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Daily Archives: September 24, 2014

TravelSpan scraps deal with Vision Airlines; offers refunds to passengers

TravelSpan, a travel agency, on Wednesday announced that it was preparing to refund passengers or place them on another carrier, after an arrangement with the airline that provided the planes collapsed. The travel agency said it was no longer a General Sales Agent for Vision Airlines that saw that carrier providing scheduled charter services on the Guyana-New York route. TravelSpan ...

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Berbice sugar belt strike called off after worker is reinstated pending probe

Field and factory workers in the Berbice sugar-belt on Wednesday agreed to return to work on Thursday, after the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) agreed to reinstate a man who was fired for allegedly slapping the Skeldon Estate Manager who allegedly used racial slurs at him. The decision to reinstate Stephen Daniels formed part of the Terms of Resumption at ...

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GDF plane crash-lands in New River Triangle

A Guyana Defence Force plane crashed on Wednesday at Camp Jaguar in the New River are, but no one was injured, the army said in a statement. “None of the persons on board was injured,” the GDF said. Well-placed sources said the plane was badly damaged. The GDF explained that the plane, bearing registration GDF-3, crashed on landing at about ...

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European-funded project helping to boost quality of Caricom’s statistics

Efforts continue to intensify to build the capacity of National Statistics Offices, and provide high quality statistics in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), acccording to the Guyana-based regional headquarters. The latest step in this regard is a consultancy, funded by the European Union (EU) under the Tenth European Development Fund (EDF) CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and Economic Integration Programme. ...

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Fmr. Political Assistant to Forbes Burnham dies

Elvin Mc David, a former Political Assistant to then Prime Minister Forbes Burnham, has died, according to the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR). He passed away in Jamaica where he had been residing with his son while receiving medical attention for complications related to diabetes, according to other sources. The PNCR says it extends its deepest condolences to Mr. Mc ...

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