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Daily Archives: January 10, 2015

Barbados-bound young woman arrested allegedly with cocaine

A woman, who intended to travel to Barbados for the first time was Saturday arrested after a quantity of cocaine was found in her suitcase, a senior anti-drug agent said. Her name has been withheld until she is charged, but the official of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) said the woman hails from Bartica but lives in Georgetown. The ...

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“Cash flow problem” delays incentive pay-out at two Berbice sugar estates

Thousands of sugar industry workers at two East Berbice estates now have to wait until later this month to receive their Holiday-With-Pay incentive because the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) has a cash-flow problem, a senior union official said Saturday. General Secretary of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU),  Seepaul Narine told Caribbean News Desk that only Rose ...

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Caricom wants to use China’s US$3 billion for debt restructuring

BEIJING, China — The 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) hopes to tap into  US$3 billion being offered that China is offering the region to help restructure its debt because the classification of many countries as Middle Income makes it difficult for them to access and pay back cash on concessionary terms. A proposal to acquire funds from China’s $3 billion dollar ...

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Guyana’s opposition parties considering electoral “platform”

As talks toward a pro-democracy alliance progress, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) says it does not believe that signing the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) non-disclosure agreement before the party presents its proposal for jointly contesting upcoming general and regional elections. APNU General Secretary, Joseph Harmon appeared to be cautiously optimistic about the commencement and future of talks between the two parliamentary ...

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