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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Opposition coalition courting Ralph Ramkarran

Former long-serving member of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Ralph Ramkarran is being courted to endorse A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC). Co-Campaign Manager, Raphael Trotman told Demerara Waves Online News at a news conference that informal talks have been held with Ramkarran, a former Speaker for the incumbent PPP until 2011 when that party lost ...

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Bank of Guyana launches 50th anniversary coin

The Bank of Guyana (BoG) on Friday launched a gold plated silver coin minted in Norway, to mark its 50th anniversary in service to the nation. The design, taken from an in-house logo competition, displays the theme and emblem, reflecting the work of the bank for the past five decades. Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh, who was presented with ...

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Qualfon’s new call centre will employ thousands

Qualfon, a Mexican-headquartered call centre that serves companies around the world, on Thursday opened a US$12 million campus that would eventually see at least 6,000 jobs being generated. The facility, the third by Qualfon in Guyana, is located at Providence, East Bank Demerara “You have transformed lives by employing literally thousands of persons and improving their lives,” Finance Minister, Dr. ...

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Updated: Head, torso found but still unidentified

Guyanese police up to late Thursday did not identify the semi-nude body of an Afro-Guyanese female who was found in the vicinity of the Buxto foreshore early in the day. Demerara Waves Online News was told that a 22-year old woman from East Ruimveldt has not been seen since Monday and she has not been answering or returning calls. Family ...

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Nude body of woman found on foreshore

The nude body of a young woman was Wednesday morning found on the East Coast Demerara foreshore in the vicinity of UG (University of Guyana) Road. The body was found on boulders that are part of the sea defence structure. It is unclear whether the body was thrown of washed up there. Only recently, the body of a man was ...

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Digicel appeals for help for cyclone-battered Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu: Digicel has officially launched an appeal for donations to collect much-needed funds to assist with the relief efforts in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu. Partnering with Save the Children Australia, Digicel is collecting funds via SMS and online. The nation of Vanuatu was hit by a category 5 cyclone in the early hours of Saturday 14th March. With winds of ...

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Guyana’s mobile marketing, news delivery get boost

Mobile marketing and the delivery of information and entertainment in Guyana have been given another significant boost with the launching of a new mobile app called “SmartSure Guyana”. Plans are also in the pipeline to expand similar types of ads for other Caribbean countries. “SmartSure Guyana” , which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store by clicking here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.conduit.app_57b54b2a2e044722800fcc64a23297ee.app or ...

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Robeson Benn’s house burnt

Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn’s abandoned home at Linden was Tuesday afternoon destroyed by fire. Sources said Benn believed that the blaze could have been caused by grass fire that eventually caught the wooden and concrete structure. After Benn and his family moved from the once thriving bauxite mining town, household items were stolen and eventually the house was vandalized. ...

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GWI to help rate Guyanese creditworthiness

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has agreed to help rate Guyanese eligibility for loans and credit through a partnership with Creditinfo Guyana, the utility company said in a statement Tuesday. Recently, senior officials from Creditinfo Guyana and the Guyana Water Inc. shook hands to mark the implementation of a historic partnership, driven by their shared concerns and mutual support for ...

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