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Daily Archives: June 12, 2016

Lobby begins for Guyana to produce industrial hemp

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 jobs will be generated in the first year and earn income ...

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Prime suspect in Timehri mechanic’s murder apprehended 

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 seawall on Saturday evening. He is said to be in police ...

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

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 have no track record to provide parking meter services in any ...

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Hope Canal cost more than publicly stated

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 over GYD$257 million towards the project which was substantively funded from ...

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