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National Economic Summit planned; opposition involved

Guyana’s opposition, government and the private sector hope to reach consensus on the country’s first Economic Summit. The announcement was made by Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Ronald Webster at the umbrella business organisation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held Tuesday at the Pegasus Hotel. Webster said the political opposition was integrally involved in planning and participating in the ...

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Fly Jamaica readies for NY and Toronto

Fly Jamaica is expected to begin flying from Guyana to New York and Toronto in the coming weeks, according to Tourism Minister Irfan Ali. Ali said top airline executives advised him of their decision at a tourism exposition held recently in Toronto. “Fly Jamaica has indicated to us at the Toronto Trade and Tourism Expo that by the end of ...

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Gocool Boodoo’s contract can’t be renewed

Gocool Boodoo’s contract as Chief Elections Officer (CEO) will not be renewed based on legal advice given to Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally. However, the seven-member commission did not meet to decide on Boodoo’s fate either by majority or by consensus because two commissioners associated with the governing Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) were absent. ...

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Govt minister’s son arrested for allegedly assaulting ex-girlfriend.

The son of a government minister on Tuesday surrendered to police and was arrested in connection with allegedly assaulting his ex girlfriend. Robeson Benn Jr. has been accused by 27-year old Vanisha Seenauth of assaulting her during the pre-dawn hours of Sunday at her home in the city. Chief of Criminal Investigations, Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said “he came ...

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Canadian financial planner giving his brain to Guyanese orgs.

(KAMPLOOPS THIS WEEK).-When Greg Fry started telling friends he was off to South America to spend six months volunteering, most people assumed he’d be building schools. The reality is a little different. “I have an office job, oddly enough,” Fry, a mortgage broker at Invis, told KTW a few days before he hopped a plane out of the country. For ...

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US-based domestic violence org. supporting woman assaulted by minister’s son

Howey In The Hill, Florida, USA–June 24, 2013-The members of Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness (CADVA), extend our thoughts and prayers for Miss Vanisha Seenauth as she is attempting to recover physically and emotionally from the attack by her alleged abuser, Robeson Benn Jr. Ms Seenauth reached out to CADVA in 2012 following a confrontation with Mr. Benn Jr. She ...

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Ramkarran’s allegations “damning” – AG Nandlall

The government’s chief legal officer on Monday chose discretion instead of valour in addressing accusations of corruption levelled against the ruling PPP/C and the administration by former party stalwart Ralph Ramkarran. The highly respected former Speaker of the National Assembly and PPP executive pulled no punches in a weekend article in which he said the country would soon be known ...

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BOSAI accident survivors recovering

The two BOSAI Mining Company workers who were seriously injured in last week’s accident at Linden are said to be recuperating after undergoing surgery. Fabian Anthony and Marlon Pollydore were admitted to the Mackenzie Hospital after a heavy duty truck ran over a pickup in which they were travelling on Thursday. Three of their colleagues were killed in the accident. ...

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Police officer in road fatality charged with DUI alcohol

The Police Cadet Officer, who allegedly struck down an elderly man and killed him, was Monday arraigned on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. He has not been charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Police Cadet Officer James Tappin pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted GUY$10,000 bail by Sparendaam Magistrate, Alex Moore. Tappin ...

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