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Daily Archives: August 21, 2013

R Kelly concert postponed

Award-winning R&B singer R. Kelly will no longer be coming to Guyana for a concert this weekend because he has fallen ill, a spokesman for the promoter said Wednesday afternoon. Khalsan TR Inc. said Mc Neal and HJ Promotions have received correspondence saying that Kelly fell ill after his tour to South Africa. The company said Kelly wanted to reschedule ...

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Woman confirmed drowned in North West boat mishap

The woman, who disappeared during Tuesday afternoon’s boat mishap in the North West District, has drowned, police said Wednesday. Force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said the body of Shevon Anthony was found Wednesday morning around 11 O’clock in the Barima River. It is at the Port Kaituma Mortuary.Anthony was a passenger in a boat named “Breeze Out” that struck a log ...

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No invitation to discuss Amaila received; US envoy’s appeal unwelcomed- Granger

Despite President Donald Ramotar’s call for A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) team to meet government experts to settle outstanding issues on the proposed Amaila Falls Hydropower plant, Opposition Leader David Granger said he has not received any invitation. The Guyanese leader has publicly called on Granger to lead a team to meet with government officials to deal with two ...

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Former Guysuco Chairman dies

The first Chairman of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco), Harold Davis died  early Wednesday morning after a prolonged illness, a family member confirmed. He was 88. Davis earlier this month celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary and he would have been 89 in September. He served as the first Chairman of the sugar corporation when it was nationalized in 1976 ...

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GuySuCo commissions “demo” ethanol plant

The Guyana Sugar Corporation on Tuesday commissioned a GUY$85M Bioethanol Demonstration Plant at its Albion Estate, Berbice. CEO Paul Bhim said the facility, partly funded by the IDB to the tune of GUY$67M, would be used for training and not commercial purposes. “This plant will operate 32 weeks a year, it cannot operate more than that because it needs steam ...

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Contracts signed for EPA regulations, Protected Areas Commission head office

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment  on Tuesday signed two agreements that will bring significant impetus to environmental protection A $4M one-year co-financing grant was inked with the World Wild Life Fund (WWF); while the second is a $28M contract for construction of a head office to house the newly formed Protected Areas Commission (PAC). Minister of Natural Resources and ...

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