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Daily Archives: Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 18:22

GCAA’s new board yet to meet; several critical issues to be addressed

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 18:24 by Denis Chabrol The eight-member board of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has been named with a new Chairman, but it is yet to meet to begin addressing a number of key and critical issues for the aviation sector. Appointments to the Board of Directors for two years with effect from ...

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NCN prepares for management shake up, new programming

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 16:38 by Denis Chabrol The National Communications Network (NCN) is preparing to hire a new Chief Executive Officer who will oversee a new management structure that will deliver a new brand of programming at Guyana’s state-owned radio and television broadcaster. “The strategic direction now set has necessitated several changes. This includes changes at ...

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CAL to brand planes with 50th anniversary logo

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 14:22 by Writer Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has taken a decision to brand three planes from its fleet of aircraft with Guyana's 50th Independence logo as activities for the anniversary intensify. The decision announced by Sales Executive Dion Inniss at a press conference on Tuesday is aimed at providing Guyana with some crucial advertising ...

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Ramjattan shuns calls for CoI into botched SOCU op; says Coroners Inquest is enough

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 9:53 by Writer Vice President and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan is not in support of calls made by sections of civil society for a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into a Special and Organised Crimes Unit (SOCU) operation that went horribly wrong, Sources have told Demerara Waves Online News that the GDF operatives ...

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NCN’s CEO resigns

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 9:43 by Denis Chabrol The Chief Executive Officer of  Guyana’s state-owned National Communications Network (NCN), Molly Hassan resigned Monday. Chairman of the Board, Bish Panday declined to comment immediately on the resignation. Hassan would only confirm that she resigned voluntarily and that she was not asked to do so. It was not immediately ...

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Fire destroys Liana Cane furniture factory

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 8:38 by Denis Chabrol Liana Cane  furniture factory, widely regarded as a shining example of social entrepreneurship, was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning. Millions of dollars in equipment have been destroyed and at least 50 persons who were employed directly by the company are now jobless. Sources said the blaze started at ...

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Canada boosts capacity of police force’s Forensic Video Analysis Unit

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 7:38 by Denis Chabrol Canada has helped to boost the Guyana Police Force’s capacity to process video surveillance footage, with the donation of more than GYD$3 million in equipment. “The equipment will enable officers in the newly established Forensic Video Analysis Unit to extract the relevant video footage and enhance images,” the police ...

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Essequibo Merchant is GTT winner in Merchant promotion

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 7:20 by Denis Chabrol Mr. Yawei Jiang emerged the grand prize winner in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GTT’s) “Sell More Top Up to Win” Merchant Promotion and received a surprise visit from GTT on Thursday, January 7. GTT’s Vendor Management team visited the winner at his place of business, a restaurant in ...

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More than 50 percent of youths sexually active

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 7:40 by Denis Chabrol With the results of a ‘snap survey’ conducted by the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA)  showing that  more than 50 percent of youths are sexually active, Public Health Minister Dr George Norton has affirmed that sexual and reproductive education must form a part of the curriculum. The survey conducted ...

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