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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Stabbed body of woman found in Berbice trench

The body of a 22-year old woman was Monday morning extracted from a trench at Number 4 Village, West Coast Berbice, police said. Berbice Divisonal Commander, Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves said investigators were treating the incident as a homicide because stab wounds were seen when the body was taken out of the waterway. She has been identified as Marissa Fraser ...

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“Good life” promise is a “good lie” -PPPC’s Irfan Ali shows statistics

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) Shadow Finance Minister, Irfan Ali on Monday charged that the David Granger-led coalition’s promise of a “good life” amounts to a “good lie” based on his mid-term review of Guyana’e economic performance. “It’s not OK. It cannot be OK for us when the people of this country are suffering. It cannot be OK ...

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PPP says ease of doing business now harder; govt announces IDB-funded fix

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Monday said evidence shows that Guyana has slipped on the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking, a situation government hopes to remedy with a multi-million dollar project to be funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). PPP Shadow Finance Minister, Irfan Ali, in kicking off debate on the 2018 National Debate, ...

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Guyana’s oil sector should fund ‘green economy’ ; divert fossil fuel cash to climate change resilience– experts

Guyana’s oil revenues should be used to finance the development of renewable energy sources and cash normally spent on fossil fuels should be fund systems that can resist the impact of climate change, say top local and regional officials. “Anticipated earnings from the oil and gas sector should fund Guyana’s transition to a ‘green economy’ and provide a mechanism for ...

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Digicel gives away GY$18 million for Christmas; to host big children’s fun-day

Competition in Guyana’s mobile phone market on Saturday continued to heat up for the Christmas season with one of the country’s two major phone companies announcing that it has set aside GY$18 million in prizes and also holding a fun-day for orphans at the several children’s homes. Digicel (Guyana) said Digicel’s Santa Express  is expected to make a stop-over at ...

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Suspect in Bouterse murder trial commits suicide

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – Ruben Rozendaal, a co-defendant in the mass murder trial against Suriname president Desi Bouterse, allegedly committed suicide late Friday night in his apartment in Paramaribo. According to several reliable sources the body of the 61-year old, was found around 10 o’clock local time and subsequently police were called to investigate. Rozendaal’s left arm was cut ...

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Six Caribbean territories and states eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

The World Health Organization has validated Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and Saint Kitts and Nevis as achieving dual elimination Saint Kitts and Nevis/ Geneva, December 1, 2017 – Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis were today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of ...

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Rice manufacturer, University of Guyana partner to improve soil, water testing

One of Guyana’s leading rice manufacturers- exporters has agreed to help the University of Guyana (UG) establish a GY$40 million soil and water testing research centre at the Berbice Campus. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Nand Persaud Group of Companies, Rajendra Persaud and Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith ...

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FAO to fund UG’s establishment of food and nutrition institute; studies on agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announced that it will be supporting the establishment of a Food and Nutrition Institute at the University of Guyana (UG) and help that tertiary institution conduct several studies on climate change related to the agriculture sector. The announcements were made by the FAO Representative in Guyana, Reuben Robertson at the 10th Turkeyen and ...

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