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Daily Archives: November 25, 2018

British university to pay reparations for £200 million extracted from Caribbean

Reproduced from Jamaica Gleaner Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles has reported that The University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom (UK) has agreed to pay reparations for £200 million (approximately GYD$53 billion) taken from the Caribbean. According to Beckles, who recently returned from the UK, “The University of Glasgow has recognised that ...

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Cuban doctors advise President Granger to reduce public engagements; still working

President David Granger has heeded advice by his Cuban medical specialists to scale back public engagements, the Ministry of the Presidency said Sunday night. The decision to stay away from the glare of the public, government said, was part of “precautionary measures in light of his recent diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma”, a type of cancer. “As such, due to his ...

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Guyanese Professor appointed to top post at University of the South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific (USP) has appointed Professor Prem Misir as Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Professor and Head of School of Public Health for the new Solomon Islands Campus effective from 15 October 2018, that institution has announced. USP is instituting a programme in Public Health to be based in the new Solomon Island (SI) Campus and Professor will prepare for the delivery ...

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North West-bound cargo boat sinks; captain, crew rescued

A cargo boat sank early Sunday morning off the coast off North Western Guyana as it was taking ‘goods’ from Georgetown to Mabaruma and Port Kaituma, sources said. Officials identified the boat as MV Shivita Two and owned by T. Ballack  of Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara. The captain and all crew members were accounted for, but evidently the cargo has been ...

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Bandit takes police to Hell Hill for gun after robbery- investigators

A gold miner, who allegedly robbed a female shopkeeper at gunpoint, was arrested and he took  Guyanese police to Hell Hill, North West District for the gun he reportedly used during the robbery, police said. The accused, who lives at Minab , Matthew’s Ridge, North West District, allegedly robbed the businesswoman last Friday of cash, raw gold and other valuables. One ...

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Youths trained in democracy, mobilisation, other areas

Sixty youths on Sunday graduated from a Ministry of the Presidency-sponsored Leadership Course  that included subjects such as democracy, mobilisation and the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS), government’s flagship development plan. Senior Education and Training Officer, Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion, Culture Youth and Sport, Ronald Austin Jr. said persons, who are 14 to 25 years old, are ...

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