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Daily Archives: October 13, 2015

India tries to strengthen relations with the Caribbean

Reproduced from Near Shore Americas India is looking to woo the Caribbean market with the opening of IT centers and investment in vocational training initiatives. India has begun courting Caribbean states to expand trade although the Asian country’s current trade volume with the Caribbean stands at mere US$1 billion. On his recent visit to the United Nations, Prime Minister Narendra ...

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Workers cleaning City’s stink, clogged drainage system refusing protective measures

Workers cleaning the extremely clogged drainage system in Georgetown are largely ignoring calls for them to wear protective clothing and take other precautionary measures against diseases, according to the Municipality’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bizuayehu Jeffrey. “Some of them, they don’t care. They continue as they do but we tell them what is right,” she told Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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St. Kitts-bound drugs-laden granny jailed,m fined

A Saint Kitts-bound woman, who was about to smuggle a large quantity of cocaine and marijuana out of Guyana, was Tuesday jailed for four years. Catherine Ross, 60, of 701 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown pleaded guilty to being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking when she appeared before Magistrate Zameena Ali at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Court. The facts ...

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Former PNCR executive member chides govt for mishandling ministers’ pay increase

A former executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has rapped the coalition-led government for the way it has handled the announcement of a pay increase for ministers. Mr. Sherwood Lowe, who sits on the Broadcasting Authority’s Board, warned the coalition government that it would be judged on its own record at the next elections. “The political behaviour ...

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Urgent “scientific” assessment of GRA needed because workers are falling sick- GPSU

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) wants experts to scientifically assess the condition of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) headquarters because the presence of mould appears to be affecting the health of workers there. “Having regard to the fact that we currently have little if any knowledge as to whether or not the present state of affairs may amount to ...

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