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Construction of American-owned chemical storage facility suspended pending approval; residents boycott meeting called to quell fears

Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2019, 5:16 by Writer Residents, fearful of pollution from an oil production-related chemical storage plant expected to be built in suburban Georgetown, boycotted a community meeting the United States-headquartered company called to allay fears. One of the residents said they decided against attending the meeting because their grouse is not with the company but ...

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Police shifting away from paper-based information collection

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2019, 18:28 by Writer The Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Thursday launched a digital information system aimed at modernising the way it collects and uses crime information. Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said the new system represents more than a move away from paper-based recording. “This is going to make it easier to identify ...

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30 early childhood practitioners graduate

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2019, 18:08 by Writer Thirty Early Childhood Development practitioners received their certificates after a nine-week practical exercise that focused on the importance of early childhood development from zero to three years. The programme was facilitated by the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA), UNICEF and the Board of Industrial Training (BIT). At their graduation held ...

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Petty city crimes no big impact on tourism – GTA Director

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2019, 17:57 by Writer Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Brian Mullis does not believe that crime is discouraging tourists from visiting this South American nation because visitor figures continue to grow. He says most of the crime seen is petty theft in the capital city, Georgetown, and must be placed in the ...

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Scrap taxes instead of giving ‘oil money’ handouts – Investment Fund Manager

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 10:49 by Denis Chabrol The idea of handing out ‘oil money’ to Guyanese continues to get low marks from experts such as Finance Minister Winston Jordan and Investment Fund Manager, David Pollard. Delivering a public interest lecture on the “Impact of Oil Revenues on Guyana” under the auspices of the Guyana Securities Council, ...

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Barbados wants to rear Blackbelly sheep in Guyana, Suriname

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2019, 10:45 by Writer Reproduced from Barbados Today Government is exploring the possibility of rearing Barbados Blackbelly sheep in CARICOM’s two largest member states, Suriname and Guyana, as top civil servants prepare for a mission to South America next week. Paramaribo and Georgetown have offered land to Barbadian farmers for sheep rearing, said Minister ...

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