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Daily Archives: July 4, 2013

Work begins on improving Bartica’s water quality

The Guyana Water Incorporated on Thursday said it has commenced a programme to improve the water service provided to GWI customers of Bartica.  The enhancement programme to improve the level of service and quality of water commenced  in June 2013; this programme consists of the construction of a 500 cubic meter storage tank valued in excess of G$50 Million, the ...

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Former CANU officer, ex cop implicated in cocaine seizure

A former Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) officer and a former policeman are among six persons implicated in an attempt to smuggle several kilogrammes of cocaine to the United States (US), according to reliable sources. 25-year old American Briana Ashley should have been arraigned on Thursday for being in possession of 4.5 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. ...

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Granger appeals exclusion from budget cuts case

Lawyers for Leader of the Opposition David Granger have filed an appeal against acting Chief Justice Ian Chang’s ruling to exclude him from the 2012 budget cuts case. This was confirmed on Thursday by Granger’s attorney in the matter Basil Williams. Justice Chang ruled on June 19 last that Granger and Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh be excluded from the ...

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Automatic Promotion Policy overhauled- Manickchand

The Automatic Promotion Policy (APP) has been drastically overhauled because it has been virtually rejected by parents and students, and there has been poor response to remedial classes, officials said Thursday. Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand said students who perform poorly in Mathematics and English would not be promoted to the next class. The APP system is applicable only in ...

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LIAT jacks up fares to pay for rising security cost

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, July 03, 2013 – LIAT has implemented a security surcharge on tickets in response to rising security demands and spiraling security costs. The new security surcharge of US$1.25 per one way trip applies to all passengers, including children and infants, on all LIAT flights. Heightened airline and airport security over the last 10 years has resulted in ...

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