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Daily Archives: Sunday, 12 June 2016, 21:49

Lobby begins for Guyana to produce industrial hemp

Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2016, 9:49 by Denis Chabrol A group of Guyanese has begun lobbying government for approval to produce and export industrial hemp, a plant that belongs to the same family as marijuana, to help create a large number of jobs. Head of the Guyana Hemp Association, Turhane Doerga says he is confident at least 5,000 ...

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Guyana has concrete proof that Venezuela’s soldiers fired at boat with GGMC officials

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 June 2016, 21:49 by Denis Chabrol Guyana on Sunday said it has hard evidence to dispute Venezuela’s denial that its soldiers never opened fire on a boat that was ferrying several officers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) late last month. “The Venezuelan authorities would have done well to check with the troops ...

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Prime suspect in Timehri mechanic’s murder apprehended 

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 June 2016, 21:18 by Denis Chabrol An identification parade by ranks of the Guyana Police Force has led to the apprehension of the prime suspect in the murder of Timehri mechanic, Puranand ‘Andrew’ Baljit, a senior police source has confirmed. The suspect, whose girlfriend was taken into custody on Saturday, was reportedly apprehended on the ...

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Govt adviser backs Deputy Mayor in opposing virtual shell parking meter companies

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 June 2016, 11:16 by Denis Chabrol Deputy Mayor, Sherod Duncan’s strong objection to the companies approved to provide parking meter services in Georgetown on Sunday attracted unqualified support from a government adviser. Ruel Johnson, who is the Cultural Policy Adviser to the Minister of Education, Culture, endorsed Duncan’s position that the companies barely exist and ...

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Hope Canal cost more than publicly stated

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 June 2016, 10:34 by Denis Chabrol The Hope Canal Project, which was piloted by the PPP government, is estimated to have cost $4.1 billion – over GYD$700 million more than the then Government had announced. This was revealed in the audit report of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA). The authority had also contributed ...

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