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Almost 300 Region 9 youths to receive skills training

Two hundred and ninety-eight Region Nine youths will begin receiving entrepreneurial training in the next two weeks as part of a government programme to assist economic development in their communities. This followed the launch of the Region Nine phase of the $200M Youth Apprenticeship and Entrepreneurial Programme on Sunday by Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai at St. Ignatius, GINA ...

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Caricom leaders to mull new direction for growth, development

The effects of the current economic climate on Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the framework within which the Community can achieve growth and development will be a major agenda item at the upcoming Thirty-fourth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, the regional headquarters said in a statement. The meeting begins in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad ...

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Guyana records mixed fortunes in Caricom 10K

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS).-Tonya Nero successfully defended her Caricom 10K women’s title, yesterday, while her Trinidad and Tobago teammate, Denzil Ramirez dethroned Guyana’s Cleveland Forde to cop the men’s title. The race took place at Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, taking the runners for one lap around the Savannah, exiting at Agriculture roundabout, over Flagstaff Hill to Long Circular Road to ...

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Guyana to talk Decent Work at ILO Caribbean confab

Caribbean Ministers of Labour will meet in Port of Spain on July 2 and 3, 2013 and will be addressed by Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder. Nineteen Labour Ministers of the 22 ILO Caribbean Member States and non-metropolitan territories have confirmed their attendance to the Meeting which will focus on the theme: The Caribbean and ...

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Man opens fire at birthday party, beaten

A man, who decided to settle a disagreement at a birthday party by firing a shotgun, was injured to his face. Police said the 12 gauge shotgun and an empty casing were handed over to the police at the scene of the shooting at Esau and Jacob, Mahaicony Creek, East Coast Demerara. Investigators said that about 12:40 AM Monday, police ...

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Two die in road accidents hours apart

A motorcyclist and a pedestrian died on Guyana’s roads in two accidents little more than four hours apart. They have been identified as 60-year old James Hackett of Phoenix Park, West Bank Demerara and 37-year old Jagdeo Thakurdeen of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. Police said that about 5:30 PM Sunday, Hackett was driving his motor cycle along the Den ...

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Updated: One held for Woodlands Hospital million $ robbery

Police said they have arrested a taxi driver in connection with the GUY$1 million robbery at the Woodlands Hospital Monday morning. Investigators said that Accounts Clerk, 47-year old Sattie Persaud was conveying a bag with $1.1M to the Hospital’s Accounts Office when she was held up by a man armed with a firearm who took away the cash and her ...

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Guyana concerned about duplication of CSME certificate process

Guyana remains concerned that St. Lucia and, Trinidad and Tobago are asking Guyanese to apply in those countries for Caricom Free Movement Certificates although they would have been already certified by the Foreign Ministry here. Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett raised the issue at a presentation to the House’s Foreign Relations Committee last week. She said Guyana has been receiving a ...

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Fly Guyana to begin operations in October

Another airline is expected to begin flying the Georgetown-New York route before year-end, the Ministry of Tourism announced on Sunday. It will be called Fly Guyana. Fly Guyana’s representative Harry Chowbey announced that the carrier was expected to begin serving the route from October, 2013. “We spoke to the Government of Guyana who was very supportive of this, and in ...

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Fireman, who drove minibus in mishap, stabbed

A fireman, who was driving a minibus, was Sunday expected to be questioned by police in connection with an accident involving 21 persons including himself and the conductor. Figures dispute claims by the conductor, Travis Price, that the Route 48 bus was not overloaded at the time of the mishap. Usually reliable sources confirmed that fire fighter Reginald Europe was ...

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