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Daily Archives: September 27, 2015

UPDATE: Venezuela agrees to restore high-level diplomatic representation; UN fact-finding mission for Caracas

In talks brokered by United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon Venezuela Sunday night agreed to accredit Cheryl Miles as Guyana’s Ambassador to Caracas and return its Ambassador to Georgetown, while the UN continues to explore ways of permanently resolving the border controversy. “The two Presidents expressed willingness to continue to engage in dialogue, and announced during the meeting ...

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Guyana lobbies Cuba for support against Venezuelan aggression

Hours before President David Granger was due to hold decisive talks with Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro and United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, the Guyanese leader welcomed that neighbouring country’s withdrawal of troops from near the border and hoped that Cuba could influence an easing of tensions. The President said he wanted Venezuela to return its Ambassador to Guyana ...

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Experts tout solar energy

As experts continue to debate whether Guyana should place greater emphasis on hydro or solar electricity, a top Guyana government environmental advisor and a solar energy company are touting the benefits of photovoltaic power. Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best said large and small solar energy producers can use photovoltaic power in the day and fossil ...

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Fish vendor robbed, fisherman shot at Meadow Bank wharf

A fish vendor was early Sunday morning robbed of GUY$380,000 and a fisherman was shot at the Meadow Bank Wharf, East Bank Demerara. Forty-nine year old Omar Esau of Providence, East Bank Demerara told police that he was in his motor vehicle at about 4:15 AM on September 27, 2015. He said he was held up by two men, one ...

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FEATURE: What we consume…

by Tamara Rodney If you take a walk downtown to the Bazaar, Stabroek market on any given day, it is vibrant with the vendors’ call for patronage and patrons who beckon to the sound of bargains. “Get the baby powder hay- hundred!,” called the lady with the brown apron. She stood, with an umbrella in hand and at her feet ...

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Fire destroys house at Happy Acres

Fire Saturday night gutted a house in south Happy Acres, East Coast Demerara. Residents said the house was unoccupied. The name of the owner of the property was not immediately available. A huge explosion was heard during the blaze that destroyed the house. Details later…

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