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Daily Archives: April 26, 2018

Guyana abolishes colonial era juvenile offences; new law protects children’s rights

Guyana on Thursday abolished several offences that could be committed by children, with the passage of the Juvenile Justice Bill which will replace a more than 80-year old colonial era law. Government refused numerous requests by the opposition to take the Bill to a parliamentary select committee to address numerous concerns. In kicking off parliamentary debate, Minister of Public Security, ...

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National Assembly picks members of Police Service Commission

The National Assembly has picked three persons to sit on the Police Service Commission (PSC), paving the way for that body to be appointed to take disciplinary action and promote senior officers of the Guyana Police Force. Government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) reported that those selected are  Retired Assistant Police Commissioner, Paul Slowe; Retired Assistant Commissioner Clinton Conway and Retired ...

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Guyanese businesses urged to sell more food, tourism to China as exports recover

As Guyana’s largely forestry-based exports to China recover, local businesses are being urged to explore opportunities to sell more food to that Asian country and attract Chinese tourists when they attend the inaugural China Import Expo to be held later this year in Shanghai. Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin told a cocktail reception held Wednesday night to raise awareness about ...

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US-based philanthropist funding GY$80 million state-of-the-art research centre at UG

The name Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Centre for Behavioral Studies and Research Centre will soon be emblazoned on a state-of-the-art facility at the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen campus. Jay Sobhraj, a Guyanese-born United States based philanthropist, has pumped a significant grant of GY$$80 million to establish the state-of-the-art behavioural study, research and multi-purpose centre in place of the old canteen ...

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