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Contracts signed for EPA regulations, Protected Areas Commission head office

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment  on Tuesday signed two agreements that will bring significant impetus to environmental protection A $4M one-year co-financing grant was inked with the World Wild Life Fund (WWF); while the second is a $28M contract for construction of a head office to house the newly formed Protected Areas Commission (PAC). Minister of Natural Resources and ...

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Linden teen drowns in Mazaruni

A 13-year old boy drowned on Tuesday in the Mazaruni River, according to well-placed sources. He was the son of son of well-known shopkeeper, Stephen “Syrup” Scipio of the bauxite mining town of Linden. The boy’s body was expected to be flown out of the area. Preliminary information is that the boy was walking on a landing to the edge ...

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Sewerage pump station project progressing

 Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Tuesday said its upgrade of sewerage pump stations and the installation of delivery mains is progressing as planned.  The US$10 million project is being funded under the Government of Guyana/Inter-American Development Georgetown Sanitation Improvement Programme (GSIP) Rehabilitation works at Pump Station P at Regent Street and Avenue of the Republic and Pump Station W at Princess ...

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Man stabbed to death during money row

A grievance over money on Tuesday ended up with a youth from Albouystown, Georgetown being stabbed to death, according to sources. The dead man has been identified as  Tadaskie Marshall of 19 Hogg Street. The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) that at 11:20 AM, a28 year old man was taken to the institution with multiple stab wounds to the chest. The ...

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Promoted to Rear Admiral – Gary Best departing a military that is set for transformation

Elevated from Commodore to Rear Admiral, outgoing Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Chief- of-Staff, Gary Best is one month away from retiring from a force that he said is set for transformation and modernisation, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Today, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces President Donald Ramotar and Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon who is also ...

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ILO activates convention for decent work for seafarers

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) comes into force on 20 August 2013, inaugurating a new era of decent work for seafarers and fair competition for shipowners in the global shipping industry.  “This Convention is a milestone in maritime history,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. “The product of tripartite dialogue and international cooperation, ...

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Probe likely into campaigning for PPP Central Committee elections

Former General Secretary of the governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), Donald Ramotar said a probe could be conducted into open campaigning for elections to the 35-member Central Committee at the recently concluded party congress. “I don’t have any concrete information but that will be the responsibility of this new body to set up. The new General Secretary will determine when ...

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US Ambassador calls for political consensus on Amaila; Private Sector urges Granger to talk with gov’t

United States Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt on Monday urged national consensus to support the construction of the U$860 million Amaila Falls Hydropower plant, as the major opposition party refused to budge. “While the window to prevent such an occurrence is small and closing fast, we call on all political parties to come together in the national interest to support ...

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Ramotar steps down as PPP General Secretary, Rohee takes over

President Donald Ramotar Monday afternoon announced that he has stepped down as General Secretary to give greater attention as leader of the country. “The task of managing the party had become extremely overwhelming in many, many cases and it has caused me not to be able to give all the attention and all that I wanted to give to the ...

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