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Daily Archives: June 15, 2013

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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Miner hacked to death over tea preparation

One miner hacked to death one of his colleagues during a quarrel over the preparation of tea last month that resulted in the assailant falling ill, police said. The dead man has been identified as 22-year old Oral Norton of Moruca, North West District. Norton was chopped to death in a mining pit at Big Creek, North West District. Police ...

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