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Daily Archives: January 12, 2016

NCN prepares for management shake up, new programming

The National Communications Network (NCN) is preparing to hire a new Chief Executive Officer who will oversee a new management structure that will deliver a new brand of programming at Guyana’s state-owned radio and television broadcaster. “The strategic direction now set has necessitated several changes. This includes changes at the administrative level of the organization based on revised terms of ...

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CAL to brand planes with 50th anniversary logo

Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has taken a decision to brand three planes from its fleet of aircraft with Guyana's 50th Independence logo as activities for the anniversary intensify. The decision announced by Sales Executive Dion Inniss at a press conference on Tuesday is aimed at providing Guyana with some crucial advertising for the calendar of events planned by the organising committee. ...

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NCN’s CEO resigns

The Chief Executive Officer of  Guyana’s state-owned National Communications Network (NCN), Molly Hassan resigned Monday. Chairman of the Board, Bish Panday declined to comment immediately on the resignation. Hassan would only confirm that she resigned voluntarily and that she was not asked to do so. It was not immediately clear who would take over responsibility for NCN since the position ...

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Fire destroys Liana Cane furniture factory

Liana Cane  furniture factory, widely regarded as a shining example of social entrepreneurship, was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning. Millions of dollars in equipment have been destroyed and at least 50 persons who were employed directly by the company are now jobless. Sources said the blaze started at about 3: 30 AM at Victoria Road, Plaisance. The Head of ...

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Canada boosts capacity of police force’s Forensic Video Analysis Unit

Canada has helped to boost the Guyana Police Force’s capacity to process video surveillance footage, with the donation of more than GYD$3 million in equipment. “The equipment will enable officers in the newly established Forensic Video Analysis Unit to extract the relevant video footage and enhance images,” the police force said in a statement. Canada’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Pierre ...

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Essequibo Merchant is GTT winner in Merchant promotion

Mr. Yawei Jiang emerged the grand prize winner in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GTT’s) “Sell More Top Up to Win” Merchant Promotion and received a surprise visit from GTT on Thursday, January 7. GTT’s Vendor Management team visited the winner at his place of business, a restaurant in Suddie, Essequibo and presented him with his prize in the early ...

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More than 50 percent of youths sexually active

With the results of a ‘snap survey’ conducted by the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA)  showing that  more than 50 percent of youths are sexually active, Public Health Minister Dr George Norton has affirmed that sexual and reproductive education must form a part of the curriculum. The survey conducted by GRPA  focused on adolescent and youth sexual trends and carried ...

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