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CDB President, UNFCCC calls for increased climate finance amid Paris talks

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, June 21 (DW).- President of the Caribbean Development Bank Dr Hyginus ‘Gene’ Leon on Wednesday said the international community should provide increased climate finance as well as the private sector should play a major role in investment and finance in the region. “We must unlock private capital for the Region and mobilise private sector financing but ...

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Police must conduct “unbiased” investigation into Dharamlall’s rape allegation- Women Lawyers Association

The Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) on Wednesday urged the Guyana Police Force to conduct an “unbiased” investigation into the rape allegation that has been levelled against Local Government Minister Nigel Dharamlall by a 16-year old girl. “We call on the Guyana Police Force and all the relevant authorities to conduct a thorough and unbiased investigation whilst upholding their ...

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CDB’s regional non-borrowing countries back Barbados’ new development financing model for poor countries

CASTRIES, ST Lucia, June 20 (DW).-Regional non-borrowing members of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Tuesday backed Barbados’ plan for rich countries to fork out billions of dollars in grants and cheap loans to poor nations like those in the Caribbean to help them grapple with the impacts of climate change. “The Bridgetown Initiative 2.0 could generate sufficient momentum and ...

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CDB adopting a three-pronged approach to financing regional development

CASTRIES, St Lucia, Jul 20 (DW).- The President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Hyginus “Gene” Leon on Tuesday said the regional financial institution was implementing a “trilogy” to deliver concessional financing to Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs), in what appears to be a major shift away from the conventional yardsticks of economic growth, and the total value of everything ...

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Police intensifies Dharamlall rape probe

Local Government Minister Nigel Dharamlall was Tuesday morning questioned about his alleged rape of a 16-year old schoolgirl, as police ramps up its probe, a senior police investigator said. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department, Assistant Commissioner Wendell Blanhum indicated that the accused responded to investigators on Tuesday.  “Last evening, when the allegation was put to him, ...

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Minister Dharamlall released on bail after several hours in custody; evidence to disprove allegations to be presented

Local Government Minister Nigel Dharamlall was released from five hours of police custody and placed on GY$1 million bail as police continued to probe a rape allegation against him, Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes said. The prominent Guyanese civil and criminal lawyer told Demerara Waves Online News that his client was not questioned during the eight-hour long detention, but the allegation was ...

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“Length of metal” cannot determine legitimacy of parliamentary acts- says Judge, in dismissing opposition’s Natural Resource Act case

The High Court on Monday dismissed an opposition case that had sought to challenge the legitimacy of the passage of the Natural Resource  Fund Act on the basis that the parliamentary mace had been removed by angry parliamentarians who had sought to block debate on the Bill because there was no consultation. “The absence of the mace in the National ...

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Local Govt Minister arrested for alleged rape of teen girl

Local Government Minister Nigel Dharamlall was Monday arrested for the alleged rape of a 16-year old girl, hours after he denied the now almost one week-old allegation. The Guyana Police Force indicated that he presented himself to the Brickdam Police Station “in the company of his attorney, where he was told of the allegation and subsequently arrested.” Police said the ...

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GTT passes 150,000 homes and businesses having access to Fibre

GTT, Guyana’s First in Fibre and Largest Fibre Network in Guyana, announces 150,000 homes and businesses having access to its high-speed fibre service, after recently making the service available to more than 1,100 homes and 170 businesses in Tuschen on the West Coast of Demerara, Region Three. Technicians have worked assiduously to roll-out more than 3000 miles (about 4828.03 km) ...

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