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Daily Archives: January 13, 2016

Guyana, Belize exploring formal rice agreement

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 a Joint Commission approach in talks with Belize’s Deputy Prime Minister, ...

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

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 as a requirement for admission to the university be removed from ...

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REPSOL asks Guyana for extension to continue oil exploration

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 at the Ministry of the Presidency. In a brief comment after ...

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East Street residents reject M&CC ‘paid parking’

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 outside of the zone adopted by the City Council and very ...

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Two charged with murder of businessman, wife

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 Coast Berbice and 19-year old Nazamadeen Raffick also called Shazam of ...

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PPP MPs, former PM interrogated by SOCU

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 interrogated thus far, others are expected to appear before investigators ...

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