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Daily Archives: May 23, 2014

Guyana, Argentina in tourism, environmental exchange programmes

Guyana and Argentina on Friday announced a tourism training and management of protected areas exchange programme between the two South American countries. “All these initiatives follow into the broad goal of increasing the depth and scope of the technical cooperation between Guyana and Argentina, in this particular case in tourism and environmental protection and natural resources, and we are hoping ...

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UG Vice Chancellor confirms cuts in academic progs, staff on the cards

University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor, Professor Jacob Opadeyi on Thursday confirmed that if the institution does not get money from the Student Loan Fund, a number of programmes might have to be stopped and lecturers sent home. Opadeyi confirmed that no new contracts would be issued to academic staff because of uncertainty surrounding parliamentary approval of money for the ...

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Drugs found in CAL aircraft’s baggage hold

A quantity of cocaine was Thursday afternoon found in the baggage hold of a Caribbean Airlines plane shortly after it arrived here from a sister Caribbean country, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport said in a statement. The airport authority said two packages of cocaine weighing 2.2 kilogrammes were discovered on a Caribbean Airlines flight destined for Toronto, Canada this afternoon, May ...

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Alleged Barbados-bound drugs trafficker refused bail

A woman, who allegedly attempted to smuggle a quantity of marijuana and cocaine to Barbados, on Friday pleaded not guilty to being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. Anastasia Latoya Crawford,19, of 29  Fort Street, Kingston, was remanded to prison until May 27 when she would appear at the Sparendaam Magistrates Court. She was arrested on May ...

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GT&T plugs $$ in promotion of National Art Gallery

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) on Friday teamed up with the Ministry of Culture in a GUY$10 million project aimed at promoting the country’s art collection. Curator at the National Art Gallery, Ohene Koama told Demerara Waves Online News that the themed Panorama-Portrait of Guyana -‘coffee table’ magazine would be sent to airlines, the National Library, government ministries ...

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UG workers threaten closure if staff, progs are cut

The University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) on Friday threatened to shut down the tertiary institution if its administration goes ahead with plans to cease a number of programmes  “We intend to close the the university down,” said UGSSA Chairman, Dr. Patsy Francis. She said she did not support cuts but reforms to enhance programmes that are fully subscribed ...

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Moblissa man killed

Police were Friday hunting a suspect in the killing of a man from Moblissa, Soesdyke-Linden Highway. The dead man has been identified as 37-year old Danand Daniels of Moblissa. The incident occurred about 4:45  Thursday afternoon in his village. Investigators were told that Daniels and another  man were involved in an argument during which he was struck to his head ...

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GT&T takes no blame for delay in East Bank Demerara road projects

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) has lambasted BK International for blaming them for the apparent delay in the East Bank Demerara road projects. “For the record, GT&T categorically denies these spurious allegations,” said the phone company in a statement, adding that it “bears no responsibility for any delays in the East Bank of Demerara Road Projects.” Expressing “deep concern” ...

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