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Daily Archives: May 29, 2015

US preparing groundwork for national unity project

Despite the refusal by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) to accept the results of general elections held earlier this month, the United States (US) is crafting a new project that seeks to mobilize grassroots support for national unity. Charge D’Affaires of the US Embassy in Guyana, Bryan Hunt said his diplomatic mission has already begun gleaning from civil ...

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Second mining incident: Gold miner killed

A gold miner was killed Friday when a quantity of loose earth collapsed on him while he was operating mining equipment under water, police said. The dead man has been identified as 64-year old Anton Thomas of Kamarang. The incident occurred at about 11:45 AM on May 29, 2015 at Quimenang River, Upper Mazaruni. The body is at the Kamarang ...

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GuySuCo’s $16B bailout request fast-tracks need for inquiry into sugar industry

by Zena Henry Even as government sets to consider a massive GUY$16 billion bailout for the financially crippled Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), Agriculture Minister Noel Holder is even more anxious to put together the team of Commissioners to probe the ailing sugar sector before the end of next month.  “The Commission of Inquiry will inquire into what went wrong, any ...

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Gun license, work permit issuances among areas to be investigated-Home Affairs Minister

by Zena HenryCharged with the security concerns of the country, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramattan says that he is currently trying to settle in to his “complicated” Ministry, but the newly appointed head of National Security is already eyeing several important areas in his ministry where he believes investigations are warranted. Among those are the areas of gun licensing and ...

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Stabroek Market, Sophia, South Georgetown joins cleaning frenzy

by Zena Henry With the new cleaning frenzy sweeping across the city, vendors of the Stabroek Market and citizens of South Georgetown are scheduled to commence massive cleanup exercises this Sunday. Already, fire fighters, who are based at the Stabroek, turned out in their numbers on Friday to lend a hand to the clean-up effort around the Caribbean’s largest public ...

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