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Daily Archives: June 2, 2015

Six schools to remain closed on Wednesday

The Ministry of Education wishes to advise that most schools which were closed on June 1 and 2, 2015 due to flooding caused by persistent rainfall will be opened on Wednesday, June 3. However, parents and guardians of the following schools are asked to note that these schools will remain closed on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 to allow for flood ...

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Building owners, proprietors to be punished for violating City laws

by Zena Henry Business owners in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, are being warned that the central and local governments would be going after them if they continue to breach laws and regulations governing construction and drainage. Authorities say several proprietors and building owners could be in for a rude awakening as the Central Government and the Georgetown Municipality seem determined to ...

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Guyana favours UN Good Officer Process; open-minded on options to settling border controversy with Venezuela

President David Granger says Guyana will be reviewing the United Nations (UN) Good Officer Process rather, even as the former British colony mulls other options to deal with the border controversy with neighbouring Venezuela. “I have to examine the validity of the Good Officer Process. It has been able to keep a lid on the matter from the time of ...

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Updated: Three top Region Nine officers sent on leave

by Zena Henry Three top officials of Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) were sent on leave by the new central government that was voted into office at last month’s general and regional elections. The are the Regional Executive Officer (REO), Claire Singh; Assistant REO Karl Singh and Deputy REO Mohammed Arjoon. Singh was Monday June 1 sent packing when she ...

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Britain offers to help tighten Guyana’s financial crimes law

United Kingdom (UK) High Commissioner Gregory Quinn says the passage of amendments to 2009 Anti-Money Laundering Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act was the main discussion when he paid a courtesy call on Legal Affairs Minister and Attorney General (AGC) Basil Williams on Monday.    Contentions on the details of the bill led to several failed attempts to pass the ...

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