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Daily Archives: July 17, 2020

Guyana refuses US’ request to facilitate radio broadcasts to Venezuela

Guyana’s President David Granger late Friday said his administration rejected a request by the United States (US) to use the medium wave radio frequencies of this South American nation to broadcast Voice of America programmes to Venezuela. Mr. Granger said Guyana turned down the request because of security, health and political risks that Guyana could expose itself to with Venezuela ...

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Georgetown Chamber welcomes gradual reopening of businesses

by Samuel Sukhnandan A decision taken by the National COVID-19 Task Force to implement phase three of the reopening plan this weekend has been welcomed by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). Nicholas Boyer, president of Chamber, told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online on Thursday that while the decision is a step towards reopening the local economy, he urged ...

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Contactless services being considered for Guyana airport reopening

by Samuel Sukhnandan Active consideration is being given to introducing contactless services at Guyana’s airports, as plans for reopening could now be shifted to August month-end. This was disclosed by Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Manager of Aviation Security, Abraham Doris during the first stakeholder consultation hosted by the Tourism Recovery Action Committee (TRAC) on Thursday. “I think the airport is ...

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Bar Council condemns “vile attacks” on attorneys

In light of recent attacks on social media and other forums levelled against former Solicitor General of Guyana, Mrs. Kim Kyte-Thomas and other attorneys appearing in legal proceedings before the court, the Bar Council of the Bar Association of Guyana has cautioned persons against these actions. Ms. Kyte-Thomas has been representing the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice ...

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UK planning “consequences” for Guyana if national vote recount is not used

The United Kingdom (UK) on Friday warned Guyana that it would face “consequences” if the David Granger administration retains power based on election results other than those from the national recount. “Any government sworn in on the basis of non-credible results will face strong international condemnation and consequences – we have started the process of putting those consequences in place,” ...

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COVID-19: Iwokrama to ban vehicles illegally moving foreigners through rainforest

Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development (IICRCD) said it would be joining with the Guyana Police Force and other State agencies to crack down on the illegal movement of foreigners through that rainforest concession in the Rupununi Region to help curb the coronavirus. “We will be working with these authorities to ban these vehicles from passing through the ...

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Contractor gunned down at worksite

The owner of a building contracting company was gunned down  late Thursday afternoon at a construction site  at Lodge, Georgetown. Police said 49-year old Krisseondatt Premsuk of Lot 183 Lusignan, East Coast of Demerara  was shot dead at about 5:40 PM  at 44 Joseph Pollydore (D’urban) Street, Lodge. He was shot dead while in the company of several of his ...

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