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Guyana Gov't says Amaila Falls Hydropower too expensive

The Government of Guyana says it will not be proceeding with the construction of the US$1 billion Amaila Falls Hydropower Station as doing so would would be “downright criminal.” In addition, IDB experts have also found that the cost of Amaila Hydropower would be too high.

CCJ-awarded damages to Surinamese beverage company increasing

Attorney General (AG) and Legal Affairs Minister, Basil Williams, says the money owed by the Government of Guyana (GoG) to Surinamese beverage company, Rudisa Beverages and Juices, has increased to $1.6 billion due to government’s failure to pay the initial amount of $1.2 billion in a timely manner.

CCJ rules against GTT’s DSL internet service restriction

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has upheld a ruling prohibiting the Guyana Telephone and Telegram Company (GTT) from denying internet access to one of its customers who made and received international calls using Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”); technology provided by US Company Vonage.

Elisabeth Harper could be appointed Ambassador

Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge was Monday tight-lipped about whether former Prime Ministerial candidate for the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Elisabeth Harper was being considered for an ambassadorial post.

Guyana will "stoutly resist" Venezuela ID card distribution-Harmon

Guyana on Sunday warned it would “stoutly resist” plans by Venezuela to register residents in Essequibo and issue them identification cards for the neighbouring Spanish-speaking nation, even as a United States-based Political Scientist has urged government to aggressively educate Guyanese about Venezuela’s territorial claim to the Essequibo Region.

Rum: El Dorado quest led to alternative liquid gold

Legend has it that before the Spanish conquest there was an Indian chief in Colombia who, in an annual ritual, smeared himself with gold dust and then bathed in Lake Guatavita. The tale spurred a foolish hunt for El Dorado, a mythical site of endless riches — but Spaniards, Dutch and French adventurers found nothing.
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