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Daily Archives: September 12, 2014

Caricom must coordinate stance on Ukraine- Granger

Opposition Leader, David Granger on Friday urged the 14 independent Caribbean Community (Caricom) member states to craft a unified position on Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military action against Ukraine. “It is not in our interest now to adopt one or the other position before understanding the issues involved and I think it is a very complex matter,” he told ...

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Owner of Sanjay’s Jewellery charged with causing death by dangerous driving

Well-known owner of Sanjay’s Jewellery, Bishnarine “Sanjay” Persaud on Friday pleaded not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and he was granted bail. Appearing before City Magistrate, Judy Latchman, the 39-year old Persaud of 26 Sheriff Street, Campbelville was granted GUY$1.5 million bail. The bail was originally set at GUY$2 million but it was reduced after Defence Lawyer, Glen ...

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Guyana poised to become major destination for yachtsmen escaping Caribbean hurricane season

They have braved strong currents, sailed against the winds and dared to do something new by deciding to sail south. The yachtsmen, courageous men and women have arrived in Guyana, on the second Nereid Rally and are anchored in their boats in the mighty Essequibo, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Sailing off from the twin island republic, Trinidad and ...

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Popeyes creates more jobs

At least 44 jobs have been created with the opening of a new branch of the American fast-food chain, Popeyes, closer to the heart of the city. Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh said that number of jobs does not include those created indirectly as a result of the opening of the GUY$700 million restaurant. “This investment creating over 40 jobs ...

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NIS Manager charged with demanding money from businessman

The Manager of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) branch at Port Mourant has been charged with demanding money with menace from a businessman. Miguel Anthony,44, of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo and 208 Nigg Settlement, Corentyne was granted GUY$75,000 bail and ordered to return to court on October 22, 2014. Anthony was arrested Tuesday during a sting operation by police in ...

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Western countries urge Guyana to speak out in favour of Ukraine

The United States, Britain and Canada on Thursday urged Guyana’s diplomatic support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity, saying that this South American country also has border problems with its neighbours and should seek to consolidate the principles of international law. “Clearly, there are a few countries that have illegitimate claims to Guyana’s territory and therefore there is a parallel here and ...

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