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Daily Archives: August 14, 2015

Guyana facing growing intra-Caricom competition for regional sugar markets

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco), Professor Clive Thomas and the entity’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Paul Bhim on Friday differed about the viability of marketing sugar in the Caribbean due to increasing competition from sister producers. Delivering a presentation at the inaugural National Cane Farmers Conference, Thomas said one option open to ...

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Govt scraps “sweetheart” fibre-optic cable deal; to proceed with E-Government Project

The Guyana government has scrapped a contract with a local firm for the rehabilitation of the controversial fibre optic cable from Brazil, even as it explores the possibility of continuing the project that it had criticized harshly while in opposition. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said he met with the Head of Dax Construction Companay, Faizal Mohammed on Friday and ...

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Timehri residents yet to get word on property regularization

by Zena Henry Despite being in office a little over three months now, Timehri North residents anxiously await any word on whether the government will regularize their community. The matter of documenting the squatters became one of great concern when the former administration had decided to remove the residents to facilitate the expansion of the Cheddi  Jagan International Airport (CJIA). ...

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City’s grants amnesty to tax defaulters

by Zena Henry Tax defaulters can make use of a one month amnesty period to get as much as 75 percent interest off tax payments on businesses and as much as 100 percent off on interest owing for residential properties.  This is according to Town Clerk Royston King who told Demerara Waves that, “the amnesty would see the smooth clearing ...

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Rusal no show for labour meeting over dismissed workers, union says company should leave Guyana; legal action looms

by Zena Henry Almost five years since the arbitrary dismissal of some 50 Rusal workers who demonstrated against poor work conditions at the bauxite company, the matter is still not resolved and the union is adamant that the company should not be in Guyana if it cannot respect the law and rights of citizens. This is according to Lincoln Lewis, ...

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GPL’s Bharrat Dindyal fired immediately following video recording

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure on Friday announced the immediate axing of the Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL). “Mr. Bharat Dindyal, who served as Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) has been formally advised that a decision has been taken that his engagement with the company will conclude effective 16:00hrs today, ...

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