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Caribbean, international energy experts to discuss initiatives

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) stakeholders in the field of energy, as well as International Development Partners that are active in the regional energy sector will gather in Barbados 11 July, 2013, to discuss initiatives and activities identified as part of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) Phase 1 Study. The Guyana-based Caricom headquarters says tyhe stakeholders will participate in ...

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Absent man sentenced for larceny, wounding

A man, who went ‘missing in action’ during the time of his trial at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, has been sentenced to two years in prison. According to reports, on April 15 2013, Steve Mohan made his first court appearance, facing the charges of unlawful wounding and breaking and entering with larceny. The allegation against Mohan is that on March ...

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Benn lukewarm to Harmon’s lower airfare formula

Transport Minister Robeson Benn has poured cold water on a suggestion by the opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) that the 15 percent travel voucher tax be slashed by five percent to cushion the impact of rising international airfares. Benn said the tax was crucial to the upkeep of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) based at Timehri, East ...

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High Court dumps Gocool Boodoo’s case against GECOM

Chief Justice Ian Chang on Wednesday dismissed his own order to block the Guyana Elections Commission from deciding not to renew Gocool Boodoo’s contract as Chief Elections Officer. Chang told the High Court sitting that Boodoo’s court action against each of the six commissioners and the Chairman Dr. Steve Surujbally could not be entertained because the commission is a collective ...

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GPSU women call for removal of Region Three official accused of sexual harassment

The Guyana Public Service Union Women’s Organisation is calling for the senior Region Three official accused of sexual harassment to be removed from duty until an investigation is completed. The call came on Tuesday at a news conference held at the GPSU Headquarters on Regent Street. “We are demanding an investigation by the honourable Minister of Public Service since she ...

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Tropical Storm: LIAT cancels several Wednesday flights

St. John’s Antigua.-LIAT wishes to advise its customers and the general public of the following flight cancellations for Wednesday as the airline’s operations continue to be impacted by the passage of Tropical Storm Chantal: ·         LI 704 – Trinidad/Grenada ·         LI 761 – Grenada/Trinidad ·         LI 760 – Trinidad/St. Vincent ·         LI 766 – Barbados/St. Lucia/Antigua LI 309 has been ...

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Suspect in homicide-heist held

Crime sleuths were up to Tuesday interrogating a suspect in connection with the multi-million dollar robbery and homicide committed on an East Coast Demerara gas station owner and his employee in Georgetown, police said. Chief of Criminal Investigations, Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud declined to say whether the detainee was a prime suspect.  The man was held several hours after ...

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Tropical storm forces cancellation of some LIAT flights

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT wishes to advise that due to the passage of Tropical Storm Chantal the Melville Hall Airport in Dominica has been closed for the remainder of today, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. As a result, the following flights are now cancelled for today: ·         LI 364 – Barbados/Dominica/Antigua ·         LI 509 – St. Maarten/Dominica/St. Lucia ·         LI ...

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Venezuela-bound Nigerian entered Guyana illegally

A Nigerian man, who entered into Guyana illegally, was Tuesday slapped with a GUY$30,000 fine or two months imprisonment and ordered deperted. It is alleged that on July 1 2013, at Springlands Corentyne, Anthony Acka arrived in Guyana by water and disembarked without the consent of an Immigration Officer; contrary to Guyanese law. When asked whether he pleaded guilty or ...

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Hungry phone thief convicted

A man who stole an GUY$8,000 phone because he was hungry is now faced with a GUY$20,000 fine or  three months imprisonment. The charge against Devrox Gomes is that on July 6 2013, at Zan Department Trading Store, he stole an Alcatel cellular phone property of Kamini Sugrim. The man pleaded guilty and was given a chance by the Magistrate ...

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