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Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

Guyana-China Business Council members looking forward to working with new Government

Members of the Guyana-China Business Council (GCBC) are looking forward to working with the new APNU+AFC-led Administration and are eager to continue playing an integral role in creating jobs and contributing to the Guyanese economy, the organisation said in a statement. Under the current Chairmanship of Clinton Williams, a Founder member of the Council and development enthusiast, GCBC held a ...

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Russian University to beef up quality of UG’s academic staff

The signing of an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Guyana (UG) and the Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR) today on Thursday will see qualifying Guyanese candidates pursuing opportunities to pursue Mathematics and Agriculture studies at the Masters and Phd level. UG Vice Chancellor (VC), Professor Opadeyi, and PFUR’s First Vice-Rector, Professor Evheny L. Schesnayak inked an MoU ...

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Stick to your word to fix UG; send home Vice Chancellor– unions tell Education Minister

  The unions representing University of Guyana (UG) workers are calling on Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine to match his previous desires with actions now that he is ultimately responsible for that tertiary institution. In a joint statement, the  Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) and Workers Union (UGWU) also does not want Vice Chancellor Professor Jacob Opadeyi’s contract renewed when ...

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OAS surveys drug-use among Guyanese school children

The Organisation of American States (OAS) is continuing efforts to reduce drug use among school children in Guyana, according to outgoing Assistant Secretary General of the hemispheric organisation, Ambassador Albert Ramdin. Ramdin, who held talks with Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, said the Guyana government was in possession of a so far classified survey on juvenile drug use. “It is ...

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Security Minister tells illegal gun holders to gear for amnesty; seeks technocrat in granting licenses

by Zena Henry The holders of unlicensed firearms are being urged to gear for the promised amnesty period within the first 100 days of government being in office. This will facilitate the reduction of illegal guns on the street as government seeks to make the surrendering of unlicensed weapons to security agencies easier. Minister responsible for Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan ...

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Ogle International Airport reopens after aircraft runs off runway

The Ogle International Airport was Thursday morning closed briefly after a domestic aircraft ran off the runway shortly before departing for Lethem, a spokesman for the airport said. The Trans Guyana Cessna Caravan ran off the runway at about 9AM due to brake failure. No one was injured and the plane was not damaged, the spokesman told Demerara Waves Online ...

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Former Secretary to the Treasury dies

Former Secretary to Guyana’s Treasury and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T), Dr. Claude Chang died in the United States (US). He was 74. Chang, who was terminally ill, passed away in Colorado, United States on Sunday 31st of May. He was buried on Monday June 1st, 2015. Chang served as Secretary to the ...

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Man shot during shootout with police; three arrested

One man was shot and two others were caught unhurt during an exchange of gunfire with police at Stewartville Public Road Wednesday night. He has been identified as Atiba Gardner, 39 years, of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, and is under guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. Police also recovered one .32 revolver with five rounds and one spent shell. ...

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