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Daily Archives: June 21, 2016

Govt orders review of parking meter contract

The Guyana government has taken a decision to order a review of the Georgetown parking meter contract, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Wednesday. Harmon made it clear that government was not keen on overreaching into the work of the council but the City was important to the lives of all Guyanese. “We respect the independence of the council, …we ...

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Five escape unhurt in plane accident

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is probing the flipping of a  light aircraft at Bath Settlement while taking off from an airstrip at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice. Air Services Limited (ASL) said the accident involving a Cessna 206 aircraft registered as 8R-GMA occurred at about 5:45 PM. The domestic airline said no one was injured. “The   five occupants ...

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Public Service wage talks to begin Wednesday; union eyes 40 percent hike

Public sector wage and salary negotiations are set to commence for the first time in many years, with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) aiming for a 40 percent increase. GPSU President, Patrick Yarde, however; expressed concern that no mention was made in government’s invitation to discuss an increase in allowances that is  overdue for at least 20 years. Yarde ...

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Guyana, Caribbean Airlines resolve dumping of duty free purchases; CJI Airport lifs threat to ban airline

Officials of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, the Chairman and Executive Management of Caribbean Airlines and representatives from the Civil Aviation Authorities of Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago met in Guyana today to explore solutions to the issue currently affecting transit passengers who purchase duty free.    The duty free issue arose as Caribbean Airlines is an international air carrier, ...

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GPHC’s Accident and Emergency staff worried about overcrowding with infectious disease patients

Management of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s (GPHC) Accident and Emergency Unit appears to have averted industrial unrest by ensuring that patients with infectious diseases are not left at the Accident and Emergency Unit  for days before spaces are found for them in wards. GPHC’s CEO, Alan Johnson said that as of Monday morning measures were put in place to accommodate ...

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