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U.S. establishes Youth Action Network in Guyana

GEORGETOWN – The U.S Embassy’s Public Affairs Section has established a Youth Action Network (YAN), bringing together approximately 50 young Guyanese leaders from around the country.  The Embassy’s Youth Action Network was officially launched July 20 through its first event – a Conference on Service and Leadership under the theme:  “Ready to Serve, Ready to Lead.”  This is the first ...

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Guyana dollar slides for several reasons

There are mixed views about why the Guyana dollar is plummeting- reasons include foreign currency gouging, a drop in the price of some exports and diminished confidence in the local economy partly due to political bickering. Deputy Governor of the Bank of Guyana, Dr. Gobin Ganga, however, assures that there is sufficient foreign currency in circulation. “The Central Bank has ...

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Vote against Amaila Project legislation threatens national consensus – PPP

The ruling People’s Progressive Party says the opposition’s vote against the Amaila Hydroproject legislation has threatened efforts aimed at building national consensus. This was relayed by Central Committee member Irfaan Ali at a party news conference on Monday. “These unfounded attacks make a fool of the dialogue process and put to shame the engagement by the Government in seeking to ...

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Opposition should use gay rights as vote-getter- political analyst

A Caribbean political analyst and pollster believes that Guyanese political parties should win over homosexual voters, though he does not believe that category can definitively decide the outcome of an election. Head of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES), Peter Wickham says the opposition Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR)/ A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) should persuade its somewhat ...

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GPL disconnects First Federation tenants

The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) at the weekend disconnected electricity supply from First Federation Building, prompting outcry and accusations that that is another move by government to evict the tenants. The decades-old concrete building located on Croal Street and Manget Place, Stabroek is occupied by several lawyers, a summer school, a snackette and other small businesses. Attorney-at-Law, Saphier Hussain ...

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Top GTU officials must attend court

High Court Judge Nareshwar Harnanan on Monday ordered that two top officials of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) appear before him concerning two cases filed against them by an aggrieved union member. Harnanan told Attorney-at-Law Keisha Chase that she must ensure that President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) Colin Bynoe and General Secretary, Coretta Mc Donald appear before him. ...

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Chinese supermarket, pharmacist robbed

A Chinese supermarket was robbed of  GUY$3.2 million by two men, one of whom was armed with a shotgun, police said. The robbery victim’s name has been given as Cahannnan Jaing. Police were told that the bandits struck during heavy rainfall at the weekend. One of them concealed the shotgun in an umbrella while entering the premises at Cummings Street ...

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Top GTU officials accused of contempt of court

President of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), Colin Bynoe and his General Secretary Coretta Mc Donald will Monday have to answer an alleged contempt of High Court action brought by an aggrieved union member. Milne Seymour wants the High Court to cite Bynoe and Mc Donald for contempt of court because they have allegedly ignored court orders related to the ...

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Ziplocked marijuana in crotch

Ziploc bagfuls of marijuana in the crotch, police on Sunday found out, is a new way to move around that narcotic. Police nabbed 42-year old Sean Campbell allegedly with the 20 bags of marijuana in his lower region while he was walking in the Swan, Soesdyke Highway. He is expected to be charged by Tuesday for being in possession of ...

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Fires leave one dead, one homeless

Two fires of unknown origin have left one miner homeless and another man burnt to death, authorities said. Police said that a man whose only name has been given as Martin was killed by fire that also destroyed his house at Grant 1780, Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, Berbice. That fire occurred around 1:40 AM Sunday. Investigators are also probing what led ...

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