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Daily Archives: October 27, 2015

Trinidadian medical team performs eye surgeries at GPHC

Ten patients recently benefitted from follow- up eye surgeries, as a four-man team, two ophthalmologists, one nurse and one assistant, all from “World Class Eye Surgeons” based in Port of Spain, Trinidad, conducted the operations at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). The hospital said in a statement that during the visit, Dr. Ronnie Bhola, a Trinidadian Vitreo-Retinal Specialist and ...

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Guyana eyes Korean help for Green Economy

Guyana hopes to tap into the Republic of Korea’s technology and expertise in pushing a Green Economy. Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman last week represented Guyana in a high level meeting in Seoul, Korea after an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, to participate in the Fifth Korea-Caribbean High-Level Forum. The Ministry of the ...

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GAWU threatens more strike action if no talks; proposes single-digit wage increase

Sugar workers are threatening to resume strike action if the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) fails to commence negotiations for a nine percent increase in wages and salaries, President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU), Komal Chand said Tuesday. Chand noted that 2015 was the first time in five years that GAWU had proposed the lowest increase in ...

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Long-serving policeman charged with allowing escape of suspected drug trafficker

A police constable, who is about to retire after serving for at least 36 years , was Tuesday arraigned for allegedly allowing a suspected drug trafficker to escape from lawful custody. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, 54-year old Noel Trotman of 162 Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara was granted GUY$40,000 bail. He pleaded not guilty to the offence ...

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Johnny Welshman charged with obtaining money by false pretense

Johnny Welshman, a controversial figure who had accused a prominent lawyer and politician of sexually abusing him as a teenager, was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of obtaining money by falsely pretending to be a lawyer. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, he was placed on GUY$25,000 bail after pleading not guilty to the charge. He is to return ...

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Guyana wants legal opinion on border controversy with Venezuela

Guyana wants the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to give a legal opinion on the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal Award of the boundary with Venezuela, but is mindful that its western neighbour could challenge such an opinion if it is not in its favour, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said Tuesday. “If for example, as we are suggesting the SG (United ...

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FATF presses Guyana to implement ALM/CFT Act

Guyana is being urged by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to get its house in order as it relates to the implementation of the amendments of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism (AML/CFT) law passed in Parliament in June. This comes after FATF held its plenary meeting in France from October 21 – 23 at which Guyana ...

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Granger rules out giving Venezuela passage to Atlantic

President David Granger has ruled out giving neighbouring Venezuela access to the Atlantic sea as part of any settlement of the border controvery. “We cannot sell out. We cannot give away. We cannot offer the adversary any corridor or any passage,” said Granger who is also Commander-in-Chief after the successful completion of Exercise Greenheart, a tactical exercise, in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni ...

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