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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Guyana to implement new standards by February 2020 against inferior electrical items

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2019, 19:22 by Writer The Guyana government on Wednesday unveiled 31 new standards to regulate the importation and sale of electrical installation items and equipment. During the launch hosted at the Umana Yana in Kingston, Georgetown the participants were told that the new standards will be used as a threshold to commence monitoring of ...

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GTT rolls out 4G LTE in selected areas, calls for more spectrum to expand mobile services

Last Updated on Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 22:11 by Writer The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) rolled out its 4G LTE mobile service to customers on Wednesday in selected areas of Guyana, saying it needed more spectrum to provide that upgraded mobile internet service for both 4G LTE and 5G. Speaking at the public launch of the service, which ...

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Russia, Guyana officials to meet on claim of British military base in Essequibo River

Last Updated on Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 22:02 by Denis Chabrol Guyana has written to Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov expressing concern about false information that has been peddled that Britain has set up a military base in Guyana to destabilise Venezuela. Mr. Greenidge says Mr. Lavrov has since replied. Mr. Greenidge says he expects the issue will be resolved ...

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Regional information card for Venezuelan migrants

Last Updated on Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 12:00 by Writer Guyana has joined 32 other Latin American and Caribbean countries in signing on to the creation of an Information Card for Regional Mobility for Venezuelan migrants, the Ministry of the Presidency said Tuesday. Legal Officer, Frontiers Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dianna Khan and Officer-in-Charge of Ports of Entry, Immigration ...

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AFC, APNU in key talks over choosing PM candidate

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 October 2019, 16:58 by Writer The Alliance For Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) are locked in tight deliberations over whether their almost five-year old political agreement should be changed to give the President the opportunity to choose his presidential candidate this time around, well-placed sources said. Officially, representatives of APNU and ...

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Adventist medical services plane crashes in Region 1

Last Updated on Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 20:22 by Writer A light aircraft being operated by the Guyana Adventist Medical Aviation Services (GAMAS) crashed on the airstrip at Bethany in Region 1 (Barima-Waini), but no one was injured, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said Tuesday evening. The Cessna 182 aircraft upon landing, “hit a pile of dirt and flipped” ...

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GDF officer arrested for drug, gun possession

Last Updated on Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 19:02 by Writer A senior Guyana Defence Force (GDF) coast guardsman has been arrested allegedly with an illegal gun and a quantity of marijuana in his possession, police said. The GDF said Lieutenant Dominique Gilpin has since been interdicted from duty and investigation has been launched. The GDF says it has launched an investigation ...

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Duo admit to killing elderly women in their home

Last Updated on Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 16:22 by Writer Two men, Imran Khan and Stephen Andrews admitted to killing 89-year-old Constance Fraser and 77-year-old Phyllis Caesar former residents of South Road, when they appeared before Justice Sandel Kissoon on Tuesday in the High Court. They pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter. A third man, Phillip Sufferein, did ...

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