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Daily Archives: October 11, 2015

ROMAN CATHOLIC: Mission program teaches what it’s like to serve

Reproduced from Catholic Registerby EVAN BOUDREAU TORONTO – Giving up the luxuries of North America last year to do mission work in Guyana proved to be a life-giving experience for Ashley Aperocho. “I found that the ministries and the people that I worked with were life giving,” she said. “They have taught me a lot about the human condition, a lot ...

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FEATURE: Protectors of the Mangroves, nature’s sea defence

by Tamara Rodney Just where the waters meet the land are the mangroves, a rich habitat, which forms a natural protection for shores and coastlines in tropical and subtropical regions. Mangrove forests thrive in conditions that are unbearable to other plants.Distinguished by their raised roots which take in oxygen, they blanket the land edges forming barriers from floods and storms. ...

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RK’s Security guard shot during robbery

A security officer attached to a private guard service was Sunday afternoon shot shortly after money was collected from the Balwant Singh Hospital, eyewitnesses said. The guard was rushed back to that health care institution. Up to late Sunday afternoon, he was undergoing surgery to remove two or three bullets, a source at RK Security told Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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Caribbean needs de-politicized state media

Even as the newly-elected government of Trinidad and Tobago contemplates selling off the state-owned media, several veteran media professionals say there is a major role for publicly funded media once they are not manipulated and mismanaged by governments for political reasons. Addressing the opening of the 8th Biennial Conference of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) in Port-of-Spain recently, ...

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Bar Association tells Legal Affairs Minister to stay out of judicial appointments

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) has told the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams to keep his mouth out of the appointment of members of the judiciary. The association’s position came days after he stated that the search would begin shortly for a new Chief Justice because the incumbent office holder, Ian Chang, would soon be proceeding on ...

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Minibus driver shot, robbed by bandits

A minibus driver was shot and robbed of a sum of  cash by one of two bandits who had boarded the bus at Parika, East Bank Essequibo. The incident occurred at about 11:45 AM, Saturday, October 10, 2015.  Investigators were told that 48-year old Feroze Ghanni of Ruby, East Bank Essequibo was  shot to his left shoulder during the robbery ...

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UN Secretary General for brief stop over

United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon is scheduled to transit Guyana to New York on Sunday, a senior Foreign Ministry official confirmed. The official said there would be no meeting between the world’s top public servant and government officials here. However, there would be the usual courtesies. The UN Secretary General would not be leaving the Cheddi Jagan International ...

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