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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Women’s rights activist and former WPA executive member, Andaiye, dies

Last Updated on Saturday, 1 June 2019, 5:30 by Writer Veteran Guyanese women’s activist and former member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Andaiye Williams died Friday after a prolonged battle with cancer, her longtime friend Joceyln Dow confirmed. Andaiye was 77 years old. Dow said Andaiye, a cancer survivor for 30 years, passed away at about 6:30 pm at ...

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Gov’t moving ahead with sale of closed sugar estate lands – Harmon

Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2019, 22:05 by Writer Government was preparing to sell off huge swathes of land owned by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) as part of moves to sell off the several loss-making estates, even as the administration prepared to revive interest in the ‘for-sale’ assets by local and foreign investors, Director-General of the Ministry of ...

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Trinidad bans raw and cooked poultry meat from Guyana

Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2019, 21:45 by Writer Minister of Agriculture Clarence Rambharat has advised that raw and cooked poultry meat from Guyana has been banned from entry into Trinidad and Tobago with immediate effect, Loop TT reported Friday. “As a precaution the Ministry’s Chief Veterinary Office has notified the Customs and Excise Division of an immediate ban ...

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Mobile Money scam report increases; customers advised to stay alert and secure PINs

Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2019, 21:37 by Writer The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Friday reported a hike in scamming reports from customers in the Mobile Money Department. In light of the increasing reports of scams, the telephone company’s Vice President of Customer Experience at GTT, Orson Ferguson says several measures have been taken to encourage ...

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Antigua: Digicel challenges spectrum confiscation in court

Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2019, 21:15 by Writer Friday 31st May 2019 – St. John’s, Antigua. In a bid to shield its customers in Antigua & Barbuda from significant service disruption and a negative impact on coverage, Digicel on Thursday secured a court order against the Government of Antigua & Barbuda. The Court order prevents the Government from ...

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Coalition stole PPP idea of free university education – Jagdeo

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2019, 22:13 by Writer Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday accused the governing coalition of stealing his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) idea to offer free university education if it wins the next general elections. A day after Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo told Essequibo Coast residents that he and President David Granger were examining ...

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Culpable City Hall officers won’t be fired; no documents handed over to Auditor General

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2019, 20:33 by Writer Even as the Local Government Commission (LGC) prepares to decide the fate of several Georgetown City Council officers against whom disciplinary action had been recommended by an inquiry, the administration is yet to hand over records to allow the Auditor General to conduct an audit into the financial dealings. LGC ...

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House to house registration to begin in three weeks

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2019, 20:12 by Writer A top administrative official of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) late Thursday afternoon disputed claims that there was a delay in the commencement of house-to-house registration due to procurement hiccups, and said that process is set to begin in another three weeks. The official explained that now that training of ...

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