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Daily Archives: October 9, 2018

Guyana expects increased marine traffic with availability of high-tech nautical maps, charts

Mariners can now get updated nautical maps and charts to aid them in navigating part of the Demerara River safely through a  British-funded US$1.1 million hydrographic survey, paving the way for increased traffic of boats and ships with larger amounts of cargo,  the Maritime Administration (MARAD) said Tuesday. “The first phase of the project entailed an examination of the depth ...

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30 Berbicians to be trained by CGX oil company

CGX Energy Inc. has announced their intention to contribute to the capacity building of Berbice residents in the oil and gas sector. Dr. Suresh Narine, Executive Chairman of CGX Energy Inc., announced that 30 Guyanese from the Berbice area will be trained in geo-chemistry. He remarked that the decision comes at the time when the company is moving ahead with ...

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Ban sugar-sweetened drinks from school areas; integrate school-feeding strategy to fight deadly diseases

Caribbean governments are being urged to ban sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) from school environments and integrate the health, education and agriculture ministries, in an effort to reduce stem the scourge of  non-communicable diseases such as diabetes. President of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, Sir Trevor Hassell issued the call at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2018 being held in Barbados. He ...

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