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GTT cleaner, who admitted to planning GY$19.4 million armed robbery, is among six charged

A cleaner, who was attached to the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GTT) Giftland Mall branch, told police that she assisted in planning the GY$19.4 million dollar armed robbery by bogus security guards who went there under the pretext of escorting the day’s earnings, police said. Police said they recovered GY$2,696,420. In all , six persons pleaded guilty to the charge ...

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US to remove barriers on food; develop “common” food certification system with Caribbean

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United States (US) have agreed to craft a single food certification regime to facilitate the free trade of agricultural produce within the region and that North American nation, President Irfaan Ali said Thursday. He made the announcement in a video release following talks he and colleague CARICOM leaders held with US Vice President Kamala ...

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CIA focusing on Chinese influence in Guyana

The United States (US) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is paying close attention to China’s influence in Guyana and several other Caribbean countries as part of a US$67.1 billion authorised spending under the Intelligence Authorisation Act 2023. “The Committee remains concerned, among other areas, about the People’s Republic of China’s intentions and influence in the Caribbean, including in Suriname and Guyana,” ...

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GTT’s fibre now available to thousands in 36 communities

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) says it has increased the availability of fibre connectivity to 25,000 homes in 26 communities over the past year, and plans to fast-track that availability figure to 75 percent. Official figures show that one in every three homes within the past two months is connected to GTT fibre. GTT added that it expects ...

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Major infrastructure works for Millie’s Hideout, Linden

The Housing and Water Ministry’s Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), is set to commence major infrastructure works in Millie’s Hideout, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). Housing and Water Minister, Collin Croal said works in the new housing development will commence within a few weeks. These include land preparation for the construction of roads and drainage in the area which ...

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42 US gallons of crude leaked into Guyana’s waters- ExxonMobil

The ExxonMobil-controlled Esso Exploration Production and Guyana Limited (EEPGL) on Saturday said at least one barrel (42 US gallons) of crude oil leaked into Guyana’s Atlantic Ocean waters, but sought to downplay the severity of the incident. “On Friday, September 9, 2022, the team on the Liza Unity FPSO observed a sheen on the water in the vicinity of the ...

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Government instructs companies to pay locals within 45 days

The Guyana government has instructed companies that are working in the oil and gas sector to pay Guyanese within 45 days. The updated five-year plan must now include a payment period of between 30-45 days upon the correct receipt of an invoice. This will allow Guyanese companies timely and appropriate access to contract and payment terms that facilitate competitive funding ...

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Massy gets ready to judge art competition entries for World Suicide Prevention Day

Entries for Massy Group’s first Art Competition in support of suicide prevention and mental health awareness close today, September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), the company said. Over the next four weeks, Massy and the E.R Burrowes School of Art will judge the entries and the winners will be announced on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2022. Four ...

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GTT supporting staff in Giftland Branch robbery

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) on Friday said it was supporting its workers who were threatened and assaulted during a GY$19 million robbery Thursday night. “We have accounted for all our team members and continue to provide support to them through our HR (Human Resource) Employee Experience,” GTT said in a statement. The telecommunications company said as a result ...

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Guyana, Suriname to meet in two weeks on fishing licence issues

President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday said representatives of Guyana and Suriname are scheduled to meet in the coming weeks to iron out that Dutch-speaking neighbour’s failure so far to keep its reported promise to grant 150 coastal fishing licences to Guyanese fishermen. But already, the Guyanese leader has admitted that the major sticking point has to do with the illegal ...

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