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Daily Archives: May 10, 2016

Cricket commentary legend Tony Cozier dead

BBC – Legendary West Indian commentator Tony Cozier has died at the age of 75. A familiar and respected voice around the world, the Barbadian will be remembered for a career in TV, radio and journalism spanning 58 years. Born in Bridgetown in 1940, he made his BBC Test Match Special debut in 1966 and also wrote several books. “Tony was ...

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Inspectorate division to be ‘eyes’ of Infrastructure Ministry

An Inspectorate Division will be established shortly to ensure that citizens benefit from standard infrastructural works. This is in keeping with Government’s plans to restore and repair Guyana’s infrastructure. Works Services Group (WSG) Coordinator, Geoffrey Vaughn told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that the Inspectorate division will be a part of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and will function across ...

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US-based cocaine importer tied to shipments from Guyana, Suriname

Reproduced from the New York Daily News An unidentified importer, who was previously associated with a shipment of cocaine from Guyana earlier this year, has been linked to a haul of cocaine-in-fish netted in Brooklyn. This time, the consignment originated from neighbouring Suriname and was trailed by United States (US) Federal agents to Brooklyn where two men were arrested while ...

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Rihanna’s scholarships for Guyanese students

Reproduced from Artist Direct In 2012, Rihanna launched The Clara Lionel Foundation, a nonprofit that “works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts and culture.” Yesterday, “Clara Lionel Foundation established a scholarship program to assist citizens or natives of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, or Jamaica who plan to continue ...

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Gafoor Fire: Gov’t concerned with job, financial losses

President David Granger and the Government of Guyana have expressed concerned over the financial losses incurred by Sattaur Gafoor after his Houston complex went up in flames on Monday. Reports indicate that the fire which could be seen from miles away destroyed hundreds of million in goods stored in the facility. In a statement on Tuesday, President Granger and the ...

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Rose Hall serial robber nabbed

A serial robber at Rose Hall, Corentyne was arrested shortly after grabbing a sum of money from from a money-changer and his brother. The Guyana Police Force said the suspect who had carried out the robbery has been identified as one of three men who had committed an armed robbery on a poultry farmer at Rose Hall on April 30, ...

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Scented Amerindian skin cleansers developed for local, overseas markets

Guyana’s Amerindians are poised to earn much more for organic skin cleansers now that scents have been added, with assistance from the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST). The initiative was spearheaded by several grassroots activists and Amerindian entities through the Ministry of Social Cohesion. The 100 percent organic skin cleanser was created through a partnership among the Ministry ...

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Several firefighters injured at Gafoor’s Houston Complex

Eight fire fighters were injured Monday night when sections of the burning Gafoor’s Complex at Houston, East Bank Demerara collapsed on them, Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said. Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) sources said one of the firemen was admitted for further treatment while the others were treated, granted sick leave and sent away. Gentle said their injuries were “not ...

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