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Daily Archives: June 18, 2014

Speaker looks forward to more US support for Parliament

House Speaker, Raphael Trotman on Tuesday hoped that the new American Ambassador to Guyana would support the work of the Parliament. That desire was expressed to outgoing United States (US) Ambassador to Guyana, Dr. D. Brent Hardt,when he formally bade farewell to Trotman at a courtesy call on Tuesday, 17th June, 2014 in the Speaker’s Chambers of the Public Buildings.  ...

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Connecticut man tries to smuggle cocaine from Guyana in luggage handle rails

(NJ.COM WEBSITE) A 37-year-old Connecticut man tried to smuggle nearly 5 pounds of cocaine in the handle rails of his bag on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana to John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said. Warren Hawk, of East Hartford, Conn., was stopped for further inspection on June 5 after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers noticed that the handle rails ...

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Senior NCN official sent packing over stolen items

A third senior official of the state-owned  National Communications Network (NCN) has been sent packing in as many years  after she was implicated in wrongdoing at the radio and television outfit. Chief Executive Officer, Molly Hassan, when contacted by Demerara Waves Online News,  would only confirm that the Administrative Manager’s  “evaluation was done and she was unsuccessful.” She was sent ...

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National Chess Coach ‘captured’ for robbery-related charge

Guyana’s National Chess Coach was Wednesday arraigned on a charge of assault with intent to rob. Twenty-five year old Wendell Meusa of 142 Guyhoc Park, Georgetown was granted GUY$150,000 bail and ordered to return to court on July 2. By then, statements would be provided. Police Prosecutor, Joel Ricknauth did not oppose bail being granted because the man has no ...

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No textbooks, no CXC results- Education Ministry

The Education Ministry on Wednesday said Caribbean Secondary Education (CSEC) results would not be delivered to students unless they return textbooks that had been loaned to them. “Students who fail to return the textbooks, which were loaned to them by their school, will not be able to access their CXC results,” the ministry said in a brief statement. The Education ...

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Finance Minister taking back disapproved budget allocations to House

Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh is taking steps to restore monies that were not approved by the opposition-controlled National Assembly, Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon announced on Wednesday. Luncheon told a news conference that the Finance Minister would be relying on rulings by the High Court on budget cuts. “The minister relied on constitutional grounds and rulings of the constitutional ...

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Way cleared for top 25 UG law graduates to enter Law School

The way has been cleared for the top 25 University of Guyana (UG) Law Degree graduates to gain automatic entry to the Trinidad-based Hugh Wooding Law School, Attorney General Anil Nandlall confirmed on Wednesday. He said a decision was also taken for an additional 10 UG Law Degree graduates, who are non-Guyanese, to gain automatic entry to the Jamaica-based Norman ...

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GPL explains Essequibo Coast blackout

Today, Tuesday June 17, 2014 at approximately 04:09hrs, main switchgear within the Anna Regina Power Station had to be taken out of service following a flash over on a busbar insulator and resulting fire. As a result, the entire Essequibo Coast was without power while the extent of the damage was evaluated. Isolation of the affected section resulted in communities ...

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Rare British Guiana stamp sets record at New York auction

An exceedingly rare 19th Century postage stamp from a British colony in South America has sold for a record $9.5m (£5.6m) at auction in New York. It took only two minutes for the British Guinea one-cent magenta stamp to be sold to an anonymous bidder, The stamp had been sold three times before, each time setting the auction record for ...

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