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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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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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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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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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Security company robbed of payroll at Guyana Shorebase Inc

Sheriff Security Service was robbed of a GY$500,000 payroll while guards at Guyana Shorebase Inc (GYSBI), Houston, East Bank Demerara were being paid, police said. The robbery was committed at about 6:20 PM Saturday by two males who arrived on the scene on  motorcycles. Police said  the incident was reported three hours later at 9:15 PM. Police said the Site ...

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Amerindian communities to draw down funds from landmark forest carbon deal

Hess C0rporation, one of the co-venturers in the prolific Stabroek Block, on Friday inked deal with government to buy US$750 million in carbon credits from Guyana, which would see Indigenous Indian communities getting a portion of the funds, officials said. Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo announced that from US$28 million of the US$187 million legacy credit for 2016-2020 which Hess has ...

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Govt, Hess sign US$750 million carbon credit deal

Hess Corporation and the Government of Guyana on Friday announced an agreement for Hess to purchase high quality carbon credits for a minimum of US$750 million between 2022 and 2032 directly from the Government of Guyana. The company says this agreement will serve to support Guyana’s efforts to protect the country’s vast forests and provide capital to improve the lives ...

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Guyana signs carbon credits deal today

Guyana will sign its first sale agreement on carbon credits on Friday, December 2. President Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali will witness the signing at the Baridi Benab, State House. Speaking at the Guyana Oil and Gas Energy Chamber’s Annual Awards and Induction Ceremonial Dinner on Wednesday, Vice President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo said Guyana will be the only country in the ...

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Caribbean rum producers oppose tariff protection for extra-regionally produced bottles

The West Indian Rum and Spirits Association (WIRSPA) is lobbying Caribbean Community (CARICOM) stakeholders to reject an application for tariffs to be imposed on glass bottles produced  extra-regionally on the grounds that a Trinidad-based company would be unable to satisfy regional demand. WIRSPA Chairman Komal Samaroo specifically asked the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association  (GMSA) to join forces with regional ...

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