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Daily Archives: January 27, 2015

Caribbean News Desk for Tues Jan, 27, 2015…U.S. works to reduce Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

Washington, Jan 27 (EFE).- The U.S. government has urged Carribean countries to accept a new energy paradigm based on private investment in order to diversify its energy sources and reduce dependence on “Petrocaribe”, the Venezuelan plan for subsidized oil. The first Caribbean Energy Security Summit held on Monday in Washington did not include any direct references to Venezuela. There were, however, constant ...

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Nevis aims to become “greenest island on Earth” by 2018

San Juan, Jan 27 (EFE).- Nevis is preparing to become “the greenest island on Earth” by 2018, when the government expects to meet its energy needs entirely from renewable resources, the CEO of the island’s tourism authority said here Tuesday.Greg Phillip is currently in San Juan with a delegation of officials and hotel and airline representatives to promote Nevis’ attractions.He ...

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Col. Wilbert Lee heads GDF’s promotions

Colonel Wilbert Lee heads the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) promotions list for 2015, according to a release by the army. In accordance with the Defence Act Chapter 15:01 of 1977, Guyana Defence Force Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips, has announced that His Excellency, the President and Commander-in-Chief, has approved the promotions of 83 Officers and 436 Other Ranks effective from January ...

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Guyana being lobbied to suspend death penalty

Amnesty International and the charitable not-for-profit Justice Institute of Guyana are lobbying for an official suspension of hanging convicted prisoners, according to a United Nations report. Prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights  for the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the 21st Session of the Universal Periodic Review scheduled for January 19 to ...

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Ten arrested in connection with burglary

The shooting and arrest of a suspected burglar and his accomplice have led police to the discovery of a large number of stolen items and the arrest of eight other persons. A police spokesman said that at about 9:30 Monday night, two men, suspected to be burglars, were seen exiting a house at La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara. ...

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Sit-in slows down UG; industrial action may continue for weeks

University of Guyana (UG) staffers Monday commenced sit-in action which they say could last as many as two weeks if their demands remain unmet. The sit-in, which is to run until Wednesday, became imminent after UG Vice Chancellor Jacob Opadeyi failed respond favorably to, among other things, a 60% wage increase by a deadline last week. Caribbean News Desk understands ...

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UG students hope to force Council to meet pay-fatigued workers

The University of Guyana Student Society (UGSS) will picket Pro Chancellor Bibi Shaddick’s office on Thursday unless the Council of the University of Guyana (UG) agrees by Tuesday to meet with disgruntled staffers on Wednesday. The decision was taken Monday afternoon when the UGSS held a consultation with the student populace on the tarmac of the university’s Education Lecture Theatre (ELT) ...

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Lusignan massacre was “race hate” – govt ministers

The incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Monday used  the Lusignan Massacre to rally its traditional East Indo-Guyanese base, saying that the deadly attack was racist and those who represented the suspects should be rejected in their quest for political office. Addressing an Indian Arrival Committee (IAC)-organised commemorative event held close to the houses in which  11 people were ...

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