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Podcast: Highlights of launch of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change 2020 election campaign

Guyana’s ruling coalition, A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), on Friday launched its 2020 general elections campaign. In this podcast, you can hear addresses by Juretha Fernandes, Dawn Hastings-Williams, AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan and APNU Chairman and incumbent President, David Granger. The event was held at D’urban Park, Georgetown, and was attended by thousands of persons from Linden, ...

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PODCAST: News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM panel discussion: “Diabetes: Signs, Symptoms, Impacts and Coping”

News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM presents a special panel discussion to mark World Diabetes Day 2019 under the topic: “Diabetes: Signs, Symptoms, Impacts and Coping”. World Diabetes Day, created by the International Diabetes Federation since 1991, is observed on November 14 every year in keeping with a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007. World Diabetes Day ...

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PODCAST: Guyana Bureau of Statistics conducting Household Budget and Living Standard Survey

The Guyana Bureau of Statistics is currently conducting its Household Budget and Living Standards Survey to ascertain the quality of life among Guyanese and the value of a basic basket of goods. News-Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News spoke with Deputy Chief Statistician, Ian Manifold and Statistician, Misenga Baird on this second edition of “Statistics for Daily Life”. “Statistics ...

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PODCAST: “Statistics for Daily Life” – Caribbean Statistics Day 2019

The Guyana Bureau of Statistics will be joining the rest of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in observing Caribbean Statistics Day 2019 on October 15 under the theme, “Building the Resilience of the Caribbean Community”. On Thursday, News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News hosted the Deputy Director of the Bureau, Ian Manifold and Statistician, Keshauna Sertimer. They gave ...

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PODCAST: NIS grapples with declining contributions, low investment returns

The General Manager of Guyana’s National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Holly Greaves says Guyana’s state-owned social security entity continues to suffer from declining contributions and low returns on its investments. Addressing the NIS’ 50th anniversary observance, she said a Debt Management Department has been registering some successes in raking in much needed cash from errant employers and self-employed persons. She notes ...

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President agrees to meet Opposition Leader; Jagdeo says talks will be “one more good-faith” attempt

President David Granger has agreed to meet with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday to discuss several issues he raised including setting an election date before the current voters’ list expires on April 30. “The content of these letters has been conveyed to His Excellency the President who advises that he is prepared to meet with you on Wednesday March ...

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Not all ministers were aware of ExxonMobil’s signing bonus; there was “non-disclosure” but not “deception”- Granger

President David Granger on Wednesday said not all Cabinet members might have been aware about the US$18 million signing bonus. He defended the secrecy of the transaction, saying it was a matter of national security and that the cash is in a special account to be used for a matter concerning national security. “I am not sure that all the ...

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Listen to the latest on the situation in St. Maarten

Listen Live to Laser 101 FM Radio Station in St Maarten. You can also call the station On Air on telephone number +1721-543-7101 to ask about your relatives and friends. You can also send messages to that radio station’s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/laser101 If the station is off-air at any time, it may be due to the fact that they ...

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Guyana’s Indigenous Amerindian traditional conservation strategies may be shared with Guiana Shield

A British-funded three-year project to integrate Amerindian traditional knowledge into national environmental conservation policy and practice is likely to serve as a pilot project for the rest of the Guiana Shield while ensuring that Guyana achieves benchmarks of several international agreements. The project is being undertaken by the Darwin Initiative, which was launched by Britain at the Rio Earth Summit ...

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