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Pilot, who voiced concern about unsafe helicopter, dismissed; GCAA confirms chopper grounded

An Air Services Limited (ASL) pilot said he was dismissed because he raised concerns that the main rotor blades on the company’s helicopter was unsafe as they had caused the aircraft to vibrate heavily while airborne, forcing him to make an emergency landing. While Captain Akeem Stoll said he complained to the Labour Ministry, the minister Joseph Hamilton said he ...

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Rural TeleMedicine Clinic launched in Rupununi

Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony on Wednesday officially launched the Rural TeleMedicine Clinic in Masakenari (Gunns Village), South Rupununi, Region Nine, government’s Department of Public Information said. Through this initiative, community health workers will gain access to expertise from doctors and specialists in Georgetown via tablets and other electronic devices. 331 residents will benefit from the health ministry’s initiative which ...

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Iwokrama hails Guyana’s carbon credit deal

The Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development  on Wednesday welcomed Guyana’s securing of an innovative carbon credit agreement with Hess Corporation. The new agreement is the world’s first under the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) initiative, and The REDD+ Environmental Excellence Standard (TREES) system. “It is important to note that accreditation under the TREES process includes the ...

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GECOM official instructed to call 2020 election results from spreadsheet

Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Assistant Registration Officer, Alexandra Bowman on Wednesday told a Commission of Inquiry that she had been instructed to read 2020 election results from a spreadsheet but the numbers had triggered objections from People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) party representatives. “When it was my turn to call, I was instructed that we won’t be calling from the ...

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Bandit shoots money changer in busy Water Street, Georgetown

A money changer has been shot and robbed in the busy Stabroek Market area, after his colleague attempted to defend himself with a knife, police said.  “During the confrontation, the suspect who was armed with a firearm, relieved one of the victims of his money. While attempting to rob the other victim, who pulled out a knife from the waist ...

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AFC parliamentarians won’t be sent packing after split from APNU- Forde

The nine Alliance For Change (AFC) parliamentarians would not lose their seats after that party officially walks away from the coalition with the People’s National Congress Reform-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) at month-end, coalition front-bencher Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde said Tuesday. “The list is one indivisible list for the life of the term and the Alliance For Change has ...

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Chief Election Officer presses for correction of of LGE voters lists

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday decided to push back discussions on correcting the register of voters for Local Government Elections and the power of the Minister of Local Government to demarcate constituency boundaries. If GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer Vishnu Persaud’s proposal for a 14-day corrections exercise is accepted by the commission, he has already told the Chairman of ...

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Election results to be available in 24 hours – Nandlall; Opposition objects to removal of residency requirement

Government early Tuesday morning used its one-seat majority to pass amendments to the Representation of the People Act that would, among other things see the availability of election results in 24 hours for the first time, despite opposition calls for the law to be sent to a bipartisan select committee for refinement. Attorney General Anil Nandlall, in piloting debate on ...

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APNU+AFC’s Shadow Finance Minister questions GUYSUCO’s budget process; Agri Minister says more defective equipment being found

In the wake of a request for parliamentary approval of an additional GY$1 billion for the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO), opposition Shadow Finance Minister Volda Lawrence on Monday cast doubt on that loss-making entity’s budget process as it has already chalked up GY$12 billion in operational expenditure up to October 2022. “Are you saying that in your planning for ...

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More cash approved to cater for steep spike in electricity generation fuel- Indar

Government on Monday said it is pumping a GY$15.6 billion subsidy into the supply of electricity on the coastland as well as several interior towns and districts. Public Works Minister II Deodat Indar said Guyana Power and Light (GPL), which supplies electricity to the Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice coastal communities, needed GY$14.3 billion more to cater for the sharp rise ...

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