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Daily Archives: November 25, 2013

CEBO hosts first Community Based Workshop in Guyana

The regional Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO) is a direct result of the recommendations of the report of the CARICOM Commission on Youth Development which identified entrepreneurship development as a priority in countering youth unemployment.” This was made clear by Programme Manager, Culture Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr Hilary Brown at an opening ceremony on Monday ...

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Command of GDF Coastal Battalion changes

Major Collin Henry is the new Commanding Officer of the Guyana Defence Force’s Coastal Battalion. Command of the battalion on Monday passed to Major Henry from its first Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Jaswick Williams, who had been at the helm since March 2011, the defence force said in a statement. In parting remarks, Lt Col Williams who is also proceeding on ...

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Gold miner charged with the murder of Brazilian businessman

A gold miner was Monday arraigned for allegedly murdering a Brazilian businessman as part of a plan to rob the property of GUY$17 million. 37-year old Robert Paul was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared before City Magistrate Judy Latchman. He is accused of killing Venderlier Kienen on November 20 at 111 Miles, Potaro. Paul ...

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Two accused of stealing US embassy equipment

One of two men was jailed for stealing a quantity of equipment belonging to the United States from a cargo airline’s bond at Timehri, East Bank Demerara. The other man was refused bail and remanded to prison until November 29. Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry sentenced 34-year old Albert Rajaram to three years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to break and ...

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Industrial unrest against 5% spreading

Industrial unrest among government employees for fatter pay packets appears to be slowly spreading with workers of the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) being the latest group to take to the picket line. At least 50 WDRH staffers staged a picketing demonstration outside that health care institution at Best Village, West Coast Demerara. Other entities that also participated in the ...

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Updated: Two dead, three rescued following boat collision

Two persons were killed and three others rescued following a boat collision on the Upper Demerara River, police said. Dead are 28-year old Dale Duggin of Maritaro Village, who was the captain of one of the boats, and his passenger Williamson Felix. The accident occured about 9 PM in the vicinity of Maritaro, Upper Demerara River. Those rescued are 33-year ...

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