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Digicel blames gov’t for “dark ages” telecoms sector, as GTT celebrates 29 years

A day after the Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes, boasted of improved Internet access, Digicel Guyana used results of a petition to lampoon the administration for foot-dragging on liberalising the telecoms sector to coincide with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company’s (GTT) 29-year-old monopoly. “With Guyana stuck in the telecoms dark ages, liberalisation must happen immediately to give Guyana ...

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“Bloated” final voters list ready -elections commissioner

As the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) prepares to certify the final voters list, also called the Official List of Electors (OLE), containing 661,028 persons, at least one pro-coalition elections commissioner on Tuesday reiterated that the roll is bloated. “So, clearly we are going forward with a bloated list because there is no circumstance under which a population of 750,000 plus ...

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Greenidge lashes out at former petroleum advisor; international anti-corruption organisation

Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge has slammed former presidential advisor on petroleum, Dr Jan Mangal and an international anti-corruption organisation, Global Witness, for plotting against the incumbent coalition ahead of the March 2, 2020, general elections. Greenidge sought to discredit Mangal before thousands of supporters at an election campaign rally held Monday night at Esplanade, New Amsterdam. “The claim ...

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NCN announcer’s APNU+AFC candidacy at centre of Editor-in-Chief being sent on leave

The Editor-in-Chief of the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN), Leeron Brummel was late this afternoon sent on leave, stemming from his objection to a governing coalition candidate reading the news. Demerara Waves Online News/News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM was told that Mr. Brummel was summoned to a meeting by the NCN Chairman, Enrico Woolford, and told that he was being ...

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Guyana’s international civil aviation compliance increases further

Guyana’s latest civil aviation rating has moved up to nearly 77 percent, Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Egbert Field said Sunday in New York. He told an election campaign fundraising meeting that from 2007 Guyana’s compliance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) rules and regulations was 44 percent, but by 2016, due to “political ...

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APNU+AFC New York supporters told “pay your own” airfares to Guyana to vote

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has told governing coalition supporters in the United States that they will have to pay their own airfares to return home to vote in general elections on March 2. Addressing a fund-raising town hall meeting in Brooklyn, New York, Chairman of the PNCR’s New York Group, Errol Lewis said supporters would begin travelling to ...

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