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Daily Archives: April 23, 2014

Caribbean private sector complains about EU trade barriers under EPA

Prospective exporters trying to take advantage of European Union (EU) markets through the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the Caribbean are facing prolonged bureaucratic stumbling blocks, officials of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC) said Wednesday. CAIC officials said they made their concerns known to Ambassador Irwin La Rocque- the Secretary General of the 15-nation Caribbean Forum (Cariforum) ...

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Early elections appear off the table in wake of budget reduction-

Government has so far ruled out calling early national elections due to a more than GUY$37 billion reduction in the 2012 National Budget by the combined opposition. “Elections are not at the top of the list where the solutions and the arrival of compromises an te action to be taken to rectify this situation,” said Head of the Presidential Secretariat, ...

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Jamaicans arraigned for alleged marijuana trafficking

Two Jamaicans- one a vendor, the other a hairdresser- were Wednesday arraigned for alleged marijuana trafficking into Guyana through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry were Benjamin Isaiah Carrington,27, a vendor of Kingston, Jamaica and Tamara Nicola Douglas,31, a hairdresser of Silverstone, Portland, Jamaica. They denied the charges and were remanded to prison until May ...

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Couple robbed in Berbice; Bartica teenager shot

Bandits left an improvised shotgun behind after robbing a couple of GUY$1.7 million at their home at Yakusari, North Black Bush Polder, police said. The incident occurred about 7 O’clock Tuesday night when two men entered an open door and held up the couple at gunpoint. A bag containing the cash was carted off by the bandits. Police found the ...

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Remigrant Berbice businessman charged with squatter’s murder

New Amsterdam businessman, Charles Henry Bristol was Tuesday arraigned for the alleged murder of a man who had been squatting on his land for some time now. Bristol, who lived in the United States (US) for several years, was charged with the murder of 51-year old Errol Lindo at High Dam, Caracas, West Canje on April 21, 2014. Bristol, also ...

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GT&T blames police for poor 911 response

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) has rebuffed claims that it is responsible for a poor 911 emergency response and has instead blamed the police for the unsatisfactory quality of service. The phone company expressed “grave concern and disappointment” that Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee has claimed that “the unresponsiveness of the 911 system is a technical error that ...

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Teaching disabled children in regular schools requires more preparation

Top Guyanese educators on Tuesday called on authorities to pump resources into equipping teachers to deliver education to disabled children in regular schools and help parents play more meaningful roles. Former Chief Education Officer, Edvertus Caesar and outgoing President of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), Colin Bynoe issued the calls at the opening of the union’s 4th Biennial Delegates Conference ...

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Govt gets low marks for delivering teachers’ benefits

Outgoing President of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), Colin Bynoe Tuesday night accused government of dragging its feet in the implementation of several aspects of a multi-year salary and benefits agreement. Delivering his Presidential Address to the GTU’s 4th Biennial Delegates Conference at the union’s headquarters, Bynoe lamented that the more than 10,000 teachers were yet to reap the rewards ...

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