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Daily Archives: July 14, 2014

Local Govt Elections: GECOM Chairman discards concerns by PPP Commissioners

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Dr. Steve Surujbally on Monday debunked claims by the three ruling party-nominated commissioners that the local government elections machinery was rusty and could lead to disenfranchisement. Surujbally insisted that the commission was “fully prepared and committed” to move into election mode with “immediacy” whenever the Local Government Minister issues an order after consulting with ...

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Guyana hosts U.S. Military Cadets to foster cultural understanding

For the second year in a row, Guyana will host the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program, as part of the longstanding partnership between the Florida National Guard, the U.S. Army Cadet Command, the U.S. Embassy in Guyana’s Security Cooperation Office, and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), according to the American Embassy here. The CULP Program in Guyana is ...

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CBSI Supports Third International Port Security Training Program

In a cooperative effort between the United States and Guyana to improve global maritime transport security, the US Embassy in Georgetown facilitated a week-long workshop on auditing management systems, the American Embassy here said in a statement. This training was conducted in partnership with the United States Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration of Guyana (MARAD).  It represents the third ...

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Venezuela’s aggression a setback to some offshore oil exploration

Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud on Monday said offshore exploration in areas being contested by neighbouring Venezuela is facing “some setback.” In apparent reference to the expulsion and temporary seizure of the Malaysian seismic research vessel, RV Teknik Perdana, by Venezuela’s Navy last year, he told a bipartisan House Committee on Natural Resources that Guyana was depending on ...

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Bandit shot dead outside auto spare parts store

A bandit was shot dead and a handgun recovered during an armed robbery at an auto spares store on Sheriff and Duncan Streets, Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Leslie James said. Police said in a statement that the unidentified man was shot by a businessman who was robbed of GUY$1.7 million while at Ramchand Auto Spares to transact business. ...

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“Rising Star” Contestant Lisa Punch saved by West Coast Vote

Given the option to save one “Rising Star” contestant this week, the west coast voters opted to push Lisa Punch into the quarterfinals. With a new phase of the “Rising Star” competition came a new mechanism by which the west coastviewership, despite not being able to watch and vote during the initial, live broadcast, could participate. Of the six contestants ...

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