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Monthly Archives: February 2019

President pledges cash, “sufficient time” for GECOM to hold “credible elections”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 21:09 by Writer President David Granger has told the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to begin preparations for the holding of general elections and that government would find the money to run off the polls. In response to GECOM Chairman, James Patterson’s letter about the recent decisions by the seven-member elections body, the President ...

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RUSAL refuses to reinstate fired workers, terminates others, begins dismantling equipment

Last Updated on Saturday, 1 February 2020, 21:56 by Writer The Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI) has sent home 30 more workers and said they would be paid, while those who remain on strike and are obstructing and threatening others who are going to work will not be rehired. Senior RUSAL officials also told Ministers of ...

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“You have no respect for people” – GTT’s Chief Executive Officer says when asked about Blaze billing problem

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 14:26 by Writer The Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph company (GTT), Justin Nedd on Tuesday avoided questions about the cause of the Blaze  high-speed data billing problem, and the number of landline services. “You have no respect for people” was Nedd’s reaction in the presence of two other senior ...

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General elections likely this year – Business Minister

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 15:15 by Writer Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin on Tuesday disclosed that Guyanese might go to the polls later this year to elect a new government of their choice. Addressing a forum on “Oil and Gas Development in Guyana”, at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston, Texas, Gaskin noted that ...

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Gold Board wants to buy “all gold” directly from miners

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 6:06 by Writer The state-owned Guyana Gold Board (GGB) is further decentralising its operations by deploying roving representatives in mining communities, General Manager Eondrene Thompson announced Monday. The GGB’s main office is located in Georgetown and a satellite office in Bartica, in addition to agents who are licensed dealers. But Thompson said her ...

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Police Force gets new Strategic Plan

Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2019, 21:39 by Writer Members of the newly formed Police Reform Change Board on Monday received the New Guyana Police Force Strategic Plan, the government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) reported. The presentation was done at an executive briefing which discussed the Police Reform Change Board and the New Guyana Police Force Strategic Plan. ...

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“Significant” slump in business due to looming political uncertainty – Georgetown Chamber of Commerce

Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2019, 20:40 by Writer The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Monday reported that its members have so far experienced a significant decline in business activity due to political uncertainty associated with the no-confidence motion. GCCI President, Deodat Indar told Demerara Waves Online News that a two-question questionnaire was administered online to ...

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Guyanese charged with murder of Trinidadian doubles vendor

Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2019, 19:52 by Writer Reproduced from Trinidad’s Daily Express GUYANESE national Balgobin Doodnath appeared in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with last week’s murder of doubles vendor Dhroop Jagessar. Jagessar, 22 who lived in Chase Village, was arrested last Tuesday at the Piarco International Airport. He was charged following instructions last Friday ...

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Guyanese charged with killing doubles vendor ‘Pie’ in Trinidad

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 February 2019, 20:00 by Writer Reproduced from Trinidad Newsday By Laurel Williams THE 20-year-old Guyanese man who police arrested at the airport last week when he tried boarding a flight, has been charged with murdering Chaguanas doubles vendor Dhroop “Pie” Jagessar. Police from the Homicide Bureau Region III, however, released the 52-year-old Guyanese woman who ...

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Doing business with China requires tight, transparent rules – US War College Professor

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 February 2019, 18:22 by Writer Guyana should ensure there are tight regulatory frameworks when dealing with Chinese investors to minimise the possible bribery of public officials, Research Professor of Latin American Studies at the US War College Strategic Studies Institute, Dr Evan Ellis stated recently. Delivering the 11th Vice Chancellor’s Renaissance Lecture on the topic ...

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