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New Peace Corps volunteers arrive in Guyana

Thirty-one Peace Corps trainees arrived in Georgetown on 3rd February, to begin their two years of service to the people of Guyana mainly in the health and education sectors, the American Embassy here said in a statement. The new trainees make up the 28th group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in Guyana, and they will soon begin their pre-service ...

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Marriott Hotel employee convicted for marijuana possession

An audio-visual technician at the Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown was Tuesday fined GYD$20,000 and sentenced to 50 hours community service at the Georgetown City Constabulary. Twenty-three year old Richard James of Sheriff and Enachu Streets, Campbelville pleaded guilty to being on possession of 1.4 grammes of marijuana at the Marriott Hotel, Kingston, Georgetown on 28th January, 2016. If he does not provide ...

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Updated: Orlando group to design Guyana sports complex; govt approval yet to be granted

Baker Barrios Architects, Inc. Wednesday said it was in the final rounds of designing the future home of the Guyana Sports Complex in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana – a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America. “The master plan creates a true destination and an exciting experience for visitors, spectators and athletes, while establishing a framework for ...

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Bound, gagged body of pensioner found in Essequibo home

Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 63-year-old man of East Bank Essequibo. According to a police statement, the body of Ramroop Rameshwar was found in his Parika Sea Dam, EBE home at about 06:30 hrs onTuesday February 02, 2016.  Police say Rameshwar was found with his feet and hands tied and his mouth gagged, ...

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Opposition MP Jagan ill and overseas

Opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) legislator, Dr. Clive Jagan is ill and is overseas, according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo. “Dr. Jagan is abroad. He is seeking medical attention,”  Jagdeo told a news conference. Jagdeo did not want to say whether his party would seek a replacement for Jagan, a nephew of late PPP co-founder, Dr. Cheddi Jagan. Records ...

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“Fedders Lloyd all over again” – Jagdeo criticizes decision to engage Hope Beach Wind Farm

Government’s decision to begin talks with the owners of the Hope Beach Wind Farm on the possibility of buying power is “incestuous” and should be reviewed, says Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo. Jagdeo at a press conference on Tuesday said that it was “Fedders Lloyd all over again” since the owners of the farm are close friends of the government. Jagdeo ...

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Diversity is strength, not a weakness – President Granger

As Guyana joins the rest of the world in observance of interfaith week 2016, President David Granger says that it is imperative that Guyana look at diversity as a source of strength and not one of weakness. The President made the statement at the Arthur Chung Convention Center on Monday at the launch of Interfaith Week 2015. Religious faiths represented ...

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Westford, Cummings on bail for 24 counts of fraud; Lawyers vow to fight “mickey mouse” charges

Already defending four charges of larceny, Former Public Service Minister Jennifer Westford and former Chief Personnel Officer at the Public Service Ministry Margaret Cummings were today slapped with 24 additional charges of fraud. The new charges stem from the alleged discovery of a GYD$600M fraud at the Ministry while it was under the stewardship of Westford. Both Westford and Cummings ...

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APNU+AFC members want jobs

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan says his party has been dealing with increasing calls by supporters to be given jobs following its victory at last year’s general and regional elections. “I had to tell them that we just can’t be just knocking off people to go and fit them in,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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