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Gov’t clamps down on unlicensed day care facilities

The Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA) is urging day care service providers to get their facilities registered by March or face closure. Head of the CPA, Ann Greene said persons who are desirous of registering their day care facility must possess a valid Police Clearance and Food Handlers Certificate. She added that the facilities will be Inspected by the Fire ...

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Guyana needs to be ready for any emergency in mass gathering – Civil Defence Commission Dir. General

As the government moves to ensure the safety of all Guyanese, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) completed a national policy on Mass Casualty Management (MCM) and Incident Command Systems (ICS). the CDC will be taking steps to implement the policy countrywide. Acting Director General of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig said that Guyana, like any other country, is vulnerable ...

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All AFC candidates had declared they weren’t dual citizens

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday said the party had asked expelled parliamentarian, Charrandas Persaud and other candidates whether they were foreign citizens, but Persaud never admitted to being a Canadian. “My predecessor and the other persons that were asked have confirmed that at a point in time the party did ask about citizenship and part of that is ...

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GDF frowns on report of general elections in June; says training document taken “out of context”

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) says someone misinterpreted a leaked training document that states that the army must be prepared for general and regional elections in June. “Someone has taken our training documents out of context,” the senior GDF officer told Demerara Waves Online News. Asked to respond to the timeframe of June 2019 that the GDF document, as quoted ...

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First Bauxite promises improved education facilities for Sand Hills students

A new school building with more modern facilities will be constructed in the Sand Hills community in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara). According to the Head of First Bauxite Corporation-Guyana Office, Ian Christie, the initiative is part of the company’s capital project for the community. “During this year as part of our capital project we will be doing three things ...

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Local gov’t minister calls for accountability at City Hall, effective constituency representation

Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan on Monday called on the newly-elected councillors of Georgetown to guard against a repeat of alleged mismanagement, and instead, ensure transparency and accountability in managing the City’s affairs. In an apparent reference to recommendations that City Hall’s financial records be audited each year and concerns by the Retired Justice Cecil Kennard Commission of Inquiry into ...

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Surinamese rice exporter gunned down in Guyana after huge cocaine-in-rice bust

A Surinamese rice exporter was shot dead in Guyana, days after law enforcement agents in Suriname busted 2,300 kilogrammes of cocaine in a shipment of rice that was destined for France, his lawyer in Suriname said. Nintender Oemwarsingh, who owned Nivash Rice in Suriname, was found dead on the Number 63 foreshore on Monday, his lawyer Irvin Kanhai said. Guyana’s Deputy ...

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Charrandas Persaud willing to take lie detector test on no-confidence ‘Yes’ vote; admits negotiating gold purchase

Former government parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud, who voted for an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion that has triggered steps for early general elections, has admitted that he had been in contact with gold dealers, but said he is willing to take a lie detector test to prove that he never sold his ‘Yes’ vote to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). “Yes, I will ...

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