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Daily Archives: July 29, 2013

U.S. Embassy organizes Cross-Cultural Community Service Day in Linden

GEORGETOWN – The U.S Embassy’s Youth Action Network (YAN) teamed up with partners for a lively day of community service in Linden under the theme:  “Ready to Serve, Ready to Lead.”  The YAN members joined together with U.S. military cadets from the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program (CULP) and U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers.  A total of 76 volunteers completed ...

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Buxtonians to observe African emancipation

The Buxton First of August Movement (BFAM), in collaboration with the Toucan Multi-Purpose Club (TMC), marks the 175th anniversary of the abolition of Plantation Slavery in Guyana with a series of events over the next month. The theme for this year’s events is “Emancipation, Reconciliation and Equality.”   “While we celebrate the tremendous achievements of our ancestors who made Emancipation ...

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Murder accused found hanging in jail cell

A murder accused was Sunday night found hanging in his cell in the Georgetown Prison, police said. Authorities have not definitively said whether the inmate committed suicide or someone killed him. The dead man has been identified as 26-year old Brian Blunt. His body was found hanging in his cell at about 11:10 Sunday night. Blunt was accused of the ...

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GGMC staff protest postponement of anniversary

Workers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) on Monday protested the unilateral decision by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MNRE) to shift the regulatory agency’s 34th anniversary to coincide with Mining Week. MNRE Permanent Secretary, Joslyn Mc Kenzie, however, could not say whether the ministry would give into the demands for the anniversary observance to ...

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Boodoo rejects Alexander’s accusations on election results

Former Chief Elections Officer, Gocool Boodoo has sought to avoid blame for initially presenting inaccurate results for the 2011 general and regional election, in stark contrast to accounts by an opposition-nominated elections commissioner. In a letter to the privately-owned Stabroek News, Boodoo said the results were given to him by a department. “The  fact  of  the  matter  is  that  the  ...

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