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Daily Archives: May 16, 2014

Guyana-US talks on LEAD project “productive”

United States Ambassador, Brent Hardt on Friday suggested that talks with the Guyana government were progressing steadily to resolve differences over the US$1.2 million Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project. Speaking with reporters after formally opening a two-day media workshop for University of Guyana students and recent entrants to the field of journalism from a cross-section of media houses, the American ...

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Guyana on dry-spell watch, conservancies dropping

Guyana can expect a prolonged dry spell and already the water-levels in conservancies are dropping, prompting authorities to begin planning for a possible drought later in the year, authorities said Wednesday. “The Ministry of Agriculture has established a Special El Nino Working group to monitor and plan actions to reduce any adverse impact of a possible El Nino on agriculture ...

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Trans Guyana aircraft hard lands at Kurupung

Authorities have begun investigating what led to a Trans Guyana Aviation aircraft hard-landing at Kurupung, Region Seven earlier Friday, the Transport Ministry said in a statement. The ministry said no one was injured. In aviation, a hard landing is an especially rapid or steep descent.  The Britten Norman Islander aircraft hard landed during its approach at Kurupung Bottom airstrip, Region Seven, ...

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GPL explains massive blackouts

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) on Friday explained the cuase of a number of blackouts over the last two days. Following is a statement by the power company. Last night, Thursday May 15, 2014, at around 22:32hrs, one of the two transmission lines between Sophia and Garden of Eden tripped resulting in a shutdown of the Demerara Interconnected ...

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Young woman shot in her chest

A 26-year old woman was early Friday morning shot and injured when four men drove up in a car alongside a vehicle she and other relatives were in on Garnett Street, Campbelville, police said. Malika Da Silva of David Street, Subryanville, was shot to her chest. She is currently a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital. “Two of the men ...

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Antiguans vote on June 12

CARIBARENA ANTIGUA.-Antigua St. John’s – The date for general elections in Antigua and Barbuda is June 12. Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer made the long announcement during a public rally in Potters before a massive crowd of supporters last night. Spencer, who teased the audience by saying that the date would be given in due time, first gave the dates for ...

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Govt bluntly refuses to reduce Berbice Bridge toll

Despite the passage of a motion by the majority-controlled National Assembly for a reduction in the Berbice River Bridge tolls to ease the financial burden on Berbicians, Public Works Minister Robeson Benn vowed not to do so because the bridge would face financial collapse and investors would be scared away. “I will not reduce the toll. I will not reduce ...

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Divorcees now have three years to claim property division

Divorcees can now speedily seek redress of the court for the division of property within three years of the annulment of their marriage. The National Assembly unanimously approved the Married Persons Property (Amendment) Bill 2013 that was sponsored by the late parliamentarian for A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Deborah Backer.  Her colleague, Volda Lawrence, kicked off debate on the ...

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