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Daily Archives: November 17, 2014

Authorities probing how ferry ran aground on Wakenaam

The Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) Monday night said it was  currently investigating the circumstances which resulted in the MV SABANTO running aground on to Wakenaam Island during the wee hours of Monday, November 17, 2014. The vessel, along with its sister ship the MV KANAWAN, plies the Supenaam/Parika route. The mishap reportedly occurred at around 00:35 h as the ...

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Church of England clears way for ordination of women bishops

London, Nov 17 (EFE).- The General Synod of the Anglican Church on Monday gave its approval for women to be ordained as bishops in the Church of England, a move that will open the way for the first appointments of female bishops early in 2015. In a ceremony at the Anglican’s Church House in London, synod members voted by majority ...

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Obesity up sharply among primary students in Trinidad and Tobago

San Juan, Nov 17 (EFE).- The proportion of Trinidad and Tobago primary school students who are obese or overweight has doubled in the past decade, Health Minister Fuad Khan said Monday. The ministry collected data on the body mass index of 5,305 students in 27 primary and 14 secondary schools. The study revealed that 24 percent of children between ages ...

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Venezuela court authorizes extradition request for Serra murder suspect

Caracas, (EFE).- The Venezuelan Supreme Court, or TSJ, has authorized the extradition request for Leiver Padilla Mendoza, suspected of assassinating Chavista lawmaker Robert Serra and his assistant, and who was arrested in Colombia last Nov. 2. The TSJ announced Friday in a communique that it had “declared applicable the request to the Republic of Colombia for the extradition of Leiver ...

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Russia, Venezuela sign oil supply agreement

MOSCOW, Nov 17 (EFE).- Russia closed a deal withVenezuela Monday to purchase 1.6 million tons of oil and nine tons of petrolueum derivates from the Latin American country over the next five years. The agreement was between Russia’s government-owned Rosneft oil company and its Venezuelan counterpart, PDVSA. Present at Monday’s signing ceremony was Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez, who arrived last ...

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Guyana- Jamaica: Huge amount of cash seized from Bulgarian

Guyanese authorities say they have seized a large sum of foreign currency from a Bulgarian man under the Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism legislation. Agents of Guyana’s Special Organised Crime Unit of the Guyana Police Force said they seized US$45,630 and 740 Euros that were found in a suitcase allegedly belonging to the Bulgarian. Head of the ...

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Bahamas: Multi-million $$ drug seizure

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a major drug seizure that has left three Grand Bahamian males in custody. Bahamian police say that about 5 O’clock Sunday morning, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on information and armed with a search warrant proceeded to a residence in the Arden Forrest. Investigators say that there discovered 113 crocus bags of ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Britain tells Guyana to try solving its internal problems..

Britain believes that Guyana should try to solve its own political impasse before seeking external assistance. While the combined opposition has largely resisted calls by the President Donald Ramotar administration for talks on major issues that triggered the no-confidence motion and subsequent suspension of Parliament, the Alliance For Change (AFC) believes that there is room for international mediation. You can ...

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GUYANA-POLITICS- Britain calls for swift resumption of Parliament

British High Commissioner to Guyana, Andrew Ayre on Monday called for the swift resumption of Parliament, one week after President Donald Ramotar suspended (prorogued) the law-making body to avoid a no-confidence vote against his administration. “The central message is absolutely clear: Parliament should re-sit in Guyana and get on with the business of taking this country forward,” he said, adding ...

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GUYANA: Two die in early morning fire

Two girls perished in an early Monday morning fire in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown widely believed to be the work of arsonists. The fire began shortly after 2 am at the building located on the southwestern side of Robb and King Streets. The names of the girls, ages between 11 and 15 years, were given as Theresa Rosario and Clarissa Rosario. ...

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