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CPDC mission to educate artisans, domestics on CSME Free Movement ‘could prevent exploitation, illegal movement’

The regional umbrella body of non-governmental organizations, the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), has launched a regional project aimed at improving the free movement of artisans and domestic under the Caribbean Community Single Market & Economy (CSME). The project, entitled Making CSME Work for Artisans and Domestics, will focus its efforts on the five leading CARICOM member nations that send ...

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Sithe Global pulled out of Amaila because of high political risk- Greenidge

The opposition A Partnership of National Unity (APNU) on Sunday said the United States (US) firm, Sithe Global, pulled out of the nearly US$1 billion Amaila Falls Hydropower facility, fearing that if the government changes the deal could be amended. Although the smaller opposition Alliance For Change (AFC) joined the governing Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) in voting for key ...

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APNU’s position on Amaila project unchanged – Granger

President Donald Ramotar’s Sunday appeal to Opposition Leader David Granger for the APNU’s support for the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP) appears to have found no fertile ground. In a statement released early in the day the president disclosed that he had called Granger urging that the APNU join them in supporting the project for the good of the country. ...

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Ramotar lobbying Granger for Amaila hydro project support

President Donald Ramotar was Sunday engaged in last ditch efforts with Opposition Leader, David Granger to rescue the Amaila Falls Hydropower project, even though the United States-based investor, Sithe Global, has pulled out. Granger could not be reached immediately for a comment because he was engaging in political fieldwork. However, Granger’s office said he would be holding a “special press ...

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Man shot to head outside city supermarket

A 44-year old man was shot to his head on Light Street, Georgetown near Nigel’s Supermarket, sources said. The seriously injured man has been identified as Claude Petrie. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) around 9:30 PM. He was expected to undergo emergency surgery.

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SURINAME: Five die in horrible four-vehicle accident

by Ivan CairoPARAMARIBO, Suriname, (De Ware Tijd) Five individuals are confirmed dead while another is listed in critical condition after a horrible car accident here early Saturday morning. Four vehicles including a passenger’s bus were involved in the incident. Police spokeswoman Drophatie Ramkhelawan told reporters that the driver of one of the smaller cars was travelling at a fast rate ...

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Family flees burning minibus

A family of three Saturday night experienced a close shave with death when the minibus they were travelling in burst into flames and exploded on Aubrey Barker Street, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The minibus, bearing private registration number PGG 8778, was being driven by “Brother Archer” east along the roadway when it suddenly developed a mechanical problem. Eyewitnesses said that the ...

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Cuba to offer post grad medical programmes

Cuba is to provide post-graduate training to Guyanese doctors who have been trained in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean nation, Health Minister Dr, Bheri Ramsarran announced Saturday. He was at the time addressing the convocation ceremony at the Guyana International Conference Centre for 70 Guyanese doctors who had received Guyana government scholarships to study at the Latin American School of Medicine. Ramsarran ...

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Venezuelan President to visit Guyana this month-end

Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro is expected to pay an official visit to Guyana at month-end, his Guyanese counterpart announced on Sunday. President Donald Ramotar made the announcement at the formal opening of the GUY$300 million dollar Hugo Chavez Rehabilitation and Reintegration Centre at Onverwagt, West Coast Berbice. Venezuela provided GUY$200 million for the project. Well-placed sources said Maduro would visit ...

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Miss World Guyana takes Gender-based Violence advocacy to T&T

Miss World Guyana 2013, Ruqayyah Boyer is in Trinidad and Tobago speaking out against Bullying & Gender Based Violence. Boyer, an Ambassador for the Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness (CADVA), is looking to increase international awareness on the issue and is advocating for a Domestic Violence Policy in Guyana that does not fail its victims. At least three women and ...

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