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Daily Archives: July 7, 2015

Jagdeo, Westford, Selman, Ramsaran among PPP parliamentarians

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday confirmed that former President Bharrat Jagdeo would be Opposition Leader, with his name being among the 32 persons identified to take up their seats in the National Assembly. Based on the PPP’s statement, it appears that the Civic component has been dropped and the party would be going it alone  in the opposotion ...

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Govt begins crafting anti-crime strategy

Government and top security chiefs on Tuesday began hammering out a “strategic crime fighting approach” to deal with the recent spike in gun crimes that have left more than one dozen persons dead for the year. “The clear message coming out of this initial meeting is that the Administration intends to move swiftly and vigorously to arrest violent crime in ...

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Venezuela issues new maritime boundary decree

Venezuela on Tuesday replaced a controversial decree on its maritime boundary, less than one week after the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) backed Guyana in its latest border spat with that Spanish-speaking country. Well-placed sources knowledgeable about the issue said the new Decree 40.696 does not include any measurements unlike the previous one that sparked off a bitter row between the ...

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Benab Foundation helping to improve numeracy, literacy in several City schools

The Benab Foundation is targeting more than 120 high-school youth across five schools in Georgetown to help children transitioning from Second to Third Form this year enhance their numeracy and literacy capabilities. The programme, dubbed the Cognitive Initiative, is now in its third year, having been commenced in 2013; a year after former students of Queen’s College created the non-profit ...

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Venezuela’s President recalls Ambassador for consultations; scales down embassy staff; President Granger says Maduro feels isolated

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Monday announced that he would be recalling his Ambassador to Guyana and scaling down the embassy staff in Georgetown, a move that his triggered further condemnation by Guyana’s President David Granger. “I am not surprised by that because he has been confronted with rejection of his Decree by the entire Caribbean Community so he is ...

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