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NBS further reduces mortgage rates

The New Building Society (NBS) today announced yet another reduction on mortgage rates with effect from July 1, 2013. According to a release from the Society, this move is a reflection of its continuous quest to ensure affordable mortgages for citizens. Over the past few years, the NBS has asserted itself as a major player in the residential mortgage market ...

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Town Clerk, City Treasurer positions to be re-advertised

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development will re-advertise for the positions of the Town Clerk and City Treasurer at the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC), after it was found that persons who applied for the posts lack the relevant experience and qualification. Acting Town Clerk, Carol Sooba has been coming under fire since she her appointment, with ...

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Time running out for local gov’t polls this year

The timeframe for local government elections this year is dwindling with the opposition adopting an obstructionist posture, according to Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud. Four pieces of legislation are currently in a parliamentary Special Select Committee where they were sent after a bipartisan task force failed to agree on the reforms after several years. Persaud said they had made some ...

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World Environment Day walk not all eco-friendly

As hundreds of Guyanese marched through the streets of Georgetown to observe World Environment Day later this week, they could not help pass the piles of uncollected garbage and clogged drains. Although the focus on June 5 is on reducing food waste under the theme “Think, Eat Save, Reduce Your Food Print”, two residents of Albert Street, Alberttown confronted Minister ...

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AFC’s approach to talks with Ramotar “strategic” – Kissoon

The Alliance For Change’s (AFC) decision to address specific concerns with President Donald Ramotar rather than the general issue of improving governance to avoid gridlock appeared to have been more strategic. That’s the view of Political Scientist, Freddie Kissoon who had endorsed the AFC for the 2011 general and regional elections. The one-time activist for the Working Peoples Alliance (AFC) ...

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Berbice woman strangled, husband attempts suicide

A Berbice woman has been killed and her reputed husband is under police guard at the Port Mourant Hospital after he reportedly tried to commit suicide. The Guyana Police Force says it is investigating the murder of Geeta Bissoondyal, 27, of High Reef, Albion, Corentyne.  The force said the killing occurred around 8PM Sunday and identified the husband as the ...

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Drunken fisherman, niece severely burnt in gasoline explosion

A drunken fisherman, who carelessly disposed of a lighted cigarette, was Sunday afternoon severely burnt after a nearby plastic container of gasoline exploded and engulfed him in flames. His two-year old niece, who was nearby, was scorched. The injured are 20-year old Anil Ramdat and Priya Mohammed were up to late Saturday night receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital ...

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Veteran Guyanese journalist dies

Veteran Guyanese journalist, Courtney Gibson, died late Sunday night in the United States (US) after a recent battle with cancer, family members said. He was in his early 60s. He succumbed at a hospice in Tampa, Florida. Before travelling to the United States for medical treatment, he had been serving for several decades as the Editor-in-Chief of St. Maarten’s Daily ...

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Guyana inks Global Arms Treaty

Guyana Monday morning signed the United Nations Global Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations. Signing the accord at exactly 11 AM (Guyana Time) was Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador, George Talbot. The Guyana government has, however, faced a major stumbling block in getting domestic arms control legislation passed because the opposition earlier this year blocked amendments ...

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Wismar Post Office robbed, police rifle stolen

A number of men staged a daring Monday morning robbery at the Wismar Post Office, carting off an undisclosed sum of money.An official of the Guyana Post Office confirmed that a robbery has occurred and the headquarters was awaiting more information. The amount of cash and other valuables carted off was not immediately known.The robbers also took away an an ...

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