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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Suriname goes to general elections on Monday

PARAMARIBO, Suriname – For the 8th time since its independence in 1975 voters in Suriname will Monday go to the polls to elect a new parliament. While it was expected, incumbent president Desi Bouterse at his party’s last rally Saturday night announced that he is running again to become the next president. In a surprise move he named Minister of ...

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Heavy duty traffic allowed on Lethem road

Heavy duty vehicles have been given the green light to ply the Linden-Lethem road now that the construction of temporary bypasses on two eroded areas has been completed, according to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. The temporary bypasses are to facilitate traffic flow at Miles 1 and 12 on the Lethem road-which is eroded- are completed. The Ministry said steps ...

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Bartica Hospital to be developed into a regional facility

The new A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Government is immediately looking at making the Bartica Hospital into a regional facility. This was disclosed by Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton, yesterday, during a visit to the hospital, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). “We (are) not out here to criticise for the sake of ...

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Prem Misir appointed new Vice Chancellor of University of Fiji

(THE JET NEWSPAPER).-The University of Fiji announces the appointment of Professor Premnarine Misir of Georgetown Guyana as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University. In making the announcement the Pro-Chancellor of The University if Fiji, Mr. Anil Tikaram said Professor Misir holds a PhD in Social and Behavioral Science from University of Hull (England), Master of Public Health from University of ...

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President, Chinese investors for major meeting

Chinese residents and investors in Guyana are later this week expected to discuss a range of burning issues with President David Granger at meeting of the Guyana-China Business Council, according to that businessn organisation’s Chairman, Clinton Williams. “The GCBC expects that a wide cross section of Chinese entrepreneurs will seize this opportunity to discuss the hot-button trade and social issues ...

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Government to meet, assess Guyana IDB representative

by Zena Henry As the new government continues to assess their foreign representatives, Finance Minister Winston Jordan is slated to meet with Guyana’s Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) representative hours from now to determine whether he is the right man for the job. It is unsure how long, Executive Director Zulfikar Ally has been serving in the capacity, representing Guyana and ...

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Guyanese death squad drug lord ; Jagdeo’s friend Ed Ahmad likely to testify against New York State Senator

Reproduced from New York Post One was the drug-trafficking leader of a South American death squad. The other is a former airline baggage handler now serving a life sentence for drug running. Shaheed “Roger” Khan and Victor Bourne are just a few in a rogues gallery of possible witnesses whose stories or testimony will figure into the upcoming trial of ...

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Five confirmed dead following Lion Mountain accident

By Zena Henry Police are currently investigating the death of five miners who were killed in a vehicular accident that occurred in the interior location of Lion Mountain late last week. Demerara Waves was unable to ascertain the identity of the five deceased, but understands that the driver of the truck they were travelling in is currently at the Suddie ...

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Guyana: I sympathize with the President but the New Cabinet resembles a thrown together group of individuals rather than a team

by Dr. David Hinds It’s been quite a first week for Guyana’s new Coalition government. They are still basking in the sunlight of an unexpected victory. Their supporters, including this writer, are still celebrating. In such a situation, any criticism of the government is not likely to go down well with the supporters. The new rulers initial missteps—and there have ...

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