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Forensic lab staff identified – Rohee

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee says the staff for the GUY$450M Police Forensic Laboratory has been identified. He told reporters on Monday at a PPP press conference that the vacancies were filled by persons who responded to advertisements in the newspapers. “A panel was set up and they have selected what I would consider to be highly qualified (people); in ...

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Guyana gets FAO award for halving hunger

Guyana was among 18 countries that received a global award for fighting hunger in keeping with international benchmarks set by United Nations (UN) organisations. Receiving the award in Rome, Italy was Prime Minister Samuel Hinds who attended a Special high level ceremony at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN. He was accompanied by Foreign ...

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Pres. Ramotar touts co-ops to rescue Guysuco

President Donald Ramotar, declaring on Sunday that Guyana’s sugar industry was in near “crisis”, said he was open to cooperatives producing cane- an idea that a top trade union leader said would be no quick fix. Addressing a rally at Enmore in honour of the five sugar workers, who were killed by colonial police during labour unrest, the Guyanese leader ...

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Security guard dies in fire

A woman, who was a security guard, was burnt to death in a house at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. She has been identified a 30-year old Susie Best. The fire of unknown origin occurred some time around 4 AM on Victoria Road over the Railway Embankment Road. The fire started in the house that Best was occupying and quickly spread ...

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Canada-born Guyanese, battery serviceman shot

A Canada-born Guyanese and a veteran battery serviceman were Sunday recovering from gunshot injuries during the invasion of their home at a Festival City, Georgetown. They are 31-year old Ruth Rodney, who is pursuing a PhD in Global Health at the University of Toronto and 67-year old George Grimes who is vehicle battery serviceman at Fraser’s Battery Service. Rodney was ...

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Policeman shot at TSU headquarters

A policeman was Sunday morning shot to his abdomen by a colleague while they were uplifting firearms at the Tactical Services Unit, Eve Leary, multiple sources confirmed. Constable Christopher Albert,20, was shot in his lower abdomen and the .38 bullet exited his buttock. Hospital sources listed his condition as stable. He was taken for surgery in a conscious and alert ...

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GT&T rolls out new cellular site in Rupununi

by Alva Solomon Telecoms company Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) on Saturday commissioned its Aranaputa, North Rupununi cellular site and informed of plans to strengthen communications along the Linden/Lethem trail . At a simple commissioning   ceremony at Aranaputa Valley today, company CEO RK Sharma stated that the event will see a special bond being forged between the entity and residents ...

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Caribbean getting help with weapons management

Guyana is among several Caribbean countries being offered help to dispose of obsolete firearms and munitions and secure stockpiles in keeping with international standards, officials said at the weekend. The assistance, which could include laws and regulations, is available from the United Nations Office for Disarmament’s Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC). UNILIREC’s ...

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Guyanese is finalist for presidency of US university

Board of Regents Chair “Dink” NeSmith and University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor Hank Huckaby have announced the name of the finalist for the Fort Valley State University presidency. A national search was launched to replace FVSU President Larry Rivers, who will serve through June 2013 before stepping down. Dr. Rivers served the USG in that role since 2006. The ...

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Veteran Guyanese journalist memorialized

Family, friends and colleagues of veteran journalist Courtney Emmanuel Gibson, on Saturday gathered at the St Sidwell’s Anglican Church, Georgetown , Guyana for a Memorial and Service in Thanksgiving for his 60 years of life.   In his tribute, Opposition Leader and Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform, Brigadier (Retired) David Granger, said that Gibson’s legacy would be his resilient contribution ...

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