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Norton proposes fuel subsidy to stabilise prices

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton is recommending that the government subsidise the cost of fuel , amid steadily rising prices at the pump. Mr. Norton says the Guyana government should use some of the money from the price windfall to stabilise the prices of gasoline and so prevent a rise in cost of living. “The government should ensure gas prices do ...

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Air Services Limited’s helicopter makes precautionary landing on road

A helicopter belonging to Air Services Limited (ASL) Tuesday morning made a precautionary landing on a road due to technical difficulties. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Retired Lt. Colonel Egbert Field confirms that the pilot landed the aircraft on a road after it began vibrating. “It landed safely on a road,” Mr. Field told Demerara Waves Online ...

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GCAA says American Airlines is not cancelling flights to Guyana

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says it is not true that American Airlines will be cancelling all flights to Guyana from August 1.  “The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) hereby advises the general public that there is a fake memo dated June 10, 2022 which alleges that it is from American Airlines,” the aviation regulatory agency said. According to ...

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IMF warns Guyana about fast-tracking public investment

The International Monetary Fund  (IMF) is warning Guyana against spending rapidly on public investment projects because this can have severe economic consequences. “Staff urge caution in determining the pace of ramping up public investment. While pressing development challenges still face the country, a large surge in public investment could add inflationary pressure, affect competitiveness of the non-oil economy, lead to ...

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Bogus fisherfolk will not receive cash grants: “We have to have a list that is transparent”- Mustapha

Minister of Agriculture Zulfikar Mustapha on Wednesday said every effort would be made to ensure only fisherfolk receive the GY$150,000 one-off cash grant to assist with rising cost of operations. Interacting with fisherfolk at one of the seashores, he said only legitimate persons would be able to draw down the money and even if one person owns several boats, he ...

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ExxonMobil faces increased fine for flaring

The ExxonMobil-led Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) will have to be pay a higher fine of US$50 per tonne of carbon monoxide, up from US$30, if it breaches the flaring rules under its Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)-renewed five-year permit for the Liza 1 project in the Stabroek Block.  “The permit also goes further to require the Permit Holder ...

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Time to educate, crackdown on tobacco use

The Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony is urging Guyanese to call in authorities if they see anyone violating the No Tobacco Law as part of an overall crackdown on the potentially deadly habit by enforcement and education.  Dr Anthony said the government was relying on educating Guyanese about the need to stop smoking in public places but if that ...

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Guyana virtually rules out seismic studies before oil blocks auction

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday said the Guyana government was yet to decide on whether t0 allow ExxonMobil to participate in this South American nation’s first ever auction of oil blocks set for later this year. He said a team of experts was currently advising the Guyana government on how to proceed with the auction of the blocks located ...

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Construction of Amaila Falls Hydropower power project hits snag

Six months after China Railway was identified as the preferred bidder to open negotiations for the construction of the US$700 million Amaila Falls Hydropower project, that company has told the Guyana government it could not afford a Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) model, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said Monday. “The negotiations are very difficult and as of April 22nd, they ...

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Dozens of scissors seized but no marijuana mentioned

A day after the Guyana Police Force was criticised for robberies and discharge of several rounds in the air during  Friday night’s concert by Jamaican artiste, Skeng, at the National Park, police  Saturday night seized dozens of scissors from patrons at the Jouvert at the same venue. However, no mention was made  about whether marijuana was found in the possession ...

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