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Christian church leaders tell govt don’t scrap buggery laws; SASOD says gay rights not a big political issue for voters

At least 100 of Guyana’s Christian Evangelical and Pentecostal church leaders on Sunday collectively called on government not to outlaw buggery, but the country’s major lesbian and gay rights organisation is not worried that government will buckle to pressure at the risk of losing votes in a general election. Head of SASOD, Joel Simpson said the removal of colonial-era buggery laws ...

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Hotelier kills taxi driver

The owner of Tourist Villa Hotel and Bar early Saturday morning shot and killed a  man who ran into the business place behind a handyman who had earlier intervened in altercation between the now dead man and his girlfriend, police sources said.’ The murder suspect’s name has been given as 45-year old Erwin Bacchus of 260 ‘B’ Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, ...

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Guyana taps into women’s knowledge in forest management to combat climate change

Women’s experiences in forest management are being harnessed to help reduce the emission of greenhouse gases that cause climate change events such as droughts, floods and storms. The Ministry of Natural Resources Project Execution Unit (PEU) of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Project, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), on Friday began a series of workshops across ...

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UNICEF helps Guyana assist Venezuelan refugees

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday announced that it would be providing US$30,000 worth relief supplies to assist the Venezuelans who have been crossing the border in three administrative regions of Essequibo county. In a joint statement, UNICEF and the Civil Defence Commission said the supplies would be pre-positioned to boost the capacity of Region 1 (Barima-Waini), Regin ...

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Lusignan prison escape foiled

Prison guards have scuttled a plot by two murder accused to escape from the Lusignan Prison, leaving Prisons Director Gladwin Samuels baffled at how the prisoners got cutting equipment. ‘During security checks conducted, the discovery was made. One steel bar was discovered cut while attempts were being made to cut another. From observations, the cutting of the second bar was ...

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West Demerara man jailed for Canje River guns, marijuana bust; teenager, others on bail

A West Bank Demerara man, who was caught with guns and harvested marijuana on a plot of land cultivated with marijuana, pleaded guilty on Thursday and was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment. Magistrate Renita Singh, sitting in the Reliance Magistrates’ Court, East Berbice, sentenced 26-year old Lloyd Samuels of Bagotsville, West Bank Demerara to four years each for possession of ...

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Jagdeo accuses Granger of “double standards” on education, jobs, employment

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday backed President David Granger’s Emancipation call for entrepreneurship, self-sufficiency and education, but took umbrage at the Guyanese leader’s admonition that they should be ashamed if they do not work. “This is the duplicity, the double-standard. Government is just borrowing, taxing all of that- the same ordinary people and so I agree with urging people ...

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Granger defends appointment of Environmental Economist to head Energy Department

President David Granger on Thursday defended the appointment of Dr. Mark Bynoe, an environmental economist, to head the Department of Energy which would, among other things, decide on granting oil concessions and licences. While conceding that Bynoe was not experienced in the oil and gas sector, the President said the head of the new body would be responsible for mobilising ...

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