Daily Archives: Thursday, 26 April 2018, 21:00

Guyana abolishes colonial era juvenile offences; new law protects children’s rights

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 April 2018, 21:11 by Denis Chabrol Guyana on Thursday abolished several offences that could be committed by children, with the passage of the Juvenile Justice Bill which will replace a more than 80-year old colonial era law. Government refused numerous requests by the opposition to take the Bill to a parliamentary select committee to address ...

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National Assembly picks members of Police Service Commission

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 April 2018, 18:40 by Denis Chabrol The National Assembly has picked three persons to sit on the Police Service Commission (PSC), paving the way for that body to be appointed to take disciplinary action and promote senior officers of the Guyana Police Force. Government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) reported that those selected are  Retired ...

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Guyanese businesses urged to sell more food, tourism to China as exports recover

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 April 2018, 7:42 by Denis Chabrol As Guyana’s largely forestry-based exports to China recover, local businesses are being urged to explore opportunities to sell more food to that Asian country and attract Chinese tourists when they attend the inaugural China Import Expo to be held later this year in Shanghai. Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin ...

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US-based philanthropist funding GY$80 million state-of-the-art research centre at UG

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 April 2018, 5:29 by Denis Chabrol The name Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Centre for Behavioral Studies and Research Centre will soon be emblazoned on a state-of-the-art facility at the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen campus. Jay Sobhraj, a Guyanese-born United States based philanthropist, has pumped a significant grant of GY$$80 million to establish the state-of-the-art behavioural ...

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