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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Commercial banks urged to support businesses

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 October 2017, 8:21 by Denis Chabrol Commercial banks are being urged to expand their financial investment vehicles into the rural and hinterland regions of Guyana in an effort to spur economic activity by widening access to capital for more businesses. This ties into the government’s push to to facilitate small and medium-size businesses as engines ...

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Guyana govt officially pours cold water on building oil refinery

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 18:56 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government on Wednesday officially stated for the first time since a feasibility study was conducted that it would not build a US$5 billion oil refinery, but said it would not oppose the private sector risking the investment. Addressing a panel discussion on energy at the Guyana Business ...

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GPL deploys network technicians to hurricane-affected Anguilla

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 16:35 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL), in collaboration with Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC), has extended its assistance to the Caribbean territories affected by hurricane Irma. GPL’s Public Relations Officer, Shevion Sears said the power company has deployed a team of network technicians to Anguilla to assist ...

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West Coast Berbice man severely burnt in Bushlot mystery fire

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 15:23 by Denis Chabrol A 53-year-old man of Bushlot village, West Coast Berbice sustained third degree burns about his body after a mysterious fire last evening completely gutted his two bedroom wooden home. The fire reported started in the lower flat of the home. The injured man is . His sister, Indira Sahadeo, ...

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Three charged with murder of elderly women

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 15:21 by Denis Chabrol Three men were Wednesday charged with the murder of two elderly longtime friends at their home earlier this month. Twenty-five year old Imran Khan also known as Christopher Khan, 26-year old Steven Andrews and 23-year old Phillip Suffrein all appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan charged with the ...

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What are your plans? Granger blindsided at business conference in push to re-balance of economy

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 13:09 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger delivered the keynote address today at the opening of the two-day Guyana Business Summit, but not before the Private Service Commission (PSC) rolled out a laundry list of items which the business sector needed clarity on. PSC Chairman Eddie Boyer’s remarks, which were delivered by the ...

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Remote community in Guyana to be powered by solar energy

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 7:54 by Denis Chabrol Guyana, as part of its strategy to transition towards a 100 percent renewable energy supply by 2025, has hired a company to design, supply and install a 400 kWp solar system for the community of Mabaruma in the North West District. The tender was awarded to meeco which will execute the ...

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New plan targets workers who escape paying GRA & NIS

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:27 by Denis Chabrol Workers in poor working conditions who are not paying income tax to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and contributions to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), are the subject of a new plan being spearheaded by the Labour Department. There are no available numbers, but the International Labour Organisation (ILO) ...

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Berbice man remanded for drugs in salt bag

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 6:54 by Writer , 59, appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore at the New Amsterdam Magistrate Court  today charged with the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The court heard that the defendant on Monday 9th October at Highbury village, East Bank Berbice, he had in his possession 6,204 KG of cannabis ...

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Relative of Slain Corentyne Laborer Allegedly Threatened By Murder Suspect In Police Presence

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 1:11 by Denis Chabrol Just before his court appearance for the murder of Mahendra Ghanie, 21, the alleged mastermind behind the crime allegedly made death threats to a relative of the slain man. According to 28-year-old David Gangapersaud, whilst driving on the Skeldon Public road earlier today, he was stopped by a police ...

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