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Daily Archives: October 5, 2015

150-year old Hand-in-Hand features on new postage stamps

The Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC), in collaboration with the Hand-in-Hand Group of  Companies, released four new locally themed postage stamps on Monday October 5, 2015, to observe the insurance institution’s 150th Anniversary. Stamps will be available for circulation in $80 and $150 denominations at selected Post Offices. “Commemorative stamps are the perfect memorabilia to celebrate an anniversary or significant ...

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US weighs in on border controversy

New US Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway has weighed in on the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy saying that both countries should pursue a peaceful settlement of the controversy. Holloway at a press conference on Monday made it clear that international law must be respected in pursuit of settlement of the territorial claim between Guyana and Venezuela. The US Government has received some criticism ...

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Veteran educator, Samuel Small dies

Former Director of the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education (IDCE), Samuel Small has died, according to a well-placed source. He was 90 years old. Details are sketchy but Demerara Waves Online News was told that the veteran educator died overseas. His body is expected to be taken to Guyana. Small, who was the recipient of the Arrow of Achievement, ...

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Electrical inspectors begin checking all commercial buildings

Government’s electrical inspectors will Monday begin inspecting commercial businesses to ensure that installations are in keeping with the required standards. The Ministry of Public Infrastructure, which is responsible for the Government’s Electrical Inspectorate says the electricians will “begin visual inspections on commercial businesses to ensure electrical units are properly installed and insulated.” “By law we are required to do so. ...

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Stop stealing news stories- outgoing President of Association of Caribbean Media Workers

Journalists across the Caribbean were Sunday urged to stop stealing news reports and other content from other media houses using them without attribution. The call was made by outgoing President of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM), Clive Bacchus at the opening of that organisation’s 8th Biennial General Assembly in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Bacchus expressed grave concern about the deterioration ...

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