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Daily Archives: May 26, 2014

Guyanese injured in serious accident in Suriname

A Guyanese man is among five persons seriously injured in an accident in neighbouring Suriname, the Surinamese online newspaper,Starnieuws, reported. The names of the injured were not immediately known but the other occupants were four women. The three seriously injured women were taken to the Lachmipersad Mungra Regional Hospital in Nickerie. Police said the accident happened a short distance from ...

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For Tribe or Country

by Sara Bharrat (reproduced from the blog: http://sarabharrat.wordpress.com ) “My name is… Bharrat. I am an East Indian Guyanese…” (The beginning of a Primary School composition in the early 90s). The relative of a high ranking public official engaged me in conversation on January 15, 2014. We spoke briefly about the connotations of a certain word. They believe the word is an ...

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CDB forum focussing on better strategies for Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services

Representatives from almost every borrowing member country of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will be participating in a stakeholders’ forum to come up with better working strategies, over the next three days. The event started today at the Ramada, Princess Hotel, East Bank Demerara. In an overview of what the event will entail, Kenneth Harvey, CTCS Network Coordinator,  said over ...

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Three-lane system for East Bank Demerara traffic

A three-lane system is being introduced from the Demerara Harbour Bridge to Houston beginning Tuesday, “in an effort to ease the traffic build-up during peak hours,” police said. The Guyana Police Force explained that the three-lane system will be from 7 AM to 9 AM and 5PM to 7 PM Monday to Friday. The police force asked ,motorists to  cooperate ...

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Updated: Independence Day fisher killed in hit-and-run

A fisherman was early Independence Day- Monday- struck down and killed by a hit-and-run motor vehicle. He has been identified as 31-year old Fizul Houssin of Success, East Coast Demerara and 401 Foulis, East Coast Demerara. He was a driver. The dead man’s friend Kamaldin Hussain told Demerara Waves that he and Fizul had gone to fish as a hobby ...

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Guyana, Suriname cops trying to locate kidnapped baby

Guyanese and Surinamese police are searching for a woman named Bibi Khan who allegedly stole a nine- day old baby from her mother, Chief of Criminal Investigations, Senior Superintendent Leslie James said Sunday. He said shortly after the incident was reported, police had received word that a woman fitting Khan’s description was seen leaving Guyana for Suriname with a baby. ...

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Guyana closer to global blacklisting for financial crimes- Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar has announced that Guyana would be referred to the global financial crimes watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – apparently one step away from being blacklisted as a country that is doing insufficient to fight  money laundering and countering financing of terrorism. Addressing the nation from the National Park where the 48th Independence Anniversary flag raising ceremony ...

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Guyana battling steep incidence of cervical cancer

Guyana is continuing its fight against cervical cancer, which claims up to 100 lives annually, through vaccination against human papilloma virus (HPV) and early detection and treatment of cancerous cells. Dr. Narine Singh, a resident student in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialisation programme being run by the Georgetown Public Hospital, told a public forum at Our Lady of Fatima Roman ...

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