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News-Talk Radio Guyana to broadcast Sri Lanka v West Indies cricket commentary

News- Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM today acquired the rights to broadcast the radio commentary of all the cricket matches to be played by Sri Lanka and  West Indies. The less than five-year old radio station welcomed the opportunity to be part of the game that has singularly united Caribbean peoples for centuries. “We have entered the radio commentary scene ...

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Father crushes 20-month old son to death with lorry

A man accidentally crushed his 20-month old son to death by rolling over his head with his lorry in their yard at Mahaica, East Coast Demerara. Police named the dead toddler as Adam Kiritipaul. The man told police that he was slowly navigating the lorry out of  his yard when he looked out his rear view mirror and saw something ...

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Schools may reopen after Easter holiday to avoid long-term learning loss

Minister of  Education Priya Manickchand on Saturday announced that face-to-face teaching in classrooms may resume after the Easter holiday after government intensifies its COVID-19 vaccination programme during March. She said the Education Ministry would not take any decision without directions from the Ministry of Health. Among the steps she said that are being taken is a “comprehensive vaccination programme” during ...

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27 Haitians, 1 Cuban arrested in Brazil after leaving Guyana illegally- CANU

Twenty-seven Haitians and one Cuban have been arrested in Bon-Fim, a neighbouring Brazilian town, after they allegedly left Lethem, Guyana illegally, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Saturday. CANU said Brazilian Federal Police nabbed the suspected illegal immigrants last Friday night into early Saturday morning under a memorandum of understanding between the two law enforcement agencies that was recently signed ...

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Money allocated to start City Hall rehabilitation

At least GYD$100 million have been allocated in the 2021 National Budget to help restore the dilapidated City Hall, Local Government Minister Nigel Dharamlall said during ongoing debate on the 2021 National Budget. “One hundred million dollars have bee set aside  for the restoration of City Hall and we are going to do it. The People’s Progressive Party Civic is ...

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Opposition offers political unity with government to confront ExxonMobil

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday pledged critical political support to confront ExxonMobil on key issues facing the oil and gas sector. Contributing to the 2021 National Budget debate, APNU+AFC frontbencher, David Patterson publicly pledged political support to the governing People’s Progressive Party Civic in get the best from the burgeoning sector. “We are ...

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Guyana to get 80,000 COVID vaccines from India

India will be donating 80,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines and they are scheduled to arrived in early March, the Health Ministry announced Friday. The ministry said that information was provided India’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Dr. K.J. Srinivasa to the Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony That donation is among others being reportedly made to countries in Africa, Asia and the ...

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Flaring changes coming in renewed Liza 1 licence

Minister of Natural Resources, Vickram Bharrat on Friday said that when the Liza 1 well licence expires, new provisions governing flaring would form part of the new permit. Responding to A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change’s (APNU+AFC) David Patterson during debate on the 2021 National Budget debate, Mr. Bharrat said that it was the then coalition administration that had ...

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Caribbean to buy COVID-19 vaccines from Africa

Faced with an acute shortage of coronavirus vaccines, the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) bloc Thursday night announced that it would be buying some of the jab from Africa through a South Africa-led initiative. “Other initiatives, such as procurement through the African Union’s African Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), as well as bilateral arrangements, are being pursued by some Member States with ...

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Two Venezuelans among escapees from Lethem Police station

Four men, including two Venezuelans, early Friday morning dug themselves out of the Lethem Police Station lockup and escaped, the Guyana Police Force said. Those on the run are 36-year old Jack King Paul of Kwatamang Village North Rupununi; 20-year old Clarence Rodney of Lethem Central; 26-year old Venezuelan Yon Rogg Hernandez, also known as John Roberts of Tabatinga Lethem ...

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