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Former policewoman to challenge DPP’s decision to quash private racial hostility charge against lawyer

An Afro-Guyanese former policewoman plans will be mounting a legal challenge against the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) decision to withdraw a private criminal charge of inciting racial hostility that she had filed against Indo-Guyanese Attorney-at-Law Nirvan Singh. Shawnette Bollers’ lawyer, Eusi Anderson, said the DPP should  have allowed the Magistrate Court to decide the fate of Mr. Singh. He ...

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Lethem, other Rupununi areas severely flooded

Flood waters from steadily rising rivers in neighbouring Brazil on Monday forced more than 50 persons in Lethem, the capital of  Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo), to evacuate their homes and seek refuge in now filled-to-capacity government shelters, a regional spokeswoman said. Ms. Norma Griffith said in addition to the 19 families at shelters, including little children, others have abandoned ...

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National Library turns away Independence exhibition on Forbes Burnham

The National Library on Monday turned down a previously granted permission to The Forbes Burnham Foundation to hold an exhibition to mark Guyana’s 56th Independence Anniversary but there appears to be a mix up over the real reason for doing so. Foundation Chairman, Vincent Alexander said approval was granted by the National Library on April 25, 2022 to hold the ...

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Trinidad’s state-owned helicopter service supporting Spanish oil company’s work offshore Guyana

Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned National Helicopter Services Limited is supporting research work offshore Guyana by the Spanish exploration company, REPSOL, the twin-island nation’s Prime Minister said Sunday. “Our National Helicopter Service, which is the helicopter service that we use here in Trinidad and Tobago in our system, on Saturday confirmed its third- not its first or second but its third ...

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Trinidad’s Petrotrin available to refine Guyana’s oil- Rowley

Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister  Dr Keith Rowley on Sunday disclosed that the state-owned oil refinery, Petrotrin,  would be available to refine oil from Guyana now that the takeover deal is almost sealed. “The discussion did involve the possibility that if Guyana has oil  and Guyana is interested with someone, who we have selected here or are selecting, then those ...

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Georgetown Chamber welcomes TT-Guyana accord to remove trade barriers

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Sunday welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago to remove all trade barriers. Before the just-concluded Caribbean Investment Forum on Agriculture, the city chamber had urged the Irfaan Ali-led administration not sign a memorandum of understanding unless several non-tariff barriers were first removed, but ...

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Guyana will attend Summit of the Americas to pursue its interests; will continue to lobby for Cuba

President Irfaan Ali on Sunday said Guyana would be attending next month’s United States-organised Summit of the Americas, even as the  the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) would continue to press for fair treatment of its longtime ally, Cuba. “We will continue to represent the decision of Heads (of Government of CARICOM) that is we must forge a stronger relationship and ...

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Guyana to ask CARICOM for Brazil’s Roraima State to join regional agricultural task force

Guyana’s President, Dr. Irfaan Ali on Sunday announced that Brazil’s Roraima State would be applying to be part of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) agriculture task force with the aim of producing grains for supply to the region. In exchange for Roraima State offering technology, investment and partnership to Guyana, he said CARICOM leaders at their next summit in July would ...

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Guyana, Trinidad agree to remove non-tariff barriers; explore ferry service

Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday agreed to remove non-tariff barriers to trade in agricultural produce and fast-track the removal of the transport constraints. President Irfaan Ali told a news conference at State House that the two nations were exploring the possibility of a cargo ferry experiment between the the two countries. The Foreign Minister of Guyana, Hugh Todd ...

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CARICOM leaders agree to fix regional transportation, set deadlines for removal of trade barriers

Several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations on Saturday agreed to craft a proposal to resolve the decades-long problem of regional transportation for agricultural produce and passengers and submit the document to their summit in another two months The three-day Regional Agriculture Investment Forum ended with Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, together with St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister , ...

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