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Daily Archives: May 7, 2014

Digicel School’s Football Coaching Clinic kicks off in Lethem

Digicel School’s football tournament is the biggest event of its kind in Guyana. This year preparations for the tournament is already in full swing, the first of a series of coaching clinics was held in Lethem on April 24th-25th at the Tabatinga Ground. This two day session saw nineteen (19) participants, teachers and community members from Aishalton, Sand Creek, Annai, ...

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Trade Ministers to engage Caricom

Trade Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will hold discussions with the Region’s private sector on Saturday, 10 May, 2014, during the 38th Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), the Caricom Headquarters said in a statement. COTED opens on Friday 9 May, 2014, and will focus its attention on a number of critical areas including ...

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Likely US-Guyana compromise on democracy project

Guyana and the United States (US) appeared to have found a middle-ground on the way forward for the American-funded Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project, as top representatives from both sides are expected to jointly brief the media. Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon announced that he and US Ambassador, Brent Hardt would brief the media on the media ...

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Guyanese held with cocaine in custard powder

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A man was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport after authorities said nearly 18 pounds of cocaine was found inside packages of powdered custard in his suitcase. It happened back on April 22. Authorities said Godfrey Cassius was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after arriving on a flight from Guyana. While inspecting his bag, ...

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Amerindian Village Chief charged with raping 10-year old daughter

An Amerindian Village Chief from Region One (Barima/Waini), was Wednesday arraigned on two counts of allegedly raping his 10 year old daughter who is four months pregnant for him. The Sexual Offences Act prevents the disclosure of the identities of either the perpetrator or the victim. He was not required to plea to the two indictable charges of rape. Demerara ...

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Bank of Guyana Governor dies

Governor of the Bank of Guyana, Lawrence Williams died on Wednesday in hospital, Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon announced. Williams passed away in his native Guyana after a long battle with cancer. In November 2004 Mr. Williams was appointed Governor (ag.) by the President of Guyana. On Wednesday, June 8, 2005 Mr. Williams was sworn in as Governor, Bank of ...

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US Ambassador wants “integrated” partnership; Rohee hails security cooperation

United States (US) Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt on Tuesday called on the two countries to trust each other, in the wake of an ongoing battle over an American-funded leadership and democracy project. Addressing a handing over ceremony of an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to the Guyana Police Force (GPF) under the auspices of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative ...

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