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Guyana’s state broadcaster now part of territorial defence mechanism

Last Updated on Friday, 11 March 2016, 19:11 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s state broadcaster- National Communications Network (NCN)- has taken the first step to begin relaying radio and television programmes across the country via satellite, a move that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said is partly linked to securing the country’s sovereignty. “Guyana is ours! All of Guyana is ours-our Essequibo ...

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Gov’t signs MoU with IAST for sustainable development of hinterland communities

Last Updated on Friday, 11 March 2016, 18:06 by Denis Chabrol The Ministries of Social Cohesion and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Friday, March 11, 2016 inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Guyana’s Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) for the provision of research and development, sustainable business development and analytical services. The agreement was signed between Minister of Social ...

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Canadian oil company raising funds to reprint Amerindian language book

Last Updated on Friday, 11 March 2016, 18:00 by Denis Chabrol The Canada-headquartered oil exploration company, CGX Energy, has plugged US$5,000 into a plan to reprint the Makushi Language book, Makushipe Komanto Seru, and has pledged to raise the remaining US$10,000 from other businesses to ensure that copies are available in time for Guyana’s jubilee celebrations in May, 2016. The Government ...

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Wai-Wais finally paid for re-building Umana Yana

Last Updated on Friday, 11 March 2016, 23:01 by Denis Chabrol The Wai Wai  Amerindians-who travelled hundreds of miles to Kingston, Georgetown to rebuild the Umana Yana-were Friday finally paid for their labour, one day after their leaders protested that the multi-million dollar payment was taking too long. Guyana’s Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs announced that the 35 builders were paid “in ...

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IMF cautions Guyana against wage growth, non-performing loans

Last Updated on Friday, 11 March 2016, 12:57 by The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued a caution to the Guyana Government over growth in public sector wages and non-performing loans. This is after a team from the international body met with Government Ministers Winston Jordan, Raphael Trotman, David Patterson and Central Bank Governor Dr Gobind Ganga. In a release ...

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Bar Association gets green light for full participation in Camp Street CoI

Last Updated on Friday, 11 March 2016, 10:53 by The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) was moments ago granted permission to have full participatory rights in the Camp Street Prison Commission of Inquiry (CoI). The application was made by GBA President Chris Ram and granted by the Chairman of the Commission Justice James Patterson. Ram in his application detailed that the ...

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Antigua-Barbuda prepares to join Guyana, others at Caribbean Court of Justice

Last Updated on Friday, 11 March 2016, 7:54 by Denis Chabrol Antigua and Barbuda appears poised to join Guyana and several other Caribbean Community (Caricom) member-states in having the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the final court of appeal. A three-month public education campaign was launched on Thursday in that twin-island nation as the government prepares to hold a ...

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