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Caricom to set up Reparations Commission

Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar is among regional leaders who have agreed to set up a Caricom Reparations Commission to demand compensation for native genocide and slavery, the Caricom headquarters said in a statement. Caricom leaders took the decision at their just concluded summit in Trinidad following representation by St. Vincent and the Grenadines. National Reparations Committees are to be established ...

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Guyana gets Caricom funds for agri development

Guyana and the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) on Saturday signed a country assistance programme agreement that will inject US$7.32M into Guyana’s agriculture sector. Guyana’s Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and Chief Executive Officer of the CDF, Ambassador Lorne McDonnough signed the agreement for a combination of a US$4.566M concessionary loan and a US$2.66M grant, at the Hilton Hotel. President of ...

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Updated: Suspected arson leaves 16 homeless

At least 16 persons were Saturday afternoon rendered homeless after fire, believed to be the work of arsonists, destroyed two old wooden houses and severely damaged a third on Quamina Street, Georgetown. Occupants, who were at home at the time, recalled hearing a loud explosion before seeing flames and thick smoke billowing from the scene near the Guyana Revenue Authority’s ...

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Chief-of-Staff wins High Court cases against soldiers

Chief Justice Ian Chang has vindicated the actions of Chief of Staff, Commodore Gary Best in relation to three recent matters which were brought before him, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said in a statement. The Chief Justice discharged Writs which were filed by four Officers who challenged the COS’ non-payment of their year-end bonus. The officers had filed a ...

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WI vs. Pakistan ODI tickets on sale at Bourda

Tickets for the One Day International matches between the West Indies and Pakistan are now available at the Guyana Cricket Board, Regent Street, Bourda after several days of delay. An official told DemWaves that fans have started purchasing the tickets with the Green Stand almost sold out for the Sunday, July 14 game at the Guyana National Stadium. West Indies ...

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UG staff meeting with Vice Chancellor fruitless- unions

University of Guyana union leaders on Friday said the hundreds of workers walked away empty handed from a meeting with Vice Chancellor Professor Jacob Opadeyi. During his opening remarks at the more than one-hour long meeting with staff in the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT), he did not address burning concerns such as late payment of salaries and non-remittance of ...

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Huge ganja bust in shipment of cars

by Alva Solomon The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Friday morning unearthed  more than (640 kilogrammes) 1,411 lbs of compressed marijuana inside a container at the John Fernandes Container terminal on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. The consignment of narcotic was packed in several bags and was found among a shipment of cars which came in the country  from Japan via China and ...

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Taxi driver shot

At least six shots rang out in the wee hours of Friday morning in the Alberttown area after an unknown person or persons opened fire on a taxi driver who had moments earlier dropped off several female Brazilian dancers, sources said. Twenty six year old Leslie Wood was reportedly shot several times and left to die in a nearby drain but ...

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Guyana to spend $20M on CARIFESTA XI; 2008 debts still outstanding

Guyana has budgeted some $20M for its 50-member contingent to participate in CARIFESTA XI being held in Suriname from August 16 to 26. This was revealed by Culture Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Thursday at a news briefing where he said that participating countries now have to pay their way unlike when Guyana hosted the event. “There’s a new model ...

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