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Guyana watching impact of Caribbean Airlines’ pilots sickout

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is paying keen attention to what appears to be a sickout by Caribbean Airlines Limited’s (CAL) pilots that on Sunday grounded all of that carrier’s flights. CAL’s international, regional and domestic flights, including those to and from Guyana, have been canceled. The airline said on Sunday that the pilots reported sick about three hours ...

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Venezuelan woman confesses to stabbing miner to death; two men arrested -police

A Venezuelan woman on Saturday admitted to the stabbing death of a man at Kumung Kumung in Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) hours after her refusal to dance with him had sparked off an altercation, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) said. Investigators said Orianma Naomi Silva Figuera of Puerto Ordaz, a Venezuelan admitted that she stabbed the victim whose only name was ...

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Descendants of UK owner of enslaved Africans in Guyana coming to apologise, to fund UG project

As part of the University of Guyana’s launch of its International Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, family members of John Gladstone, who had owned enslaved Africans in Guyana, will be here next week to apologise for their ancestor’s role in that most dehumanising period of world history. John Gladstone was the father of four-time British Prime Minister William Gladstone. ...

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Former Mocha residents challenge removal from land; seek title to land, GY$200 million damages

Three residents of Mocha are asking the High Court to declare that several of their constitutional rights were violated last January when government crushed their dwellings and other properties and forced them off an area of land near a new East Bank Demerara Road. Demerara Waves Online News understands that if the three applicants win this case, the judgement will ...

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Jagdeo hails Luncheon’s role in national security during violent crime spree

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday night hailed the significant contribution of late high-level government and party loyalist, Dr Roger Luncheon, to the security stability of Guyana at a time when the government could not have relied on the leadership of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF). Addressing a ‘Night of Reflections’ on the life ...

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Probe alleged gold smuggling, other transnational accusations against city businessmen

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Friday called for Guyanese authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into allegations that a major city business was allegedly involved in gold smuggling, money laundering and other transnational crimes. Nazar ‘Shell’ Mohamed and his son Azruddin Mohamed are on record as denying such allegations and calling on the United Kingdom-headquartered Reuters news agency to ...

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Norton slams gov’t over demolition of houses at Plastic City; Jagdeo says “tough” decisions for development

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Thursday condemned the Guyana government for turning a blind eye to the plight of residents of Vreed-en-Hoop Jetty/Plastic City whose houses were being demolished to make way for a nearby shore-base that is being constructed, but Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said generally at times hard decisions have to made. “It was pointed out that long-standing ...

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Trinidadian businesses buying imports with Guyana’s foreign exchange

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said Trinidad and Tobago businesses have found a solution to the prolonged foreign exchange shortage in their homeland by buying their imports through Guyana and shipping them to Port-of-Spain. “We notice a trend here is that some Trinidadian companies are procuring large quantities of goods for their businesses in Guyana and in Trinidad and ...

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No decision on restart of mining at Chinese Landing but govt backs majority of residents

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday stressed that gold mining has been halted in Chinese Landing in the interest of the majority of residents there, but he could not say definitively whether the greenlight would be given for that activity to resume. However, the Vice President could not immediately say whether government would approve the resumption of mining in that ...

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P.S. Mae Toussaint Jr. Thomas-Meerabux moved from Home Affairs to Labour

Permanent Secretary Mae Toussaint Jr. Thomas-Meerabux has been moved from the Ministry of Home Affairs to the Ministry of Labour, according to a statement by the Office of the President. She is among six Permanent Secretaries who have been reassigned. Notably, Mr Dereck Cummings has not been mentioned, but the Office of the President said Mr Alfred Roland King is now ...

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September 2023