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Daily Archives: October 25, 2016

Cabinet meetings being held at GDF’s Officers’ Mess

Cabinet meetings are now being held at the headquarters of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) because it provides adequate logistics and security, while urgent repairs continue at the Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) complex on Vlissengen Road, government said in a statement. “After consideration of a number of options it was found that the vast majority of these venues did not ...

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14-year old, adult charged with murder of businesswoman

The two accused, in the murder of Mahaicony businesswoman Bibi Shairoon Nesha Ali, appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate Court to answer to the charge. It is alleged that between October 15 and 17, 2016, at Lot 4 Novar Mahaicony, Davanand Rampersaud and a 14-year-old accomplice murdered Ali, during the course of a robbery. The two were not required to plead ...

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Britain’s Prince Harry set to visit Guyana in early December

Britain’s Prince Harry is due to visit Guyana from December 3 to 4 during which time he would visit the hinterland and participate in several activities in Georgetown to coincide with the 50th Independence Anniversary of this former British colony. “I am happy that we are now able to confirm the dates of Prince Harry’s visit at the start of ...

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Trinidad should be developed into Caribbean shipping hub

The Port Manager of the Antigua Port, Darwin Telemaque on Tuesday recommended that Trinidad become a regional shipping hub to help bring down transportation costs and reduce reliance on Miami. “If you start thinking about what’s Miami… Trinidad has more potential than Miami because they make things. Miami does nothing. They just receive things and distribute so we have an ...

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Rotting produce in Guyana highlights transportation problem facing Caribbean

A top official of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Tuesday lamented the wastage of agricultural produce at Bourda Market in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown to hammer home the point that poor transportation continues to be a major problem facing the Caribbean’s agricultural sector. “It hurts my heart to see good tropical fruit from Guyana rotting,” acting sub-regional FAO Coordinator, ...

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Female prison officer allegedly caught smuggling ganja inside New Amsterdam jail

A female prison officer, who was allegedly caught smuggling marijuana inside the New Amsterdam Prison, is expected to be charged with being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. With the likelihood of her being charged and possibly convicted, she stands to lose 14 years of service to that penal institution Investigators were told that at about 11:30 ...

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