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Daily Archives: September 16, 2015

Body of missing woman at Kaieteur transported to city; Park reopens

Fifteen days after a domestic tourist went missing at the Kaieteur National Park (KNP), her body was transported Wednesday to Georgetown for an autopsy to be conducted later this week, the Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement.  The Kaieteur National Park has since been re-opened following the retrieval and transporting of Gyaneshwarie ‘Laleta’ Sivanand’s body to the city. ...

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UN considers seating Caribbean Anti-Corruption Academy in Guyana

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Wednesday said it is considering a Caribbean anti-corruption academy in Guyana where the four-month old government appears to be serious about tackling that scourge. “We were discussing options to help Guyana and one of the options was to establish a Regional Anti-Corruption Academy for the Caribbean and Central America. It ...

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Seasoned Guyanese diplomat selected to return to Caracas as ambassador

Experienced career diplomat, Ambassador Marilyn Cheryl Miles could soon return to Venezuela as Guyana’s top envoy if the Nicolas Maduro administration lifts its suspension to grant approval for her to take up the post. A well-placed source told Demerara Waves Online News that Miles’ name has been submitted to Venezuela for its approval. But President Maduro, citing recent remarks by ...

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Travel agent robbed shortly after returning from overseas

A travel agent and her son were robbed at gunpoint moments after returning home from the United States (US). Rowena Bowen and her 13-year old son had just exited a car at their Lot 2 Shell Road, Kitty home when they were attacked by two men who pounced on them. Bowen was not immediately available but family members believed that the ...

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Very young school children using hard drugs

Guyanese school children as young as 12 years old are using marijuana, cocaine, alcohol, tobacco and other illicit substances with most of them drawn from private schools, according to a recent report by the Guyana Drug Information Network Work. Sponsored by the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the Inter American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ICAD), the report states that ...

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Venezuela Suspends Accreditation of New Guyanese Ambassador

Caracas, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro ordered the suspension of the steps taken to grant the approval of the Bolivarian Government to the new ambassador appointed by Guyana to this nation, reports the Foreign Ministry here today. According to the website of the organization, the procedures for acceptance were ongoing, but were frustrated by attacks of ...

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