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High-powered Public Utilities Commission panel to examine consumer expectations of telecoms liberalisation

The Public Utilities Commission  (PUC) will Friday morning launch its monthly Round Table series geared at stimulating and generating conversation on a wide range of issues. “In an effort to widen our public relations thrust, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Guyana will launch its monthly Webinar/Virtual Round Table series geared at stimulating and generating conversation on a wide range of ...

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Student caught with ammunition at school

A student of La’ Venture Secondary School, Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara has been detained by police after he was allegedly caught with one .32 round of ammunition, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators said the 16-year old student was seen with the ammunition at about 9:30 AM by a teacher. The object was taken away and shown to ...

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Four arrested for home invasion, robbery of Rupununi teacher, mechanic

Four men have been arrested in connection with the alleged wounding, robbery under arms and damage to property committed on a pregnant teacher and her husband at their home in St. Ignatius, Rupununi, police said. The incident occurred on Thursday, June 10 at the residence of the 18-year old teacher and a 26-year-old male mechanic. Police said those arrested are ...

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BREAKING: Walter Rodney’s death records to be amended; children’s books to be placed in schools

The Guyana government on Thursday announced a raft of steps that would be taken to correct the historical wrongs concerning the bomb-blast death of Guyanese historian and co-leader of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Dr. Walter Rodney 41 years ago. Attorney General Anil Nandlall said, in response to a request by Dr. Rodney’s widow and children government would amending Dr. ...

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Region Nine District Officer arrested for alleged embezzlement of salaries

A Region Nine District Development Officer (DDO) has been accused of embezzling more than GYD$800,000 after several employees of the Aishalton District complained that they had not received salaries Police said the 18-year old DDO has allegedly stolen GYD$867,144 cash at Aishalton Village, South Rupununi from the accounting unit of the Region Nine Democratic Council. Police said that on May 25, ...

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Retrenched sugar workers must be consulted on basic necessities, reopening of estates – International Labour Organisation study

Retrenched workers from  the four sugar estates should be consulted on what could be done to satisfy their basic needs, an International Labour Organisation (ILO) study on the socio-economic impact of the closure of several estates four years ago has recommended. “Quite apart from the fact that there was limited stakeholder involvement and consultation in the decision to close the ...

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National strategy for commodities, especially sugar, recommended

An International Labour Organisation (ILO)-supported study on the impact of the closure of four of Guyana’s sugar estates has recommended the crafting of a strategy to withstand market volatility of commodities and gear up the sugar industry to invest in  ethanol production. The report titled “Study of the socio-economic impact of the closure of GUYSUCO sugar estates on sugar workers ...

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Corentyne woman nabbed for forging COVID-19 vaccination certificate

A Corentyne woman, who planned to travel to the United States (US)  with a forged coronavirus vaccination certificate, has been arrested and placed on GYD$50,000 station bail, police said. A staff nurse at the Williamsburg Health Centre told Rose Hall police that on June 8 at about 3 PM, the 49-year old woman visited the health centre and reported that ...

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US urges Venezuela, Cuba to turn away Iranian warships, as Guyana prepares to host US-sponsored Caribbean military exercise

As Guyana prepares to host a Caribbean military exercise, Tradewinds, the United States (US) is urging Venezuela and Cuba to turn away two Iranian warships. An American publication, Politico, reports that the warships are believed to be carrying arms intended for transfer to Caracas. The US has vowed that it will take appropriate measures to deter what it sees as ...

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ExxonMobil finds more oil offshore Guyana

IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil today said it made a discovery at Longtail-3 in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. Drilling at Longtail-3 encountered 230 feet (70 meters) of net pay, including newly identified, high quality hydrocarbon bearing reservoirs below the original Longtail-1 discovery intervals. The well is located approximately two miles (3.5 kilometers) south of the Longtail-1 well. It was drilled ...

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