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Daily Archives: April 23, 2017

Guyana rules out planting industrial hemp

Government on Sunday ruled out permitting the cultivation of hemp, a member of the cannabis family, for industrial purposes, saying the plant was still prohibited by the United Nations (UN) and Guyana was not about to become a narco-state. Acknowledging those in  favour of industrial hemp in Guyana is having a “more vocal lobby,” Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said the ...

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Govt appeals for patience in getting things done

Amid growing concerns that government ministers have lost touch with the grassroots almost two years after they were elected to office, they are appealing for patience in improving the quality of life of Guyanese. At an outreach held Sunday (April 23, 2017) at Den Amstel Primary School, West Coast Demerara, Deputy Regional Executive Officer for Region Three (West Demerara- Essequibo Islands), Jennifer ...

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Govt encouraged to look to overseas-based Guyanese to upgrade interior airstrips

President of the Florida headquartered Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce Wesley Kirton has suggested that the Guyana government looks to the Diaspora for investment in upgrading airstrips in the country’s hinterland. He threw out the suggestion while chairing the first Annual General Meeting of the National Air Transport Association of Guyana held on April 19 here. Kirton said that public private ...

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Mason allegedly held with ganja, gun and ammo

A mason was arrested allegedly with ganja, a gun and bullets in Albouystown, and police indicated he could be arraigned as early as Monday on a number of charges. The Guyana Police Force said lawmen got a tip-off, “responded promptly and arrested” the mason on Albouys Street, Albouystown allegedly with one .32 pistol, two magazines, 17 live rounds of ammunition ...

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