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Guyana satisfied with UN Secretary General’s proposals to resolve border controversy

Guyana is broadly satisfied with proposals by the United Nations Secretary General,  Ban Ki Moon to resolve the border controversy with Venezuela, Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge said Wednesday. “The proposals in toto are workable. I am satisfied in toto that they are workable. Any specific element may have a problem but when you take them altogether in all the circumstances ...

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Camera captures rare photos of Jaguar and her cubs in Guyana

by Daniel Uria Reproduced from United Press International RUPUNUNI , Guyana, March 1 (UPI) — Camera traps in Guyana captured rare photographs of a female jaguar and her two cubs living at Surama Eco Lodge. Rupununi Wildlife Research Unit shared photos of the jaguars to Facebook that show the jaguar and her two cubs walking through a forest. The photos ...

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After spending millions on cleaning City, drains and alleys being clogged up again

After spending at least GYD$300 million on cleaning drains and alleyways in several sections of Georgetown, maintenance now appears to be a major problem. Several areas visited shows that drains are being slowly clogged up again by plastic bags, pieces of cardboard and silt. Vegetation is again taking over many alleyways. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the Georgetown ...

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Digicel (Guyana) boosting delivery of technical-vocational education

Students of the Practical Instruction Centre (PIC) will soon be taking classes and examinations in a more conducive environment, with the rehabilitation of the colonial wooden building in Kingston, Georgetown through a grant from Digicel (Guyana). Demerara Waves Online News was told that the project is as a result of a Digicel Group competition called “Waves” that the Guyana operations ...

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Drug-lord, nephew accuse CANU of cocaine trafficking, theft; agency denies claims & says nephew admitted to lying

Self-confessed drug trafficker, Barry Dataram Monday night accused Guyana’s  Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) of being involved in the cocaine trade with one unnamed agent raking in as much as GYD$10 million to allow cocaine to leave the country. “CANU, them is the most corrupted, rogue security force in this country. They are the biggest drug dealer this country has. The ...

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“We are coming after you” – Patterson promises strong action against house lot defaulters

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) under the banner of the Ministry of Communities is pulling out all stops towards the regularization of Guyana’s Housing sector and that includes going after persons who would have defaulted on their land allocation. Junior Communities Minister Valerie Patterson at a press conference on Monday was adamant that no effort would be spared ...

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Current, past WPA members scold Granger over handling of Rodney Commission Report

Former and current members of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) have lambasted Guyana’s President David Granger’s rejection of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report. WPA Executive Member, Dr. David Hinds-fearing that efforts to heal political wounds  through the alliance between the WPA and Granger’s People’s National Congress (PNC) and later the Alliance For Change (AFC) will fail- cautioned against ...

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Guyana Foundation, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Health Ministry partner with First Lady to give ‘gift of hearing’

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger Thursday met with a representative of the Guyana Foundation, a team from Starkey Hearing Foundation and a representative from the Ministry of Health, to discuss strategies for the implementation of a programme to outfit persons who are hearing impaired with hearing aids. Mr. Anthony Autar, Managing Director of the Guyana Foundation; Mr. Derek T. Johnson, ...

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Four faculties for Public Service Staff College

The proposed Public Service Staff College will have four faculties that will produce graduates with university level qualifications, President David Granger announced at the weekend. The Head of State announced that the college is expected to have four faculties: International Relations (Foreign Service), Defence, Public Administration and Information Technology. “I have no interest in having an unprofessional Public Service… I ...

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ExxonMobil spuds Guyana appraisal

(UPSTREAMONLINE.COM).-ExxonMobil has spudded its highly anticipated appraisal of the Liza oil discovery off Guyana. The US supermajor has also begun seismic work on the adjacent Canje block after completing a farm-in deal. Drillship Stena Carron has spudded the Liza-2 appraisal after sailing to ExxonMobil’s Stabroek block off Guyana from the Canary Islands, where it had been idle for more than ...

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