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India-funded solar power system to save Cheddi Jagan Airport 80 percent of electricity bill

India is providing a US$2.5 million line of credit to construct a 3 megawatt solar farm for Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), Dr Mahender Sharma said Monday. “The proposed capacity of the solar photovoltaic (PV ) project, when it starts operation, can supply about 4.5 million units of electricity annually,” ...

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Youths missing at Unity beach, Mahaica during extremely high tide

Two youths went missing on Sunday at Unity beach, Mahaica where they went to swim at a time of extremely high tide, the Ministry of Home Affairs said. The Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Coast Guard was on standby to participate in the search at sunrise Monday. The Home Affairs Ministry said those missing were 20-year-old Navin Seenauth and 17-year-old Daniel ...

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Guyana mapping strategy to trigger demand for hotels, other businesses

President Irfaan Ali on Sunday announced that government was crafting a strategy to stimulate demand for hotels, malls and fast food services. “We have to understand that the government and the private sector, together, we have to invest in bringing the traffic in so that the services, the facilities that we’re building will have the demand structure to support those ...

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Manhunt in Region 7 chopping death

A police manhunt was launched Saturday for a Venezuelan suspect in connection with the chopping death of another Venezuelan, a gold miner at Quartzstone Landing, Cuyuni River, Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and police said they were searching for the suspect. Dead is 21-year-old Adrian Williams of San Martin, Venezuela and Quartzstone Landing, Cuyuni River, which occurred yesterday (Friday, July 5, 2024) ...

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Slack illegal electricity connection causes fire

A slack illegal electricity connection on Saturday caused a fire that destroyed a shack and severely damaged a house next door in East Ruimveldt squatting area, the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) said. “The purported cause of the fire was identified as a slack connection of illegal wiring, which resulted in arcing and sparking, subsequently igniting nearby combustible material,” the GFS ...

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AFC sets up oil and gas committee to keep Hughes at arms length from sector; Jagdeo points to loopholes

The Alliance for Change (AFC) has set up a two-man internal party oil and gas sectoral committee to insulate its leader, Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes from dealing with such matters, but People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo discarded that as insufficient. “Until we attain government I will have no input in or involvement with the AFC Oil and Gas ...

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Teachers’ Union buckles to government’s multi-year pay hike timeframe

After a more than 70-day long teachers’ strike for pay talks to first consider 2019-2023, the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) caved in on government’s long-held position that the multi-year agreement begin from 2024, according to statements from both sides. The GTU said in a statement that it presented a new proposal from 2024 to 2026. “This was based on consultations ...

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Guyana prepares to widen evidence for extradition

The National Assembly is next Monday set to amend the Fugitive Offenders Act to allow for the use of evidence that would not otherwise be accepted under the laws of Guyana to facilitate the extradition of persons. “A record of evidence of the case against the person, including evidence that would not otherwise be admissible under the laws of Guyana, ...

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Attorney General updates Guyana-born Belize Chief Justice during courtesy call

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall on Friday updated Chief Justice of Belize, Guyana-born Louise Esther Blenman on a number of projects during her courtesy call ahead of a major regional law conference that opens in Guyana next week. “The Hon. Attorney General welcomed the Hon. Chief Justice and updated her on a number of projects being ...

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PNCR declares election results for 15-member Central Executive Committee

Returning Officer of the People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) elections, Vincent Alexander on Friday announced the results of that party’s Central Executive Committee. “The party wishes to highlight that the elected CEC reflects the country’s diversity across ethnic, gender, age, and regional lines. One-third of the committee members, for example, are women. Several regions are also represented, including regions #3, ...

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