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Daily Archives: March 27, 2016

Former Consul General to Suriname, Arlington Bancroft dies

Guyana’s former Consul General in Nickerie, Suriname, Arlington Bancroft  has passed away. He was 66 years old. Bancroft, who was based in the border district of Nickerie where he served the Guyanese community, died on March 21,  2016 at his residence in South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Prior to his appointment as Consul General in 2002, Bancroft had served as First Secretary ...

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Man of Guyanese background arrested on fear of terrorism in Canada

Reproduced from Canada’s NATIONAL POST and CTV NEWS BRAMPTON—The day after he was arrested by RCMP anti-terrorism police, a 23-year-old appeared in court Saturday to face weapons charges and allegations he was preparing to leave Canada to engage in terrorism. Kevin Omar Mohamed was arrested by members of the Toronto-based Integrated National Security Enforcement Team as part of an ongoing ...

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West Berbice Chamber wants tax concessions for rice farmers

The President of the West Berbice Chamber of Commerce, Imran Sacoor on Saturday urged government to provide concessions to rice farmers, amid concerns about the devastation to hundreds of acres of paddy caused by the prolonged drought. Addressing the formal opening of the first West Berbice Business Expo being held at the Bath Settlement Community Centre Ground under the theme ...

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Bees kill sugar industry worker

One sugar estate worker was killed and another hospitalized after a swarm of Africanized bees attacked them aback Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, authorities said.   Dead is 56-year old Ramesh “Satesh” Lalaram of Church Street, Bath Settlement. He was employed by the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) for 23 years. Hospitalised is Alta Ally. Eight others were treated at the ...

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