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UN to send another border fact-finding mission to Guyana

Guyana remains optimistic that United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon will refer the border controversy with Venezuela for a juridical settlement, even as he prepares to dispatch another fact-fining mission to Georgetown. Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge said a United Nations team would shortly visit Georgetown and Caracas. “The SG will at some point in the near future send ...

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Immigration officers, security officer charged in connection with cocaine discovery at JFK Airport

Three Guyana immigration officers and a female security officer were Friday arraigned in connection with the discovery of a 1.3 kilogrammes of cocaine on a Dynamic Airways aircraft in New York. They pleaded guilty and were remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan until March 10, 2016 for report. Those charged are University of Guyana International Relations student ...

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Kato Secondary under “integrity investigation”

Government says that it has launched an investigation into the integrity of the Kato Secondary School in Region 8, in a bid to ensure that all the facilities are intact and the construction is sound. Kato Secondary was constructed in a controversial manner which has left many persons questioning the integrity of the structure, despite the previous People’s Progressive Party/Civic ...

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Miners found four days after

The three miners, who were reported missing in the “Omai mountain area”, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven), have been located and arrangements are being made to transport them to Georgetown, the Ministry of the Presidency said Thursday. The arrangements are being made by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) On Tuesday February 14, Mr. Anthony Van ...

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Gov’t hammered over delay in naming foreign reps

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Chief Whip Gail Teixeira has taken the APNU+AFC administration to task over the perceived delay in the naming and appointment of Guyana’s Ambassadors and High Commissioners to countries with which bilateral relations are shared. Teixeira in the National Assembly on Thursday stated that it is imperative that the Government take steps to name the persons who ...

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$200M to fight Guyana/Venezuela border controversy

The Government of Guyana has set aside a total of $200M that will be used as legal fees to defend Guyana against the continued aggression from Venezuela in the current border controversy. This was revealed by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge under scrutiny from Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget was scrutinized on Thursday. ...

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‘Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week’ part of measures to curb Zika virus

Prime Minister of Belize and Chairman of the Conference of the CARICOM Heads of Government Dean Barrow on Wednesday announced a series of actions that CARICOM Member States will take to confront the Zika virus that is affecting the Region. The course of action includes continuous public education, implementation of measures at ports of entry, health facilities, schools, private enterprises ...

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PPP activists confess to throwing faeces on Freddie Kissoon

Six years after a container of faeces was hurled at newspaper columnist and political activist, Freddie Kissoon, three activists of the now opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) have confessed to doing so, police said. A usually reliable source said Shawn Hinds, Jason Abdulla and Okene Fraser have all confessed to committing the act on May 24, 2010 in the ...

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Penis-touching headmaster sent for counselling

The Headmaster of a privately-owned school was Wednesday fined GYD$25,000 and ordered to undergo counselling for touching the penis of a student. He is Arthur Chandra of ABC Academy, New Market Street, Georgetown. City Magistrate, Faith Mc Gusty said if the educator did not attend  the six months of counseling or pay the fine he would be sent to prison ...

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