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Daily Archives: September 1, 2015

Nagamootoo’s pro-govt media stance breaks coalition’s promise-GPA

The Guyana Press Association (GPA) has noted with concern recent reports of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s interaction with a Chronicle reporter following the publication of a news report in the Guyana Chronicle, over which the Prime Minister expressed disappointment. The GPA feels compelled to comment on the issue, because while the Prime Minister is free to express his views, he ...

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Georgetown Hub commences search for new Global Shapers

The Global Shapers Community-Georgetown Hub on Tuesday said it is looking for young, extraordinary individuals with great potential for future leadership roles in the society. “To further strengthen our ability to execute our mandate, the Georgetown Hub is looking for new Global Shapers. Applicants should be between the ages of 20 and 30, resident in Guyana or have significant ties ...

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Venezuela and TT oil prices not in competition -Finance Minister

As Guyana looks to Trinidad and Tobago (TT) to buy all of its fuel, Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan says Guyana is not losing out given the perceived “attractive” PetroCaribe oil-for –rice deal which Guyana has with Venezuela. But Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo says Guyana has lost out on an alternative to cash payment for rice sales to its western ...

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Arsonists burn furniture factory and lumber yard

Fire, believed to be the work of arsonists,  early Tuesday morning destroyed part of a furniture factory at Bee Hive, East Coast Demerara Residents lamented the poor response time by fire and police to the scene at  First Street, Bee-Hive Public Road. One resident complained that a fire tender arrived about 12 minutes from Mahaica Fire Station with only four ...

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Volunteer experience in Guyana inspires Penetanguishene woman to write

Reproduced from Simcoe.com via Midland Mirrorby Jenni Dunning PENETANGUISHENE, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada – After decades of volunteerism and harbouring a dream close to her heart, Penetanguishene’s Nicolette Smith finally made it to Guyana. The retired physiotherapist has now turned her experiences volunteering with disabled children in the South American country into a book of essays. “I think I was born ...

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GPHC’s CEO sent on leave

Days after the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Michael Khan sat next to Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton and helped him to defend budgeted expenditures; he has been sent on leave. Norton confirmed that Khan was ordered to proceed on 48 days leave on the advice of an auditor. Asked if discrepancies were found ...

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GuySuco employee dies in mishap at Rose Hall estate

A Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco) employee was  Monday evening killed after a Bell Loader he was operating fell into a canal at Rose Hall Estate, East Berbice, according to well-placed sources. Initial information reaching Demerara Waves Online News is that Mohammed Oosman was crossing a makeshift bridge from one field to another when the boards loosened. The Bell Loader fell ...

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Jagdeo pledges full support to Granger on border issues; PPP unlikely to attend Social Cohesion conference

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday evening assured President David Granger that the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) would give its unqualified support to the government in protecting Guyana’s territorial integrity. “The President presented me with an agenda on issues that they would wish to discuss with us and one of the issues was the border matter and I said ...

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BREAKING: Fire raging at Providence bulk fuel station

A fire was Monday night raging at a lubricating oil storage bond near a gas station at Providence, East Bank Demerara. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said fire fighters were battling the huge blaze that has  been confined to the bond that stores the oil for the bulk fuel station. The location is a short distance away from the Guyana National ...

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