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Daily Archives: August 16, 2014

Political leaders address GDF Senior Officers

Leaders of  Guyana’s two major political parties have so far briefed participants in a  Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Senior Command and Staff Course about the political, security, economic and educational state of the country. PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee, in his interaction with the officers on Thursday, August 14, sought to debunk Opposition Leader, David Granger’s claim of “education apartheid”. ...

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Blue CAPS launches Albouystown Youth Leadership Programme

Social change organisation, Blue CAPS, has launched its second Youth Leadership Development Programme at the Heavenly Light World Outreach Fellowship in Albouystown. The programme, which will be conducted over three weekends, is based on the Blue CAPS’ Building Communities Through Leadership Training and Service (BCLTS) curriculum. The event was launched on Friday, August 15. The training is intended to enhance ...

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Guyana clinches five-year rice deal with Panama

Panama has agreed to buy rice from Guyana during the next five years, with a total of 20,000 tons expected to be sold to that Central American country by year-end, Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said Saturday. He explained that after Guyana would have exported 5,000 tons of white rice per month from mid-September to December, 2014 the two countries ...

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GDF Instructors allegedly assault Officer Cadet

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Saturday announced that it has launched an investigation into an alleged assault of an Officer Cadet by his training instructors at the Colonel John Clarke Military School in Tacama. The incident allegedly occurred between Wed 13th August and Thu 14th August during a training exercise in Tacama. TheGDF said the Officer Cadet was first brought ...

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Ebola not reason for Nigerian refused entry

The management of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) is refuting claims on Facebook that a Nigerian man was refused entry to Guyana on Saturday because he was suspected of showing signs of the deadly Ebola virus. A  senior CJIA official said immigration prevented the wheel-chair bound passenger from entering Guyana because he could not provide a Guyanese address to ...

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Guyana to sell rice to Panama

Guyana is preparing to sell rice to Panama, amid lingering uncertainty about the future of the lucrative Venezuelan market. President Donald Ramotar told a news conference on Friday that details about the Panamanian rice market would be announced by Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy. A few weeks ago I had a meeting with the President of Panama (Juan Carlos ...

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DEA to assist Guyana in probing discovery of cocaine-smuggling sub- Pres. Ramotar

Agents of the United States (US) Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are expected to assist their Guyanese law enforcement counterparts in studying the implications of a homemade Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible (SSPS) vessel that was made in the Guyanese jungle to smuggle tons of cocaine to other parts of the world. President Donald Ramotar announced the DEA’s involvement at a news conference at ...

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