Daily Archives: May 11, 2013

Government confirms Caribbean Airlines flag carrier status – video

Guyana Government confirms Caribbean Airlines flag carrier status – 9th May 2013

At a time when Caribbean Airlines  is  reportedly facing what amounts to more than $TT500 million in debt, the Guyana Government has confirmed that it has granted the airline flag carrier status. The announcement came just three days after U.S. carrier Delta Airlines ended its service to Guyana. The move by Delta has left Caribbean […]

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Culture Ministry to digitize national archives – includes video

Culture Ministry to digitize national archives

MAY 10, 2013 | BY  |

The Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport is now moving towards making all information available in the national archives become technologically accessible. This was revealed during a launching ceremony held at the Walter Rodney Archives on Wednesday last. These documents will be digitised and microfilmed.

Robin Singh of DEV Info-Tech Simplified has been contracted by the Ministry to put the project together.
During the launch, Culture Minister Dr. Frank Anthony, and Permanent Secretary, Alfred King, were given a demonstration of how the online programme will work.     Continue reading

Govt. shrugs off US criticisms over radio licencing …Guyana is a sovereign state

Govt. shrugs off US criticisms over radio licencing …Guyana is a sovereign state that makes its own decisions

MAY 10, 2013 | BY  |

Government has shrugged off criticisms by the United States over the manner in which radio licenses were granted by former President Bharrat Jagdeo, yesterday insisting that Guyana is a sovereign state that has the right to make its own decisions.   Government spokesman, Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon, also again defended Jagdeo’s decision to grant the 11 licences, saying the previous broadcast law gives the President, as the Minister of Information, the final say.

Government spokesman Dr. Roger Luncheon

“I stick with the law. The Postal and Telegraph Act confers on the President, the Minister of Information, the final say.”
According to Luncheon, the new law – the Broadcast Act of 2011- was not in effect at the time when Jagdeo made his decision, days before he ended his constitutional term in office and just before the November 2011 General Elections.   Continue reading

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