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Businessman, wife in murder-suicide

A businessman Saturday morning shot dead his wife and then committed suicide by turning the gun on himself. The murder-suicide occurred above their business enterprise, Guardian and Auto Bazaar, Garnett Street and Delph Avenue about 3 AM. Dead are Moses and Nadia Looknauth. Sources said that the man was highly indebted to a local commercial bank and the business was ...

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Crew behind $50m cocaine intercepted aboard Guyanese ship remanded

Five persons, including one Ghanaian arrested on Tuesday in Sekondi in the Western region on board a Guyanese ship containing 21 bags of cocaine worth fifty million dollars, have pleaded guilty to charges of possessing narcotic drug, when they were arraigned before an Accra High court,today, November 22, 2013. The accused persons, Mila Ronald, captain of the ship, Perceval Curt, ...

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One dead, two injured in Essequibo Coast accident

A minibus driver was Friday night killed in an accident on the Essequibo Coast public road. His only name has been given as Safraz of Perth Village, Essequibo Coast. Two other occupants of the Route 21 bus received minor injuries. The circumstances of the mishap were not immediately clear. The accident occurred at Maria’s Delight, Essequibo Coast.

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Venezuelan airline lands in Guyana

Venezuela’s CONVIASA Airline will be operating a non-commercial inaugural flight into the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Saturday to mark the beginning of their once weekly commercial flight plying the Puerto Ordaz/ Georgetown route, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport said in a statement. This enterprise comes on the heels of the Fifth Meeting of the Guyana-Venezuela High Level Bilateral Commission ...

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APNU warns of another Venezuelan blockade; reiterates bipartisan approach

Guyana’s main parliamentary opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Friday warned against falling into the trap of another economic blockade by neighbouring Venezuela. “APNU further calls on Guyana’s diplomats to remain awake and alert so as not to sleepwalk into another economic blockade. Guyanese must not be mesmerized by the mirage of Venezuelan magnanimity,” said the opposition coalition ...

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Digital Jam Goes Regional Linking Caribbean Youth to Global Digital Opportunities

Digital Jam 3.0 “Caribbean Edition”, which builds on the success of last year’s Digital Jam 2.0, on Friday announced the opening of its new App competition and a series of hands-on training and workshops to link Caribbean youth with digital work opportunities around the globe, according to a statement by the World Bank. This multipartite coalition fostered by the Jamaican ...

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Prepare for delays in financial transactions, greater scrutiny of paper-trail- Ram and Mc Rae

Chartered Accountant firm, Ram and Mc Rae, on Friday downplayed the impact of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force’s (CFATF) recommendation that financial institutions should be careful when doing business with Guyana. The firm predicted delays in financial transactions and urged businesses to keep adequate records. “We therefore recommend that in undertaking transactions, businesses and individuals should allow for some ...

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Jamaica endorses Brazilian proposal …Says tracking historical responsibility for global warming critical

BY ANA SCARLETTWARSAW, Poland (PANOS) —Jamaica has given its stamp of approval to Brazil’s proposal to have the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)be given the mandate to develop a methodology to track historical contributions to global warming. “If we want to go some place, we need to know where we are coming from,”Jamaica’s Head of Delegation Jeffrey Spooner said ...

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Guyana appoints new Honorary Consul in Belize

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday announced that the Government of Belize has agreed to the appointment of Mr. Hugh Asquith Saul as Guyana’s Honorary Consul in Belize. Mr. Saul will replace Mr. Lutchman Sooknandan who served in that capacity for a number of years but retired due to ill health. Mr. Saul was today presented with his Letters ...

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Govt employees begin protesting 5% pay increase; PSM denies GPSU’s claims of no talks

Public servants on Friday began industrial unrest, in the wake of a five percent retroactive pay-hike for this year announced by government earlier this week. Nurses at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and workers of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) were among those who picketed outside their workplaces. The Guyana Public Service ...

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