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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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Ramotar puts brake on ‘light bill’ increase

Determined to have the $5.2B budgetary allocation to the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) restored, President Donald Ramotar on Friday ordered a delay in the proposed 26.7 percent tariff hike the power company is planning to implement. The instruction was given after the Head of State met with the Board and management of the power company for talks earlier in ...

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FAO targeting dreaded Black Sigatoka in Guyana, four other Caricom countries

Guyana, which registered a 100 percent slump in its plantain exports due to the Black Sigatoka disease, is among five Caribbean countries whose experts are being trained in managing the dreaded disease that also attacks bananas, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) announced on Friday. “In countries where Black Sigatoka Disease has flourished, the banana and plantain industries have suffered ...

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