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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Venezuela, Guyana agree to renew UN Good Officer’s tenure

Guyana and Venezuela on Saturday agreed to ask International Relations Professor, Norman Girvan to continue as the United Nations (UN) Good Officer to settle the border controversy between the two South American countries. The announcement was made during Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro’s first official visit to Guyana where he met with the country’s President, Donald Ramotar. “We also agreed to ...

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Updated: Policeman’s wife killed in house

Police are investigating the suspected murder of a woman whose home was later torched by the perpetrators at Diamond housing scheme today. The woman has been identified as 36-year old Sirmattie Ramnaress of  2430, 21st Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. The woman’s husband- Police Sergeant Bailey of Vigilance Police Station, East Coast Demerara- was assisting investigators as they comb ...

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Growth projections revised downwards as sugar takes hit

The government has revised downwards the projected domestic economic growth for the year as a result of the poor showing of sugar up to the mid-year mark. This was disclosed by Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh at a news conference Friday night where he added that there had been robust growth outside of the sugar sector. “The full year ...

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Youth unemployment is a “time bomb” – APNU

Opposition Leader David Granger says the country is sitting on a “time bomb” where youth unemployment is concerned with the government applying band aids to a chronic problem. He was speaking at an APNU news conference on Friday where he cited a decade-old International Labour Organisation survey which found that 44 percent of the working age population was not “economically ...

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Lightning shocks sugar workers

Lightning shocked at least seven sugar workers at Blairmont estate, West Coast Berbice Friday morning and they were rushed to a nearby hospital, according to sources. A number of the field workers were rendered unconscious but they later recovered at the Fort Wellington Hospital. No one was killed. The men were loading a punt at the time of the incident. ...

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Father allegedly assaults baby, threatens stepson

A man, who allegedly assaulted his eight-month old baby , was Friday granted bail when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Police alleged that Anthony Francisco on August 20 at 158 Laing Avenue assaulted his eight month old daughter and allegedly threatening his 19-year old stepson. The prosecutor objected to bail stating that the facts state that he dealt ...

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US arrests son of Suriname’s president

Dino Bouterse, son of  Suriname’s president, Desi Bouterse,  was arrested Thursday by the United States (US)  judicial authorities, the Surinamese news website, Starniews reported Friday. This  happened in Panama. Officially, there are no announcements made ​​about the reason for his arrest. Star News learns that the Americans suspect him of arms trafficking.  Starniews reported that Bouterse might have been entrapped ...

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Ituni-Kwakwani residents block deplorable road

Residents of Ituni and Kwakwani in the Region 10 area Thursday blocked a section of the roadway restricting travel between the area and Linden . Reports are that around 8 O’clock persons in the area placed several logs across the roadway resulting in a complete halt to vehicular traffic passing through the area. A resident of the area noted  that ...

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Man wanted for Albouystown fatal stabbing

A wanted bulletin was Thursday issued for a man implicated in the stabbing death of a man in Albouystown earlier this month during a dispute over money, police said. The suspect has been identified as Muammar Jabbar of 33 James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown. He is wanted by the police for questioning in relation to the murder of Tolasicy Marshall called ...

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China, Guyana ink another grant agreement

The Government on Thursday signed off a US$8.16M aid agreement with the Chinese which will be used overtime to undertake several projects. While no light was shed on the projects on which the grant will be expended, Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh noted at the signing ceremony at the ministry’s boardroom that  the financing will be utilised in the months ...

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