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Monthly Archives: June 2016

“Abdue” wanted for probe into Kaieteur News grenade incident

Last Updated on Friday, 10 June 2016, 19:36 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Guyana Power and Light to phase out fossil fuel generators

Last Updated on Friday, 10 June 2016, 14:56 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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University of Guyana mulling Business and Entrepreneurship school

Last Updated on Friday, 10 June 2016, 14:57 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Venezuela denies its soldiers fire at vessel with GGMC officers

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Last Updated on Friday, 10 June 2016, 12:13 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Ex wife of self-confessed drug trafficker among four arrested in ganja bust

Last Updated on Friday, 10 June 2016, 7:49 by Denis Chabrol The ex-wife of a self-confessed drug trafficker was among four persons in custody in connection with ‎the seizure of 100 pounds of marijuana from a house at the West Bank Demerara.  Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh said investigators believed that the drug was being prepared ...

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Guyana govt sees unity as key to preserving territorial sovereignty

Last Updated on Friday, 10 June 2016, 1:56 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Govt left out names of advisers- Teixeira

Last Updated on Friday, 10 June 2016, 0:05 by Denis Chabrol The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday slammed government for not revealing the names of all the advisers, and threatened to move to the Privileges Committee of the House on the basis that parliamentarians were deliberately misled. “We find this rather strange that a number of persons were omitted,” ...

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Twelve now in custody for grenade incident outside Kaieteur News

Last Updated on Thursday, 9 June 2016, 23:28 by Denis Chabrol Conflicting reports are emerging from 12 persons who are currently in police custody, after having been linked to the placement of a grenade near the vehicle that is usually driven by Kaieteur News publisher, Glenn Lall, police sources said Thursday. Among those in custody is a woman who, according ...

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Tourism association calls for “standalone” minister

Last Updated on Thursday, 9 June 2016, 12:15 by Denis Chabrol The Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) wants a minister exclusively for the tourism sector, a demand that was first made to the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration four years ago. “THAG reaffirms that it is critical to the industry’s development to have a Minister who has ...

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US to help reduce HIV load in 90 percent of infected Guyanese

Last Updated on Thursday, 9 June 2016, 9:46 by Denis Chabrol Guyana will later this year embark on a two-year project to reduce the  viral load in 90 percent of all persons living with the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) that causes AIDS. The United States (US) is providing a US$160,000 grant to help Guyana buy drugs to fight off virus ...

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