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E-SIMs now available at all GTT’s retail stores across the country

GTT said it has recently made E-SIMs available for purchase and installation at all of the company’s retail stores across the country and street sale agents. The E-SIM is a digital version of a physical sim card that is pre-installed in a customer’s cellphone. It also allows for ease of tracking if the device is lost and seamless transfer of ...

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Civil society organisation critcises Guyana’s carbon credit sale, queries how govt decided on 15 percent payout

The civil society organisation, Police Forum Guyana (PFG), on Sunday questioned the government’s decision to sell carbon credits, saying under the new Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) 2030 such payments amounted to an incentive for continuing to spew greenhouse gases at current levels. “Buying credits is a device for companies to avoid reducing their fossil fuel emissions. To this extent, ...

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Fmr US President Jimmy Carter, who spearheaded Guyana’s electoral reforms, in hospice care

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who convinced Guyana’s then People’s National Congress (PNC)-led administration to agree to major electoral reforms, has entered hospice care, instead of seeking more medical treatment. After a series of short hospital stays, the statement said, Carter “decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical ...

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Suriname’s capital under curfew after day of violent protest

Surinamese authorities on Friday imposed a 6 PM to 6 AM curfew in the capital, Paramaribo, where thousands of persons poured out on the streets earlier in the day to protest spiralling cost of living, authorities said. “Due to the situation in the country, the community is urged to avoid the inner city and busy locations. The units patrol the city ...

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SURINAME: Thousands of protesters vent anger at rising cost of living; National Assembly stormed

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Paramaribo, Suriname, storming the National Assembly building and looting businesses as pressure mounted on the government in the wake of rising prices for fuel and general cost of living. The protesters are demanding that President Chandrikapersad Santokhi and Vice President Ronnie Brunswijk resign because they have presided over an International Monetary Fund ...

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Local Govt Elections are June 12

Guyanese in the 70 neighbourhoods and 10 towns will go to the polls on June 12 to elect new councillors, despite opposition concerns that a several constituency boundaries have been changed to give the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) an advantage. Local Government Minister Nigel Dharamlall  has written to the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Retired Justice Claudette Singh, ...

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Suspects in terrorism attack at Mon Repos “innocent”- Norton

Hours after Guyanese police issued wanted bulletins for 12 persons accused of terrorism at the Mon Repos market last year during a protest against a police killing, Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Wednesday night said they were “innocent” and he vowed to resist prosecutions. In relating the police action to the gathering, he said they were “innocent people who participated ...

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Guyana will save US$500 million annually from gas to shore project

The US$1.7 billion gas-to-shore project, including the natural gas-fired power plant and natural gas liquids plant, is projected to save Guyana US$500 million annually after paying ExxonMobil US$55 million each year for the pipeline, Project Lead Winston Brassington said Wednesday. “Exxon projects that the quality of the gas, which is a very high quality gas- rich gas, will remain stable ...

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Indigenous communities draw down GY$4.7 billion from Hess carbon credit payment

Indigenous communities totalling 241 were Wednesday informed that they would each receive millions of dollars now that Guyana has received the first installment of US$75 million from American oil company, Hess Corporation, for the sale of forest carbon credits, but they first have to craft approved development plans. Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo, addressing Toshaos (Amerindian village chiefs) at the Arthur ...

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Guyana govt protests American Airlines’ shabby treatment of Prime Ministers Rowley, Gonsalves

The Guyana government on Wednesday publicly protested American Airlines’ shabby treatment of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley and the St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves as they prepared to depart Guyana earlier in the day. The Foreign Affairs Ministry accused American Airlines of refusing to allow the Prime Ministers’ check-in through ...

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September 2023