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Favourable policy environment key to Caribbean agro-tourism integration – CTA

Barbados is among several Caribbean nations that is exploring integrating agriculture and tourism as that small Eastern Caribbean island on Wednesday opens its Agrotourism Policy Setting Workshop under the theme, “Strengthening Linkages Between Agriculture and Tourism” in the capital Bridgetown. Regional organisations, the World Bank and the World Travel and Tourism Council identify tourism and agriculture as the two critical ...

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Western Wakenaam village flooded

A section of the western side of Wakenaam Island, Essequibo River, was late Wednesday inundated with flood waters after a koker door collapsed, apparently due to intense pressure from the spring tide. Demerara Waves Online News understands that most of the residents at the village of Sarah were not badly affected because their houses are built on stilts. However, the ...

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Criminal justice system stakeholders being trained in forensic psychology and sexual offences

Guyana’s legal experts are to be trained in forensic psychology, aimed at applying more natural science techniques in securing convictions for sexual offences and violence against children. The eight-module programme is being supported by the University of Guyana’s (UG) Faculty of Health Sciences, United Nations Children’s Fund, the judiciary, the University of Guyana’s Psychology Task Force and the Caribbean Alliance ...

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Deaf drivers pilot programme in the making – Public Security Ministry

Deaf persons will be licensed to drive private vehicles, but a date has not yet been set for commencing piloting a programme for sitting  theoretical and practical drivers’ examinations, the Ministry of Public Security said Monday. Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said the pilot project, which would be confined to the Guyana Police Force’s ‘A’ Division, was in keeping with a Cabinet ...

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Trans-Atlantic rower reaches South America on Commonwealth awareness mission

A former British soldier Wednesday evening ended a more than 3,000 mile long row across the Atlantic Ocean from Sierra Leone, West Africa to Guyana, South America to raise awareness about the 53-nation Commonwealth. Former Royal Marines Commando of the British Army, Richard Allen docked at the Transport and Harbours’ Boathouse after the boat capsized at one time and a ...

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Vice Chancellor denies running University of Guyana broke as workers demand forensic audit

University of Guyana (UG) workers on Wednesday intensified their demand for an in-depth examination of how the institution is spending its monies at a time when there is a cutback in certain expenses, but Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith denied responsibility for running the institution broke. “Of course, not! But it’s hazy and wanton to make public accusations of all kinds ...

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Valerie Rodway’s music fosters ‘Guyaneseness’ President says at birth centenary ceremony

Guyana’s President David Granger Tuesday morning, reiterated the importance of arts and culture in fostering social cohesion, during a building re-dedication ceremony to commemorate the birth centenary of Mrs. Valerie Rodway, CCH, LRSM. The building located at Lot 94 Carmichael Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown was renamed the Valerie Rodway House in honour of Rodway’s work as a musician and her contribution ...

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Labour Ministry intervenes in University of Guyana pay dispute

The University of Guyana (UG) workers’ unions are being asked to withdraw threats of industrial action to pave the way for the Labour Department to try settling a pay dispute with the administration of that publicly funded tertiary institution, Junior Labour Minister Keith Scott said. “While the Unions did not give a commitment to withdraw the threat they promised to ...

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UG student in alleged bomb threat remanded to prison

The University of Guyana (UG) student, who allegedly issued bomb threats against that tertiary institution, was Monday refused bail on a charge under the Telecommunications Act. Sheliza “Dianne” Jafeerally, 25, of Cummings Lodge, Georgetown, and a Sales Consultant at Yello Media Group, pleaded not guilty to the offence that on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by means of a public telecommunications ...

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