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Daily Archives: Thursday, 10 August 2017, 19:47

Guyana taps into GRIF to finance hinterland ICT connectivity

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 August 2017, 19:47 by Denis Chabrol Guyana has asked the Guyana REDD‐plus Investment Fund (GRIF) for US$17 million to fund a project to increase internet connectivity in hinterland communities, Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes has said. She is quoted by government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying that the project-ICT Access and eServices for ...

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Iwokrama staff members cop scholarships to study in Fiji

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 August 2017, 19:29 by Denis Chabrol Three staff members of the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development have been awarded scholarships to study in Fiji, the centre announced Thursday to coincide with an informal visit by Secretary General of the African Caribbean Pacific Group of States (ACP), Dr. Patrick Gomes. “Dr Gomes ...

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Labourers lead police to stolen shotgun, ammo

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 August 2017, 18:47 by Denis Chabrol Three labourers, who stole a shotgun and cartridges from a security guard’s dwelling at Adventure, Essequibo Coast, are to be charged with break and enter and larceny. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the men broke into the dwelling and stole the firearm and ammunition that was assigned ...

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Police foil robbery at GPL’s Customer Service Centre

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 August 2017, 18:55 by Denis Chabrol Bandits fled the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) Mon Repos Customer Service Centre, East Coast Demerara empty handed when police arrived on the scene Thursday afternoon, the power company said in a statement. GPL said just after 2 PM  Thursday, August 10, 2017  three bandits stormed its Mon Repos ...

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Late Guyana Attorney General’s daughter fears acid attack in UK for anti-Brexit campaign

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 August 2017, 13:47 by Denis Chabrol (PRESS TRUST OF INDIA).- LONDON: An Indian-origin campaigner, who had mounted a successful legal challenge to prevent British Prime Minister Theresa May from triggering Brexit without Parliament’s approval, has spoken out of fears that she may be the target of an acid attack on the streets of London. Gina Miller, who has been targeted ...

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GRA’s Tax Chief to share ExxonMobil info with staff when necessary

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 August 2017, 13:27 by Denis Chabrol The Commissioner- General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Godfrey Statia has highly confidential information about oil and gas companies, including ExxonMobil, under lock and key and will only release them if they are needed by officers for specific tasks. “The GRA is privy to such contractual arrangements. However ...

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Aviation sector scores big for Guyana’s economy but tourism leakages “unusually high”- study

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:50 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s  aviation industry contributes GYD$20.7 billion or 3.2 percent to the country’s economy through tourism, jobs and a wide variety of services, according to a just released study conducted by United Kingdom (UK) experts. However, Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Retired Col. Egbert Field indicated ...

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