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Mohameds probably donated money to PPP- Jagdeo; PNCR received none since Dec 2021- Norton

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said his political organisation might have received funds from the Mohameds who have been named as subjects of a United States (US) investigation into transnational crimes, but Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Aubrey Norton opted to account only for his tenure. “They may have received. ...

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Pastor defends Joel Ghansham in flight spat

An American pastor has come out in defence of Guyanese Indian cultural activist, Joel Ghansham, who apparently angered an American Airlines cabin attendant by describing him as a “waiter” and forced the Guyana-bound flight to return to the United States. “In my evaluation Mr. Ghansham was discriminated against due to his alternative lifestyle, manner of dress, and characteristics,” Pastor Brian ...

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MARAD mulls licensing more passenger boats for Wales-to-Diamond crossing

Guyana’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) would be licensing more passenger boats to ply the Wales- Diamond route depending on demand for the service after the Demerara Harbour Bridge resumes operation, the agency’s Director-General Stephen Thomas said Wednesday. In preparation for major repairs to the bridge this week, government upgraded the foot-paths and constructed new, sturdy boat landings at Wales, West Bank ...

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Design of new Demerara River bridge yet to be approved; nearby residents left without satisfactory answers

The design of the new Demerara River Bridge is yet to be approved, a Ministry of Public Works Engineer told a stakeholder meeting primarily with nearby East Bank Demerara residents who complained bitterly that they did not get proper answers to their questions. Engineer Siddiq Khan told the consultation at the Peter’s Hall Primary School that government was getting ongoing ...

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Inter-American Human Rights Commission dissatisfied with Guyana’s steps to address threats, harassment of Caribs at Chinese Landing

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Monday appeared dissatisfied that little or no action has been taken to prosecute people at Chinese Landing who have been allegedly threatening and harassing Indigenous Caribs there if they are removed from gold-bearing lands, and has urged the Guyana government to take a three-pronged approach to addressing the concerns. On July 21, ...

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Modern sewage treatment plant for Georgetown

Preparations are underway for the construction of a modern waste water treatment plant for Georgetown and bring an end to the dumping of that type of waste into the Demerara River and Atlantic sea, Minister of Housing and Water Collin Croal said Saturday. He said the US$36 million effluent treatment plant, which would probably be constructed in Kingston, would have ...

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Lower interest rate on loans to poultry farmers- Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Saturday announced that his administration has struck a deal with several commercial banks to provide new and existing loans at 5 percent, aimed at bouncing back from reduced chicken production as a result of a viral disease and higher cost of feed. He said in a statement that the interest rate for poultry farmers would be ...

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Several EU member nations to lobby for no Schengen visas for Guyanese

President  Irfaan Ali said at least five European Union (EU) countries have agreed to sponsor Guyana’s bid for Schengen visa-free travel. The Head of State made the disclosure while interacting with the media during a site visit to the Eccles to Diamond four-lane highway that is currently under construction, on Thursday afternoon. “In terms of the removal of the visa, ...

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Tackling revenue loss high on agenda of Caribbean water conference

The Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association’s (CWWA) conference will later this year  focus on, among other issues, the loss of earnings through leakage, unmetered supplies and theft, association President Marlon Daniels said Friday. “When it comes to Non-Revenue Water, it is really One Caribbean because the challenges that we have in Guyana are existing across the entire Caribbean region,” President ...

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ASL plane’s nose gear breaks off on interior airstrip

The nose gear of a Caravan plane broke off shortly after the aircraft landed on the Mabaruma airstrip and was turning around, sources said. As a result of the breaking off of the nose-gear, the propeller hit the ground and most likely resulted in damage to the engine, the sources said. The incident occurred shortly before 8:30 AM. None of ...

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