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Daily Archives: March 5, 2014

WWF, UG, and U.S. Embassy Celebrate World Wildlife Day

GEORGETOWN,The U.S. Embassy brought together leaders of the World Wildlife Fund Guianas and the Guyana Wildlife Division with faculty and students from the University of Guyana to celebrate World Wildlife Day, the mission said in a statement. World Wildlife Day is celebrated annually in March throughout the world to raise awareness of issues relating to the protection of plants and ...

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Guyana, Norway to lead UN on financing for development

The Permanent Representatives of Guyana and Norway have been appointed by the President of the United Nations General Assembly to lead a UN process on financing for development, the Foreign Ministry here announced on Wednesday. Ambassador George Talbot of Guyana and his Norwegian counterpart, Ambassador Geir Pedersen, have been mandated to conduct inclusive and transparent intergovernmental consultations, with the participation ...

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Businessman convicted for assaulting, threatening Colwyn Harding

A businessman was Wednesday fined convicted and fined GUY$20,000 for abusing and threatening Colwyn Harding. Harding, who has accused police of sexually assaulting him with a baton last November, was not in court when the case was called. City Magistrate, Geeta Chandan-Edmond fined Sylvanus Jasper of 70 Adelaide  Street, Charlestown adfter he was found guilty of both charges. Police said ...

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Trio charged with armed robbery at gold miner’s house

A man, who allegedly robbed a female gold miner with whom he had worked, was among three persons charged with the offence. Appearing before City Magistrate, Judy Latchman were 23-year old Peter Mc Kenzie of 298 Meadow Brook Gardens; 19-year old Anikie Rogers of 195 Meadow Brook Gardens and 35-year old Alana Taylor of 212 East Ruimveldt. They are accused ...

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Suspected Essequibo Coast burglar caught with booty at Parika

A man, who allegedly carted off GUY$3.3 million in cash, jewellery and other valuables from a home on the Essequibo Coast, was snatched by police at the Parika Market with some of the booty. The robbery victim is 45-year old Gordon Williams if Perseverance, Essequibo Coast. He was not injured. Police said that about 4:45 Wednesday morning, Williams awoke and ...

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WPA wants govt lawyer removed from Walter Rodney Inquiry Commission

The Working Peoples Alliance (WPA) is said to be upset about the composition of the presidential commission set up to probe the bomb-blast death of its leader, Dr. Walter Rodney more than 30 years ago. But Attorney General, Anil Nandlall has dismissed such assertions, saying that Trinidad and Tobago Senior Counsel, Seenauth Jairam is a professional who has not taken ...

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GECOM not ready for local govt elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will be unable to hold Local Government Elections by August 1, despite an amendment by the National Assembly that the poll should be held by that date, a source said. The usually reliable commission source said that none of the political parties has consulted with GECOM about its preparedness for the polls. Government is on ...

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Western missions, local organisations urge local govt polls this year

Several civil society organisations and Western diplomatic missions on Wednesday said by all accounts the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was ready to hold Local Government Elections (GECOM) and every effort should be made to go to the polls. In a joint letter, the organisations appeared to take the side of the opposition which recently approved legislation for holding the long-delayed ...

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Different reasons surface for non enforcement of anti-money laundering law

Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh on Tuesday appeared to differ with President Donald Ramotar over why the 2009 Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing Terrorism Act (AML/CFT) has not been enforced to capture suspected money-washers. In a letter to the privately-owned Stabroek News on Tuesday, Director of Public Prosecutions Bibi Shalimar-Hack said only one case had been sent to her ...

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