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Gastro cases rising in Barima; situation being monitored – Health Ministry

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 20:59 by Denis Chabrol Despite earlier assurances that the gastroenteritis outbreak at Barima, North West District (NWD) of Guyana was under control, authorities Wednesday said the number of reported cases has risen to 80. However, an 11-month old child remains the only reported death so far. Five days ago on January 8, 2016, ...

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Guyana, Belize exploring formal rice agreement

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 18:26 by Denis Chabrol Guyana wants a bilateral agreement with Belize for the supply of rice to that Central American nation should there be a shortfall in domestic production there, the Ministry of Agriculture said Wednesday. The Agriculture Minister of Guyana, Noel Holder floated the idea of a rice accord as part of ...

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University of Guyana removes “number of sittings” as entry requirement

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 17:24 by Denis Chabrol The University of Guyana Wednesday announced the removal of the number of sittings of subjects as an entry requirement at the country’s publicly funded tertiary institution. UG said in a statement that its Academic Board, at a Special Meeting held late last year, unanimously approved that the number of sittings ...

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President receives book on history of cricket in Guyana from Hand-in-Hand

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 17:24 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger Wednesday received a copy of a book that chronicles the history of cricket in Guyana from members of the Board of Directors of the Hand-in-Hand Group of Companies, during a meeting at the Ministry of the Presidency. The book is a legacy project undertaken by the company ...

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REPSOL asks Guyana for extension to continue oil exploration

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 17:25 by Denis Chabrol Officials from global energy company REPSOL, Wednesday,  met with President David Granger to seek an extension to continue exploratory work in the Kanuku Block, the Ministry of the Presidency announced in a statement. Minister of Natural Resources, Mr. Raphael Trotman also attended the meeting, which was held this morning ...

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East Street residents reject M&CC ‘paid parking’

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 17:25 by Denis Chabrol Residents of East Street , North Cummingsburg have rejected the implementation of a paid parking system by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC). M&CC recently moved to implement the system between Middle and New Market Streets along the avenue of East Street. Today, vehicles were parked in clustered manner ...

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Two charged with murder of businessman, wife

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 15:30 by Denis Chabrol Two men were Wednesday arraigned for allegedly murdering a businessman and his wife at their Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice home. Appearing before Magistrate Rhondell Weaver at the FortWellington Magistrates’ Court were  18 year old Gocoul Madan Paul also known as Clown of 175 Block ‘B’ Bath Settlement, West ...

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PPP MPs, former PM interrogated by SOCU

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 12:00 by Writer Three Parliamentarians of the People's Progressive Party (PPP) and Former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds have been interviewed by the Guyana Police Force in connection with a recent audit report on NICIL. The parliamentarians include PPP Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, Nigel Dharamlall and Irfaan Ali. While only the three have been ...

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