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Daily Archives: March 19, 2015

Finance Minister unhurt in vehicular accident

Georgetown, GINA, March 19, 2015..At approximately 2:30 Thursday afternoon , the driver of the Minister of Finance was involved in a vehicular accident on the public road in Buxton, East Coast Demerara. The Minister of Finance and his security detail were also in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Only the driver of the Minister’s vehicle was injured ...

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Bandits cart off $millions, guns from credit union

Bandits early Thursday morning tied up a guard, invaded a Credit Union and carted off at least GUY$15 million and several guns from a safe, police confirmed. The incident occurred about 1:30 AM at the National Credit Union, Regent and Oronoque Streets, Georgetown about 1:30 AM. Police said that in addition to the cash, the robbers carted off five shotguns ...

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Some Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner contain metal; Guyanese can seek refund or exchange

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner – due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it, the company warned.  They should return it to the store where ...

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Aracari Resort says not involved in human trafficking

A local hotel at which several Nepalese stayed is seeking to clear its name from any involvement in harbouring persons intended for trafficking. Following the naming of Aracari Resort located at Plantation Versailles, West Bank Demerara by the Home Affairs Ministry as the hotel at which several Nepalese stayed on arriving here last November, that hotel’s management has released information ...

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GECOM begins distributing National Identification Cards

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday announced that the distribution of National Identification Cards, for persons registered during the recent Claims and Objections exercise has commenced nationwide. “GECOM is asking those persons who would have conducted registration transactions during this exercise to visit the Registration Office responsible for their areas of residence to collect their ID cards. Also GECOM ...

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Guyana loses bid for OAS Assistant Secretary General

Guyana’s candidate, Ambassador Bayney Karran, on Wednesday lost out in his bid to become the next Assistant Secretary General of the Organisation of America States (OAS) at Wednesday’s elections. The OAS said in a statement that Karran only mustered 10 votes compared to 20 by Belize’s Permanent Representative to the OAS, Nestor Mendez. It is believed in some quarters that ...

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Carter Centre likely to observe another historic Guyana election

The Carter Centre appears set to observe Guyana’s general and regional elections for the first time since it 2006, although its Head- Former American President Jimmy Carter- has become rather disillusioned by the state of governance in the South American country. If the Centre decides against mounting just a targeted or focused mission, it would be the first time that ...

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