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Daily Archives: July 31, 2015

UK sugar company says “complex” future faces sugar industry

The United Kingdom-based Tate and Lyle Sugars- one of Guyana’s major sugar buyers- appears more keen on offering technical assistance to the cash-strapped  Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco) rather than investing it. “They advised that the EU will be dominated by beet and cane sugar will have to compete with beet. Even in countries that are major producers of cane sugar, ...

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Government to cancel opposition diplomatic passports if not returned to the State

by Zena Henry The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will again request the return of diplomatic passports still in the possession of the former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) administration. Almost three months after the former government lost in the 2015 General and Regional Elections, none of the diplomatic travel documents have been returned, despite being told to do so and giving ...

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UN Secretary General in telephone conversation with Pres. Granger

United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon on Thursday held a telephone conversation with the President of Guyana, David Granger on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy, the UN Chief’s office said in a statement. The phone call followed their meeting on the margins of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community in Barbados earlier this month. “The Secretary-General ...

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Ex-cop accused of gun-related offences shot

A former policeman, who was previously charged with robbery and attempted murder, was shot late Thursday night. An unlicensed .38 revolver with three rounds were recovered nearby, leading police to speculate that the man was unable to draw the weapon promptly when he was attacked. Injured is 23-year old Desmond Mc Pherson of Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. Police said that at ...

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Granger-Maduro talks not ruled out

Guyana’s President, David Granger will be open to talks with his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro on the simmering border row between their two neighbouring countries, according to Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge. “There is room for discussion in an appropriate forum and if that is in the margins of the UN (United Nations) or anywhere else then that’s not a problem,” ...

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Defence Board to discuss GDF Officer’s name in govt vehicle scam

The link between former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard Commander, Gary Beaton and his partner, former Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford in an alleged vehicle scam is to be discussed by the Defence Board in early August, according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon. “Once it has to do with a very senior officer it is the responsibility ...

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