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Daily Archives: June 10, 2016

Change of government “good for Guyana”- Consul General in New York

Coverage courtesy Fly Jamaica Guyana’s long-serving Consul General in New York, Brentnol Evans, who was appointed by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), on Friday said the now one-year old coalition-led administration was “good for Guyana” and and there was no place for tax evaders. Speaking at the opening of the “Guyana Means Business” Investment Conference in New York, Evans hailed the election ...

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Gaskin, Hughes weigh in on transfer of tourism portfolio

Outgoing Tourism Minister, Cathy Hughes agrees that that sector needs its own separate ministry but she personally believes that there was caution because of concerns about the large number of ministries. Emphasising that those were her personal views, she said discussions focused more on the number of ministries instead of the key sectors. “There was such a major focus on who ...

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“Abdue” wanted for probe into Kaieteur News grenade incident

Police on Friday issued a wanted bulletin for 20-year old man in connection with the discovery of a grenade near the vehicle that is usually driven by the publisher of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall. He is Shemar Wilson called ‘Abdue’. Police said they want to question him in relation to  ‘attempting to cause explosion’ which occurred on June 6, 2016, ...

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Guyana Power and Light to phase out fossil fuel generators

Coverage courtesy Fly Jamaica Guyana’s state-owned power company is pushing ahead with plans to phase out fossil fuel electricity generators and replace them with solar farms and other renewable energy sources, Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson announced Friday in New York. ‘As our existing thermal generators become redundant we will be replacing them with renewables,” he said. He was one ...

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University of Guyana mulling Business and Entrepreneurship school

Coverage courtesy Fly Jamaica The University of Guyana (UG) is laying the groundwork for the institution to play a leading role in the development of business education in partnership with the private sector. Newly-appointed Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith announced that a feasibility study would be conducted on the establishment of a Business and Entrepreneurship School. Addressing the ‘Guyana Means ...

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Venezuela denies its soldiers fire at vessel with GGMC officers

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Venezuela on Friday denied that its soldiers shot at a boat ferrying mines officers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission late last month, saying that it was part of an “international media campaign.” The Guyana government has since formally protested the incident that the Guyana Defence Force and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said ocurred on May 31, 2016 ...

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Guyana govt sees unity as key to preserving territorial sovereignty

Coverage courtesy Fly Jamaica The Guyana government is appealing for national unity to help preserve the South American country’s territorial integrity. Issuing the appeal to about 300 attendees was Minister of Social Cohesion, Amna Ally in an address at a Flag Raising Ceremony held at Newark City Hall, New Jersey, United States to mark Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary. “Our APNU+AFC ...

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