GuySuCo to spend $11b on key capital works

-GAWU says has much better idea of plans for industry

The sugar union GAWU today said that following a meeting with GuySuCo and the government’s Special Purpose Unit it has a much better idea of plans for the industry and was advised that the corporation plans to spend $11b in key capital works.

Jagdeo warns of more private charges against gov’t

With PPP/C parliamentarians filing private criminal charges against two government ministers, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday warned that it was just the beginning and also dared the APNU+AFC administration to bring criminal charges against him for his actions while he served as president.

Oldendorff Carriers winding up operations in Guyana

Oldendorff Carriers, the German-based transshipment company used by Rusal for exporting bauxite from Guyana, has announced that it is “winding up” its operations here due to United States sanctions against the Russian aluminium producer.

Refunding of Dynamic passengers to begin May 2nd

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) yesterday announced that refunding of passengers who were left in the lurch by Dynamic International Airways will begin on May 2nd.

Uitvlugt surpasses first crop target

GuySuCo’s Uitvlugt Estate has surpassed its target for the first crop of 2018, the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) announced yesterday.

City Chamber submits objections to new parking meter by-laws

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has submitted its objections to the amended metered parking by-laws to City Hall, according to its President Deodat Indar, who joined with members of the business community yesterday to protest any restart of the initiative in the capital.

Escapee from Golden Grove station recaptured

Derrol James, who escaped from the Golden Grove Police Station last December, was recaptured on Wednesday.

Rose Hall Mayor accuses Holland of disrespect after criticism over Town Clerk’s hiring

The Mayor of Rose Hall Vijay Kumar Ramoo is incensed that President of the Guyana Association of Municipalities (GAM) Carwyn Holland was bold enough to reprimand his council for its recent hiring of a Town Clerk at its statutory meeting on Wednesday.

Skeldon Estate Staff Compound converted to ‘Heritage Resort’

NICIL-SPU yesterday announced that the Skeldon Estate Staff Compound has been converted into the ‘Skeldon Heritage Resort’.

Education officers briefed on draft policy for reintegrating teen moms into schools

The heads of Guyana’s 11 education districts were briefed on Wednesday on a draft policy for the re-integration of adolescent mothers into the formal school system as part of efforts to address the impact of the high rate of teenage pregnancy.

Eteringbang airstrip to be closed for runway work

In an effort to improve the quality of the Eteringbang airstrip, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) will be undertaking chemical stabilisation of the runway surface sometime during the week of April 22, 2018.

West Ruimveldt woman stabbed by ex on the way to work

A West Ruimveldt woman is now recovering from stab wounds after she was attacked by her former partner on Tuesday, less than a week after she would have secured a restraining order against him.

Lethem man charged with fatal chopping of Brazilian miner

A Lethem man was yesterday remanded to prison for the alleged murder of a Brazilian miner, who was fatally chopped on Sunday.

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