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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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GTI graduates 394 technical, skilled persons for workforce

The Government Technical Institute (GTI) staged its 2013 graduation exercise  Thursday evening at which 394 received their diplomas, much to the appreciation of their parents, friends and well wishers,  the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. “Some of you are sitting here because you made a wise decision, some of you are sitting here because your parents made a wise decision, ...

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Canadian medical experts training local doctors in asthma education

The Ministry of Health through the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) in collaboration with the University of British Colombia, LIBIN Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta and the Institute ofHealth Science Education, today launched the first Spirometry Lab and Asthma/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) education programme at the GPHC. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that the Spirometry Lab and Asthma Education ...

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Land being identified for TT agri investors

Guyana and Trinidad are forging ahead with an agreement which allows for investors from the twin island republic to engage in large scale farming in Guyana, and will see both countries engaging in more economic activities. Earlier this year, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago whereby 10,000 acres of land will be made ...

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Another robbery hits Region 8; man sets sister ablaze

Region 8 –Potaro Siparuni- was Thursday rocked by another robbery resulting in serious head injury to a Brazilian miner.38-year old Antonio De Souza was lashed to his head and sustained a fractured skull during a robbery at a mining camp at Mowsie Backdam. He was in a conscious condition. De Souza’s injury follows the killing of a Brazilian 46-year old ...

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GPHC CEO back on the job, Board erred

The Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Michael Khan is back on the job less than one week after he was sent on vacation leave by the Board. Khan was ordered to take his 60 days accumulated vacation on Friday November 15 but over the weekend he was told to resume duty on Monday November 18. ...

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House approves motion for Veterans Commission

Despite government’s rejection, Guyana’s combined opposition on Thursday approved a motion calling on the National Assembly to establish a Veterans Commission to look after the welfare of ex-members of the Disciplined Services House Speaker Raphael Trotman said he and Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs  have to meet to decide how to give effect to the Motion which was ...

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Blacklisting: Worst is yet to come- Hinds

Prime Minister Samuel Hinds on Thursday warned that Guyana – blacklisted by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFTAF) for failing to tighten its financial crimes law-could face even tougher times by the global watchdog if the amendments are not made in another three months.Hinds told the 65-seat National Assembly that blacklisting by the France-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) ...

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Seaman on armed robbery charge

A seaman who allegedly robbed a man of a silver chain at knife-point was Thursday granted GUY$50,000 bail.Joseph Parris was granted his pre-trial liberty by City Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan on the charge of armed robbery. He has to return to court on December 17. Police alleged that he robbed Ravi Rajkumar of the chain worth GUY$12,000 on November 13 ...

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