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Daily Archives: July 23, 2013

Matthew’s Ridge air crash: ASL awaiting compensation claims

Air Services Limited (ASL) on Tuesday said compensation for injuries and losses could be processed only if passengers submit claims to be forwarded to the domestic carrier’s insurers. ASL’s Personnel Manager, Umadat Singh `could not immediately say if the GUY$3.6 million spent on medical and incidental expenses and transportation costs would be taken into consideration by insurers when adding up ...

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Opposition walks out from money laundering committee over Ramotar’s “terrorism” remark

Although Alliance For Change (AFC) leader, Khemraj Ramjattan walked out of a parliamentary select committee to protest President Donald Ramotar’s description of the opposition as “terrorists”, the opposition will not be withdrawing permanently. Carl Greenidge, who is representing A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on the select committee that is examining amendments to financial crimes legislation, said the opposition decided ...

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Taxi driver shot during carjacking

A taxi driver, who was shot to his face before his car was hijacked, was Tuesday recuperating at a city hospital. An official of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) said 43-year old Samuel Pinder of Albouystown was resting in the Accident and Emergency Unit. When Pinder is discharged on Wednesday, it is unclear whether he would regain possession of ...

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GLDA and U.S team conduct veterinary outreach in Region 3

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana Livestock Development Agency (GLDA), in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy’s Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), conducted a two-day veterinary training seminar and a livestock veterinary treatment outreach in Region 3 from July 15 to 20, 2013.  During the veterinary seminar, the HAP team provided GLDA veterinarians with refresher training in areas such as basic microscopy techniques, deworming ...

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U.S. establishes Youth Action Network in Guyana

GEORGETOWN – The U.S Embassy’s Public Affairs Section has established a Youth Action Network (YAN), bringing together approximately 50 young Guyanese leaders from around the country.  The Embassy’s Youth Action Network was officially launched July 20 through its first event – a Conference on Service and Leadership under the theme:  “Ready to Serve, Ready to Lead.”  This is the first ...

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Guyana dollar slides for several reasons

There are mixed views about why the Guyana dollar is plummeting- reasons include foreign currency gouging, a drop in the price of some exports and diminished confidence in the local economy partly due to political bickering. Deputy Governor of the Bank of Guyana, Dr. Gobin Ganga, however, assures that there is sufficient foreign currency in circulation. “The Central Bank has ...

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