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Full Court refuses to hear suspended opposition parliamentarians’ premature appeal

Last Updated on Friday, 14 October 2022, 17:29 by Denis Chabrol The eight suspended opposition parliamentarians would have to wait a bit longer to know whether the High Court can hear their request for them to return to the National Assembly pending the hearing and determination of the substantive case. The Full Court on Friday declined to consider an appeal ...

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GTT to invest GY$10 billion in further expanding fibre-optic network

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2022, 22:16 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) on Thursday announced that it intends to invest GY$10  billion in its fibre-optic network over the next two years to serve the overwhelming majority of Guyanese. Chief Operating Officer of Home and Fixed Solutions, Eshwar Thakurdin said in two years an additional 80,000 ...

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IDPADA-G may sue govt for undisbursed budgeted funds; poised to become pressure group

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2022, 21:14 by Denis Chabrol The International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly- Guyana (IDPADA-G) on Thursday said it was mulling whether to take the government to court for refusing to transfer the full amount of money that was approved by the National Assembly in the 2022 National Budget to that organisation. In ...

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New rights holder to controversial BV lands refunded John Fernandes Limited

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 22:47 by Denis Chabrol A company, which has purportedly taken over the rights to 143.10 acres of land aback Beterverwagting village, East Coast Demerara, refunded John Fernandes Limited (JFL) GY$20 million but the latter company said it has not seen any proof that the lands are privately-owned. In a statement issued on Tuesday, ...

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Trevor Benn unveils slate to contest Public Service Credit Union’s elections; plans afoot to ban several incumbents from holding office again

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 21:49 by Denis Chabrol The Trevor Benn-led faction of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU) on Wednesday evening unveiled a 12-member slate of candidates for election to the board later this month and recommend that incumbent office holders are banned from holding office again. Mr Benn, who had been ousted several ...

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Region 8’s solar farm will see drop in fuel bill, less carbon emissions

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 15:24 by Denis Chabrol The construction of a more than GY$362.4 million solar farm in Mahdia would see more than 2,884 residents getting reliable and efficient electricity supply and reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from diesel-powered generators. Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), Dr Mahender Sharma told ...

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Govt asks Facebook, Twitter to remove illegal Guyana maps

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 9:18 by Denis Chabrol Guyana has requested Facebook and Twitter to remove maps that depict the mineral and forest-rich Essequibo Region as part of Venezuela, and already one of the Social Media companies has asked for a meeting with Foreign Secretary Robert Persaud to discuss the concerns. Mr Persaud, in his letters of ...

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Former Kaieteur News employee tells child-mother he won stolen $millions from Superbet

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 17:17 by Denis Chabrol Police said a former employee of Kaieteur News newspaper, who was arrested in connection with a more than GY$6 million armed robbery at his former workplace, gave his child-mother part of the loot and told her that it was a Superbet winning. Investigators said they were able to corroborate ...

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John Fernandes refuses refund from BV Neighbourhood Council for privately-owned lands, admits transferred rights to another company

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 13:35 by Denis Chabrol John Fernandes Limited (JFL) on Tuesday refused a GY$20 million refund of payment for 143.10 acres of privately-owned lands in Beterverwagting (BV) that the Neighbourhood Council said in the first place it had no right to sell, the Chairman of the BV-Triumph Council said. He told Demerara Waves Online ...

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UPDATED: Demerara Harbour Bridge reopened at 9:02 PM

Last Updated on Monday, 10 October 2022, 21:11 by Denis Chabrol The Demerara Harbour Bridge at 9:02 PM reopened to light vehicular traffic, following severe damage early Saturday morning, according to information circulating in its internal network. “Good night the bridge is opened back to traffic,” an official told his colleagues at 9:02 PM. Public Works Minister Juan Edghill, speaking ...

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