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Del Monte Fiesta Corn recalled due to “life threatening risk”- Food and Drugs Dept

The Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) on Friday announced the recall of Del Monte Fiesta Corn “due to under-processing which poses a life threatening risk to consumers.” “More than 60,000 cases of Del Monte’s Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers are being recalled because the ingredients weren’t adequately processed,” the Guyanese agency said, adding the move was ...

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Guyana among countries to benefit from US$2.6 million Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund 

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday announced the launch of a new fund to provide financial support and stability for the Region’s cultural and creative industries in Guyana and other borrowing member-nations. The Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) will provide grants for innovative projects within the creative industries sector. It was established with an initial US$2.6 million contribution from ...

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P&P Insurance Brokers ups annual donation to organisations

P&P Insurance Brokers on Friday announced an increase in its annual donation to senior citizen, children homes and other non-governmental charitable organisations. The insurance company handed out a total of GYD$1.5 million to 12 organisations at its annual presentation function held on Friday, 14th December, 2018 at its new office located at 272/273 Lamaha Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown. The presentation this ...

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MARAD examines options to remove sunken boats, ships

Guyana’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) is working towards the removal of wrecked ships and boats especially those in and around the Georgetown harbour where an upsurge in marine traffic is expected, a top official of that government regulatory and safety agency said Thursday. Director-General of MARAD, Claudette Rogers told Demerara Waves Online News that, talks were underway with Guyana’s lone salvor ...

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Internationally recognised marine safety training institute launched

Guyana’ maritime training institute MatPal and TOTALTEC Academy on Thursday announced they have teamed up to form the Maritime Safety Training Institute (MSTI), to offer state-of-the-art maritime and safety related training programmes. MatPal’s CEO Colleen Abrams told Demerara Waves Online News that even as the her entity and TOTALTEC “actively” pursue accreditation from the National Accreditation Council (NAC), the institute’s courses ...

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Govt raising false short-term hopes about oil wealth – Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo is painting a bleak economic picture for Guyana, saying that the US$300 million annual oil revenues would be insufficient to guarantee improved standards of living from 2020. Addressing the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (GCCI) annual awards ceremony held Wednesday night at the Marriott Hotel, the former Guyana President forecast that the country was not ...

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Five-month old baby electrocuted

A five-month old baby, who put a live electrical cord in his mouth, was electrocuted, police said. The incident occurred at about 11:15 Tuesday morning, December 12, 2018 at Lot 207 No. 76 Housing Scheme Corriverton Berbice. Guyana Police Force investigators were told that the baby’s mother, Onessa Jackson ,27, was at home with her three year-old son Mario Cush ...

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Spend some oil revenues on tourism development- THAG; Tourism Authority says tourism plans being developed

The Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) wants government to invest some of the oil boom revenues and at the same time protect the country’s biodiversity by banning the wildlife trade. THAG’s President, Mitra Ramcoomar issued the calls at the Guyana Tourism Authority’s Award Ceremony held Tuesday night. “What will make this industry sustainable is sustainable practices…we need to ...

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11-month old child drowns in drain

An 11-month old boy on Monday drowned in a three-foot deep drain after he sneaked out of his home unknown to his 39-year old mother and siblings, police said. The incident involving Alvin Matthew occurred at about 11 AM Monday at Lot 47 Sayah Village, Cane Grove East Coast Demerara. Investigators were told that the toddler  m was at home with ...

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