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Daily Archives: May 3, 2016

World Bank to deepen engagement with Guyana

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors discussed Tuesday a new country engagement note for Guyana for the next two years to strengthen climate resilience, improve education quality and lay the ground for private sector development, the international financial institution said in a statement. “We must ensure that we make the very best choices possible to take advantage of our ...

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No headless body after Camp Street riot – Medical Examiner

State pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh has testified that none of the 17 bodies recovered after the Camp Street Prison Riots which killed 17 inmates were headless. Dr Singh made the statement while testifying at the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison disturbances on May 3. He told the panel that his examination of the remains showed that the ...

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What crime? Police Force says crime down by 19%

With persistent complaints from the Guyanese public over the current crime situation, the Guyana Police Force is reporting a 19% decrease in the crime rate. Police in a release confirmed that it has recorded a 19% decrease in serious crimes at the end of April this year relative to the same period last year. In the release, Police say there ...

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Aborted UK cruise liner’s visit highlights serious maritime navigational, training problems

Although a United Kingdom-based cruise company appeared to have shelved a demand for compensation because a cruise ship aborted plans to dock at Port Georgetown, strong recommendations have been made for modern training of pilots and the installation of proper navigational aids. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the cruise company, All Leisure Holdings Limited, was claiming from the ...

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Prof. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith is University of Guyana’s next Vice Chancellor

The Council of the University of Guyana on Tuesday announced that Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith has accepted its offer to become Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “Professor Griffith was selected after an exhaustive national, regional and international search, short listing of three candidates and evaluation based on a series of lectures, the candidates’ credentials and an interview by the Search Committee appointed ...

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Imran Khan resigns from NCN Board over appointment of new CEO

  One of the Directors on the National Communications Network (NCN) Board of Directors, Imran Khan has resigned from the board given a decision to move ahead with the appointment of Lennox Cornette as the CEO of the state owned-company. Khan has raised strenuous objections to Cornette’s appointment in the past given that he allegedly forged the signature of a ...

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