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Skills boost for Guyanese youth entrepreneurs

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia A number of Guyanese youth interested in starting their own businesses will soon be benefitting from entrepreneurial workshops and seminars hosted through the regional Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO), according to the Caricom Secretariat. The programme will start with a training of trainers workshop Monday October 21- Thursday ...

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Suspected bandit killed, guns recovered

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia A suspected bandit was Friday afternoon shot and killed when he allegedly opened fire on police who had gone to probe a break-in at a Mahaicony home. Police were up to Thursday night hunting the suspect’s accomplice who escaped into the backlands of the East Coast Demerara village. Another male ...

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PANCAP searching for ways to strengthen Caribbean AIDS response

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia Consensus on priority programmes and needs, and increased national leadership to sustain the regional AIDS response are among the expected outcomes of a meeting of national AIDS programme managers, donors and regional partners. The meeting is scheduled for October 21-23, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad, in Port of Spain. ...

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Man shot while playing with cop’s gun

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia A man was shot Friday when he pulled at a firearm that was in possession of a policeman who is his friend. Injured is 50-year old Morris Porter of Laluni Street, Queenstown. He was struck to his left side. He has been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). ...

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Nigerian tried obtaining Guyanese passport with genuine birth certificate

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia A Nigerian man, who entered Guyana illegally and attempted to obtain a Guyanese passport with a genuine Guyanese birth certificate, has been deported to neighbouring Suriname, the Home Affairs Ministry said on Friday. David Nduka pleaded guilty to arriving in Guyana by sea without the consent of an immigration officer ...

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Opposition Leader “astonished” at joint statement on border spat

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia Opposition Leader, David Granger on Friday expressed astonishment at a joint statement that emerged from border talks between the Foreign Ministers of Venezuela and Guyana. He said the statement issued after six hours of talks in Trinidad between Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and her Venezuelan counterpart Elias Jaua did not ...

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Updated: Four dead, five njured in East Bank Demerara smash-up

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia The death toll in Friday afternoon’s smash-up between a sand-laden truck and a Mahdia-bound minibus has risen to four. Six persons, including a two-year old infant, were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital. The truck driver is said to be unconscious. Those who perished are 42-year old Felix Culbert “Bertie” ...

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Guyana, Venezuela to prepare for maritime delimitation negotiations

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia Guyana and Venezuela Thursday night agreed that they would within four months begin groundwork for the start of negotiations for the delimitation of their maritime boundary, in the wake of last week’s arrest of a seismic research ship by the Venezuelan navy. Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett said that during the ...

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FITUG to take employers to Labour Ministry over minimum wage

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia “Upset and outraged” that many employers are allegedly refusing to pay their workers the minimum wage, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) planned to take them to the government. “From certain security services to liquor restaurants FITUG will forward complaints to the Ministry of Labour and expects ...

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“Operation Floodgate” to test disaster readiness

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia Guyana will next week stage a mock flood disaster codenamed “Operation Floodgate” to test the country’s emergency response system, government announced on Thursday. The simulation exercise would be conducted by the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) from October 21 to 25 in Regions 4, 5, 6 and 9. National Disaster Response ...

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