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Dominican Republic low-cost airline interested in flying to Guyana

The Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt Col. Egbert Field has confirmed that the Dominican Republic-headquartered low-cost airline, Arajet, is interested in adding Guyana to its routes. He said the carrier wrote the GCAA last month asking about the procedures and requirements for serving the Guyana market. Lt. Col. Field’s confirmation came after Arajet on December ...

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Hess, CNOOC don’t need separate permits- Court of Appeal

Outspoken activist, Ramon Gaskin is preparing to take his case to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) after the Guyana Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision that the Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited’s (EEPGL) other joint venture partners, Hess and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), in the Stabroek Block  did not need separate licences, a lawyer ...

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PNCR’s Carol Smith-Joseph slapped with 14 fraud charges; granted GY$140,000 bail

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) activist Carol Smith-Joseph on Wednesday appeared in court for 14 fraud charges because she allegedly “solely” approving transactions totalling GY$6.1 million while she a board director of the Mahaica Abary Rice Development Scheme (MARDS) Rice Milling Complex Limited. She appeared before Mahaicony Magistrate, Marissa Mittelholzer with defence lawyers Nigel Hughes and Roysdale Forde. The accused ...

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Guyana prepares to tighten security, safety for tourism industry

In the wake of the death of two tourists in Guyana’s interior within the past two months, Guyana’s tourism industry stakeholders have laid the groundwork for stringent safety and security rules which could eventually become laws or regulations, officials said. Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Kamrul Baksh suggested that recent separate deaths occurred because of a breach of ...

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Schlumberger ordered to stop storing, using radioactive materials at East Bank Demerara location

The High Court on Friday ruled that the France-headquartered Schlumberger, a global provider of products and services to ExxonMobil’s operations in Guyana, must stop storing, using and possessing radioactive materials at its facility at Houston, East Bank Demerara. Justice Nareshwar Harnanan, in handing down his decision, agreed with the plaintiffs that the environmental permits awarded by the Guyana government’s Environmental ...

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Ali woos overseas-based Guyanese to invest in condos

President Irfaan Ali Thursday night encouraged overseas-based Guyanese and local investors to pool their monies to invest in condominiums in upscale areas. “We have a lot of liquidity that exists in the Diaspora. This is a challenge to the Diaspora. I challenge you today. You can’t do it individually, come together,” he said. Addressing the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and ...

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Georgetown Chamber asks govt to reduce cost of new vehicles

President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Timothy Tucker on Thursday appealed t0 government to scrap the excise tax on new vehicles to allow ordinary Guyanese and the country as a whole to benefit in several ways. While acknowledging that Guyana’s roads are congested, the Chamber said the removal of the excise tax would see Guyanese having ...

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Georgetown Public Hospital says nearby vending is old issue that’s now “life threatening”

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Tuesday indicated that its concerns about food vending on New Market Street date back to several years and records show that official complaints to the Georgetown Mayor and City Council stretch from 2015 to 2022, but little has been done resulting increased risks to gravely ill patients who need to enter the hospital ...

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Row erupts over City Mayor’s Islamic remarks; Police asked to launch probe; Opposition calls PSC a PPP “stooge”

A large section of the Muslim community and the Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Tuesday condemned Georgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine for seeming religiously and racially divisive remarks Tuesday night on Tuesday night while police and Public Works Ministry workers were attempting to remove food caravans from New Market Street opposite the Georgetown Hospital. Mr Narine questioned whether the President was ...

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