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National Toshaos Council Chairman slams govt over broken promises

Chairman of the National Toshaos Council, Joel Fredericks on Monday slammed the Guyana government for failing to keep several promises including addressing land rights and constitutional reform over the past three years. “Every time we break promises, we erode the trust that people have in us and our integrity,” he told the opening of National Toshaos Council Conference. Among the ...

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Two drown

Two men, including an overseas-based Guyanese, died by drowning at the weekend, police said. Dead are 46-year old Ravindra “Rick” Budhraj  of ‘ X’ 7 Alma Avenue Prashad Nagar, Greater Georgetown, and 18-year old Ronald Gomes, a labourer of 8 Norton Street Wortmanville, Georgetown. Budhraj drowned in the Demerara River in the vicinity of Coverden, East Bank Demerara on Sunday, July ...

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Early childhood centres foster entrepreneurs – Finance Minister

The commissioning of Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC) in Ann’s Grove and Ithaca reflects the government’s commitment to facilitating the growth of entrepreneurs. Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan on Saturday commissioned the centres in Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara and Ithaca, Region Five. The minister said, having a safe, educational space for children provides parents with an opportunity to become ...

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More youth entrepreneurs ready to hit the market…23 more graduate in Financial Literacy and Small Business Training

Twenty-two young people are now equipped with the necessary skills to establish their own business after graduating from a Financial Literacy and Small Business Training programme. The five-week training exercise covered areas of self-development, income expenses and budgeting, financial responsibility, credit and debt issues, decision making and action planning. During the course of the programme, each participant was tasked with ...

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CGX announces major sponsorship deal for Green Expo

Canada-based CGX Energy Inc., a public company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, has announced its leading sponsorship of the upcoming Green Guyana Expo and International Business Summit scheduled for the Ramada Princess Hotel and the National Stadium on October 19-22, 2018. Company Executive Chairman, Guyanese Professor Suresh Narine, committed the company to the highest sponsorship level; Executive Sponsor with the Jaguar Package, for the event which aims at promoting Guyana’s ...

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“Who is mixed and who determines who is mixed?” ERC Chairman on PPP’s claim of almost 100 percent Afro-Guyanese at GECOM

The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) is next week expected to begin probing allegations by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that mostly Afro-Guyanese are being employed at the Guyana Elections Commission, but already the question is who is a pure race. “If the pie chart that I saw is authentic, we really have a problem. Who is mixed and who ...

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GECOM Chairman stresses importance of free and fair elections

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), James Patterson on  Saturday underscored the importance of trained polling day staff to deliver free and fair elections. “One of the functions that must permeate GECOM and those who function in it, as for example you, is that you have to see that elections are run free and fair,” he told the opening ...

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Big drugs bust in wooden boat at Mon Repos; boat owner, wife arrested, Venezuelans wanted

A Guyanese man and his wife were early Saturday morning arrested in connection with the interception of more than 140 kilogrammes of cocaine aboard a wooden fishing vessel near the Mon Repos channel, East Coast Demerara, the Customs Anti- Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. The law enforcement unit said the arrested suspect, Azim “Bato” Baksh, of 123 Phase 1 Goed Hope East Coast ...

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University of Guyana launches Alumni Associations in Toronto, London and Washington this month

The University of Guyana (UG)  says it is is actively and intentionally reaching to embrace its own who are in the Diaspora with a series of strategic and structured events over this summer. UG will first rejuvenate the Toronto Guild of Graduates  on July 19 and  will launch an alumni association in London on August 3rd . “ Reignite ” is the Canada event billed ...

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Bank of Guyana to bail out commercial banks temporarily; Deposit Insurance Scheme to safeguard depositors

The Bank of Guyana is about to be given the power to bail out commercial banks in financial troubles for a maximum of 182 days, to safeguard depositors’ monies similar to what happened 14 years ago at Globe Trust. However, the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) objected to the amendment to the Bank of Guyana Act, saying that it was ...

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