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Daily Archives: November 27, 2013

Civil Society presents petition to CARICOM Leaders on Dominican Republic Court Ruling

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has an “historic opportunity” to demonstrate its relevance to, and its caring for, the citizens of the Region by resolving the issue surrounding the effect of the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court’s Ruling on Nationality on persons of Haitian descent in the country. The Caricom Headquarter said in a statement that that sentiment was expressed by Professor ...

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42 schools listed to remain closed due to flooding

The Ministry of Education on Wednesday announced that 42 schools in Georgetown and one on the East Coast of Demerara will remain closed on Thursday following flooding in several areas resulting from heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours. The schools identified to remain closed are the most heavily affected. This decision was made following reports from several teams dispatched ...

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Health system on flood alert, residents warned against serious diseases

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday warned residents in Georgetown and coastal areas to stay away from flood waters as much as possible to avoid deadly diseases like Leptospirosis and diarrhea. “In light of the increasing rainfall and the flooding in Georgetown and surrounding areas, the Ministry of Health is advising the general public to pay special attention on water ...

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“SS” motor vehicle series begins- GRA

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Monday commenced the motor vehicle registration “SS” series, an indication that more persons now own their own vehicle and that there have been some changes acrossregistration categories, such as from ‘H’ to ‘P’. The ‘RR’ Series came to an end on Friday November 22, 2013. “This is historic, as it is the shortest time ...

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Guyana donates to storm-stricken Philippines

Guyana will donate US$50,000 to assist in the international response to the immense loss of lives and devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan. The severe weather system struck the Philippines in early November, killing more than 5,000 people and leaving millions of dollars in damage and destruction. The Foreign Ministry said Guyana’s contribution would go to the United ...

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Five suspects in car theft arrested, one shot

A key suspect in the theft of two motorcars from an auto sales company was shot and injured in an exchange of gunfire with police and several car parts were found in a house where five men were seen, police said. Lloyd “Belly” Johnson was shot about his body. “Upon seeing the police Lloyd Johnson opened fire on the ranks ...

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Caricom worried about impact of CFATF advisory

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is urging an early resolution of the issues surrounding the implementation of recommendations to address deficiencies in the anti-money laundering regime of Guyana. A statement issued by the Bureau of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM after its meeting in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday 26 November, said that CARICOM was ...

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GPL on high alert for faults due to bad weather

November 27, 2013, Georgetown, Guyana:GPL advises the public that in light of the inclement weather pattern, the company has implemented several initiatives to mitigate the probability of network faults. The Company has strengthened its emergency response services to ensure prompt response time and intensified efforts to remove all encumbering vegetation along the corridor of our transmission lines across Guyana. In ...

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Heavy rainfall, flooding force closure of govt-run schools in G/town, East Coast, East Bank Dem.

All government schools in Georgetown and the East Coast Demerara have been ordered closed due to heavy incessant rainfall overnight, a Ministry of Educations spokeswoman confirmed. Residents along several coastal area on Wednesday woke up to flooded yards, lower flats, streets and even roads due to heavy incessant rainfall. While several huge pumps have been activated, gravity drainage into the ...

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