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Mark Phillips promoted to Brigadier, to be new GDF Chief

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia (GINA) President Donald Ramotar, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Chairman of the Defence Board has approved the promotion of Colonel Mark Phillips to Brigadier. He has identified the Brigadier as the Chief -of -Staff designate and Chairman of the Joint Services Coordination Council, to assume the command and control ...

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G.L.O.W. Girls participate in 3rd annual leadership camp

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia GEORGETOWN – U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers organized Guyana’s third Camp G.L.O.W. (Girls Leading Our World) at the Kuru-Kuru Cooperative College, Linden Soesdyke Highway from August 12 to 19, 2013, the American embassy said in a statement. Approximately 75 young girls ages 13 to 17 from across Guyana participated in activities ...

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West Demerara water supply to be disrupted

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Friday announced that several villages on the West Bank Demerara will suffer a five-day disruption in potable water supply. The utility company said the service disruption from August 26 to August 30 is to facilitate urgent maintenance at the L’oratoire Well Station, West Bank ...

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Cocaine in Guyanese rice: Venezuelan caught with fake shipping container seals

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The Venezuelan man believed linked to a quantity of cocaine found in a shipment of Guyanese rice destined for Venezuela was caught with a number fake shipping container seals, officials said Friday. Seals on the container in which the 69 kilogrammes of cocaine were found matched those that were found ...

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Guysuco will satisfy local demand

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Guyana is producing sufficient sugar to satisfy local demand, despite low production due to bad weather and poor turnout by cane harvesters, according to a senior official. Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco), Paul Bhim said enough sugar was being produced to guarantee supply of the 24,000 ...

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Education in “state of emergency,” set up inquiry – APNU

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The APNU is calling for the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry to investigate what it says is the unsatisfactory performance of the education sector. At a news conference on Friday APNU Chairman David Granger listed a number of shortcomings including poor learning environment, teacher indiscipline, dropouts and the performance ...

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Village Mangrove Action Committees get training

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The role of villagers along Guyana’s densely populated coastland in planting and protecting mangroves as a natural sea defence mechanism on Thursday received a major boost at a one-day, training and capacity building exercise. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that the Village Mangrove Action Committees (VMACs) are set up ...

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US Security project prepares Guyanese youths for work

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia GEORGETOWN – More than 100 Guyanese youths have been prepared for the world of work through a project being funded by the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, the American embassy here said Thursday. The 135 youths between the ages of 15 and 24 years old graduated during the week of August ...

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R Kelly now expected in October

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Grammy Award winner, R Kelly, is now set to perform in Guyana on October 19, a delay that Mc Neal Enterprises’ Odinga Lumumba assured had nothing to do with payment problems. “We have fulfilled all our obligations to R Kelly. There is a tendency to think in Guyana when an ...

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AFC can’t practically stop Specialty Hospital- Ramjattan

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Thursday said there was little it could do to stop government from constructing the US$18 million Specialty Hospital although the opposition had cut the budget for the project. Attorney General Anil Nandlall has confirmed to Demerara Waves that government’s spending on the project would ...

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