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Brazilian miner fined GYD$7 million for mining at Kaieteur National Park

A mining operation ,which was in April 2016 caught operating in the Kaieteur National Park area, will pay a fine of $7 million to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), the Ministry of Natural Resources said Friday. The ministry said Ceso Alves De Alcantara, a national of Brazil, was fined after a raid by the Ministry of Natural Resources and ...

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Guyana establishing air traffic services school

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is to set up its own approved school in another six months to train Air Traffic Controllers, GCAA Director General, Egbert Field announced Wednesday. “We need to have the programme approved and the approval process takes a while. It has to go through a certain number of stages,” he said. The Caribbean Aviation Safety ...

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Newly-formed vendors union to push for selling outside Stabroek Market

The newly-formed Guyana Market Vendors Union (GMVU) says it will be pushing for vendors, who were removed earlier this year from the Stabroek Square, to be relocated just in front of the Stabroek Market where buses once parked. GMVU President, Eon Andrews told Demerara Waves Online News that vending is a culture that relies heavily on sellers’ closeness to passersby ...

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Guyanese Wall Street executive donates computers to Tutorial High School

Guyana-born Wall Street civil engineering Principal of Constructomics Trevor Prince donatedten (10) computers and related accessories to the New York Tutorial Support Group Inc. (NYTSG) for use at Tutorial High School (THS). The computers were delivered to THS’s computer laboratory in July just before summer break, complementing 32 previously donated by NYTSG in 2007. The NYTSG noted that with existing ...

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Region Seven eyes hydro-power plant

The administration of Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) hopes to revive plans to build a hydro-power station at Paruima Falls as part of efforts to kick-start agro-processing ventures in that area, Regional Chairman, Gordon Bradford said Friday. “The river doesn’t dry. It always has water, Bradford told Demerara Waves Online News. He plans to lobby central government when Junior Minister of Public ...

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Jagdeo slams govt for requesting Caricom tariff waivers; failing to craft economic plan

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday objected to the Guyana government succumbing to Caribbean Community (Caricom) tariff rules, saying it would set a bad precedent and put the country’s manufacturing sector at grave risk. “I heard some people have applied to Caricom for (Common External Tariff) waivers and they have got those waivers and that’s good but the moment you ...

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Jagdeo warns of rising oil prices without renewable energy

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday urged that contingency measures, including the construction of the Amaila Falls hydro-power plant, be used to cushion the impact of gradually rising world oil prices. “We are enjoying a period of relative calm and basically good prices but these are going to turn against us again,” he told a luncheon organised by the Guyana ...

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Legal action planned against KARES Engineering over Kato Secondary- Granger

President David Granger says legal action will be taken against KARES Engineering to recoup monies that will be spent on fixing the defective Kato Secondary School. Granger also ruled out that company being granted any further contracts to build large scale contracts. “It’s a burden that we will have to place to bear. We will see what legal measures will ...

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Public consultation hears serious concerns about State Asset Recovery mechanism

Concerns were Thursday raised about the in-built majority of the parliamentary appointive committee that will decide who will be the Director of the State Asset Recovery Unit (SARU) as well as about the possible leakage of bank account information. The issues were raised during a public consultation on the Draft State Asset Recovery Bill  held at the Pegasus Hotel under ...

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Procurement Committee to certify arms purchases for police, army

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The Guyana government is moving to streamline the procedure for importing arms and ammunition for the police and army, with Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan heading a procurement committee. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon told a news conference on that the National Security Committee decided that the committee would “look at the procurement of arms for the disciplined services so that ...

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