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OPINION: War is not the answer in the Middle East

By Dr. Randolph Persaud, Professor Emeritus Only two days into the Israel-Hamas war and already 1600 people have been killed, most of them civilians. Thousands more have been injured, kidnapped, and displaced. The old saying that “war is not the answer” has more meaning now than ever. The parties to the conflict, namely, the state of Israel, and the Palestinian ...

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CARICOM HQ: Group protests peacekeeping mission to Haiti; demands real consultations with Haitian communities

A group of Guyanese picketed the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) headquarters on Tuesday denouncing the Kenya-led United Nations Peacekeeping mission to Haiti and calling for genuine grassroots consultations to decide on a transitional government. “What we want is for general consultations in Haiti. So, far we believe that the current consultation set up by what they call the Eminent Persons Group, ...

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Team Guyana Robotics in playoffs; top 24 teams out of 191 made it

The first all-female team is representing Guyana at the First Global Challenge annual Olympics-style robotics competition is now among the top 24 teams in the playoffs in the event being held in Singapore, St Stanislaus College statement. Ariel Taylor(Co-captain), T’Sehai Holder(Co-captain), Xaria Holder (Strategist), Lateisha MacArthur (Driver) and Italy Ton-Chung (Driver) competed against 190 other countries over the last three ...

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Guyana turns to Cuba to increase honey production as T&T prepares to slacken honey law

Hopeful that Trinidad and Tobago will soon lift its colonial-era ban on foreign honey, Guyana is enlisting Cuba’s support to increase honey production, Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha said Tuesday. “We have some specialists from Cuba that will help us to start our apiary in Guyana,” he said when asked by Demerara Waves Online News. Apiaries, he said, are expected to ...

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OPINION: President Ali and sophisticated investors

by GHK Lall The call of circumstances led me to listen to some more of President Ali’s tirade against former President Ramotar.  It for Mr. Ramotar’s leaning in the direction of renegotiation of the Exxon oil contract.  I wish that a word other than tirade could be employed to describe His Excellency’s presentation, but I cannot, when a diatribe was ...

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Mahipaul asks PPC to investigate pump building contracts; NDIA explains slothfulness in works

Opposition parliamentarian, Ganesh Mahipaul on Monday asked the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) to investigate whether the successful contractors in the construction of a number of pump stations had proven their track record and why less than 30 percent of the works have finished. “All the projects are way past their completion date and are not even 30% completed. My contention ...

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Guyana Cancer Society, in collaboration with GTT, others, hold specialist medical outreach in Bartica

The Guyana Cancer Society has partnered with GTT, Ministry of Health, the US Embassy and several cancer support organizations in holding a specialist medical outreach at the Bartica Regional Hospital in Cuyuni – Mazaruni (Region Seven).  A contingent of 15 specialist doctors including  two gynaecologists, one pediatrician, one urologist, five dentists, four ophthalmologists, and two Internal Medicine specialists were aided ...

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Guyana beefing up forensic investigation capacity; application of new forfeiture legislation

Several foreign forensic experts have been hired to boost the capacity of the Guyana Forensic Laboratory and they have also been tasked with collaborating with the University of Guyana (UG) to formulate course to assist with the science-based solving of crimes, Attorney General Anil Nandlall announced on Monday. “To add to what is there already, we have imported four highly ...

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Group structure key to PNCR winning next general election- Norton

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) would have to concretise its group structure across Guyana if it is to stand a good chance of winning the 2025 general and regional elections, according to party leader Aubrey Norton. “There are somethings in the party that we need to change. What made the People’s National Congress strong over the years is its ...

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Norton calls Van West Charles “ex colleague”

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton is distancing his party from party member Dr Richard Van West Charles who is tipped to become Guyana’s next Ambassador to Venezuela. Addressing a flag raising ceremony in the forecourt of Congress Place to mark the PNCR’s 66th anniversary, Mr Norton highlighted a number of sectoral achievements whenever that party ...

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