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Daily Archives: September 18, 2015

Finance Secretary appears to have walked off job

Minister of State within the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, announced today that Finance Secretary, Nirmal Rekha, has abandoned his post. According to Harmon, Rekha had requested leave to which he was entitled and that request was granted. However, the Finance Secretary failed to resume duties after the period of leave came to an end at July 31, 2015. ...

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“Pass the Tobacco Law”- Youths among significant number of smokers

by Tamara Rodney Young people were warned of the dangers of the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products  at a Wellness Week activity under the theme “Smoking kills: Pass the tobacco law”. The event was facilitated by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Education. Guyana joined the ...

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Police probe ammo discovery, shooting of Brazilian in Mahdia

Two men have been arrested in connection with the discovery of more than 300 rounds of ammunition in the interior. The arrest of the men at Blackwater, Mahdia comes as the one month gun and ammunition enters its 18th day. Police said that on Thursday, September 17, 2015, they conducted a search on two men at Black Water, Mahdia, during ...

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BREAKING: Policeman dies; drugs found on assailant who committed suicide

The police constable, who was stabbed by a drug addict while arresting him, succumbed to multiple stab wounds hours after the incident Friday morning. He has been identified as Constable Antonio Dawson who was attached to Impact Base. The murder-suicide occured at Houston, East Bank Demerara near Gafoor’s Wharf. ‘A’ Division Police Commander Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken said the assailant, ...

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Experts differ on whether Guyana should focus heavily on hydro-power

Three experts are at odds over whether Guyana should place greater emphasis on hydropower or solar energy Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best, Vice President of Conservation International Dr. David Singh and Head of the University of Guyana’s School of Environmental and Earth Sciences (SEES), Dr. Paulette Bynoe made their positions known at a European Union-sponsored ...

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Guyana considers using waste to generate electricity

The Guyana government favours the use of locally generated waste to generate methane gas and the construction of solar energy farms near fossil fuel plants, as part of an alternative energy strategy, according to Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best. We have the technology now where we could use almost all the waste that we have ...

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