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Brazil’s Foreign Minister to visit Guyana next week

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 17:37 by Denis Chabrol Brazil’s Foreign Minister, Mauro Vieira is due to visit Guyana  next week to hold talks with top officials here on a wide range of cooperation, the Ministry of the Presidency announced Wednesday. Brazil’s Ambassador to Guyana, Lineu Pupo De Paula Wednesday paid a courtesy call to President David Granger to update ...

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Supreme Court Marshall charged with causing death by dangerous driving

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 20:01 by Denis Chabrol A Senior Supreme Court Marshall was Wednesday charged with causing death by dangerous driving and he was granted GYD$800,000 bail. Patrick Higgins of 627 Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. His ...

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Former cop charged with murder of wife

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 16:13 by Denis Chabrol Former Guyana Police Force Sergeant Colin Bailey was Wednesday arraigned for the alleged murder of his common-law wife, Surmattie “Savita’ Ramnaress almost three years ago. Police said Bailey of 63 Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara murdered the woman between August 30 and 31, 2013 at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. ...

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12 Groups awarded for outstanding service to Guyana -President Granger says nation is grateful for their service

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 16:39 by Denis Chabrol Twelve groups were, Tuesday , on Guyana’s 46th Republic Anniversary, conferred with the insignia of the Medal of Service by President David Granger at the 2016 Investiture Ceremony, held earlier today at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre.   It is the first time that an Investiture ceremony has been organised to specifically ...

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Assistant Police Commissioner Persaud dies

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 19:15 by Denis Chabrol Assistant Police Commissioner, Balram Persaud died Tuesday more than three weeks after he was seriously injured in a road accident.   Persaud had been heading to Georgetown on the night of Friday, February 5, 2016 when the car in which he was travelling ran off the road at Schoonord, West ...

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Guyana gives green light to Suriname’s Fly All Ways airline

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 10:14 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government is poised to grant permission to Fly Allways to operate scheduled flights to Guyana with connections to Brazil and the Caribbean, a top aviation regulator said. “We have received an application from Fly Allways and we have processed that application and we have made a favourable ...

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Guyana looks at T&T’s pepper success

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 9:27 by Denis Chabrol (TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).- Guyana is looking at T&T’s model of hot pepper production and the sharing of production of marketing information and exchange facilities by Caroni Green Limited (CGL) and personnel from the Agriculture Committee of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) of Guyana. This follows a visit by Beni Sankar, chairman ...

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Republic Day: President urges unity to fight social ills, secure political cooperation

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 1:08 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger Tuesday- Republic Day- urged Guyanese to unite in their fight against several social ills including drug abuse and violence, even as he called for greater cooperation by political parties. “We must, in 2016, narrow the differences and divisions between our political parties through the promotion of ...

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No cash for UG Student Loan Fund; GYD$10 billion unpaid

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 0:13 by Denis Chabrol Government has stopped providing additional monies to the University of Guyana’s Student Loan Fund because there is sufficient cash for another two years, even as Cabinet continues a so far secret paper to recover more than GYD$10 billion in unpaid loans. “The student loan agency has accumulated enough money ...

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Gov’t cannot rule out sole-sourcing of drugs, medical supplies

Last Updated on Monday, 22 February 2016, 22:14 by Denis Chabrol Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton Monday could not rule out sole-sourcing of drugs and medical supplies, although he said the aim is to have open competitive bidding. Responding to questions from Dr. Frank Anthony, a medical doctor, during consideration of the 2016 budget estimates, he said no guarantee ...

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February 2016