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Daily Archives: August 27, 2015

Caribbean fishing industry ends meeting on upgrading food safety systems

Industry figures and government officials from across the Caribbean fishing industry Tuesday wrapped up two days of talks here acknowledging they were at the very early stages of introducing a new regime for safe seafood for local and international consumption, according to the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). The two-day meeting was part of a European Union-funded project to help ...

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UWI plants first legal marijuana plant for medical research

It was described as a history making moment when the University of the West Indies (UWI) planted its first legal marijuana plant on university property April 20 last. According to information, the plant would have also been the first to be legally soiled in Jamaica; home of the academic agency. The country’s Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip ...

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UG’s new Council apppointed

The University of Guyana (UG) has appointed a new Council, but without a representative so far from the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). At its first formal meeting held Wednesday night, the governing body agreed to establish a Gender Institute and consider the appointment of a Chancellor. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported Thursday that Minister of Education, ...

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France’s Honorary Consul to Guyana dies

France’s Honorary Consul to Guyana, Pierre Saint Arroman died in Paris after a period of illness. He was 69 years old. Saint-Arroman, who was born in Dordogne, France, moved to Guyana in 1983 where he founded Amazon Caribbean Guyana Ltd. (AMCAR),Ermina Guyana Inc. and International Standard Systems Inc.  He served as the Honorary Consul for France to Guyana from 12th ...

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PPP leaves government to own devices over budgetary “deceit”

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has dubbed the new government “extravagant” and “lavish” and says that it was displayed in their 2015 budget estimates. The opposition party has reiterated however, that it will not be cutting those “extravagant” items noted in the estimates but will basically leave the government to their own devices and bring it to the public. Describing ...

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GRA denies Customs Officers’ involvement in gold smuggling; vows crackdown on smugglers

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Thursday vowed to crack down on gold smugglers, adding that Guyanese could be on the international radar to ascertain whether they were accumulating and washing ill-gotten gains. “With pressure from the international community for countries to strengthen its legislations to guard against money laundering and the financing of terrorism, there is likely to be ...

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PopEye’s robbed again

At about 2035h. last night Wednesday August 26, 2015, two men armed with firearms held up two female cashiers at the Popeye’s Restaurant, Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, and took away a total of $212,000.00. During their escape, the perpetrators damaged a glass door to the building and discharged shots. Ian Jupiter 27 years, of Campbellville Housing Scheme who was in the ...

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