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Daily Archives: November 20, 2015

Caricom, US to sign five-year multi-million dollar pact to fight youth violence, HIV/AIDS

Guyana is among several Caribbean Community (Caricom) member nations that will benefit from a five-year agreement to fight violence among youths and HIV/AIDS, the American embassy here announced Friday. The agreement covers US$165 million in projects to be delivered. The signing will spearhead USAID’s 2015-2019 Regional Development Cooperation Strategy that covers programming in Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. ...

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Man caught swallowing cocaine in hotel fined, jailed

The man, who was caught swallowing cocaine, at an East Coast Demerara hotel was Friday  fined and jailed, but a charge was dropped against his accomplice who was also arrested in the hotel room. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman fined Dwayne Adams of 38 Will Street, Golden Grove GYD$2.8 million and sentenced him to 54 months imprisonment after he changed his plea ...

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No apologies blunder: Harmon says sorry

After more than a month of being absent from the public eye, Minister of State Joseph Harmon has returned to the public scene and is apologizing for a comment he made regarding the increase of salaries for Government Ministers. Harmon on October 6 had made it pellucid that he had “no apologies” to offer to anyone who felt offended by ...

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March 18 is Local Govt Elections

Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan has revealed that the APNU+AFC administration has named a date for local government elections. Bulkan at a press conference on Friday, stated that LGE would be held on March 18, 2016. “Local government is about handing decision-making power to the people to enable them to efficiently and effectively manage their communities. With these facts in ...

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