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Daily Archives: September 21, 2013

Guyanese monkeys for Jamaica zoo

(JAMAICA GLEANER).-Children may be in for a surprise when they visit the Hope Zoo this weekend, as 10 squirrel monkeys arrived on the island from Guyana on Thursday. Kenneth Benjamin, executive chairman of the Guardsman Group, announced this at the Rotary Club of Kingston’s weekly luncheon which was staged at the Treehouse at Hope Zoo in St Andrew. Benjamin, who ...

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CJIA’s CEO chides Fly Jamaica over drug trafficking concerns

The Chief Executive Officer of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Ramesh Ghir on Saturday expressed disappointment at concerns raised by Fly Jamaica earlier in the day about the movement of drugs through the airport. Fly Jamaica’s executive, Roxanne Reece has called for a secure, efficient and more reliable system to help stem the flow of narcotics. She reasoned that ...

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Kitty Market to be demolished, vendors to be relocated

In the wake of concerns by stallholders, the decrepit Kitty Market is to be demolished in the coming weeks but there is no idea when it will be rebuilt. Town Clerk, Carol Sooba said plans are being made to identify accommodation on Kitty Public Road to relocate the vendors before a private group demolishes the Heritage building. “We have to ...

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Annual Coastal Cleanup slowly denting poor waste disposal

Although the International Coastal Cleanup exercise continues to rake in tons of garbage along Guyana’s shoreline each year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) believes that the activity is slowly winning hearts and minds. Hundreds of persons, including students and adults, participated in the ICC exercise at the Georgetown seawall on Saturday where they removed hundreds of jumbo garbage bags full ...

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Close contact between Surinamese President, Roger Khan- Dutch newspaper

Suriname’s President, Desi Bouterse was allegedly in close contact with convicted Guyanese drug baron, Shaheed “Roger” Khan while he was a parliamentarian, the Dutch publication NRC Handelsblad reported on Saturday. The NRC says the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has hard evidence that “President Desi Bouterse in the period he was parliamentarian had close contacts with one of the ...

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