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GTT fixing Internet, telephone outage on West Demerara

Technicians of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) were Wednesday working feverishly to restore Internet, landline and mobile phone services to the West Coast Demerara, a company spokeswoman said. She said the service has been down since 8 O’clock Tuesday night. The telecommunications company said it suspects sabotage of the submarine cable between Craig, East Bank Demerara and Vriesland, ...

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ExxonMobil makes 18th oil discovery offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil has made its 18th discovery offshore Guyana at the Redtail-1 well which will add to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than 8 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek Block, a development that has been welcomed by the Guyana government. “Our Stabroek Block exploration program continues to identify high-quality reservoirs in close proximity to previous discoveries, establishing ...

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Police open fire on West Berbice protesters; five suspects in murder of cousins arrested

Police Monday night fired teargas and pellets to disperse people on the West Coast Berbice public road, saying that two days of protests against the barbaric killing of two cousins have descended into robberies and other attacks on innocent people. “After several hours of the roadway being blocked, the police had no alternative but to take all necessary action to ...

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No VAT on electricity, water, health, education, cell phones

President Irfaan Ali on Monday announced that government would be reversing Value Added Tax on Electricity and water and medicines. Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said the total relief to people and businesses would be more than GYD$40 billion annually. He also said VAT on private education and private health care would be removed as well as corporate tax on private ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge retractor span problems force closure to marine traffic; barge likely for heavy duty vehicles

The retractor span at the Demerara Harbour Bridge has developed major problems and officials say after Sunday morning at 8:30, marine traffic will be unable to pass for “a few days.” The Ministry of Public Works said the bridge would be retracted under the supervision of engineers to allow marine traffic to pass. “After this opening, marine traffic will be ...

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Guyana eyes Russian, other vaccines; about to use Remdesivir to fight off COVID-19

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said Guyanese experts would be holding talks with Russian officials about a  COVID-19 vaccine that is now entering stage three trials, even as the country prepares to next week use a generic version of the antiviral drug, Remdesivir, to treat critically ill patients. Dr, Anthony said there has been no decision to buy or commit ...

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No heavy duty vehicles allowed on Demerara Harbour Bridge until 2 PM today

Heavy-duty vehicles are not being allowed to cross the Demerara Harbour Bridge at the moment. Authorities say that category of vehicles is expected to begin crossing again at 2 O’clock this afternoon. The sources say a major structural problem has developed, causing the Demerara Harbour Bridge to prevent heavy duty vehicles from crossing the east-west thoroughfare. The officials say while ...

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Guyana asks India to help reopen sugar estates

As sugar production plummets to an all-time low this year, Guyana is turning to India to assist with reopening the sugar estates that were closed about four ago by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC)-led administration. “As a matter of fact, I recently submitted the Terms of Reference and they (the Indian Government) will be sending two specialists ...

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Supporters of PPP, small political parties on GUYOIL, Gaming Authority boards

A number of the small political parties that contested general and regional elections earlier this year continue to be given a stake in national decision-making. Two of the newly-constituted board members of the State-owned Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) have been drawn from the United Republican Party (URP) and A New and United Guyana (ANUG). URP Leader Dr. Vishnu Bandhu and ...

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