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Guyana Chronicle’s Finance Controller issued dismissal letter over leaked financial records

The Finance Controller of the state-owned Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL), publisher of the Guyana Chronicle newspaper, was Monday morning issued a dismissal letter. Morshmi Ramotar was given marching orders following a weekend disclosure of financial records showing that General Manager, Sherod Duncan has been responsible for expenses totalling GY$5 million. Her lawyer, Sanjeev Datadin confirmed that she was dismissed ...

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Husband dies, rescued wife severely burnt, house destroyed

The one-flat wooden home of a reportedly abusive couple, is completely razed and dead is the reputed husband Christopher ‘Harry’ Bramble, 56, unemployed whose charred remains are stored at Lyken’s Funeral Home, the Guyana Police Force said. The reputed wife Jewel ‘Coolie Girl’ Coats, 36, who was evacuated from the lot 39 West Ruimveldt home by residents, is in a ...

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Bringing back brewed coffee

A heady, distinctive fragrance drifts invitingly up to Louis Holder’s Liliendaal office. It’s the smell of coffee—but definitely not any ordinary kind. The invigorating smell comes from an exquisite brand of locally-produced ground coffee. Its rich aroma exemplifies its intriguing story, one that interweaves long forgotten history with a man’s love for his country and his determination to succeed. This ...

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Guyana taps into Islamic Development Bank to fund “sustainable and stable” electricity supply project

Guyana is about to drawn down US$20 million from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to help finance “sustainable and stable supply” of electricity, marking the first time that this country will tap into US$900 million that have been made available by that financial institution, the Finance Ministry said. The Finance Ministry said the US$20 million would be used to by ...

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Venezuelan women arrested at West Berbice nightclub released; club manager still in custody for other offences- police

The manager of a night club at West Coast Berbice has been let off the hook of Trafficking In Persons charges after the six Venezuelans denied they were victims and proved that they were in Guyana legally, police said. However, she is expected to face charges for allegedly assaulting a peace officer and sale of smuggled liquor. Guyana Police Force ...

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Guyana’s proposed Law School faces new hurdle: Legal Education Council Treaty bars private sector role in establishing law schools

Guyana’s plans to establish a law school have hit a major snag with the Caribbean Council of Legal Education (CLE) saying its treaty does not provide for countries or private entities to build and operate law schools,  a hurdle Attorney General Basil Williams said was raised for the first time at this weekend’s Council meeting. “At the moment, I don’t ...

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Guyana Chronicle reports hefty spending under new General Manager

The Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) has so far spent more than GY$5 million in three months mainly on equipment as well as office furnishings, according to  records. The spike in spending has occurred under the less than three-month old tenure of Sherod Duncan who was appointed  General Manager from June 1, 2018, just before the life of the Board of ...

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Time for increased, “non-discriminatory” access to affordable legal education- Pres. Granger tells Caribbean Council of Legal Education

Guyana’s President David Arthur Granger has called on the Council of Legal Education, the Caribbean’s regulatory body for legal education,  to increase access to reasonably priced legal education. “The Council, however, should seek new ways of improving access to and the delivery of affordable legal education to all corners of our Caribbean,” he Friday. Issuing the call in his feature ...

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Justice Kenneth Benjamin “very competent” for Chancellor of Judiciary; no need for comparison

President David Granger  on Friday again insisted on Justice Kenneth Benjamin as Guyana’s next Chancellor because he emerged as the best candidate for the job, but he declined to say why his pick is better than acting Chancellor Yonette Cummings-Edwards. “All persons applied, they were interviewed, their applications were evaluated and they made recommendations so I’m not going to compare ...

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Scrapping jail terms for marijuana possession contradicts ‘no smoking’ agenda but all smoking will be discouraged- Granger

President David Granger said,  while government would be taking steps to remove jail terms for small amounts of marijuana for personal use, concerns have been raised about potentially increased marijuana smoking at a time when steps were being taken to curb tobacco smoking. “Our health experts were concerned that, one the one hand we are moving towards reducing smoking in ...

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