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Daily Archives: October 21, 2013

Third bandit died in GPHC from head injury

A suspected bandit, who was shot to his cheek during an exchange of gunfire with police, died because of head injury, according to an autopsy conducted on Monday. Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh found that 19-year old Mario Gouveia died as a result of “brain haemorrhage due to blunt trauma to the head.” But the GPHC said that more tests ...

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CEBO initiative expected to continually benefit Guyanese youth

The Regional Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO) now being introduced in Guyana is expected to be an initiative that will continually benefit Guyanese youth.   That’s the word from Director, Human Development at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Ms. Myrna Bernard on Monday during the opening of a CEBO training of trainers workshop that will train 12 facilitators ...

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Guyana, UNDP sign US$10 million Amerindian land titling project

Guyana and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Monday inked a US$10.7 million agreement for the titling of Amerindian lands. Officials said more than 75,000 persons are expected to benefit from the project. The agreement was signed at the opening of the 7th Annual Conference of the National Toshaos Council (NNTC). Funding is being drawn down from the Norwegian ...

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Venezuela, Guyana to take “steps” to address border controversy- UN Good Officer

The United Nations Secretary General’s Good Officer in the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy, Professor Norman Girvan has proposed a number of “steps” to deal with the issue. In a statement issued through the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, Girvan said several meetings could be held in the near future to discuss Venezuela’s claim to the mineral and forest rich Essequibo ...

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Youth organisation’s leader returns from exchange on at-risk youth

The head of a Guyanese youth organisation is now poised to use her experiences in rehabilitating delinquent youths. She is the Chief Executive Officer of the Volunteer Youth Corps, Goldie Scott who recently returned from the United States embassy-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Programme (ILVP) exchange. She recently shared her IVLP experience with US Ambassador Brent Hardt and discussed how she ...

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GDF searching for missing assault rifle ammo

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Monday said it was searching for 10 rounds of assault rifle ammunition that has gone missing from the Tacama military training school. The defence force said “investigators are currently checking” for the ten 7.62 x 39mm rounds that went missing from the Guard Room from the Guard Room of the Colonel John Clarke Military ...

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