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Daily Archives: January 26, 2016

Guyana alleges Suriname’s Coast Guard harassing Amerindians, fishermen

Guyana is probing reports that Suriname’s Coast Guard has been harassing Guyanese fishermen and Indigenous Indians who traditionally fish in the Corentyne River, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Tuesday night. He said Suriname’s Ambassador to Guyana has been already summoned to the Foreign Ministry about reports that the Guyanese Indigenous Indians at Orealla were being taxed at least GYD$10,000 ...

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University of Guyana lecturer invents cactus-based technology to disperse oil spills

A University of Guyana Lecturer has invented technology that could use cactus to help deal with oil spills. Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, University of Guyana, Dr Dawn Fox, has been listed as an inventor on US Patent 9,163,374 issued October 20, 2015, the institution announced Tuesday. “The patent was issued for an innovative technology: using cactus mucilage as ...

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BREAKING: Former GPL board member, Carville Duncan charged with stealing power company’s money

The President of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) and the Guyana Labour Union,  Carvil Duncan was Tuesday placed on GYD$1M bail in connection with three charges in his capacity as a former board member of the Guyana Power and Light. Police alleged that on March 31, 2015 at Georgetown, he stole GYD$984,900, property of GPL; on the same day at Georgetown, he ...

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Farmers to take advantage of Hope Estate agro-processing facility

Farmers at Hope Estate and other areas will soon be able to cash in on the sale of seasoning to be processed by a facility there for local and foreign markets. “This initiative will be benefit the farming communities and also provide employment. The company is currently in its mobilization stage to begin processing,” NAREI said in a statement. The National ...

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Guyana’s company registry to be available Online

Guyana’s company registry is expected to be among several others across the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Single Market and Economy (CSME) that are set to go online this year. The Caricom Headquarters said this development stems from an ongoing project funded by the 10th European Development Fund to create an online regional registry of companies. “This will serve as a central repository ...

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Differences over whether big parties should contest Local Govt Elections

General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Oscar Clarke Tuesday – Nomination Day- rubbished suggestions that the old faces should step aside and that the big parties should not have contested the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE). “One of the disadvantages will be that the smaller groups may not have the capacity to get the information, to get ...

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Small Parties ready to upset APNU+AFC, PPP at LGE

Small parties contesting the Local Government Elections today submitted their lists of Candidates for the Georgetown Municipality all signaling their intentions to take back control of the city from the hands of their much larger political opponents. At 10:00AM on Tuesday Jan, 26, the small Parties and Independent representatives submitted their Lists to the Office of the Returning Officer at ...

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