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Monthly Archives: July 2016

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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Bitter row erupts over Jagdeo’s comments “on assault on people of Indian origin”

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s accusation that the welfare of Indo-Guyanese is coming under attack since the APNU+AFC coalition took office one year ago has drawn a stinging criticism from the Guyana government. Speaking recently at a social event in Queens, New York, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) executive member said Guyana’s political, economic and social conditions were worse than in ...

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Ambassadorial appointments not for party supporters- Granger

President David Granger on Monday assured that recently appointed ambassadors have not been selected based on political patronage or partisan expectations. Addressing the closing session of an orientation session for the foreign envoys before they take up their appointments in major capitals around the world, he said the appointment of ambassadors is one for hard work instead of political affiliation. ...

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Jagdeo appointed FAO Special Ambassador for Forests and the Environment

Former President of Guyana Bharrat Jagdeo has been appointed  A Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Special Ambassador for Forests and the Environment, that United Nations body announced at the weekend. FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva made the announcement on the final day of the 23rd session of the Organization’s Committee on Forestry (COFO) taking place in Rome. As special ambassador, ...

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FBI trains Guyanese, Caribbean law enforcers in countering financial crimes

Guyanese law enforcement agents and their counterparts from a number of Caribbean countries are among those trained by the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to identify and pursue financial crimes. The Ministry of Public Security said four FBI officers tutored the participants on a number of topics including money laundering schemes, terror financing, illicit trade-based transfer systems, charting ...

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Sanjay’s Jewellery allegedly robbed

Police were Sunday investigating an alleged robbery committed at Sanjay’s Jewellery Store on Sheriff Street, Campbelville , Georgetown. The owner, Bishnarine ‘Sanjay’ Persaud was not immediately available to give an account of the incident as he was said to be speaking with investigators inside the building. However, Divisional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that ...

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DJ Bashment dies in road accident

Disc jockey (DJ) Wavel “Bashment” Sabsook was early Sunday morning killed in a road accident at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. The driver of the ill-fated car said another speeding vehicle clipped his at about 5 AM, causing his to topple and burst into flames. Sabsook flew out of the vehicle and he died on the spot. He was reportedly returning to ...

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