial crimes law, the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has severely rapped Opposition Leader David Granger’s downplay of the Public Procurement Commission (PPC). Granger was quoted by the privately-owned Kaieteur News newspaper as saying that the opposition coalition does not regard the PPC as an immediate ...

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UWI ready to help Guyana combat piracy

The University of the West Indies (UWI- Trinidad campus) is willing to help Guyana combat piracy by using low-cost mobile smart-phone tracking technology that can link up fisherfolk with Guyanese police and defence force, according to a senior official. Senior Lecturer at UWI’s Department of Engineering, Kim Mallalieu is in Kigali, Rwanda where her department made a presentation on how ...

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