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Daily Archives: November 24, 2015

UPDATE: Fire at the University of Guyana under control

Fire fighters Tuesday night controlled a fire at an office building at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Guyana, preventing the blaze from engulfing the main building that houses classrooms. Eyewitnesses at the scene said a laboratory was affected, causing a series of explosions. Usually reliable sources said the blaze began at about 6:35 PM and it ...

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Mexico commits US$2m grant for Institute of Creative Arts in Guyana

Mexico has committed to the Guyana Government a sum of US$2M to aid in the construction of an Institute of Creative Arts in Guyana. This commitment was among several secured by Prime Minister and First Vice President Moses Nagamootoo on his recent visit to Mexico. The Prime Minister made these statements during his address to the graduation exercise of the ...

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78-year old Lady Northcote to resume operations next week after $140M repairs

After two months of rehabilitation works, Motor Vessel Lady Northcote is back in the waters after it was undocked from the E.C. Vieira Dockyard, Houston, East Bank Demerara Tuesday, November 24, 2015, the Government Information Agency reported. The 78-year-old MV Lady Northcote set sail along the Demerara River after its much needed $140M in repairs were completed by the E.C. ...

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Dutch team begins helping Guyana tackle flood woes

The Netherlands has begun assisting Guyana in finding a “holistic” approach to the country’s drainage and irrigation systems with the aid of Government of The Netherlands, which will play a key role through the provision of consultancy services, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, on November 23, 2015 met with a three-member team from the Government of the Netherlands’ Dutch Risk ...

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Controversy brews again over Diwali date

Controversy is brewing over the date for Diwali 2016 date, with the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha saying that the government has again set the wrong date for next year’s Festival of Lights without consulting that Hindu organisation. The government has set October 29, 2016 for Diwali while the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha says its pandits have calculated that the festival’s ...

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Caricom, US ink agreement to fight several social issues

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) signed accords Tuesday representing a US$165 million development assistance contribution from the United States Government to the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.  CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRoque, and USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission Director, Christopher Cushing, initialed the five-year Development Objective Agreements (DOAGs) during a brief ...

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“I pick up Aunty Priya phone. I’m very sorry Aunty Priya I am asking for mercy”- says man convicted for stealing Priya Manickchand’s phone

A man was Tuesday convicted for stealing former Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand’s IPhone. Appearing before City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore, 20-year old Daniel Wilson of 282 South Sophia, Georgetown pleaded guilty to committing the offence at Rosemary Lane, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown. He admitted to committing the offence on November 22, 2015. He was fined GYD$50,000 or an alternative of three ...

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Police searching for man who stabbed lover to death

Police are looking for a man who allegedly stabbed his lover in their car Monday afternoon. The woman, who succumbed to stab wounds to her abdomen, is 31 year old Melissa Skeete of Prince William Street, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, East Coast Demerara. The incident occurred at about 3: 15 PM Monday, November 23, 2015. Investigations have revealed that Skeete ...

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One dead, another injured in Albouystown

Violent crime Monday rocked Albouystown, leaving one man dead and another seriously injured in separate incidents. Dead is 37-year old Troy Brutus of Costello Housing Scheme, Georgetown and injured is Berkumar Ramrattan,46, of Hogg Street, Albouystown. Police said that about 7:30 PM Monday, 23 November, 2015 at at Garnett Street, Albouystown, attacked a man with a cutlass and knife and ...

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