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Guyana Telephone and Telegraph hosts EduConnect Webinar Series

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, recently wrapped up an EduConnect virtual Series, aimed at supporting teachers, parents and children as they adapt to online learning and instruction. The Series was launched in response to changes in instruction, learning and entertainment due to COVID-19. “We are aware that many of our students, teachers and ...

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O’Brien puts up Digicel HQ, cash to seal debt deal

Reproduced from the Jamaica Gleaner Digicel Group chairman Denis O’Brien has put up the telecoms regional headquarters on the Kingston, Jamaica, waterfront as collateral under a debt deal with bondholders. The Digicel founder committed to putting up US$50 million – half in cash and the rest in the building – to sweeten the deal under which the telecoms is seeking ...

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GTT workers take COVID-19 induced pay cuts

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) says it will be cutting salaries temporarily in an effort to ensure the country’s largest telecommunications company survives the “turbulent times during the COVID-19 pandemic.” “This unprecedented situation is already having a severe financial impact on the business and we are just at the beginning. In a bid to ensure continued service provision ...

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GTT makes COVID-19 hotlines toll free

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Wednesday confirmed that after interactions with officials from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the company has decided to make all Covid-19 hotline numbers toll free. “The decision to make the hotline numbers toll free came as part of the company’s strategic measure to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic ...

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Gun-point robbery of GTT mini outlet at Giftland Mall

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GTT) kiosk on the lower flat of Giftland Mall was Monday night robbed by two youths armed with a gun. “Customers were still lined up to pay as today (Monday) is the last day for bill payments. Two males just walked up, pulled the guns, collected the money and walked out,” GTT spokeswoman, Jasmin Harris ...

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GTT promises refunds if Blaze Internet service is not up to standard

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company Limited (GTT) says if it does not meet publicly-stated standards of its Blaze fibre optic internet service from February 1, 2020, customers will receive refunds. “We have listened to our customers and made some changes to deliver a vastly improved service to our BLAZE customers in 2020 and beyond. We are determined to elevate ...

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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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No place for incompetent, corrupt ministers in law-abiding PPP gov’t -Irfaan Ali

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali on Sunday night vowed that if he wins the general elections in March, he would not tolerate incompetent and corrupt ministers and that his administration would obey the laws and Guyana’s constitution. “I know that I will not be a president that surrounds himself by ministers who are incompetent and corrupt. ...

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GTT ups Demerara River submarine fibre optic capacity

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Friday said it has begun increasing its submarine fibre-optic capacity across the Demerara River with the replacement of its cable. “The replacement cable will give added future capacity to services since it consists of 24 strands, as compared to the damaged cable, which had 12 strands,” the company said in a statement. ...

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Anti-piracy tracking devices for fishing vessels -MARAD

The Maritime Administration Department’s (MARAD) Director of Maritime Safety, Captain John Flores has issued a warning to would-be pirates. He said the regulatory agency would be implementing an Automatic Identification System (AIS) to track vessels plying Guyana’s waterways. According to Flores, in the event of a piracy attack, a distress signal will be sent to any of MARAD’s maritime safety ...

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