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CDCs in Regions Five and Six get approval for financing for developmental projects

Nineteen Community Development Councils (CDCs) in Mahaica-Berbice and East Berbice-Corentyne on Sunday (April 3, 2016), received letters of approval for small grants under the Government of Guyana’s community development project, which is being implemented through the Ministry of Communities. First Lady Mrs. Sandra Granger was on hand to present the letters of approval to the successful groups. “This is part ...

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President Granger congratulates West Indies Male and Female Cricket Teams

President David Granger on Sunday congratulated the West Indies male and female teams on their emphatic victories earlier in the day in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) World Twenty20 and Women’s World Twenty20 championships. The President said that these victories provide us with an opportunity to celebrate and be proud of our collective achievement as a region. The teams’ thrilling victories ...

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Caricom, Hero CPL congratulate Windies

Prime Minister of Grenada and Chairman of the CARICOM Subcommittee on Cricket Governance, Dr. the Right Hon. Keith Mitchell, has congratulated the West Indies Men’s and Women’s teams on their heartwarming victories in the World T20 competitions earlier today. The Men’s team defeated England in the Finals by four wickets, with two balls remaining; scoring four consecutive sixes in the ...

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Jealous ex-lover shoots couple in Linden

A jilted man on Sunday shot and injured his ex-lover moments after she arrived home in the company of another man, police said. The Guyana Police Force said crime sleuths were still on the manhunt for the assailant. Injured are 41- year old Simone Belle of Half Mile, Wismar and Sherwin Hughes, 41 years, of Blueberry Hill, Wismar. Investigators said ...

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Jamaican held during cocaine seizure

 A  Jamaican man on Sunday remained in custody following the seizure of cocaine at a house at Friendship Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara. Investigators said during Saturday April 02, 2016, ranks of the Police Narcotics Unit conducted a search at the house during which one kilogram of cocaine which had been compressed in the form of shoe soles was found. A ...

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Education Minister opposes students writing numerous CXC subjects

Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine  on Saturday said he is in strongly in favour of discouraging secondary school students from writing more than eight Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subjects because those who sit more than that number of exams are not benefiting from a rounded education. “I am strongly in favour of whatever mechanism we can find to discourage the ...

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Big plans in pipeline to deal with autism in Guyana

As plans continue for the construction of a school for autistic children, Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine on Saturday announced that a curriculum would be developed for that category of learners. Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited, at the same time, called on authorities to generate statistics on autism in the country. Speaking at the Promenade Gardens after a Republic Bank ...

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Second Charlestown man gunned down in three days

In what appears to have been a revenge killing, a man was shot dead in Charlestown, Georgetown late Friday night. The dead man has been identified as  Walton “Tuffy” Taylor.  He was shot while seated in a chair at the corner of Adelaide and Sussex Streets, Charlestown. Residents in the area said two men rode up on a CG motorcycle ...

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Alleged granny robber, rapist remanded

A 27-year old man has been accused of raping and robbing a grandmother while she was on duty at a Municipal Day Care Centre at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, Samuel David George of East Ruimveldt was remanded to prison until April 14, 2016 by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. . He is accused of robbing the woman of one cellular phone ...

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Harmon hides behind GINA on BK Tiwari issue

Despite widespread criticism about the now revoked appointment of prominent Guyanese businessman, Brian “BK” Tiwari as a ministerial business adviser, Minister of State Joseph Harmon broke his promise to hold a news conference on Friday to deal with the issue. Instead, Harmon spoke with the state-owned Government Information Agency (GINA) which issued a release and made no reference of the Chairman ...

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