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Daily Archives: August 16, 2013

APNU prepping for local gov’t polls

The APNU has started preparing for local government elections saying that it is confident that President Donald Ramotar will assent to the new legislation passed last week. Aspects of two of the four local government bills had been sources of contention for the government prior to last week’s vote but the legislation was passed unanimously ending a 12-year reform process. ...

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APNU calls for special unit to address inter-personal violence

The APNU is calling for the creation of a special institution to tackle domestic and other inter-personal violence which it says has reached epidemic proportions over the last few years. Leader of the Opposition and APNU David Granger told reporters on Friday that they had lost all confidence in the Ministries of Human Services and Home Affairs and the regular ...

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Suspect in fisherman’s killing among 28 arrested

Almost two weeks after the decomposed body of fisherman Quincy Sooklall was pulled from the Demerara River, a suspect in his killing was early Friday morning arrested, police said. The suspect was among 23 men and five women who were arrested during raids in Albouystown, Alberttown, Sophia, Meadow Bank, Charlestown and West Front Road. The detainees were expected to be ...

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Caribbean Airlines responding to US on direct GEO-NY flights

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).-A lobby group representing US airlines has taken issue with the fuel subsidy that Caribbean Airlines (CAL) benefits from and is attempting to use the subsidy to block an application by the T&T airline to fly directly between Guyana and North American destinations. Responding to questions from the Guardian, CAL yesterday confirmed that it had applied to the US ...

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Cocaine smuggling damaging export trade

One day after a man was jailed for five years for exporting cocaine in ochroes, a senior private sector representative on Thursday said the United States (US) usually puts Guyana’s agriculture exports under greater scrutiny after such busts. Addressing the final of a two-day National Economic Forum at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC), member of the President’s Committee on ...

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Amaila Hydro: “Not a single cent of debt”- Jagdeo; Greenidge calls for independent assessment

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday maintained that the now stalled Amaila Falls Hydropower project would not have incurred any debt to Guyana’s treasury, even as the major opposition party called for an independent assessment to determine the feasibility of the project. Addressing the closing of the 2013 National Economic Forum at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC), Jagdeo said ...

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