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Guyana: Digicel blames govt for “dark ages” telecoms sector, as GTT celebrates 29 years

GTT vs Digicel

A day after Public Telecommunications Minister, 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’s 29-year old monopoly.

“With Guyana stuck in the telecoms dark ages, liberalisation must happen immediately to give Guyana the internet it deserves. The stakes couldn’t be higher,” Digicel said.

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T), which wanted a US$44 million tax debt settled before  moving ahead with liberalisation, last year May signed a secret memorandum of understanding with government committing both sides to settling all outstanding issues.            Continue reading

Harmon hides behind GINA on BK Tiwari issue

Harmon hides behind GINA on BK Tiwari issue

Despite widespread criticism about the now revoked appointment of prominent Guyanese businessman, Brian “BK” Tiwari as a ministerial business adviser, Minister of State Joseph Harmon broke his promise to hold a news conference on Friday to deal with the issue.

Instead, Harmon spoke with the state-owned Government Information Agency (GINA) which issued a release and made no reference of the Chairman of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Larry London and Tiwari being on the visit to China  with Harmon at the same time.

Harmon Thursday morning promised  faithfully that he would have fully briefed the media on the issue on Friday (April 1, 2016).    Continue reading

Mobile money transfers come to Guyana – article + video

GT&T makes it possible to now bank, and pay bills using your cell phone – 13th Mar 2013

Mobile money transfers come to Guyana

MARCH 13, 2013 | BY  | FILED UNDER NEWS

Money transfers and bill payments using a cell phone are now possibilities in Guyana.
Last evening, at the Pegasus Hotel, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) launched its Mobile Money Guyana (MMG) service and is now promising to introduce the use of cell phones to shop at supermarkets and even receiving international transfers.

With over 60 agents countrywide, GT&T will be hoping to use its partnership with the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) to increase its market share in especially the hinterland, where banking facilities are scarce.   Continue reading

Digicel in huge slash of international rates; GT&T appeals High Court ruling

Digicel in huge slash of international rates; GT&T appeals High Court ruling

The Chief Executive Officer of Digicel (Guyana), Gregory Dean on Tuesday said his company is going ahead with its 62 percent cut in overseas rates from Tuesday in keeping with a  High  Court ruling, even as the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) says it has filed an appeal.

Dean told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) that he was unaware of an appeal and his company intended to slash its rates by 62 percent to the Caribbean, United States, and Canada.  The company says the cost of calls to China and Brazil will also be reduced by more than 80 percent.     read article:  Digicel in huge slash of international rates

NCN financial scandal – Sattaur and Goolsarran to know fate soon

NCN financial scandal – Sattaur and Goolsarran to know fate soon

June 28, 2012 | By KNews

President Donald Ramotar and the Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS)  are considering strong recommendations from the Board of Directors of the National Communications Network concerning massive financial irregularities uncovered at the state owned broadcasting company.

Kaieteur News understands that the recommendations stem from the report from a specially appointed private audit firm following revelations of financial improprieties that surfaced earlier this month.  The revelations centered on the payment of millions of dollars by the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph company to NCN for work done by the staff.   [more]

NICIL must provide details of investments – Ramjattan

NICIL must provide details of investments

MAY 14, 2012 | BY KNEWS |

 …Brassington statements akin to a pleading criminal about to be jailed – Ramjattan

Recent statements by Executive Director of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington on the state of affairs of the finances for the Government Holdings Company are akin to those of a criminal about to be incarcerated.

This is according to Alliance for Change (AFC) Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan, who says that the NICIL’s Executive Director’s statement now claiming that NICIL’s coffers only contain $700M as against the billions touted is very “circumspect.”    Continue reading