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Caribbean urged to take up “fertile” lands in Guyana, Suriname to produce healthy foods

Last Updated on Monday, 8 October 2018, 16:14 by Denis Chabrol Sir Trevor Hassell, the President of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition- an  internationally-recognised non-profit organisation in the fight against non-communicable diseases- on Monday challenged agriculture stakeholders across the region to take up huge swathes of land in Guyana and Suriname to produce healthy foods. “I challenge all in agriculture to ...

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GTT did not threaten legal action to force disconnection of Digicel’s Suriname data link- Nedd

Last Updated on Monday, 8 October 2018, 13:38 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has denied any involvement in recent actions by the Surinamese telecoms authority to pull the data sharing service that was being provided to its competitor, Digicel Guyana. The company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Nedd made this clear at a media briefing ...

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President Granger tables new salary offer to GTU amid planned teachers’ strike

Last Updated on Monday, 8 October 2018, 12:05 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger and top officials of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on Monday held talks aimed at staving off another strike by teachers. GTU General Secretary, Coretta Mc Donald told the media briefly that the President addressed the meeting and new proposals for a salary increase and adjusting ...

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Essequibo coast farmer allegedly shoots another another…”me miss the ackurie”

Last Updated on Sunday, 7 October 2018, 14:31 by Denis Chabrol A Queenstown, Essequibo Coast farmer is in police custody as investigators probe the shooting of another farmer in the Quwenstown backlands early Saturday morning, Guyana Police Force sources said. Sustaining pellet wounds to his middle lower back and left buttock is 54-year old Lynden Smith of 57 Queenstown. He ...

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OPINION: Another racial call, another opportunity to really try

Last Updated on Sunday, 7 October 2018, 13:49 by Denis Chabrol By GHK Lall I would usually welcome and embrace any call by anyone from anyplace at anytime to remove prejudice from the midst of thinking, visions, and practices.  There was one such call uttered here recently by an influential figure.  I confess readily to instant skepticism; such is the ...

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“E-Networks is carving for itself a place on the national spectrum” – PM Nagamootoo

Last Updated on Saturday, 6 October 2018, 20:06 by Denis Chabrol Congratulating the E-Networks company as a leader in innovative cable television services, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said it pioneered the transformation of quality services via cable and high definition fibre optics. On the evening of October 5, the telecommunications company celebrated its 15th anniversary with a gala cocktail at ...

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Police awaiting legal advice in alleged assault involving High Court judge, CN Sharma’s wife

Last Updated on Saturday, 6 October 2018, 19:31 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Police Force is seeking legal advice concerning an alleged assault involving High Court Judge, Navindra Singh and Savitri Singh the wife of Chandra Narine Sharma, police said Saturday. Told that the police have sent the file for legal advice, Savitri Singh briefly said she would then expect ...

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Suspected Venezuelan pirates attack Guyanese fishermen

Last Updated on Saturday, 6 October 2018, 11:56 by Denis Chabrol A Guyanese captain and crew were earlier this week ordered to jump overboard  and robbed of their fishing boat and items by pirates suspected to be Venezuelans. Guyana Police Force sources said the incident occurred on Thursday, October 6, 2018 at about 3 PM in the vicinity of Crabdog, ...

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