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Daily Archives: July 2, 2014

No fast track to gay rights in Guyana – Teixeira

Presidential Advisor on Governance Gail Teixeira says there is no fast track to gay rights in Guyana. She made the comment on Monday at a reception hosted by Canadian High Commissioner in Georgetown Dr. Nicole Giles to mark the end of Pride Month which celebrates the LGBT community annually and advocates for relevant changes. Teixeira prefaced her remarks with a ...

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Pomeroon Farmers form association in bid to attract international markets

Coconut farmers and non-traditional agricultural commodities (cash crops) farmers in the Pomeroon area of Essequibo have joined together to form the “Pomeroon Farmers – Coconut and Other Crops Association”, the association said in a statement on Wednesday. “This is a deliberate attempt to  improve production, attract funding and overseas markets. The association which was formed this week was born out ...

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Aubrey Norton to contest PNCR leadership

Former General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton is set to contest the leadership of the party in what is gearing up to be a straight fight with incumbent, David Granger. Norton declined to say whether he would accept the nomination, but well-placed sources close to him have confirmed that he and his team are quietly ...

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Dynamic Airways gets some green-light to fly; must fulfill other requirements

The New York Port Authority has given Dynamic Airways the green-light to begin flying to and from the John F. Kennedy International Airport but the carrier would be allowed to resume operations only after a number of other conditions have been met. Chief Executive Officer of Roraima Airways, Gerry Gouveia expects that flights between JFK and Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International ...

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Ramotar conveniently cites constitution, gives weak excuses for delaying local govt polls- Hardt

Outgoing United States (US) Ambassador, Brent Hardt has accused President Donald Ramotar of selectively abiding by Guyana’s constitution, even as the country awaits long-overdue local government elections. Addressing the closing of Blue CAPS’ inaugural Building Communities through Leadership Training and Service (BCLTS) programme earlier this week, he noted that Ramotar’s reason for not assenting to one of the local government bills ...

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Taxi driver charged with sexually assaulting teenage passenger

An East Berbice taxi driver was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of sexually penetrating a 15-year old child who was his passenger. Thirty-year old Kester David of Heathburn Village, East Bank Berbice was granted GUY$75,000 by New Amsterdam Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus. He was ordered to return to court on July 18. The victim, whose name has been withheld to protect ...

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Tailor murdered

A tailor was early Tuesday night stabbed to death during a robbery on his way to his Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara home. He has been identified as 36-year old Bharrat Pitamber of 310 Section C, Block Y, Golden Grove. The incident occurred at about 7:30 PM. He sustained a stab wound to his left side chest. Two persons apparently ...

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Chikungunya cases soar

Health Minister Dr Bheri Ramsaran on Tuesday disclosed that there are 12 more confirmed cases of the mosquito- borne disease, chikungunya. Dr. Ramsaran told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that some results from samples sent recently for testing at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad and Tobago were received today, and  that Dr. Morris Edwards, epidemiologist is analysing ...

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