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Guyanese businesses urged to sell more food, tourism to China as exports recover

As Guyana’s largely forestry-based exports to China recover, local businesses are being urged to explore opportunities to sell more food to that Asian country and attract Chinese tourists when they attend the inaugural China Import Expo to be held later this year in Shanghai. Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin told a cocktail reception held Wednesday night to raise awareness about ...

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US-based philanthropist funding GY$80 million state-of-the-art research centre at UG

The name Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Centre for Behavioral Studies and Research Centre will soon be emblazoned on a state-of-the-art facility at the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen campus. Jay Sobhraj, a Guyanese-born United States based philanthropist, has pumped a significant grant of GY$$80 million to establish the state-of-the-art behavioural study, research and multi-purpose centre in place of the old canteen ...

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PPP to boycott parliamentarians’ tour of Cheddi Jagan Int’l airport expansion project

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarians plan to boycott a tour of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport development project, but intends to ask for an audit of the project that is supposed to cost US$150 million, mostly  through a loan from China. “We are aware that significant alterations and changes have been made to the design. It is our intention, and ...

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US increasing focus on Intellectual Property protection in Guyana

The United States (US) appears to be stepping up its focus on intellectual property protection in Guyana, with American Ambassador, Perry Holloway urging locals not to buy bogus products and welcoming signals that government is about to draft modern copyright legislation. “Today, on World Intellectual Property Day, I salute them and encourage all of us to support local content creators ...

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OPINION: Some deep dark holes is an understatement

by GHK Lall Some sharp thoughts were provoked by the article titled, “Harmon on 1.76b judgment to TPL…PPP left some deep dark holes” (KN April 24).  I usually do not find much with which to agree on with the Hon. Minister, but on this point of “some deep dark holes” I am with him and even think that he has ...

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Vessel with smuggled fuel faces GY$36 million tax bill- GRA boss

A vessel, linked to at least one government official, has been held by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) with more than 200,000 gallons of smuggled fuel and would  be released after GY$36 million in taxes have been paid, Commissioner-General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Godfrey Statia said Tuesday. “We have actually boarded the vessel until our taxes have been ...

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Guyana Gold Board stops burning gold at Brickdam location; new locations for selling gold to be announced

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Tuesday directed the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) to stop burning gold at its Brickdam-based laboratory, after more than 60 workers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) recorded high levels of the potentially deadly chemical in their bloodstream. Trotman’s office said he “has directed that the burning of raw gold at the ...

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