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Daily Archives: October 30, 2016

OPINION: Grenade, press freedom, crime and politics

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall That live grenade endangering the lives of people at Kaieteur News prompts these two questions: Can democracy, the 21st century, and Guyanese politics and standards coexist?  Coexist constructively and peaceably and progress to a firm lasting footing? It was a live grenade with the potential for mayhem and unthinkable maiming.  If it had ...

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Oil: The Money

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall Sovereign Wealth Fund: it has a nice sounding comforting ring to it.  It should be noticed right away that this is not a secret Swiss fund, or concealed offshore business, but a Sovereign fund.  It is one that is for the 29people, housing the nation’s deposits, harnessing its future.  It is a fund ...

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Guyanese policeman stabbed in Lethem, hospitalised in Brazil “in serious but stable” condition

A Guyanese policeman has been admitted to a hospital Brazilian hospital in a serious condition and another treated and sent away after they intervened in an altercation outside a night club in Lethem during the early hours of Sunday morning. Constables Chichester and Samuels were rushed to the Lethem Hospital where Samuels was treated and sent away and Chichester  referred ...

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Still no clear indication of when Trinidad will alllow transshipment of Guyana’s honey.

Guyana will not be able to transship honey exports through Trinidad and Tobago any time soon because the twin-island Caribbean nation does not know when it will amend its almost 70-year old law. Trinidad and Tobago’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Richard Kangaloo said his country was sticking by the law as far as possible but was willing to “consider” Guyana’s requests ...

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Caricom strategises to fight seaweed that’s hurting fishing industry

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has borrowed and modified a Puerto Rico protocol to remove large amounts sargassum seaweed that has been retarding the movement of fishing vessels and chasing away some fish species from otherwise heavily populated fishing grounds. Executive Director of CRFM, Milton Haughton said the problem has been plaguing the Caribbean for the past five years. ...

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BREAKING: Fire near Regent and Cummings Streets

Fire  early Sunday morning gutted a section of a building on Cummings Street, just off Regent Street. The building is owned by former Guyana Defence Force officer, Oliver Hinckson. While the blaze was brought under control and confined to that building, smoke was still billowing. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken said police arrived on the scene four minutes ...

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