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Guyana now requires COVID negative test, recovery proof for persons travelling from China

Persons travelling to Guyana directly or in-transit from China, Hong Kong and Macau must now present a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery from the viral disease,  Guyana’s COVID-19 Task Force announced on Thursday. Th new requirement takes effect from January 8, 2023. The Guyana government said that would also apply to persons traveling from the China via third ...

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Guyana, Suriname presidents to sign agreement for Corentyne River Bridge construction

Guyana and Suriname will next month sign an agreement to build a bridge across the Corentyne River. Officials say the signing will take place when President Irfaan Ali visits Suriname for that country’s Independence Anniversary on November 25. Guyana’s Public Works Minister Juan Edghill and Suriname’s Public Works Minister Dr Riad Nurmohamed on Saturday planted their country’s flags on Long ...

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Govt engages major development partners on stalled projects

by Samuel Sukhnandan Government has engaged some of its main development partners including the Indian Government, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CBD) on several key projects that have been in the pipeline for many years, but never came to fruition. Public Works Minister Mr Juan Edghill said during discussions, the government conveyed its desire to have the ...

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East Demerara road will eventually be extended to Rosignol

The Guyana government has received an extension on a loan from the Exim Bank of India for the East Coast Demerara road to be widened and upgraded all the way to Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson says. Government’s Department of Public Information reported that the decision will see expansion works being extended from the original end-point ...

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Gov’t management of Berbice Bridge upheld by Chief Justice

Government has been given the green light to continue managing the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI), government’s Department of Public Information reported. This comes as Chief Justice Roxanne George issued a ruling on Wednesday that deemed the administration’s supervision of the bridge as lawful. BBCI had moved to the courts to overturn the Government’s decision but this was stopped as ...

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Nine charges for gyrating conductor aboard open-door moving minibus, driver

Police slapped a total of nine charges on a minibus driver and conductor after a video went viral on Facebook showing the conductor gyrating through the opened vehicle door on the East Coast Demerara last month, police said Monday. The conductor, 27-year old Jermaine Waldron of Haslington, East Coast Demerara pleaded guilty to three charges and was fined a total ...

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Traffic Chief suggests possible banning of minibuses

The Guyana Police Force’s Traffic Chief, Linden Isles has floated the idea of possibly banning the importation of reconditioned minibuses or insisting that all such vehicles must be brand new as one way of dealing with the congestion of city bus parks. “Look, the Guyana Revenue Authority, the government look at how many vehicles that are being registered; hold on ...

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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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Harbour bridge workers trying to remove fallen utility poles

Workers at the Demerara Harbour Bridge were Tuesday night working feverishly to remove several utility poles that fell from a truck, restricting two-way traffic to a single lane, General Manager of the bridge, Rolston Adams said. He said efforts were underway to move equipment to the location where the poles fell so that they could be removed. Adams said traffic ...

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February 2023