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Pilot dies in crash in Guyana’s jungle

A pilot attached to the domestic airline, Air Services Limited (ASL), died in a plane crash earlier Sunday a few miles from Mahdia, Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Colonel Egbert Field said. He is Captain Imran Khan He said the search and rescue team, made up of Special Forces of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF),  were ...

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Crashed plane spotted; rescue team on its way

Several hours of a Cessna 206 aircraft was reported missing on Sunday, a search and rescue mission has spotted the plane at the location from where an emergency locator signal was emitted, sources said. The President of the National Air Transport Association, Annette Arjoon-Martins said the plane has not crumbled and she and her colleagues in the aviation fraternity are ...

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Local, Chinese companies to invest millions, employ hundreds at former Barama concession

Almost one year after Barama Company Limited (BCL) gave up its 1.6 million hectare forest concession, Guyana on Saturday announced that two lots totaling 800,000 hectares of that area have been awarded to R.L. Sukhram and Sons Sawmill, and Rong-An Inc. The Ministry of Natural Resources said the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) said over the next three years- July 2017 to ...

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Fly Jamaica working to “clean up” passenger backlog

Fly Jamaica Airline on Saturday said it was working feverishly to clear a backlog of passengers in Georgetown, New York and Toronto as a result of its aircraft experiencing technical difficulties. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fly Jamaica, Paul Ronald Reece said his airline has chartered a Boeing 777 passenger jet from Omni Air to continue shuttling passengers ...

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Alleged cell-phone thief charged

City Magistrate Judy Latchman placed an alleged cell-phone thief on GYD$60,000 bail Friday after he denied stealing a Samsung Galaxy worth GYD$95,000 from a phone technician at Merriman’s Mall, Bourda Georgetown on August 21. Dorwin Singh, 25, of North Sophia pleaded not guilty to stealing the mobile device from Gavin Thomas on Monday and will return to court on September ...

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Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues charged with threatening Crum-Ewing’s mother

Conflict allegedly brewed as Regan Rodrigues popularly known as ‘Grey boy’ was spotted in the vicinity of Regent and Wellington Street and in the end he was slapped with a charge of making use of threatening language against the mother of killed political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing. He allegedly threatened the woman on August 12. Rodrigues, 42, of Riverview, Georgetown appeared ...

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Cevons Waste Management sacks 45 workers due to City Hall’s debt

Cevons Waste Management on Thursday announced that it would be laying off 45 workers from next month because City Hall is yet to pay any of its multi-million dollar debt. “It is,therefore, with considerable regret that we announce that with effect September 1 Cevons Waste Management must discontinue the employment of 45 employees. We deeply regret this eventuality and commit ...

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Several private security firms underpaying guards; hiring persons from night shelter- Labour Minister

The Ministry of Social Protection is warning Private Security Companies to obey labour laws or face penalties. Keith Scott, Minister of Social Protection, with responsibility for Labour, issued the call Thursday morning at a seminar for private security services providers, at his Brickdam, Georgetown office. The Minister urged Private Security Companies which are not functioning in their employees’ best interest, ...

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Some GPL generators convertible for natural gas use

Several of Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) existing generators can be converted to use natural gas that ExxonMobil will be extracting during commercial oil production in another two years, top officials of the maintenance company said. The state-owned Power Producers and Distributors Incorporated (PPDI) says it will be taking into consideration public pronouncements by government that it will be using ...

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Attorney General says parking meter contract can be “frustrated” ; govt suspended metered parking over transparency concerns

The Guyana government ordered a halt  metered parking in Georgetown over concerns about a lack of transparency in the deal between City Hall and Smart City Solutions (SCS), and Attorney General, Basil Williams has gone as far as saying the company could be frustrated and no court would award compensation. “The Attorney General stated that if the company is playing ...

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