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Steel-pan player crushed to death shortly after Independence rehearsal

Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations were late Tuesday night marred by the death of a youthful steel-pan player shortly after rehearsals. Multiple sources confirmed that 14-year old Kevin Scipio was crushed by a truck while he and others were offloading the steelpans at the North Ruimveldt Multilateral School, Mandela Avenue. Scipio was a member of the youth band, PanWave, that ...

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Obama rep; other dignitaries expected for Guyana’s Independence anniversary

Several high-level foreign dignitaries are expected in Guyana to join in the celebration of the country’s 50th anniversary as an independent nation. They are Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland,  the Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart and  and United States’ Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Juan Sebastian Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who is responsible for American diplomatic ...

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Security guard shot, robbed of guns, cash at bank

Two security guards were robbed of their guns and a quantity of cash while they were about to make a deposit at Demerara Bank’s branch at Le Resouvennir, East Coast Demerara Monday night.  Police said that at about 2000h. last night Monday May 23, 2016, Cleveland Pyle, 22 years, and Damion Pearce, 24 years, security guards attached to a private ...

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Soldier critically injured in accident

A soldier was listed in a critical condition Tuesday morning after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a parked truck on the Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara. He was driving a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) vehicle bearing number plate DFB 1454. The soldier was rushed to the Regional Hospital at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. An initial account of ...

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PPP discriminated against Afro-Guyanese in bestowing National Awards- Greenidge

Foreign Affairs Minister, Vice President Carl Greenidge Monday night had some very harsh words for the now main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), accusing that party of avoiding the bestowing of National Awards to mainly Afro-Guyanese. He recalled that the PPP had in the past criticized People’s National Congress (PNC)-led governments of engaging in racism on the basis that recipients were mainly ...

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Education key to African Guyanese development- Greenidge

Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge Monday night called on Afro-Guyanese to take advantage of education as a means of improving their quality of life and social and economic advancement. “It is important that we find a means of ensuring that the current generation can also value education, recognise the role of education in social mobility,” he ...

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President meets US-based Guyanese scholar Kelly Hyles

President David Granger on Monday met with Ms. Kelly Hyles, the 17-year-old Guyanese girl, who was accepted into 21 colleges across the United States of America, including eight Ivy League universities. Ms. Hyles was accompanied to the Ministry of the Presidency by her mother, Ms. Anetta Earl, her aunt, Mrs. Shaundelle Inniss-Munroe, her uncle, Mr. Kenneth Earl and social activist, ...

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IMF to help Guyana review VAT; changes likely next year- Finance Minister

A team of International Monetary Fund (IMF) experts is expected in Guyana shortly to examine ways of reducing the 16 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) ahead of changes that might be announced in next year’s National Budget. Finance Minister, Winston Jordan said a team from the IMF’s Barbados-based Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) would be going to Georgetown  conduct ...

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Finance Minister disagrees with Opposition Leader on tax settlement

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan has rejected claims by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that a tax deal between Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) has set a dangerous precedent for similar demands to be made by other companies. “No! Settlements at GRA go on all the time… Listen, they (GRA) didn’t wake up overnight and decide to settle,” ...

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$1, $5 coins to be pulled out of circulation- Central Bank Governor

One dollar and five dollar coins are to be pulled out of circulation soon, Bank of Guyana Governor, Dr. Gobind Ganga announced on Monday. No date has been set. He, however, said an assessment would first have to be conducted before the coins are withdrawn. “We are currently looking at the feasibility of eliminating the one dollar coin of which ...

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