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Monthly Archives: September 2015

New American ambassador arrives

Ambassador Perry Holloway arrived in Guyana Thursday, September 24th after having been confirmed by the Senate in August, the American embassy here said. He was sworn in as Ambassador to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on September 18, 2015. Hollaway takes over from Ambassador Brent Hardt with whom the former Guyanese administration had had unhealthy relations that ended up with ...

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“War”-ready Guyanese soldiers told to “define aggression”

“War” was the collective response by hundreds of soldiers Friday morning when they were asked “Ready for what?” By Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Brigadier Mark Phillips at a Battle Muster at Base Camp Stephenson, Timehri. He quickly reminded them that their task was to “define aggression on our borders.” Phillips told Demerara Waves that such a task ...

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Section of Georgetown Prison wall ripped off; security beefed up

Police and prison service personnel were Thursday night guarding a section of the Georgetown Prison following the breakaway of a part of the southern wall and dislocation of the fence. Sources said the damage was caused after water tanks, which were connected to the bathroom area, fell at about 7PM. The wooden wall at the south-western end of that decades-old ...

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Pres. Granger, Indian Prime Minister meet

New York, Sept. 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Guyana’s President David Arthur Granger here Thursday .”Connecting with an important partner in Latin America. PM @narendramodi meets Prez David Arthur Granger of Guyana,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. “President Granger presents PM @narendramodi copies of two monographs written by him,” he added. India’s relations ...

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GDF to stage manoeuvres at all bases

Guyanese soldiers will Friday begin two days of military manoeuvres, days after Venezuelan troops massed near the border with Guyana at a time of rising tensions over the border claim. The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said Battle Musters would be held on all bases Friday, but the one at Camp Stephenson would be addressed Friday at 9 AM by Chief-of-Staff, ...

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Guyana reiterates ‘One China’ policy; China silent on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

For the first time since elected four months ago, government Wednesday publicly recommitted Guyana to the One China policy, but the Chinese government gave no signal that it would support Guyana in the border controversy with Venezuela. Addressing a reception to mark the 66th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Acting President Moses Nagamootoo made it ...

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Daycare facilities to be licensed, registered

Day care facilities will soon have to be licensed and registered when regulations are approved by National Assembly, and a policy would be crafted for children in need of alternative care , according to Minister of Social Protection Volda Lawrence. “This will create a safer environment at care centers for children and will provide quality teaching for 0 to 4 ...

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Drug lords linked to bribery of police for release of GUY$18 M worth of cocaine; cops to be charged

Several Guyanese policemen have been arrested for allegedly receiving a bribe for the release of a large quantity of cocaine that was eventually transshipped to Suriname,  police said Thursday. “An Assistant Superintendent of Police has been transferred from the Division to Police Headquarters, and a Subordinate Officer and three Constables are under close arrest as the investigations continue,” police said ...

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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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