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IATA protests Guyana formula, increased airline fees

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 5:47 by Writer The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday publicly protested the refusal of the management of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) to hold talks about the adverse impact of increased departure fees on airlines and passengers. The global air transport body says CJIA’s continued refusal to cooperate with IATA ...

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Miner held for allegedly raping girl

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 April 2019, 17:40 by Denis Chabrol A 27-year old miner has been arrested for allegedly raping a child under 16 years old. The miner of Potaro River was also detained in connection with alleged illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Investigators said a “search of his person revealed an unlicensed pistol with six live ...

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Easter Sunday fire destroys house

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 April 2019, 18:49 by Denis Chabrol An Easter Sunday-afternoon fire destroyed a wooden house on Public Road, Kitty, Georgetown. There were no reported injuries. According to a resident, an individual known as Sherwayne, was cooking when the fire happened. The residence was located on Public Road between Vlissengen Road and Alexander Street.

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President Granger completes cancer therapies; light workload, fewer public engagements recommended

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 April 2019, 16:25 by Writer President David Granger on Saturday completed radiotherapy treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and has been advised to avoid a heavy workload and have few public engagements for the time being, Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba Halim Majeed said Saturday. “In terms of his resumption of official duties, they have cautioned against too ...

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OP-ED: Unwarranted attacks on the integrity of civil engineers must stop

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 April 2019, 13:19 by Writer by James McAllister The article, “Questionable Engineers Estimates costing Guyana billion$”, in the April 19th edition of the Kaieteur News, is another attempt by the media to distort and peddle misinformation. Accusations of corruption and incompetence were leveled against engineers. This is not the first time such accusations have been ...

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OPINION: Political and bureaucratic cheating brings intense personal recoiling

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 April 2019, 13:00 by Writer by GHK Lall When I read of one suspiciously underhand episode after another involving senior people in this country, there is intense personal recoiling. For in my book, their three-card character, believed sophisticated schemes, and too many times rickety defenses fail either to win sympathy or to garner any speck ...

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City Council seemingly tolerates vending by waste dumpsters; pickup strategy needed – PSC official

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 April 2019, 11:12 by Writer Even as the Georgetown City Council and the Private Sector Commission (PSC) grapple with the garbage disposal problem facing the commercial sector of the town, City Hall appears to be unmindful of vendors selling outside Stabroek Market alongside a foul-smelling garbage collection site which potentially threatens produce contamination and poses ...

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Several TV, radio stations broadcasting illegally – GNBA

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2019, 21:48 by Writer The Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) on Thursday indicated that several television and radio stations were broadcasting illegally and threatened to take legal action which could see operators being fined, imprisoned and their equipment seized. GNBA Chairman, Leslie Sobers told Demerara Waves Online News that a number of the stations ...

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ExxonMobil makes 13th oil discovery offshore Guyana

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2019, 19:33 by Writer IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil said Thursday it made a new oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Yellowtail-1 well, marking the 13th discovery on the Stabroek Block. The discovery adds to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of approximately 5.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek Block. Yellowtail-1 is the fifth discovery ...

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April 2019