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Daily Archives: July 26, 2016

Poor fire prevention, emergency management at Children’s Drop-in Centre

A Commission of Inquiry into the fire that killed two young brothers at the Ministry of Social Protection’s Drop-In Centre has found that there was a lapse in fire prevention and fighting systems. “The preliminary report pointed to some issues of bad policy arrangements for fire,” Minister of State, Joseph Harmon told a post-cabinet news briefing. Antonio and Joshua George, ...

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St. Lucian scouts in Guyana for Cuboree injured in road accident

Three visiting cub scouts from St Lucia, who are here for the Caribbean Jamboree (Cuboree), were struck down and injured Tuesday outside the Scout Association of Guyana headquarters on Woolford Avenue, Georgetown. An official of the Scout Association of Guyana told Demerara Waves Online News that since the incident a section of that road has been cordoned off to vehicular ...

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Pres Granger supports wider use of cassava flour but wary of political resistance

President David Granger agrees that Guyanese should use more cassava and other gluten-free flours because they are healthier but he forecasts that his administration will face political resistance if there is no broad agreement. “I think at this stage we probably need to develop a more consensual approach,” he said during an interactive session with Guyana’s newly appointed ambassadors at ...

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Guyana appoints new Consul General to New York

Guyana’s newly-appointed Consul General to New York, Barbara Atherly says one of her major objectives is to taking up the challenge to build social cohesion among Guyanese there. Atherly, who replaces Brentnol Evans after his estimated 20 years in that position, told President David Granger that she welcomed the Guyana government’s thrust to deal with decades-old divisions. “Over the years ...

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