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Caricom strategises to fight seaweed that’s hurting fishing industry

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has borrowed and modified a Puerto Rico protocol to remove large amounts sargassum seaweed that has been retarding the movement of fishing vessels and chasing away some fish species from otherwise heavily populated fishing grounds. Executive Director of CRFM, Milton Haughton said the problem has been plaguing the Caribbean for the past five years. ...

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BREAKING: Fire near Regent and Cummings Streets

Fire  early Sunday morning gutted a section of a building on Cummings Street, just off Regent Street. The building is owned by former Guyana Defence Force officer, Oliver Hinckson. While the blaze was brought under control and confined to that building, smoke was still billowing. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken said police arrived on the scene four minutes ...

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Guyanese killed in gas truck explosion in Trinidad

TRINIDAD NEWSDAY.- EDASCO Ltd officials moved the truck and washed away the blood of their dead employee before police arrived on the scene after one of its company’s gas transporting trucks exploded on its Longdenville Road premises. According to police, EDASCO officials told them that the worker, identified only by the name Danny, was welding on one of the company’s trucks ...

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Prohibited Guyanese among 26 arrested in Trinidad

TRINIDAD EXPRESS.- Police exercises in the Port of Spain Division and Central Division on Thursday have resulted in the arrest of 26 persons. The exercises were supervised by Senior Supt Hodge-Griffith and Senior Supt Boxill, with assistance from Supt Corbette, ASP Persad, ASP Sooker, Sgt Jodhan, Sgt Persad, Sgt Mohammed, Sgt Ali, Cpl Bacchus, Cpl Bassant and Cpl Williams, among several ...

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Oil: The Marketplace

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall It is a strange world of futures, swaps, hedges, currencies, spot prices, tankers, and an array of terms that is a language of its own, and alien to the layman.  It is also a world of stupendous booms, and the bottom falling out of once soaring prices, thus bringing nations to their knees. ...

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Dataram Commission of Inquiry finds “pattern of misconduct” at CANU

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday disclosed that a Commission of Inquiry into claims by now convicted drug lord, Barry Dataram against the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has found “deficiencies” in the way that anti-drug agency works. Sources said that among the observations found during the probe by Retired Brigadier of the Guyana Defence Force, Bruce Lovell are poor ...

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Several Latinos, Guyanese on immigration, forgery charges

Four Latin Americans and a Guyanese appeared in court on Friday on separate charges of forgery and overstaying time in Guyana. A guilty plea was entered for Cuban male named Alberto Rodrigues Costas. It is alleged that between April 30, 2016 and July 29, 2016, in Georgetown, Costas failed to comply with any conditions of a permit granted to him, ...

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Fly Jamaica will soon fly to Cuba; opens ticket office in Georgetown

by Abigail Semple Fly Jamaica Airways will soon be offering chartered direct flights from Guyana to Cuba. This was revealed by the airline’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Roxanne Reece, at the company’s opening of its second ticketing office in Central Georgetown. Reece told Demerara Waves that Fly Jamaica is hoping to have the first flight to Cuba in December of ...

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