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Eastern Airlines suspends operations to Guyana due to COVID; promises to refund passengers; eyes Toronto service

The United States-headquartered Eastern Airlines has suspended its service  to Guyana immediately and has promised to pay back passengers for booked flights and debts owed to other entities. “We are in the process of reviewing all liabilities and ensuring all our obligations have been met in Guyana. Refunds for all impacted passengers are being processed,” the carrier told the Director-General ...

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Jagdeo justifies Wales location for gas-to-energy project, associated industries

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said government decided to shift the proposed gas to shore project from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) to Wales in Region Three (West Demerara-Essequibo Islands which is less populated and has a larger swathe of land suitable for the gas plant and associated industries. Early calculations show that when the estimated US$500 million to US$800 million pipeline- depending ...

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2021 National Budget Day is Friday, Feb 12

Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh Monday night announced that Friday, February 12 will be Budget Day 2021. He made the announcement following last weekend’s consultation with the private sector, trade union movement and other stakehokders. “We received a lot of very good suggestions  from those who were gathered; many of those who were gathered,” he said about the ongoing consultative ...

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Oil production dips by 5,000 barrels per day

  Guyana’s oil production from the Liza One well has dropped by about 5,000 barrels per day, a top sector official said Sunday. Natural Resources Minister, Vickram Bharrat says the production has not dropped much and that ExxonMobil was trying to find the “right balance” between flaring excess gas and maximising production. Mr. Bharrat’s disclosure of an actual figure has ...

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Guyana Shorebase paid US$18 million for Houston wharf- Nandlall says in court papers

Attorney General Anil Nandlall says Guyana Shorebase Inc. paid US$18 million for the plot of land at Houston, East Bank Demerara. He says the transported land was bought in 2019 for US$18 million is equivalent to almost GYD$4 billion. Mr. Nandlall’s disclosure in court papers was made to compare the price of GYD$200 million (US$921,658) that he says BK Marine ...

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Suriname-headquartered bakery gets US$4 million loan to expand operations in Guyana

The Inter-American Development Bank’s private sector arm, IDB Invest, will be kneading US$4 million into Fernandes Guyana Enterprise (FGE), a subsidiary of the Suriname-headquartered Fernandes Group as the company eyes increased spending and more customers with different tastes. “This will lead to higher and more efficient local production of bread products, which are an essential part of the Guyanese diet, ...

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Taiwan to open office in Guyana; US welcomes move, Guyana says One China policy intact

Guyana has granted permission to Taiwan to open an office in Georgetown to facilitate trade and investment, but government has assured that the South American nation’s One China Policy remains intact, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Elisabeth Harper said Wednesday night. “Guyana has not recognised Taiwan as a State. We continue to accept the One China ...

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Pressurised air kills Edward B. Beharry supervisor

A  supervisor of Edward B. Beharry died yesterday after he was struck by pressurised air from a pressure tank, and the Ministry of Labour has since been informed, the company said. Police say 32-year old Mark Gomes of Long Pond, Sister’s Village, West Bank Demerara was struck to his face and tossed to the ground shortly before 6 PM yesterday. ...

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Guyana to get 104,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID vaccines

Guyana will be getting more than 100,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine produced by AstraZeneca, Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said Monday. Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony made the disclosure in an update through the government’s Department of Public Information.  He said the vaccines would be provided through COVAX, a global pooled procurement mechanism, that seeks to ensure fair and ...

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