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Daily Archives: May 26, 2018

11 young entrepreneurs secure funding for their business

After pitching their ideas in the Jaguar’s Den, 11 young entrepreneurs successfully secured funding to either start or expand their businesses as the Youth Business Summit came to a close. The young businesspersons now have access to funding from GY$500,000 to GY$1 million. (US$1.00 = GY$213.00) Omica DeSouza who travelled from Region One, Port Kaituma to participate in the Youth ...

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Alleged human trafficking victims in protective custody

Eight of sixteen young ladies  who were rescued during a raid executed by the Guyana Police Force (GPF), are currently under protective care and are assisting with investigations for alleged Trafficking in Persons. Those arrested were 14 Venezuelans, one Cuban and one from the Dominican Republic- The young ladies between ages 15 to 35, were rescued from a house in ...

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GECOM dominated by Afro-Guyanese; PPP’s Robeson Benn calls for racial balance in all institutions

A People’s Progressive Party (PPP) representative on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Robeson Benn says there are too many Afro-Guyanese employed at that elections management authority, a position echoed by former President Donald Ramotar. Speaking at a triple-lecture event organised by the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre, Benn said the the “ninety or more percent African Guyanese” at GECOM does not ...

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Essequibo hacked from Guyana’s maps; US includes Essequibo in Independence message

Even as a suspected hacker removed Essequibo County from the map of Guyana on the state-owned newspaper’s website, the United States (US) referred to the entire 83,000 square miles of the country in its Independence congratulatory message. The state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper ion Saturday- Guyana’s 52nd Independence anniversary- contained a map of Guyana that excludes Essequibo County which is the ...

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