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Daily Archives: August 8, 2014

Coast Guard, Agri Ministry launch crackdown on illegal fishing vessels

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Ministry of Agriculture have launched a crackdown on fishing vessels that are working illegally on the country’s coastal and inland waterways. The army said operators of nine fishing vessels, felt the brunt of law enforcement, when the GDF Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries Division conducted a joint maritime ...

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Caricom, UNFPA craft strategy to reduce adolescent pregnancy

CARICOM’s Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) has approved a Strategy and Plan to reduce the number of adolescent pregnancies in each country of the English- and Dutch speaking Caribbean by at least 20 %, over the five year period 2014 – 2019. The plan was developed by a multi-sectoral and multidisciplinary Regional Task Force led by UNFPA in ...

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Tractor-trailer kills Kwakwani man

A tractor driver on Friday  remained in police custody in connection with the death of a man who was travelling on trailer at Kwakwani, Berbice River. Police identified the dead man as Imtiaz Hussain. Investigatoers said that about 9 O’clock Thursday night, he fell off the rail of the trailer and was run over by the vehicle. He was pronounced ...

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Opposition going into election without major GECOM reforms

Despite strident demands by the two parliamentary opposition parties for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to be reformed, they said Friday that they have no other option but to go into early general elections without most of their demands being unfulfilled. With the delivery of the Alliance For Change (AFC)-sponsored no-confidence motion to the National Assembly on Thursday and the ...

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