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Daily Archives: September 19, 2014

Guyanese complete US-sponsored port security training

Forty-three persons working in port security this week completed a United States Embassy-sponsored training program for Guyanese port security workers and sea cadets on the intricacies of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code). The American Embassy said the three-day class, consisting of 43 students including 10 Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) cadets, focused on international security regulations ...

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Books bound for Guyana

YOURDAILYJOURNAL.COM.-ROCKINGHAM — Earl Rose never intended to become a missionary. The idea of providing medical care to the ill in foreign and developing countries or getting his hands muddy building schools and huts just never appealed to him. Then he discovered Guyana, a country on the northern coast of South America that just needed books. “My sister-in-law, Kathy Bruce, was ...

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Man granted bail in road deaths of overseas-based Guyanese

A man was Friday arraigned for the road deaths of two overseas-based Guyanese on the Mabura Road and released on GUY$1 million bail. Forty-three year old Michael Jordan of 21 Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara was not required to the charge of causing death by dangerous driving that was read to him by City Magistrate, Fabaoy Azore. While on bail, ...

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Guyana’s deforestation rate decreased in 2013

Guyana has completed its 4th Annual Assessment of Deforestation and Forest Degradation under the Monitoring Reporting and Verification System (MRVS), the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Interim results on 2013 deforestation rate indicate a decrease in the rate of deforestation from 0.079% as the annual rate for 2012, to 0.068% as the reported rate for 2013.  Total deforestation is 12,702 ...

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APNU holds firm to local govt elections; denies jostling for political space

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)- vowing to pressure government to hold Local Government Elections (LGE)- on Friday said it was not jostling with the Alliance For Change (AFC) for political space. Since the AFC tabled a yet to be debated no-confidence motion against the administration of President Donald Ramotar,  APNU has been ratcheting up calls for government to hold ...

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University of Guyana’s GT&T-funded Internet Resource Centre commissioned

President Donald Ramotar today congratulated the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Company for their contribution to enhancing the social development of students, as a result of their decision to renovate the Information Computer Technology Laboratory’s Resource Centre at the University of Guyana (UG). The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that President Ramotar said that he was pleased that the company ...

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160 Amerindian villages set to improve socio-economic development

Over 160 Amerindian communities, over a three-year period, will benefit from funding to support their socio-economic development through the implementation of their Community Development Plans (CDPs), the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. The signing of a $1.3Billion agreement between the Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has paved the way for the projects’ implementation. Minister of Finance, Dr. ...

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