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Daily Archives: September 16, 2016

MMC security guard shot dead by colleague

An MMC Security Guard shot and killed one of his colleagues at the security guard’s service’s headquarters at Happy Acres, East Coast Demerara. The incident occurred at about 8 O’clock Saturday morning. The victim has been identified as 36-year old Vibert Verwayne of 710 Block 8, Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo. Police investigators said the incident stemmed from an altercation over the assailant’s ...

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“Intensified effort” planned to remove draga from Mazaruni River

Guyana’s Ministry of Natural Resources on Friday said “intensified” efforts would be made to remove a mining raft, popularly called a draga, that has been blocking the main channel of the Mazaruni River, resulting in difficulties in transporting people and vital food and mining supplies. The ministry did not name the mining company, Crown Mining, but said the “responsible mining operator” ...

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Guyana wants Chinese telecoms giant to expand fibre-optic network; downplays concerns about espionage

Guyana has asked the Chinese telecommunications giant, Huawei, to assess the feasibility of expanding the coastal fibre-optic network to include other areas of the country, even as it downplayed concerns that that company might be engaged in espionage. Head of Guyana’s E-Government Unit, Floyd Levi said the assessment would determine the cost and types of technologies of expanding the US$32 ...

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Govt, NIS sign GYD$5 billion deal to defray losses in failed CLICO

The Guyana government and the National Insurance Scheme on Friday inked an agreement to re-capitalise the cash-strapped social security institution , the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), which had invested in the now failed Colonial Life Insurance Company (CLICO). The first payment of $317,359,002.94 will be made to NIS in January 2017. Finance Minister, Winston Jordan signed an Agreement with the ...

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Teachers told to stop beating students, focus on counselling

Education Minister Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine on Friday called on teachers to stop beating students  and instead establish a counselling mechanism within the education system. Delivering remarks at the Education Month rally held at D’urban Park, Dr. Roopnaraine said that corporal punishment must be ousted from schools by “taking the stick and the wild-cane out of the school.” He stated that discipline must ...

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