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Fly Jamaica probes passenger’s death following crash-landing

Fly Jamaica on Saturday indicated it was probing whether the passenger, who died following last week’s incident involving its passenger jet, was as a result of injuries sustained aboard that aircraft. Dead is Rookia Kalloo, who was a passenger aboard Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 which the airline said “suffered a runway excursion” on Friday 9th November, 2018 at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan ...

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CH&PA ups service with GIS, drone imagery

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) says it has been improving the delivery of its services with the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The entity’s GIS analyst, Malini Jaikarran said the use of this service, will help to improve the development, manage operations and update policies and decision-making processes. Jaikarran was delivering a presentation on Wednesday at a ...

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United States shifts position on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

The United States (US) on Friday confirmed that it has shifted its official position on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy by asking that a more than 100-year old award of the land boundaries between the two neighbouring South American countries be respected. Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Guyana, Terry Steers-Gonzalez  said American Ambassador, Perry Holloway played a ...

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Oil sector a reason for American Airlines choosing Guyana; carrier staying “for many years to come”

American Airlines (AA) , which Thursday night began scheduled flights between Guyana and the United States (US), says the country’s emerging oil and gas sector is one of the reasons for choosing this South American destination. “It’s all part of it but I think even before the announcements were made about the oil and gas sector we were looking at ...

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El Dorado Offshore-hired seafarers could be fired for disclosing wages, benefits

Even as the Guyana-registered El Dorado Offshore maintained that it only hires Guyanese to work aboard oil industry vessels offshore Guyana, that company conceded that seafarers would violate their contract if they disclose their wages and employment conditions to the Labour Department, but the company could not block government from probing complaints. El Dorado Offshore’s Manpower and Recruitment Director, Natasha Jairam-Abai ...

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Analysts suggest improvements to proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund; Finance Minister says Fund crafted to suit Guyana

The Guyanese government needs to address underlying weaknesses in the country’s proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund’s design to maximize its effectiveness, according to a report released Wednesday by the United States-based Natural Resource Governance Institute. In the document, analysts praised government for taking a number of commendable steps in its plan to save a portion of the country’s forthcoming oil revenues in ...

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US seeks forfeiture of hotelier “Big Head” Lovell’s property; DEA trailed cocaine-smuggling plot to The Netherlands

The United States (US) has ordered Guyanese hotelier, Shervington ‘Big Head’ Lovell and other alleged co-conspirators in cocaine trafficking to forfeit a range of properties. Lovell, Agimero Zapata Castro, and Surinamese Steven Antonious have been charged with violating US maritime drug enforcement laws between April and July, 2018 in Guyana, Jamaica, Colombia , the high seas an elsewhere. In the grand ...

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PPP paid bonus to Disciplined Forces to “suppress” opponents; urged to continue voting “solidly” for PNC/APNU– Finance Minister

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan  Saturday night accused the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) of paying annual one-month bonus salaries to members of the Disciplined Services to bribe them into taking action against opponents of the their administration. “You know why they were trying to buy off our people in the military and in the police. They were trying to suppress ...

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Fire fighters questioned for allegedly stealing from crashed jet

The captain of the ill-fated Fly Jamaica Airlines jet that made an emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport alleged that several personal items were stolen from the plane, police said. Police and fire officials  said at least nine fire fighters were being questioned by investigators in connection with the reported theft. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said the pilot ...

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