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Steel pan players tune skills

One hundred and fifty young people from across Guyana benefitted from learning and developing the necessary skills required for playing the steelpan through an initiative by Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited. Titled the Republic Bank RightStart Pan Minors Music Literacy Programme 2013, it was conducted from July 08 – 25, 2013. The workshops were held in Regions 4, 5, 6 and ...

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University of Guyana brings global education to Georgetown students

The One World Youth Project (OWYP) program has given me the opportunity to communicate with peers my age in the U.S., Kosovo, Turkey and Pakistan, as we share our stories, our histories, and things that motivate us in life,” explains University of Guyana student Onika Stellingburg. Onika and eleven of her peers are part of a new initiative at the ...

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Machel Montano is here… willing to push Guyanese singers

Trinidad-born Caribbean soca icon, Machel Montano, on Friday said he was willing to help young Guyanese singers gain exposure and develop themselves but they first needed to demonstrate an interest in taking advantage of the opportunity. Here for what promises to be yet another exciting and energetic concert at the Providence Stadium on Saturday July 27, Montano told reporters shortly ...

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“Cammie” Ramsaroop appointed opposition rep on GPL Board

Former Chairman of the People’s National Congress Bishwaiswar “Cammie” Ramsaroop has been appointed as the opposition’s representative on the Board of the Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL). This was announced by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds at Friday’s joint meeting of the parliament’s Economic Services and Natural Resources Committees. Hinds said the appointment was to address opposition concerns that the ...

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House adopts motion for river accidents inquiry

The National Assembly on Thursday passed a motion calling for the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the incidences of maritime deaths and accidents over the last 13 years. The motion was brought by Leader of the Opposition David Granger and was passed unopposed by the government. “We in A Partnership for National Unity feel that a Commission ...

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Miner beaten to death with metal

A gold miner was Thursday afternoon beaten to death at Port Kaituma during an argument, police said. A suspect has been arrested and could be charged shortly. The dead man has been identified as 25-year old Wrenford Williams of Kamarang. Investigators were told that around 5 O’clock Thursday afternoon, Williams was involved in an argument with a man at 10-Miles, ...

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Two suspects in Fullworks robbery arrested

Two men, who were wanted in connection with a robbery at an East Coast Demerara auto sales company, were arrested on the West Bank of Demerara, police said. A .38 Taurus revolver with four rounds was found during a search at a house at Parfait Harmonie. Police said the duo was wanted for questioning in relation the recent armed robbery ...

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Digicel changes horse race date following concerns by Afro-Guyanese groups

In the wake of concerns by several African Guyanese organisations about a horse race meet being scheduled for August 1-Emancipation Day- Digicel (Guyana) on Thursday announced that it would be rescheduling the equestrian event to later next month. “We spoke with the organisers and we are happy to move the horse race meet to August 11,” Chief Executive Officer of ...

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Gov’t again refuses to proceed with local gov’t bills

Consideration of the local government bills was once again postponed when the government declined to proceed with its business at Thursday’s sitting. The administration had wanted the sitting postponed until August 7 and had sent a letter to that effect to Speaker of the House Raphael Trotman and Opposition Leader David Granger but it was rejected on the grounds that ...

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Govt says Amaila is good deal; ruling party pickets opposition

As government was busy assuring Guyanese that they will pay less for Amaila hydro electricity and the US$840 million will be well-spent on building the facility, the youth arm of the ruling party was on the picket-line outside Parliament Building venting its anger against the opposition’s stance on the project. The estimated 100 persons, who protested under the banner of ...

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