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Strict guidelines for mining operators as GGDMA issues COVID-19 protocols

Gold and diamond miners will now have to be screened before entering mining locations as part of new protocols for COVID-19 issued by the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA). The GGDMA on Wednesday released a document containing these new protocols and guidelines for small and medium scale miners to follow during this COVID-19 pandemic. The association said screening ...

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$2.7 worth of LED street lights stolen

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has suffered over $2.7 million in losses after  37 Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lights were stolen at various locations across the country. The Ministry’s Infrastructure’s Electrical Engineering Department says 11 were stolen from  Eccles Industrial Site Road and seven from Farm Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. Another seven from Schoonard Access Road, West Bank Demerara; five from Linden/Soesdyke  Highway; three from Lombard Street, ...

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Gold Board predicts reduced gold declaration due to COVID-19 shutdown in Aranka, Moruca

by Samuel Sukhnandan The Guyana Gold Board (GGB) says it foresees annual gold declaration being negatively impacted if the recent  government shutdown of mining in Aranka/Arangoy (Region Seven) and Moruca (Region One) is extended. The shutdown in those areas took effect from July 3 and is expected to last until July 16.  The decision was taken given the recent rise ...

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Mining lockdown only in Moruca, Aranka as COVID-19 spikes- miners association

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners (GGDMA) Friday night assured that mining has  not been shut down in all districts, but only in Moruca in Region One (Barima-Waini) and Aranka/ Arangoy in Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) The association says government has not ordered all interior mining operations to cease, but the COVID-19 lockdown of mining are only for areas within the ...

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Six airlines to serve Guyana, other CARICOM countries following LIAT’s collapse

Six  privately-owned airlines are being considered to link Guyana with the numerous scattered Caribbean islands as the several Caribbean shareholder governments say they are broke and can no longer afford to pump money into the ailing LIAT (1974) Ltd. LIAT’s board has decided to ground the decades-old regional carrier and separate assets from liabilities because of insolvency. The financial situation ...

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Govt shuts down mining, blocks movement in parts of Regions 1 and 7 as COVID-19 cases rise

In the wake of a steep rise in coronavirus cases in Region One (Barima-Waini) and Region Seven, government has shut off several mining sites, residential areas and businesses. “All mining operations shall cease,” the amended order states. The new measures come as the Public Health Ministry says that to date, there are 78 cases in Region One and 36 in ...

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Bandits shoot businessman

A businessman was shot and robbed at his cold storage bond in Howes Street, Charlestown, Georgetown. He is 56-year old David Cameron. Police say he was shot to the abdomen and right thigh and his condition is regarded as  serious. The men ransacked the cold storage bond and carted off GYD$200,000. Investigators were told that at about 5:30 PM, he ...

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17 Cancer patients receive treatment through GTT’s Pinktober grants

GTT continues to give grants every month. Seventeen cancer patients have been able to access treatment locally through a $2.2M grant from GTT’s Pinktober Funds. According to GTT’s Pinktober Coordinator, Diana Gittens, of the 17 cases, 50 percent were diagnosed with breast cancer, 33 percent with cervical cancer, and six percent with eye, colon, and anorectal cancers respectively. “We are ...

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LIAT to be liquidated and new airline formed – Antigua’s PM Gaston Browne

– by Barbados Today June 27, 2020 “From all indication, LIAT will be liquidated,” Prime Minister Gaston Browne has just announced. The Prime Minister said there will be a meeting of all shareholders shortly to discuss collapsing LIAT. A new entity will be formed. “COVID would have actually, let’s say increased the losses exponentially, so whereas in all of 2019 LIAT made ...

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DDL infuses sanitiser into Ministry of Education’s COVID-19 fight for CXC exams

Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) on Friday announced a donation of alcohol based sanitizing cleaner, Environ, to the Ministry of Education to assist secondary schools with preparation for the upcoming Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Examinations (CSEC and CAPE). One hundred and twenty-eight secondary schools across the country will each receive a 19 litres (5 gallons) of the cleanser to ensure that ...

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