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Daily Archives: June 7, 2014

US carrier to use Roraima Airways’ approval for Caribbean

The American-owned Dynamic Airways plans to expand its service to the Caribbean by piggybacking on Roraima Airways’ Guyanese Air Operators Certificate (AOC), according to a senior official of the local carrier. Chief Executive Officer of Roraima Airways, Gerald Gouveia said Dynamic Airways, through his airline, would fly to countries like Barbados and Trinidad as a Guyanese carrier on the Air ...

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Ramotar fears horse trading will destroy democratic culture

In the wake of concerns that the minority government is refusing to give into a number of demands in exchange for the opposition’s support, President Donald Ramotar on Saturday feared that such a system could destroy democracy. “What it will introduce will hurt poor people even more. It creates lobbying, creates heavy lobbying into politics and who will be able ...

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Govt going after gold hoarders in wake of reduced declaration

Gold miners appear to be hoarding huge quantities of the precious metal in the hope of a spike in the world price, President Donald Ramotar said Saturday. Well-placed sources said Saturday that there has been estimated 10 percent reduction in gold declaration as of May 31st 2014 compared to the corresponding period in 2013. He told a news conference that there ...

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President Ramotar floats early elections if blacklisting takes toll

President Donald Ramotar on Saturday hinted that he might be forced to call early general and regional elections if Guyana’s eventual blacklisting by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) begins biting the country hard. “I don’t know what will happen if the impact of this anti money laundering bill hits home very, very hard on our economy and whether we ...

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Ramotar explains weight-loss

President Donald Ramotar on Saturday explained his rapid weight-loss, saying that he has decided to go on a diet to generally keep fit and ease the weight on an old knee injury. He told a news conference that he has reduced his protein intake and eating less at meal time. “I have just decided to cut back on quantities of ...

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Fire destroys Dunstan Barrow’s house in Linden

The home of former Peoples National Congress (PNC) parliamentarian, Dunstan Barrow, at Richmond Hill, Linden was Friday night  razed by fire, a family member confirmed. His son, Dunstani Barrow, told Demerara Waves Online News that based on an eyewitness account, he believed that the fire was the work of an arsonist. He said there was no electricity connection to the ...

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