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Guyanese drug agents seize marijuana aboard Barbados-registered vessel

Agents of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Wednesday night seized 150 pounds of marijuana and arrested a crew of three Guyanese and three Barbadians, Head of CANU James Singh said Thursday. He said no cocaine was found aboard the vessel named CV1 which transports mostly agricultural produce. Dried coconuts were also found aboard the vessel that was moored alongside a ...

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Digicel, GTT promise vastly improved connectivity now telecoms sector is liberalised

Digicel and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Tuesday said they were ready to vastly improve connectivity now that the country’s telecommunications sector has been formally liberalised with government’s full activation of the 2016 Telecommunications Act. Digicel said it was getting ready to bring a new era of connectivity and opportunity to the people of Guyana on the ...

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BREAKING: Guyana’s telecoms sector formally liberalised, way cleared for lower prices for phone, Internet services

Prime  Minister Mark Phillips late Monday night announced that Guyana formally broke the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s 30-year old monopoly on international voice and data, paving the way for fierce competition in the telecoms market ranging from cheaper phone calls to higher quality Internet and several other related services. “It is anticipated that Guyanese will feel an immediate positive impact ...

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Corentyne River bridge to built within 5 years through public-private funding- Suriname’s President

Suriname’s President Chandrikapersad Santokhi says the bridge across the Corentyne River will be built within five years with financing through a public-private partnership between Guyana and Suriname. “There are financiers ready, but we have to prepare well and go through the file carefully so that we do not make mistakes with matters that were agreed in the recent past,” he ...

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Attorney General warns of criminal charges, dismissals if GPHC nurses continue industrial unrest

In the wake of a sick out by several nurses of the Georgetown Public Hospital for increased salaries and COVID-19 risk allowances, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall on Friday said COVID-19 patients could die and he warned the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) that if the industrial unrest continues people could be charged and workers could ...

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Guyana looks set to end telecoms monopoly next week- Jagdeo

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday announced that Guyana would next week be formally liberalising the telecommunications sector, four years after modern legislation was passed, marking the end of a more than 30-year old monopoly on international voice and data. “Liberalisation is a promise that we made a long time ago. Both parties agreed to this and we need to ...

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As airports prepare for mid-October reopening incoming passengers must be COVID-19 negative- Health Minister

Health  Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Thursday said when Guyana’s two international airports reopen to regular flights later this month, passengers would not be allowed to board flights unless they have a negative PCR test for COVID-19, and they might be required to take a second test on landing. Dr. Anthony said ideally PCR tests should be done within 72 ...

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Guyana shortens COVID-19 curfew to revive business activity, authorities to enforce measures

Prime Minister Mark Phillips on Thursday said government decided to reduce the curfew hours to help revive flagging business activity, even as he insisted that Operation COVICURB that will include the closure of businesses that breach the 9 PM curfew start. “We want to achieve a curb in the spread of COVID-19. The reality people have to live. They have ...

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Payara licence says no routine flaring permitted but more studies needed for reinjecting produced water

The production licence for the Payara oil field, which was signed on Thursday after a review of ExxonMobil’s field development plan, prohibits routine flaring but provides for more studies on the pros and cons of reinjecting produced water. In the document signed by representatives of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) and the Guyana government, the Petroleum Production Licence ...

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AFC Leader Ramjattan chides APNU/PNCR for breaking political agreements; Harmon hopes Patterson rethinks resignation

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday said A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) councillors’ vote for one of their members to be the Vice Chairman of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) was a clear violation of a recently inked formal agreement between the two political organisations. He sharply debunked People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member, Dr. ...

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