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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Guyana concerned about duplication of CSME certificate process

Guyana remains concerned that St. Lucia and, Trinidad and Tobago are asking Guyanese to apply in those countries for Caricom Free Movement Certificates although they would have been already certified by the Foreign Ministry here. Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett raised the issue at a presentation to the House’s Foreign Relations Committee last week. She said Guyana has been receiving a ...

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Fly Guyana to begin operations in October

Another airline is expected to begin flying the Georgetown-New York route before year-end, the Ministry of Tourism announced on Sunday. It will be called Fly Guyana. Fly Guyana’s representative Harry Chowbey announced that the carrier was expected to begin serving the route from October, 2013. “We spoke to the Government of Guyana who was very supportive of this, and in ...

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Fireman, who drove minibus in mishap, stabbed

A fireman, who was driving a minibus, was Sunday expected to be questioned by police in connection with an accident involving 21 persons including himself and the conductor. Figures dispute claims by the conductor, Travis Price, that the Route 48 bus was not overloaded at the time of the mishap. Usually reliable sources confirmed that fire fighter Reginald Europe was ...

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Guyana helps displaced Malians

Guyana has donated US$10,000 to assist Malian Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees. The money is being funneled through the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a senior Foreign Ministry official here confirmed. ReliefWeb reported that fllowing the appeal made by the OIC Secretary General, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, to assist Malian IDPs and refugees, the Governments of the Republics of Cameroon ...

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Two men dead, one woman shot

Two men have been killed and one woman shot in three separate incidents in Berbice and Georgetown. Three persons have been arrested in connection with two of the occurrences. No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting of 28-year old Ayana Henry of Laing Street, Georgetown to her left thigh. Police said she and a man were involved ...

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Ghana’s SEC, Republic Bank in talks for HFC Bank

Ghana’s Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has denied Republic Bank’s application for a waiver after taking over more than a quarter of the shareholding of HFC Bank Ghana, the Trinidad and Tobago-owned bank said in a statement at the weekend. The Ghana SEC has advised Republic Bank that it must comply with the mandatory takeover requirements and make an offer for ...

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Fire fighters complete first aid training

In an effort to improve the Guyana Fire Service’s response capability, 25 of its ranks completed first aid training programme in fire and road accidents, conducted by firefighters from French Guiana. In an address to those gathered at the closing ceremony which was held at the GFS central station, Stabroek, Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee expressed gratitude to the ...

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Transparency (Guyana) elects new president

Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI), the local chapter of Transparency International, on Friday elected a new executive. Elected unanimously as President was Former Auditor General of Guyana, Anand Goolsarran.  He succeeded Attorney-at-Law, Gino Persaud at elections held at TIGI’s office, Waterloo Street, Georgetown. The two Vice Presidents are Fred Collins and Melissa Ifill. Other executive members are Attorney-at-Law Arif ...

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First phase of archive digitization launched

The Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport in collaboration with the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO) today launched the first phase of the National Archives of Guyana’s digitisation project. This venture which is funded by the Guyana Government and the Guyana National Commission for UNESCO, seeks to increase access to rare resources and enhance capabilities for searching and ...

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Lease for Marriott hotel land being opposed in court

Long-time politician, Desmond Trotman on Friday filed an opposition to the transfer of the land on which the Marriott Hotel is being built , saying that the cost of the 99-year lease would be a paltry sum. Trotman, in court papers seen by Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com), argues that the least of GUY$299,955 per year for the 6.886 acres ...

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