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Guyana earmarked for four-country southern Caribbean shipping route

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Wednesday said Guyana is included in a proposed southern Caribbean shipping route and that consultants are expected to complete a “roadmap” for the wider regional agriculture sector. CDB’s Director of Projects, Daniel Best told a news conference that the hub would see vessels serving Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Grenada in the southern ...

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CCJ sentences Hinds brothers to life imprisonment with chance of parole after 20 years

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday delivered its reasons for upholding the appellants’ convictions and its judgment on their appeals against sentencing in the Guyanese appeal of Orwin Hinds v The State; Cleon Hinds v The State. The CCJ heard this appeal on 11 October 2022 and shortly after the hearing, dismissed the appellants’ appeals against conviction for ...

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India- Guyana working group on oil, security, agriculture

President Irfaan Ali said Guyana has named its representatives members of a high-level Joint Working Group with India that would discuss that Asian nation’s interest in being a long-term buyer of this South American nation’s crude oil, upgrading Guyana’s police and military and investing in agriculture. In the area of hydrocarbons, Dr Ali said he invited the Indian government to ...

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India, Guyana Civil Aviation authorities discuss certification of new aircraft identified for GDF

President Irfaan Ali on Tuesday said the Civil Aviation authorities of Guyana and India were holding consultations about the rules and procedures for Guyana to purchase two Dornier 228 turboprop planes from Hindustani Aviation Limited (HAL) for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF). “They are now working at the technical level. I know some meetings are going on with the Civil ...

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Christ Church Secondary to be relocated to CPCE complex, Turkeyen

The hundreds of students and teachers of Christ Church Secondary School, who were displaced by last week’s fire, are to resume face-to-face classes next week at the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) complex, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Minister of Education Priya Manickchand said Tuesday. She earlier Tuesday met with teachers, parents and guardians at the Queen’s College auditorium where she ...

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Town Clerk orders removal of security from City Mayor’s rural residence

Town Clerk of the City of Georgetown Candace Nelson has withdrawn City constables from Mayor Ubraj Narine’s current residence at Pigeon Island, East Coast Demerara, saying that they are not allowed to operate outside Georgetown. “The Council has no jurisdiction outside of the City and if anything happens to the staff while they are in Pigeon Island, their lives are ...

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Police hunting suspect in Christ Church Secondary School fire

A suspect has been identified in the burning down of the Christ Church Secondary School on Camp and Middle Street, a senior police officer said Tuesday. “Investigators are pursuing a male suspect who was seen at the school prior to the building being burnt,” the high ranking police officer told Demerara Waves Online News. The suspect, according police, was not ...

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Opposition Leader, Finance Minister at odds over measures to ease rising prices

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton Monday night criticised the 2023 National Budget for failing to include measures that would slow down inflation and already steep cost of living, but Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh forecasts that inflation would be reduced this year. “There are absolutely no measures in this budget to deal with inflation. While I agree that there is need ...

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Increases in Income tax threshold, Because We Care Cash Grant, Old Age Pension; owning vehicles will be cheaper

Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh on Monday announced in Guyana’s 2023 National Budget that owning new and reconditioned vehicles below 1500 CC would be cheaper this year. He said the importation of new motor vehicles less than four years old, below 1500 CC engine capacity would see a reduction of the duty from 45 percent to 35 percent . He ...

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Christ Church Secondary School fire was arson- Fire Service

The fire that destroyed the Christ Church Secondary School last week Thursday was “malciously” set, the Guyana Fire Service said on Monday. The Service noted that eight days before the inferno, a small fire in the school’s laboratory had been extinguished. Investigators indicated that the second fire started on several seats in the school but the common link is the ...

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December 2023