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Venezuelan President to visit Guyana this month-end

Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro is expected to pay an official visit to Guyana at month-end, his Guyanese counterpart announced on Sunday. President Donald Ramotar made the announcement at the formal opening of the GUY$300 million dollar Hugo Chavez Rehabilitation and Reintegration Centre at Onverwagt, West Coast Berbice. Venezuela provided GUY$200 million for the project. Well-placed sources said Maduro would visit ...

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Miss World Guyana takes Gender-based Violence advocacy to T&T

Miss World Guyana 2013, Ruqayyah Boyer is in Trinidad and Tobago speaking out against Bullying & Gender Based Violence. Boyer, an Ambassador for the Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness (CADVA), is looking to increase international awareness on the issue and is advocating for a Domestic Violence Policy in Guyana that does not fail its victims. At least three women and ...

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Granger, Ramkarran react to PPP’s fears about ex-military in APNU

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Retired Brigadier David Granger has shrugged off concerns by the governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) about military links with the opposition coalition. Former long-serving PPP Executive Member, Ralph Ramkarran, however, believes that the remarks made at the just concluded 30th Congress of the ruling party were aimed at capitalizing on historical fears. ...

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US company pulls out of Amaila Falls hydro project- Brassington

Two days after Guyana’s National Assembly failed to reach consensus on key-related legislative arrangements to support the more than US$800 million Amaila Falls Hydropower Project, a key American investor has pulled out. Head of the National Industrial Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington said the New York-based Sithe Global has formally advised the government of its decision. “I feel a ...

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AFC support was “lifeline” for Amaila Project – Ramjattan

The AFC says it voted for the Amaila Hydropower legislation in the National Assembly to ensure the project was not killed since the party supported Guyana’s hydropower ambitions. During Wednesday’s 12 hour sitting which ran into Thursday the AFC voted along with the government to pass the Hydro-Electric Power (Amendment) Bill and a motion to up the debt ceiling from ...

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Teen chopped, beaten to death; partner arrested

In the fourth gruesome attack on a female by her partner in just over one week, a 17-year old girl was Thursday afternoon beaten and chopped to death at Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. Her alleged assailant, said to be a 19 19 year old man, has been arrested, police said. The dead girl has been identified as Angela ...

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35 arrested, stolen items, guns and ammo found

Thirty five persons have been arrested and several items suspected to have been stolen have been recovered, police said. Police said that during Wednesday, 24 men were arrested during cordon and search operations in Kitty, Leopold Street and East Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The offences that that they have allegedly committed include possession and trafficking in narcotics and armed robberies. Two motor ...

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U.S. airlines oppose Caribbean carriers’ Guyana service

(TRAVEL WEEKLY).-The U.S. airline industry and its largest pilots union have stepped forward at the Transportation Department to oppose efforts by two small Caribbean airlines to operate between New York and Georgetown, Guyana. According to papers filed by Airlines for America and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the two carriers — Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica — are not ...

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Puma shot dead in residential Bartica

Residents of Bartica were Thursday morning breathing a sigh of relief after a puma was shot dead before it could have possibly attacked animals or persons in the residential area of the gold mining township. Devon Douglas said he was having breakfast when a neighbour told him that a young puma was seen resting on a limb in a mango ...

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