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Daily Archives: December 31, 2017

GDF announces promotion of officers, other ranks

(Guyana Defence Force release) President and Commander-in-Chief Brigadier David Granger, has approved the promotions of 35 Officers and 559 other ranks, In accordance with Part III Section 16 of the Defence Act 15:01 of 1977. In making the announcement, Chief of Staff Brigadier Patrick West said the promotions take effect from January 1, 2018. Two of the ranks have been promoted  retroactively ...

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DDL explores investment in sugar industry as Guysuco’s downsizing triggers molasses shortfall

Worried that government’s downsizing of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation would have negatively impact on rum production, the privately-owned Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) said it is considering investing in the sugar industry to keep molasses production afloat. “In light of this shortfall, DDL has been actively exploring its potential role in the future of the sugarcane industry, and has executed ...

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Head of SWAT team under close arrest for large quantity of whiskey

The Commander of the Guyana Police Force’s  Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT ) Unit on Sunday remained under close arrest in connection with the seizure of 30 cases of whiskey in a minibus in which he was travelling. Berbice Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Lyndon Alves said an officer was expected later Sunday to travel to Berbice to question the head ...

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