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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Dirty cash being laundered through money transfer agencies

Last Updated on Friday, 5 April 2019, 22:40 by Denis Chabrol Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Guyana, Matthew Langevine says there are increasing suspicious reports of money launderers and drug traffickers piping their dirty monies through money transfer agencies. The FIU head said it has also been discovered that individuals involved in predicate offences tied to drug ...

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Digicel gears up Essequibo Coast students

Last Updated on Friday, 5 April 2019, 15:21 by Writer More than 160 nursery, primary and secondary students from 13 classes at a privately-owned school on the Essequibo Coast are now better geared to go to school, with assistance from Digicel (Guyana), the telecoms company said Friday. Digicel said during the hosting of its 4th annual Triple Treat event in ...

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OPINION: Indian or Black first, Guyanese second or last

Last Updated on Friday, 5 April 2019, 15:51 by Writer By GHK Lall I came across something that I just had to share with any section of Guyana that cares enough to desire fervently something different, and then to be willing to work tirelessly to contribute to making that difference a reality. In view of the stormy history and even ...

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Oil and gas sector can boost agriculture; fishing will face greatest competition – FAO

Last Updated on Friday, 5 April 2019, 14:09 by Denis Chabrol The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) does not believe that Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector will pose a risk to the country’s valuable agricultural sector once systems are put in place to ensure the two sectors co-exist. The FAO’s Assistant Director-General for Latin America and the Caribbean, Dr. ...

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Update: Suriname Airways flight makes “precautionary” return landing; in-transit passengers to be assisted

Last Updated on Friday, 5 April 2019, 13:33 by Writer — “We don’t mess with safety”- airline official A Suriname Airways flight, bound for Aruba, Friday morning returned to Paramaribo for a “precautionary” landing, and the carrier assured that many of its 100-odd passengers, who are in-transit, would be looked after. The airline’s Guyana representative, Rudi Westerborg, told Demerara Waves ...

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Leptospirosis-related illness kills second Chinese national, two others discharged

Last Updated on Friday, 5 April 2019, 8:19 by Writer A second Chinese manganese mining worker, who fell ill in northwestern Guyana, died Wednesday night while undergoing treatment for complications associated with leptospirosis, the Ministry of Public Health said. “We are saddened at the passing of another worker,” Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Shamdeo Persaud was quoted as saying in ...

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Education Ministry revamping nursery education

Last Updated on Thursday, 4 April 2019, 20:41 by Writer The Ministry of Education has begun laying the groundwork to revamp the delivery of education to nursery-aged learners, government’s Department of Public Information said. The National Early Childhood Education Conference, which opened at the Guyana Marriott Hotel on Thursday, is themed “Investing in quality early childhood education for successful lifelong learning” ...

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Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas raises US$17m in anticipation of expanded drilling offshore Guyana

Last Updated on Thursday, 4 April 2019, 16:50 by Writer Reproduced from ProActive Investors Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd has raised US$17 milion of new funds to cover its participation in a possible expansion to the exploration drilling campaign offshore Guyana. It is selling 16.1 million shares to new and existing investors at a price of 80 pence per ...

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Guyana Chronicle accepts blame for erroneous citizenship notices; Citizenship Ministry not responsible for publications

Last Updated on Thursday, 4 April 2019, 14:24 by Writer The state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper on Thursday accepted responsibility for a mix-up in the publication of notices by foreigners who have applied to become Guyanese. “A mix-up in the computer system at the Advertising Department of the Guyana Chronicle was responsible for the incorrect names and photographs of persons seeking ...

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PPP dual-citizenship MPs to resign, Adrian Anamayah will not renounce US nationality

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 20:32 by Writer Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Members of Parliament (MPs), who are holders of dual citizenship, would be resigning and only one of them has informed that he would not be renouncing his American citizenship. Jagdeo said that person is backbencher, Attorney-at-law Adrian Anamayah. “He ...

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