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No direct impact of Amazon fires on Guyana -Natural Resources Minister

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman has assured that the ongoing wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, though troubling, will have no direct impact on Guyana. The minister told journalists recently that the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) has increased its monitoring of this country’s forest. “As a government, of course, we are concerned. The Forestry Commission will be monitoring our own ...

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Over 100 pupils benefit from GBTI’s annual back-to-school program

More than 100 primary and nursery school pupils from the Crabwood Creek and Moleson Creek areas in Berbice were outfitted with back-to-school gears for the new school term on Saturday, August 23 at the Crabwood Creek Community Centre popularly referred to as “ballfield”, the bank said Monday. The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) says its Corriverton Branch partnered ...

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Most PPP supporters reject Irfaan Ali; Granger will face tougher battle against Nandlall, Anthony -opinion poll

The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali is being rejected by most party supporters who instead favour Anil Nandlall or Dr. Frank Anthony, according to an opinion poll conducted by the little-known Turkeyen Research and Polling Institute. TRPI, which is headed by United States (US)-based Political Scientist, Dr. Baytoram Ramharack, said the David Granger-led governing A Partnership for ...

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Dying Guyanese-American man who told cops ‘F–k you’ may have been targeted at weekend house party

Story Reproduced from New York Post  by Larry Celona and Ben Feuerherd Police are investigating whether the killing of a Brooklyn man — who told cops “f—k you, son!” as he lay dying — is connected to a shooting last week at a house party, law enforcement sources told The Post. Investigators believe Arsenio Gravesande — who was shot and killed ...

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PPP presses for elections in October

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday believed that the governing coalition’s plot to “sanitise” his party’s supporters from the voters’ list has been foiled by a recent High Court ruling that no one can be removed from the National Register of Registrants. “They wanted to sanitise a lot of us from the list so when election day comes a lot ...

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Central Housing to address house lot backlog

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) says it is working to clear the backlog of house lot applications. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the authority, Lelon Saul says the CH&PA, Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GLSC) and the National Industrial & Commercial Investments Ltd. (NICIL) will be collaborating to satisfy the demand for house lots. He explained that the ...

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Miner kills wife over alleged love affair, attempts suicide

A man on Wednesday afternoon stabbed his wife to death and attempted to commit suicide, but he was arrested and hospitalised under police guard. The dead woman has been identified as 44-year-old Venette Headley-James, a vendor. The incident occurred at her home at 68 Sideline Dam, Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara. Investigators were told that her husband, 45-year-old Sherlock James stabbed ...

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Raised CJIA runway lights gash American Airlines tyres

More than 100 American Airlines (AA) passengers bound for the United States (US) were forced to remain in Guyana after raised runway lights slit the plane’s tyres, sources said. “The aircraft was taxiing out for takeoff. During the turn at the end of the runway the wheels struck the raised lights on the taxi way,” the source told Demerara Waves ...

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