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Daily Archives: October 18, 2013

Skills boost for Guyanese youth entrepreneurs

A number of Guyanese youth interested in starting their own businesses will soon be benefitting from entrepreneurial workshops and seminars hosted through the regional Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO), according to the Caricom Secretariat. The programme will start with a training of trainers workshop Monday October 21- Thursday October 24. The four day youth-focused seminar, which will be ...

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Suspected bandit killed, guns recovered

A suspected bandit was Friday afternoon shot and killed when he allegedly opened fire on police who had gone to probe a break-in at a Mahaicony home. Police were up to Thursday night hunting the suspect’s accomplice who escaped into the backlands of the East Coast Demerara village. Another male suspect was arrested while attempting to board a minibus. One ...

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PANCAP searching for ways to strengthen Caribbean AIDS response

Consensus on priority programmes and needs, and increased national leadership to sustain the regional AIDS response are among the expected outcomes of a meeting of national AIDS programme managers, donors and regional partners. The meeting is scheduled for October 21-23, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad, in Port of Spain. With funding from the PANCAP Round 9 Global Fund grant, ...

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Man shot while playing with cop’s gun

A man was shot Friday when he pulled at a firearm that was in possession of a policeman who is his friend. Injured is 50-year old Morris Porter of Laluni Street, Queenstown. He was struck to his left side. He has been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Guyana Police Force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said that about 1:05 ...

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Opposition Leader “astonished” at joint statement on border spat

Opposition Leader, David Granger on Friday expressed astonishment at a joint statement that emerged from border talks between the Foreign Ministers of Venezuela and Guyana. He said the statement issued after six hours of talks in Trinidad between Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and her Venezuelan counterpart Elias Jaua did not deal with the Venezuelan Navy’s actions last week Thursday. “The ...

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Updated: Four dead, five njured in East Bank Demerara smash-up

The death toll in Friday afternoon’s smash-up between a sand-laden truck and a Mahdia-bound minibus has risen to four. Six persons, including a two-year old infant, were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital. The truck driver is said to be unconscious. Those who perished are 42-year old Felix Culbert “Bertie” Marks of Mahdia and Victoria Road, Plaisance,  Delroy Evans and ...

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Guyana, Venezuela to prepare for maritime delimitation negotiations

Guyana and Venezuela Thursday night agreed that they would within four months begin groundwork for the start of negotiations for the delimitation of their maritime boundary, in the wake of last week’s arrest of a seismic research ship by the Venezuelan navy. Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett said that during the six-hour meeting in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad with her delegation and one ...

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FITUG to take employers to Labour Ministry over minimum wage

“Upset and outraged” that many employers are allegedly refusing to pay their workers the minimum wage, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) planned to take them to the government. “From certain security services to liquor restaurants FITUG will forward complaints to the Ministry of Labour and expects swift prosecution of these rabid violators,” the union body said ...

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“Operation Floodgate” to test disaster readiness

Guyana will next week stage a mock flood disaster codenamed “Operation Floodgate” to test the country’s emergency response system, government announced on Thursday. The simulation exercise would be conducted by the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) from October 21 to 25 in Regions 4, 5, 6 and 9. National Disaster Response Coordinator, Dr. Roger Luncheon said the exercise is aimed at ...

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