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AFC’s Ramjattan doubts mining syndicate protests part of campaign to undercut Raphael Trotman

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday dismissed suggestions that the People’s National Congress Reform-dominated A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has been orchestrating protests against his party leader, Raphael Trotman. “I do not at this stage have any evidence that it is something being arranged by APNU against an AFC minister…I am absolutely unaware of ...

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Guyana can use decade-old National Development Strategy as “skeleton” for new action plan

Britain has signaled its willingness to help Guyana craft a plan of action to use massive oil revenues that are expected to flow from 2020 and has suggested that the more decade-old National Development Strategy (NDS) be used a skeleton, the top British envoy here said Thursday. British High Commissioner, Greg Quinn said “there is interest in  the UK (United ...

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Illegal aircraft found in Guyana changed ownership recently

The Brazilian company listed as the operator of the illegal aircraft found earlier this week on an illegal airstrip in the North Rupununi on Wednesday said it sold the plane to another company almost four months ago for less than US$1 million. Speaking through an interpreter, Carlos Eustaquio of Riwa South America said the Beechcraft Kingair, bearing registration markings PR-IMG, ...

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Illegal aircraft bears valid Brazil registration, operated by Brazilian company

The Beechcraft Kingair aircraft has been confirmed as having authentic Brazilian registration and is operated by a company believed to be involved in the gold industry. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Colonel Egbert Field said information, including the registration number-PR IMG-obtained from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority matches those on the plane. The Brazilian Authority said ...

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Bandits rob city cafe’s customers, staff

Bandits Tuesday morning apparently traced two men from a city bank to a cafe where they assaulted and robbed them of an estimated GYD$1 million, sources said. The incident occurred at Coffee Bean Cafe, Church Street, Georgetown. The two customers-a Guyanese and a Malaysian-were gun butted before the driver of the vehicle surrendered the keys. A source said the bandits ...

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Brazilian aircraft found in Guyana possibly owned by Brazil’s third largest bank

The Brazilian-registered Beechcraft Kingair plane found in southern Guyana is bearing the registration number of a plane belonging to Brazil’s third largest bank, Banco Bradesco, sources said. Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Col. Egbert Field said he has received such information and would be factoring that into efforts to ascertain the origin of the plane. “I ...

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Lethem road repaired; hinterland road maintenance programme planned

Vehicular traffic to and from Lethem resumed on Friday following the completion of emergency works on the Hunt Oil stretch of road that was washed away for several weeks, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said Monday. Prior to the repairs, all filling stations in the southern Guyanese town had run out of gasoline because tankers had been unable to cross ...

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GTT, GPL, GWI refund consumers millions of dollars- PUC

Three major utility companies have for the year so far racked up almost 400 customer complaints and has had to refund a total of GYD$30 million to customers, according to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). PUC Complaints Manager, Destra Bourne said Guyana Telephone and Telegraph has has had to refund GYD$635,000; Guyana Power and Light more than GYD$30 million and ...

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Legal action begins against owners of large acreages of land- CH&PA boss

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has begun legal action against owners of large swathes of land that have done nothing with those properties, Chief Executive Officer of the authority, Lelon Saul said Monday. “The terms and conditions of the agreement of sale- the company that was involved in the agreement with CH&PA has not lived up to the ...

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No gasoline in Lethem because of deplorable road, no regional road maintenance equipment

The newly-established town of Lethem in southern Guyana has no gasoline because fuel tankers cannot pass the deplorable road which has been deteriorating for several weeks now, prompting concerns by Regional Chairman Bryan Allicock. “We have a shortage of fuel; just gasoline. We have diesel,” he told Demerara Waves Online News Friday night. Takatu was the last station to have ...

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