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Daily Archives: Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 17:31

Guyana officially joins Islamic Development Bank

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 7:54 by Denis Chabrol Guyana has joined the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), officials said at the bank’s annual meeting in Jakarta, as Islamic finance expands globally by offering countries access to cheap loans. Around 10 percent of Guyana’s population of 800,000 are Muslim, and Islamic finance activity in the country is minimal. Membership ...

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Canada – Guyana partnerships support gains in Local Government

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 17:31 by Denis Chabrol Farmers from the Mara Farmers Association (MFA) in Region 6 met with representatives from Canada and the Caribbean on Monday, May 16, 2016 to talk about gains in farming and community development under the Mara Agricultural Enhancement Project (MAEP) over the last two years. The MAEP, viewed as a potential model for replication of good practices towards ...

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Police Constable under investigation for assaulting journalist

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 17:09 by Jomo Paul   A Police Constable stationed at the Georgetown Magistrates Court is currently under investigation by the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) over allegations of assault on a local journalist. Journalist, Leroy Smith was assaulted by the Constable identified by his badge as Semple while at the Magistrates Court on ...

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Bai Shan Lin wants GRA to release seized vehicles; UN Chief written over dispute

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 14:47 by Jomo Paul The principals of controversial Chinese conglomerate Bai Shan Lin have written the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) requesting that immediate steps be taken towards the release of two vehicles that were seized in April. In the letter prepared by the Company’s Firm C V Satram and ...

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Five charged with murder of Professor Mars‎

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016, 6:39 by Denis Chabrol Five teenagers on Tuesday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charges with the murder of Professor Perry Mars. Mars was found bound to a chair in his home last Thursday evening. The five teens, who had their matter heard in camera were not required to plea to the charge ...

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Bermuda Missions group heading to Guyana to help build houses

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 7:18 by Denis Chabrol Reproduced from the Royal Gazette Volunteers from the Bermuda Overseas Missions (BOM) have planned their next trip — taking them to Guyana to join the Habitat for Humanity charity. It’ll be the 18th overseas trip for the BOM group who aim to help the homeless and poverty stricken residents. ...

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