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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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National basketball player among several injured in two accidents; injured robbed on Agricola Road

A national basketball player is among 22 persons injured in two separate accidents- one a collision between two cars at Mahaicony and the other a smash-up of two minibuses at Agricola. The accident victims at Agricola were robbed  by several persons. The sportsman, 34-year old Royston Silas, was up to late Sunday night being treated at the Accident and Emergency ...

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Mavado laments light-aircraft flight to Guyana for a no-show

Jamaican dancehall/reggae singer, Mavado, on Sunday said he was unable to sing in Guyana on Saturday night because he arrived quite late on a light aircraft that usually flies to the interior. Sources said that Mavado, whose real name is David Constantine Brooks, is owed US$25,000 by Slingerz promotions, the advance payment of an identical sum having been already made. ...

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March held for 1823 Slave Revolt monument on Parade Ground

About 200 persons Sunday morning marched from the East Coast Demerara to Georgetown to galvanise support for the construction of an 1823 Slave Rebellion Monument on Parade Ground and pressure government ito address several grievances. The Coalition for the 1823 Parade Ground Monument does not recognise the government-built monument constructed near the Kitty Seawall and instead plans to build its ...

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He’s now Rear Admiral Gary Best

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Donald Ramotar has approved the promotion of Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Commodore Gary Best to the rank of Rear Admiral, the Government Information Agency (GINA) said on Saturday. The swearing in ceremony will take place on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Office of the President. A Commodore is equivalent to ...

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Man catches wife having sex with someone else

A Guyanese man on Friday appeared in court for severely beating his wife after he returned from vacation in Jamaica and found her having sex with another man in their home. However, they declined to offer evidence against each other and the matter was dismissed. He also committed to replacing two shirts and two cell phones that he had purchased ...

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