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Daily Archives: December 31, 2013

Amaila Falls hydropower licence expires

The hydropower station licence granted to the United States-based Sithe Global, expired Tuesday with little chance of it being renewed even as government searches for a new investor. Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon said that while government remained committed to the AFH project the licence was not renewed because no negotiations were held with the company. “The licence will expire. ...

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Fishing vessels must be fitted with monitoring devices in 2014

Fishing vessels will first have to be fitted with Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) before they are licensed in 2014 as part of efforts to monitor harvests in keeping with international rules, the Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday. “We are therefore calling on all fishing vessels to be outfitted with VMS units before they are licensed for next year. Such a ...

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Guyana donates cash to flood-stricken Caribbean islands

Guyana on Tuesday announced that it would be donating US$275,000 to three Eastern Caribbean islands that recently suffered deaths and damage due to bad weather. The Foreign Ministry said the cash would be used to “assist in their recovery efforts in the wake of the recent heavy rains which resulted in the loss of lives and critical damage to property ...

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Social, religious orgs to be ‘conscripted’ to fight domestic violence; opposition wants better deal for workers

Amid increasing incidents of domestic violence that has left several wounded or dead, President Donald Ramotar on New Years 2014 announced that social and religious organisations would be enlisted to fight the “scourge”. “In 2014, I propose to conscript social and religious organizations in the fight against domestic violence.   I believe that these organizations should play a leading role ...

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Muri Brasil’s airstrip refusal linked to New River mining policy- Benn

Transport Minister, Robeson Benn on Monday said refusal to grant permission for the construction of an airstrip in the New River Triangle was in keeping with a policy position about mineral activity in the area. The highly controversial grant of Permission for Geological and Geophysical Survey (PGGS) to a Guyanese company, Muri Brasil Ventures Inc, has put Natural Resources Minister, ...

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