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GTT invests GY$2 billion in increasing fibre-optic cable data speeds

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Thursday announced that it is upgrading and expanding its fibre-optic Internet services to businesses and homes at a cost of GYD$2 billion The announcement was made at a news conference by GTT’s Chief Executive Officer Damian Blackburn. He says on top of the GY$17 billion that has already been spent on fibre-optic ...

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Trade unions ask High Court to quash latest COVID-19 vaccination measures

The Guyana Teachers’ Union, Guyana Public Service Union and their umbrella Guyana Trades Union Congress on Tuesday  asked the High Court to quash government’s vaccination policy that they say amount to coercion to take the jab against the viral disease. Also named as applicants are GPSU Vice President Dawn Gardner, GTU General Secretary Coretta Mc Donald and GTUC General Secretary ...

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Private sector being integrated into Guyana’s anti-corruption fight; enforcement depends on solid evidence

Guyana’s private sector is being integrated into the fight against corruption, but the enforcement of international conventions and domestic laws will depend on solid evidence and strong prosecution, officials said Monday. Minister of Governance, Gail Teixeira told the opening of an anti-corruption workshop being held by her ministry in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ...

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Bandits rob Superbet outlet, escape in stolen car

A Superbet outlet at Bladen Hall, East Coast Demerara was Thursday night robbed of GY$220,000 cash by two men who also robbed three other persons at the same location of cash and valuables including a car valued GY$2.6 million. Investigators were informed that the two men, one of whom was dressed in a camouflage outfit, attacked the cashier at gunpoint ...

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Venezuelans, Guyanese charged with murder of two Guyanese at mining camp

A Guyanese man and three Venezuelans were Wednesday arraigned for the murder of two Guyanese men at a mining camp at Blackwater, Region Seven. Those charged with the murder of Suresh Bachan and Steven Niles are 22-year old Nicholas ‘Wild Buck’ Caesar of Yarrowkabra Village, Linden Soesdyke Highway, and Venezuelans 25-year old  Juan Oscar Calderon ‘Gordo’ Lopez; 24-year old Jose ...

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Israeli Group explores dairy farming to supply milk to DDL

Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and the LR Group of Israel are currently undertaking a feasibility study for the establishment of a commercially viable dairy farming operation designed to supply DDL’s TOPCO milk plant with fresh cows’ milk for pasteurization and packaging, DDL said on Friday. The study forms part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two companies ...

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Suriname’s plan to licence Guyanese fishing vessels triggers concerns

Suriname has agreed to licence Guyanese fishermen to operate in Surinamese waters, but an opposition party there has registered its objection. President Irfaan Ali, at a joint news conference on Thursday with his Surinamese counterpart, announced that from January 2022, Guyanese fishers would be granted  licences “because this is the period when the licences are normally granted.” In a joint ...

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Jamaican company, David Patterson, former Permanent Secretary sued for weigh-in-motion scales

A Jamaican company, former Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and the former Permanent Secretary Balraj Balram are facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit concerning the purchase of three weigh-in-motion scales that government said had not been delivered. Also sued is Lawrence Mentis, a then  Engineer/Manager of the Special Projects Unit of the then Ministry of Public Infrastructure. Attorney General Anil Nandlall ...

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Guyana, Suriname agree to funding, operational model for Corentyne Bridge; location to be finalised

Guyana and Suriname have agreed to a funding and operational model for the bridge across the Corentyne River, even as maritime experts from both countries decide on where the thoroughfare would be located in light of plans for joint gas project and related industries. President of Guyana, Irfaan Ali and the Surinamese President Chandrikapersad Santokhi on Thursday announced that they ...

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Goldsmith, customers robbed of jewellery, cash

A goldsmith of Da Silva Street, Newtown, Georgetown and several customers, who were there Wednesday night, were robbed of approximately GY$3,220,400 worth of gold  jewellery, cash and other valuables, police said. Investigators were informed that three men, who were armed with guns, arrived at the goldsmith at about 8:45 PM and robbed the goldsmith and four customers before fleeing on ...

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