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GYSM “shell” must be revived- PNCR Executive member

The youth arm of the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) is now a “shell” of its former self and much need to be done to educate and organise members to be a force to be reckoned with again, a senior party official said Saturday. Addressing about 40 youths at an East Convention of the Guyana Youth and Student Movement (GYSM) ...

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Teknik Perdana leaves Venezuela

A seismic research vessel that was working in a Guyanese offshore concession when it was arrested one week ago by the Venezuelan Navy departed that country Friday evening. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the R/V Teknik Perdana sailed this evening from Venezuela,” the ministry said in a statement. Its Ukrainian captain is expected to return to ...

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Skills boost for Guyanese youth entrepreneurs

A number of Guyanese youth interested in starting their own businesses will soon be benefitting from entrepreneurial workshops and seminars hosted through the regional Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO), according to the Caricom Secretariat. The programme will start with a training of trainers workshop Monday October 21- Thursday October 24. The four day youth-focused seminar, which will be ...

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Suspected bandit killed, guns recovered

A suspected bandit was Friday afternoon shot and killed when he allegedly opened fire on police who had gone to probe a break-in at a Mahaicony home. Police were up to Thursday night hunting the suspect’s accomplice who escaped into the backlands of the East Coast Demerara village. Another male suspect was arrested while attempting to board a minibus. One ...

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PANCAP searching for ways to strengthen Caribbean AIDS response

Consensus on priority programmes and needs, and increased national leadership to sustain the regional AIDS response are among the expected outcomes of a meeting of national AIDS programme managers, donors and regional partners. The meeting is scheduled for October 21-23, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad, in Port of Spain. With funding from the PANCAP Round 9 Global Fund grant, ...

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Man shot while playing with cop’s gun

A man was shot Friday when he pulled at a firearm that was in possession of a policeman who is his friend. Injured is 50-year old Morris Porter of Laluni Street, Queenstown. He was struck to his left side. He has been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Guyana Police Force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said that about 1:05 ...

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Opposition Leader “astonished” at joint statement on border spat

Opposition Leader, David Granger on Friday expressed astonishment at a joint statement that emerged from border talks between the Foreign Ministers of Venezuela and Guyana. He said the statement issued after six hours of talks in Trinidad between Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and her Venezuelan counterpart Elias Jaua did not deal with the Venezuelan Navy’s actions last week Thursday. “The ...

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Updated: Four dead, five njured in East Bank Demerara smash-up

The death toll in Friday afternoon’s smash-up between a sand-laden truck and a Mahdia-bound minibus has risen to four. Six persons, including a two-year old infant, were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital. The truck driver is said to be unconscious. Those who perished are 42-year old Felix Culbert “Bertie” Marks of Mahdia and Victoria Road, Plaisance,  Delroy Evans and ...

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Guyana, Venezuela to prepare for maritime delimitation negotiations

Guyana and Venezuela Thursday night agreed that they would within four months begin groundwork for the start of negotiations for the delimitation of their maritime boundary, in the wake of last week’s arrest of a seismic research ship by the Venezuelan navy. Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett said that during the six-hour meeting in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad with her delegation and one ...

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