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Digicel Guyana charged with unauthorised use of spectrum

The Guyana government has taken Digicel Guyana to court for alleged  unauthorised use of spectrum. The Prime Minister Mark Phillips, who is responsible for telecommunications, has lodged several complaints without an oath against Digicel. A City Magistrate has since issued 14 summons for Digicel’s Chief Executive Officer to appear in court on October 22. Digicel is being accused of unauthorised ...

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Businessman faked vehicle theft to get insurance money- police

A businessman has admitted that he faked the theft of his Volkswagen vehicle, with GY$500,000 cash and important documents, because he had a dispute with an insurance company and had planned to destroy the vehicle to be paid, police said. “The 27-year-old claimed that he staged the incident because he was frustrated after he was involved in an accident with ...

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New oil discovery offshore Guyana pushes resource estimate to 10 billion barrels

ExxonMobil increased its estimate of the discovered recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana to approximately 10 billion oil-equivalent barrels. The updated resource estimate includes a new discovery at the Cataback-1 well, which brings the total significant discoveries to more than 20 within the Stabroek Block. The Cataback-1 well encountered 243 feet (74 meters) of net pay in high ...

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Standards Bureau begins testing accuracy of police speed guns

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) on Wednesday began verifying speed guns submitted by the Guyana Police Force to ensure that they are delivering accurate readings, the regulatory and testing agency said.  The Bureau, as the National Measurement Institute, said it was using its newly acquired MultaRadar Equipment and Compact Device to test the speed guns. During a press ...

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Govt immediately reduces gasoline, diesel prices

Motorists will from Thursday begin paying less for gasoline diesel as government has cut the excise tax on fuel from 35 percent to 25 percent because world oil prices are now more than US$80 per barrel. The Finance Ministry says the prices at the pump are expected to also be reduced immediately, with gasoline prices expected to reduce from $213 ...

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Oil sector continues to spike Guyana’s economic growth

Guyana’s rapidly emerging oil sector continues to drive the country’s economic growth, with the Finance Ministry forecasting  an overall 19.5 percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2021. According to the Mid-Year Report, which is to be presented to the National Assembly, non-oil GDP will be 3.7 percent. Already, for the first half of this year, GDP is 14.5 percent and ...

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Food and Agriculture Organisation ready to support Guyana’s agri proposal to CARICOM

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Monday said it was ready to support Guyana’s agriculture proposal for the wider Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The announcement was made by FAO’s Assistant Director General, Julio Antonio Berdegué in his address to the opening of Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021. Recalling President Irfaan Ali’s proposal on agricultural diversification and food security, to colleague ...

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Caribbean takes up Norway’s offer to fight Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing

Guyana is among several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states that on Monday inked a declaration to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, even as the region prepares to tap into assistance from Norway to tackle the scourge that experts say is linked to a range of other transnational crimes. The Declaration would, among other things, see Guyana and sister ...

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Russia sees no hurdles for WHO approval of Sputnik V vaccine

Reproduced from Reuters MOSCOW, Oct 2 (Reuters) – All the barriers to register Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine with the World Health Organization (WHO) have been cleared and only some paperwork remains to be completed, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Saturday. The Sputnik V shot, widely used in Russia and approved for use in over 70 countries, is ...

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US Judge declines to dismiss Guyanese Eddy Grant’s lawsuit against Trump for using ‘Electric Avenue’

Reproduced from The Hill A New York federal judge declined to dismiss musician Eddy Grant’s lawsuit against former President Trump for using his song “Electric Avenue” in a video posted to Twitter last year, the Hill reported on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl issued an order on Tuesday denying Trump’s motion to dismiss the suit, finding that the defendant failed ...

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