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Daily Archives: October 16, 2014

Guyana mulls joining Islamic Development Bank

Guyana is currently exploring the option of fosteringcloser cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank, including giving active consideration to the possibility of joining that Bank, the Finance Ministry annouced on Thursday. Minister of Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh recently met with the leadership of the Bank during a visit to Washington DC at the weekend. “The Islamic Development Bank aims to ...

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KFC, Pizza Hut no longer in Guyana

After almost  20 years, there is no longer a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) presence in Guyana. Pizza Hut has also closed its doors locally. Repeated efforts to contact franchise holder, Deonarine Singh, on his mobile phone were futile. While the doors where KFC and Pizza Hut were located have now been reopened, the names and symbols of those international chains ...

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Govt sues Surendra Engineering for almost GUY$1 B over Specialty Hospital

The Guyana government has sued the Indian firm, Surendra Engineering, for almost GUY$1 billion in damages for alleged breach of contract and alleged corrupt or fraudulent transaction in connection with the failed construction of the US$18 million Specialty Hospital. The writ claiming an estimated GUY$991,371,520 was filed on October 16 and the company has been given until December  3 to ...

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Guyana bans travellers from West Africa to stave off Ebola

Guyana has banned persons travelling from Ebola- affected West African countries, in an effort to stave off the deadly disease that has already claimed thousands of lives, government announced on Thursday. “The Cabinet strongly supported the restrictions and those restrictions apply to arrival from the affected West African States… their arrival, they will not be provided with visas to enter ...

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Trotman likely to be cleared of Welshman’s sexual assault allegations

Police were this week due to seek advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) about the sexual assault allegations by a young man against House Speaker, Raphael Trotman but already investigators do not believe that there is sufficient to charge him. Senior police officers familiar with the probe told Demerara Waves Online News that although the Police Force’s Legal ...

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Chile to open embassy in Guyana

Chile has decided to open an embassy in Guyana but no time-frame was announced by that South American nation’s Ambassador, Fernando Schmidt on Wednesday. The Government Information Agency (GINA) said the Guyanese leader welcomed Chile’s plans to do so. Chile and Guyana established diplomatic relations in 1971. The announcement was made by the envoy of that Spanish-speaking country when he ...

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Berbice gold miner drowns in old mining pit

A youthful gold miner died by drowning in the North West District and his body was recovered on Wednesday, sources said. He is 17-year old Orel Fordyce of Paradise Village, West Coast Berbice. The sources said that he went missing on Tuesday after he fell into an old mining pit that was filled with water at Arakaka. He was crossing ...

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