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T&HD sailor killed during argument

A Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) sailor was Thursday evening killed by a man he asked to leave the Parika Stelling, the Guyana Police Force said. Dead is 48-year old Shurlon Errol Cutting of 2529 Layou Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Investigators said a 28-year old labourer of Ithaca Village, West Bank Berbice was in custody in connection with the incident ...

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Guyana’s businesses must demand more local content -Trinidad’s former energy minister

Trinidad and Tobago’s former Energy Minister, Kevin Ramnarine agrees that Guyana’s business community should demand that foreign oil and gas industry companies buy more goods and services locally, but at the same time he sees a role for partnerships between Guyanese and Trinidadian companies. Speaking with local media representatives on Thursday via Skype, Ramnarine said if international oil companies are ...

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AFC will decide future in coalition after apparent rejection of Ramjattan as Granger’s running mate

The Alliance For Change’s (AFC) national executive committee will early next month decide whether it will contest the next general elections jointly with the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), even as it maintains that acceptance of its prime ministerial candidate is a non-negotiable. “Ultimately, the executive will make that determination whether or not the AFC goes alone or whether ...

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AFC, APNU talks break down over prime ministerial candidate but Trotman remains optimistic

Talks between A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) Wednesday collapsed over the smaller AFC party insisting that its nominee, Khemraj Ramjattan, should be accepted. However, AFC Chairman, Raphael Trotman insisted that an agreement would be reached, but he declined to say whether that would see Ramjattan being accepted as President David Granger’s running mate. ...

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Former Foreign Minister Jackson rescued from burning house

Guyana’s former Foreign Affairs Minister, Rashleigh Jackson was Wednesday morning rescued from his burning two-flat house at Republic Park, Greater Georgetown. He was rushed to a city hospital, unhurt but affected by the blaze, sources said. A rear section of the building was badly damaged. Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle could not immediately say what was the cause of the blaze. ...

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President no longer shows sign of cancer -Cuban medical experts

President David Granger Tuesday night returned from Cuba where his team of medical experts found that he has no trace of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, according to Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed. “The CIMEQ (Center for Surgical Medical Research) medical specialists have expressed complete satisfaction with the state of the President’s health and have explained that ...

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Time to revisit CARICOM; Trinidad & Tobago “predatory” on Guyana’s emerging oil sector -Robert Persaud

Former Guyana government minister, Robert Persaud on Tuesday called for the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) Single Market and Economy (CSME) to be revisited. “The time has come for us to revisit the Treaty of Chaguaramas. The time has come for us to redefine what do we want, mean of want out of Caricom and, Guyana, we must start that conversation ...

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Drug treatment court opens

Guyana’s first Drug Treatment Court, opened its doors on Monday, aimed at giving convicted drug addicts a chance to receive treatment and reduce overcrowding of the country’s prisons. Located in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, the facility will permit easier access to resources and personnel, including stakeholders such as the police, social services, health and drug treatment providers for the efficient ...

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