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Daily Archives: June 3, 2015

Attempted arson at former Ministry of Local Govt

Fire fighters and police were Wednesday evening probing an attempted arson on one of the buildings housing the Ministry of Communities (formerly Ministry of Local Government) Fire Chief Marlon Gentle confirmed to Demerara Waves Online News that fire fighters found a small fire on a chair and a flammable substance in a locked building. Although no smoke or flames were ...

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National Assembly likely to get legal department

The National Assembly seems poised to be fitted with its own legal department and legal counsel under the David Granger administration. If this department is set up it will be a welcomed development for Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs who, along with former Speaker, Raphael Trotman and the then opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and Alliance ...

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Government still to decide on GuySuCo’s $16B bailout request, assesses actual amount needed

by Zena Henry Having averted a total shut down of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) the government is now assessing the actual amount necessary to keep the ailing industry afloat until the end of the year. The recently established A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) government has no national budget to work with, but the cash strapped ...

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Russian University offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies; UG to sign Cooperation Agreement

The University of Guyana is expected to sign a Cooperation Agreement with the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia on Thursday, June 4 as the two academic entities seek to strengthen ties through various programs. Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine met with a delegation from the Peoples’ Friendship University Wednesday, June 3 where the foreign university proposed cooperation between the two ...

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GuySuco’s CEO fired; Board asked to resign

by Zena Henry The Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Sugar Industry (GuySuCo) Dr. Rajendra Singh was on Wednesday June 3 dismissed from his post, while the industry’s Board of Directors has been directed to resign for its poor management of the ailing sugar industry. Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder told Demerara Waves today that Cabinet took a decision Tuesday ...

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Date fixed for 1st Parliamentary sitting after elections

The convening of the National Assembly has been slated for Wednesday June 10 at 2PM now that the Clerk of the National Assembly is in receipt of the President’s proclamation delivered today Wednesday June 3. The Clerk, Sherlock Isaacs confirmed this information stating that President David Granger has made the formal pronouncement via proclamation. As it stands preparation of the ...

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Education Ministry probing students’ sexual intercourse at city school

The Ministry of Education is currently probing the recording of students engaged in sexual activity at the Charlestown Secondary School, Georgetown. When contacted, the Principal of that school told Demerara Waves Online News that the Principal Education Officer was dealing with the matter and she could not comment further. Efforts to contact that Education Officer proved futile because the official ...

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EU Ambassador touts local fishing sector as next big industry; urges competitiveness

by Zena Henry European Ambassador Robert Kopecky has viewed the country’s local fishing industry as possibly the next major economic phenomenon, but says being unable to meet international standards is the major humbug to Guyana being internationally competitive. This issue was also addressed by Dr. Susan Singh –Renton, Deputy Executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism during her presentation ...

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Husband, wife in murder suicide

Police were Wednesday probing a suspected murder suicide on the Corentyne Coast. At about 0510h. today Wednesday June 03, 2015, the bodies of Parbatie Vyraum, 34 years, and her reputed husband Ramdat Persaud, 56 years, were found in their home at Tain, Corentyne, Berbice. Parbatie Vyraum was found lying on a bed with stab wounds to the body, while Ramdat ...

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APNU+AFC identifies parliamentarians

The governing A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition has identified its 33 parliamentarians to sit in the 65-seat National Assembly. They include the 15 senior ministers and 12 junior ministers.  The coalition’s brand new faces to parliamentary life are Simona Broomes, Winston Jordan, Dr. Nicolette Henry, Noel Holder, Dominic Gaskin, Charandass Persaud, David Patterson, Michael Carrngton, ...

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