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Daily Archives: February 6, 2014

Low performance in Math, Science taking toll on construction sector

High cost overruns, delays and poor quality construction work are the result of few qualified and competent engineers and other personnel in the construction sector due to declining interest in Mathematics and Sciences, a senior official of the Ministry of Public Works said Thursday. Chief Works Officer, Geoffrey Vaughn’s assessment was contained in a presentation titled “Challenges Facing the Construction ...

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Suspected Brazilian bandits nabbed in Lethem

Three Brazilians, who allegedly attempted to rob a business place in Lethem, have been arrested \, police said. Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said one .38 revolver and six matching rounds were found in possession of one of the Portuguese-speaking nationals. Usually reliable sources said the men attempted to rob Chinese-owned Pacifico Store Wednesday afternoon. This is the second time ...

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Govt parl. committee members winding down consideration of anti-money laundering bill

Attorney General Anil Nandlall says government representatives in the parliamentary select committee were winding down consideration of the financial crimes bill in the absence of opposition representatives who walked out of the meeting Tuesday night. Nandlall told Demerara Waves Online News ( that while opposition members of the committee were expected to return to the table on Thursday (later today) ...

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