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Monthly Archives: October 2019

President no longer shows sign of cancer – Cuban medical experts

President David Granger Tuesday night returned from Cuba where his team of medical experts found that he has no trace of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, according to Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed. “The CIMEQ (Center for Surgical Medical Research) medical specialists have expressed complete satisfaction with the state of the President’s health and have explained that ...

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Time to revisit CARICOM; Trinidad & Tobago “predatory” on Guyana’s emerging oil sector -Robert Persaud

Former Guyana government minister, Robert Persaud on Tuesday called for the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) Single Market and Economy (CSME) to be revisited. “The time has come for us to revisit the Treaty of Chaguaramas. The time has come for us to redefine what do we want, mean of want out of Caricom and, Guyana, we must start that conversation ...

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Drug treatment court opens

Guyana’s first Drug Treatment Court, opened its doors on Monday, aimed at giving convicted drug addicts a chance to receive treatment and reduce overcrowding of the country’s prisons. Located in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, the facility will permit easier access to resources and personnel, including stakeholders such as the police, social services, health and drug treatment providers for the efficient ...

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Solar farms for Mahdia, Bartica, Lethem

The townships of Bartica and Mahdia in Region 8 and Lethem, Region 9 will benefit from an overall of 3.15-megawatt solar-powered mini-grids system totalling $1.7 billion (US$8.6 million). The project is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA). The 1.5-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant at Bartica will benefit 15,000 residents in Bartica, while ...

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Fuel tanker driver dies in accident

A resident from Kuru-Kuru, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, died yesterday morning when a fuel tanker he was driving capsized. The man has been identified as 34-year-old Atewick de Freitas. Police said the incident occurred at 134 kilometres, Buck Hall, Tapir Trail. Investigators were told that the fuel tanker, bearing registration number GVV 7176, was speeding, when de Freitas lost control. The vehicle ...

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West Coast Demerara fisherman stabbed to death

A fisherman of the West Coast of Demerara, was stabbed to death Sunday night allegedly stemming from a six-day old grievance between himself and his assailant. Dead is 19-year old Noel Singh of Lot 33 Meten-Meer-Zorg. He sustained several stab wounds inflicted by a 20-year old resident of Ocean Garden, Meten-Meer-Zorg. Investigators were told that six days ago, the suspected ...

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ANUG makes pitch for PNCR, PPP votes to bring true shared governance

A New and United Guyana (ANUG) on Sunday called on traditional supporters of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led coalition to vote for it, promising to introduce a governance system that will force those two big parties to work together. The call was issued by top ANUG executives at the opening of its ...

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GCCI’s Petroleum Head calls out President Granger on oil and gas silence

Head of Petroleum at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Attorney-at-Law Charles Ramson is flaying President David Granger for being virtually silent on key issues in the oil and gas sector. Mr Ramson, who holds a master of science in Oil and Gas Enterprise Management from the United Kingdom’s University of Abeerdeen, describes the establishment of the Department of ...

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