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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Demerara Offshore launches with eyes on local content development

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 November 2019, 17:07 by Writer Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), through its subsidiary Demerara Contractors and Engineering Limited (DCEL) and  Caribbean Welding Supplies Limited (CWSL) have established an oil and gas services joint venture, Demerara Offshore Incorporated. Demerara Offshore will be providing a wide range of services to the oil and gas sector that include the ...

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Guyanese dominate Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 November 2019, 16:57 by Writer Two Guyanese earn the top prizes for the Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition at the Turks & Caicos International Film Festival Sunday, 17 November 2019, Castries, St. Lucia – The Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition, as part of the inaugural Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, announced the winners ...

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Spices mixed to perfection on show at GuyTIE

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 November 2019, 16:53 by Writer by Gwen Evelyn Lakiraj Singh and his three sons have carved out a special niche in the local spice market, and for a very good reason. They don’t just crunch herbs and spices into bags and churn them out for a quick payback; the Singhs’ approach is much more precise ...

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IAST pushing local products to outshine imports; ready for GuyTIE 2020

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 November 2019, 16:44 by Writer by Gwen Evelyn GEORGETOWN, Guyana — November 15, 2019 — What started out as a quest to develop local products and add value has turned into a thriving and growing industry today. Cereals, personal-care products and condiments are now all being produced locally at the highest standards and export-ready quality. ...

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OPINION: Sleeping policemen. Who watches out for whom?

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 November 2019, 9:38 by Writer by GHK Lall Wikipedia offered this extended description cum definition of a sleeping policeman: Speed bumps (or speed breakers) are the common name for a family of traffic calming devices that use vertical deflection to slow motor-vehicle traffic in order to improve safety conditions. Variations include the speed hump, speed ...

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Former Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang dies

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 November 2019, 6:26 by Denis Chabrol Former Acting Chief Justice, Ian Chang died Saturday following a prolonged battle with cancer. He was in his 60s. In paying tribute to Mr. Chang, the Judiciary and Magistracy say he” served his profession and fellow Guyanese with great honor and integrity.” The  Supreme Court of Judicature says Mr. ...

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No place for lip-service against corruption, time for action -UG best graduating student

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 November 2019, 16:54 by Writer University of Guyana (UG) 2019 valedictorian, Shane Rampertab Saturday morning issued a stirring appeal for graduates to play a major role to fight corruption as the country prepares for the start of commercial oil production next month. Addressing the first of two graduation ceremonies at the Turkeyen Campus, he said ...

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New UG Chancellor calls for dismantling of racial polarisation, coarseness

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 November 2019, 19:12 by Writer Fresh from his installation at Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Edward Greene on Saturday appealed to graduates to help transform the country’s political culture and improve race relations. Addressing the Convocation at the Turkeyen Campus, he called on the graduates as they leave the campus to use their ...

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Man arrested after blocking plane that refused to carry accident victim’s body

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 November 2019, 13:15 by Writer A relative of a road accident victim in North West District was arrested Saturday morning after he stood in front of an airplane at the Port Kaituma Airstrip demanding that the body be transported by the plane, police said. However, passengers refused to travel on the plane because the body ...

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