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Daily Archives: September 23, 2015

Veteran broadcasters among members of Broadcasting Authority board

The nine-member Board of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) has been replaced by one that includes at three broadcast professionals. They are former Head of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) office in Jamaica, Joceylyn Josiah and veteran radio broadcasters Vic Insanally and Rovin Deodat. Local television pioneer, Anthony Vieira is also on the board.  The others ...

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Bar Assoc.helps police, arrested persons know their rights

Guyanese police and persons arrested are expected to be more readily aware of their rights because copies of the “Rights of Arrested Persons” will soon be posted up at police stations countrywide. Laminated copies of the document were Wednesday September, 23, 2015 presented by the President of the Guyana Bar Association Mr. Christopher Ram to the Guyana Police Force. “The ...

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Cocaine pellets retrieved from Surinamese woman – police

Fifteen pellets have so far been retrieved from the Surinamese woman who was arrested trying to smuggle cocaine out of Guyana, police said. Police said the retrieved pellets, which the woman had swallowed, contained 154 grammes of the illicit drug. The woman was arrested at the Ogle International Airport  Monday night,  September 21, 2015 by anti-narcotics police. Police alleged that ...

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Task Force to go after gold smugglers; some info to be released

Several government agencies are networking to collect and process information about a multi-billion dollar international gold smuggling racket to as far away as the Middle East, according to Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman. Authorities also hope to unearth and revive a probe into the stealing of more than 450 pounds of gold from a Guyanese-registered vessel, Summer Bliss, in Curacao ...

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Venezuela’s “affront to our sovereignty” is “grandstanding”; more Guyanese troops readied for deployment

The Guyana government on Wednesday sought to downplay the possibility of a military strike by Venezuela, while describing the presence of gunboats in the Cuyuni River as merely an act of aggression. “There is no cause for people to believe that we are about to be invaded or anything like that,” said Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman. “We shouldn’t panic ...

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Bring back the merit increment in the public service- official

As the Public Service Commission of Inquiry (CoI) convened for a second day of testimonies, a call was made for the Guyana Government to properly implement the performance appraisal system for public servants – this would be with the merit increment. The call came from Senior Public Service Officer in Department of Public Service at the Ministry of the Presidency, ...

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Guyana establishes Core Group for improving higher education standards

Guyana on Tuesday formally established a local chapter of a Caribbean-wide network that seeks to harmonize the quality and standards of tertiary education as far as possible. Delivering remarks to install the first seven-member core group, Executive Director of the Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (CANQATE), Michael Bradshaw said the local body would be expected to ...

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