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Daily Archives: October 18, 2016

BARBADOS: Guyanese who shoplifted insecticide in immigration hot water

BARBADOS TODAY: Guyanese national Mohamed Kazim Khan found himself in a heap of trouble for “mistakenly” putting a small bottle of insecticide in his pocket when he went into Carters. Not only did 44-year-old Khan, who lives at Eastlynne, St George get arrested and charged for the offence which landed him before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today, but his status ...

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GPL says blackout due to “suspected fault” on Kingston- Sophia link

Demerara Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) experienced three shutdowns at approximately 12:03 hrs, 12:58 hrs and 16:04 hrs today due to a suspected fault on the 69kv transmission line linking the Kingston Power Station to the Sophia Substation (Dispatch Centre). This transmission line remains isolated from the DBIS grid. While efforts are ongoing to determine the origin of the shutdowns, power ...

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Drug convict Dataram pleads guilty to passport forgery, illegal departure

Convicted drug baron, Barry Dataram was Tuesday sentenced to additional imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to charges in connection with his recent escape to Suriname. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, he confessed to passport forgery, absconding the law and illegal departure. Mc Lennan sentenced Dataram to 12 months for forgery of a Guyana passport,  two years for absconding the ...

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Fmr. Chief-of-Staff probing mining death; shrugs off criticisms about only ex military officers conducting probes

Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Retired Rear Admiral, Gary Best on Tuesday fended off criticisms in some quarters that only ex  high ranking military officers are being hired to conduct commissions of inquiry. Best is the latest such hired person, having been sworn in to enquire, examine, investigate and report into all conditions and circumstances that led ...

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WWF-Guianas and North Rupununi Development Board launch project to prepare communities for REDD+ and OPT-IN

WWF-Guianas and the North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB), with funding from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), on Monday , October 17th, 2016, launched their Opt-in Readiness Project in Annai, North Rupununi. “The project will prepare the nineteen indigenous communities of the North Rupununi to be active participants and beneficiaries of Guyana’s Green Economy,” WWF said in a statement. ...

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Iwokrama Forest receives coveted Forest Stewardship Council Certification

The Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development  (IICRCD) has announced that it has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification for Forest Management for the Iwokrama Forest. This followed a main assessment conducted by Soil Association Certification Limited of the United Kingdom during September. “The Iwokrama Forest is now the only area in Guyana that has been certified for ...

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