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GET READY! Gov’t predicts economic boom for 50th anniversary

The Guyana Government is urging that the local private sector get ready to cash in on the opportunities that will be made available to them as Guyana’s celebrates 50 years of Independence in May 2016. This was the message delivered to an audience of tourism and private sector stakeholders as Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes launched Guyana’s 50th anniversary celebrations at ...

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President participates in Chowtal singing at State House

As Guyanese prepare to celebrate the festival of Holi or Phagwah on Wednesday (March 23, 2016), President David Granger, Tuesday evening, joined members of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangha for a Chowtal session on the lawns of State House. Chowtal is a genre of folk music originated from the Bhojpuri Region, Northern India and has been preserved for over 178 years ...

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Coastal, riverain areas warned about extremely high tides

Authorities on Wednesday urged residents to take the necessary precautions against flooding expected as a result of high tides that are predicted to be as much as 9 feet high “All persons residing along the banks of rivers and low lying coastal areas are advised to take all the necessary precautions against possible flooding,” the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said ...

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Digicel signs new deal with NBCUniversal

Digicel Play Tuesday announced that it recently signed a major content deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution enabling Digicel Play to provide its customers with even more of everything they want – premium content through the most attractive home entertainment system in the region. NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation, is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies and ...

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Trio arraigned for agriculturist’s murder

Three men were Tuesday arraigned for the murder of a Guyanese agriculturist who returned home from Montserrat where he had worked for several years. They are 21-year old Donnell “Short man” Trapp, 18-year old Kemo “Trini” Corbin and 28-year Paul “Jun-Jun” Goriah. Trapp said he worked at BK International while Corbin said he worked at Gafoors. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc ...

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Georgetown kite-flyers to pay to use open-spaces

Persons flying kites in open spaces in Georgetown will have to pay to do so to assist with preparation of the areas and clean-up activities afterwards. “Citizens who use the areas would be required to pay a minimal fee to offset expenses, and to assist with after event cleaning activities,” the City administration said. In a release, City Hall did ...

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Two shot in separate robberies

Two men were shot Monday night in two separate robbery incidents in Georgetown, sources confirmed. A fast-food delivery man was shot to one of his wrists and robbed of money and his motorcycle. Sources said he was at the time delivering chicken when the incident occurred at 102 Garnett Street and Aramatta Place, Lamaha  Gardens. He was rushed to the Georgetown ...

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Man shot, robbed of US, GY dollars at city hotel

A man was shot and robbed while at a  bar at Kanuku Suites Hotel, Campbelville, Georgetown. Police said that about 11:45 Saturday night (March 19, 2016), two men two men entered the hotel, pretending to be customers. They whipped out firearms and held up Rondell Orlando, 31 years, who was at the bar with two other men, and took away a total ...

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Tower hotel bought by associate of previous owner

The man, who bought Hotel Tower for a new entity, was a mid-level employee for one of the principals of the same hotel under the previous ownership. Sale documents by the High Court Registrar revealed that Seenarine Mathura purchased the property at 74-75 Main Street from Citizen’s Bank following foreclosure  of four mortgages on April 16, 2014. Mathura was an Operations ...

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