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Daily Archives: September 24, 2020

Venezuelan armed gang opens fire on Guyanese police, soldiers

Members of a Venezuelan sindicato gang opened fire on a joint patrol of Guyanese police and soldiers on the Cuyuni River, the Guyana Defence Force said. The army said no one was injured during the incident that occurred on the bordering river on Wednesday, September 23. “None of the ranks received injuries and they returned fire,” the GDF said. The ...

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Larry London supplied birth certificates with proper security features- former Citizenship Minister

Former Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix on Thursday defended the then APNU-AFC government’s decision to sole-source about 500,000 birth certificates from a United States (US)-based company controlled by People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member, Larry London. Mr Felix said the sole-sourced contract of GYD$23 million contract was awarded by the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) after the ...

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Guyana’s artists, cultural workers to be registered- Culture Minister Ramson

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Charles Ramson Jr. says a national registry of artists and cultural workers¬† would be established in keeping with Guyana’s commitments under the Caribbean- European Union Economic Partnership Agreement. He told the House during consideration of the 2020 National Budget estimates that the registry would also be in line with the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) free ...

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Guyana’s Queen’s College threatens to leave CXC, take legal action over alleged botched results

Two of Guyana’s leading secondary schools on Thursday joined others across the Caribbean in condemning the apparent poor grading of students at the 2020 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency (CAPE) examinations, with Queen’s College already threatening legal action and possibly lobbying for withdrawal from the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). “If CXC does not bend, we will ...

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Sexual activity with 6 month old girl among 529 cases, police system inadequate- Child Care Director

The Director of the Child Care and Protection Agency of the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, Ann Greene says sexual activity with a six-month old baby girl is among 529 reported cases of child sexual abuse for this year during the coronavirus pandemic. “During this period of the pandemic, we received a report of a six-month old chubby ...

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Govt agencies to buy some produce directly as farmers loses 50 percent earnings due to coronavirus

A recent study by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) shows that since the start of the the coronavirus, COVID-19, farmers are losing income by between 20 and 50 percent, causing government to decide to buy produce directly from them, according to Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha. He noted that due to COVID-19, restaurant and food establishments are opening limited hours ...

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