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Daily Archives: May 8, 2014

Graphic designer jailed for gun, ammo possession

A graphic designer was jailed Thursday for being in illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition with which he had been caught more than three months ago. Dellon Morgan of 149 DÁndrade Street, Newtown-Kitty, Georgetown was sentenced to three years each for being in illegal possession of one Luger pistol and illegal possession of four rounds of 9 MM ammunition ...

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Guyana Learning Channel expanding coverage

Children living in Ituni, Region 10 and its surrounding areas can now view the Ministry of Education’s Guyana Learning Channel with the recent completion of the brand new Ituni transmission facility, the Ministry of Education announced on Thursday. This new transmission facility is the fifteenth of its kind to be completed across Guyana, as the Ministry intensives efforts to broaden ...

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Woman arrested allegedly with Spain-bound cocaine-in-cosmetics

A woman was Thursday afternoon arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine in cosmetics to Spain, a senior official of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. The official said the narcotic was yet to be weighed and the suspect was expected to be interviewed by investigators later on the day. She is 48 years old and lives in Sophia. ...

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CCJ orders Guyana to repay Surinamese beverage company US$6 million in environmental tax

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Thursday ordered Guyana to repay a Surinamese beverage manufacturer more than US$6 million in environmental tax that had been levied on non-returnable bottles because it amounts to a discriminatory import duty that violates Caricom’s Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC). The CCJ took note of the fact that the Guyana government had taken steps ...

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UG’s Pro-Chancellor resigns

Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Dr. Prem Misir has resigned more than one year ahead of the end of his term of office. His resignation, which takes effect on June  2, 2014, was dated May 6, 2014 and circulated to Council members. “I think now is as good time as any to pursue my other professional career goals and ...

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Will US-Guyana talks on democracy project drag on?

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Thursday did not rule out the Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project being stalled, now that the US and Guyana have agreed to discuss the project design. “I have heard that comment but as I said before the investments that have been made both sides in this project culminated in the agreements ...

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US-funded democracy project suspended, talks begin

The United States (US) and Guyana on Thursday announced that they have agreed to suspend the implementation of the American-funded Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project to pave the way for the holding of talks on its design. “The governments of Guyana and the United States of America have agreed that the implementation of the activities of the USAID (United States ...

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Ramotar lukewarm to Europe’s calls for death penalty abolition, same-sex relations

The European Union (EU) Wednesday night urged Guyana to abolish the death penalty and decriminalize same-sex relations but President Donald Ramotar swiftly urged Europe and North America to reduce demand for narcotics because they are tied to homicides. Ramotar reiterated that Guyana could not easily remove sodomy and other laws that impinge on sexuality without listening to the voices of ...

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