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Too much rum-drinking at regional festivals -Tourism Director-General

The Director-General of the Department of Tourism, Donald Sinclair on Thursday called for less rum-drinking and a greater focus on culture at festivals across Guyana’s ten administrative regions. He issued the call at a regional tourism forum at which regional tourism committee representatives presented their reviews for 2019 and were informed about plans for 2020. “Too many festivals are just ...

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Corentyne sisters charged with assaulting policewoman

Two women, who were seen on a Facebook video allegedly assaulting police and behaving disorderly at a police outpost, pleaded not guilty to several charges and were placed on a total of GYD$100,000 bail. Yasminie ‘Tina’ Ramsew was granted $30,000 bail for dangerous driving, and $10,000 bail each for assaulting a peace officer, and resisting a peace officer. New Amsterdam ...

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Guyana to seek international help to relocate Venezuelans from river dam

Guyana would be asking the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for assistance to relocate the more than 150 Venezuelans, including 30 children, who are residing on the eastern dam of the Demerara River, government said Thursday. Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix said government wants to relocate the Venezuelan migrants, who ...

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OPINION: Sleeping policemen. Who watches out for whom?

by GHK Lall Wikipedia offered this extended description cum definition of a sleeping policeman: Speed bumps (or speed breakers) are the common name for a family of traffic calming devices that use vertical deflection to slow motor-vehicle traffic in order to improve safety conditions. Variations include the speed hump, speed cushion, and speed table. “[F]amily of traffic calming devices” and ...

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PODCAST: Guyana Bureau of Statistics conducting Household Budget and Living Standard Survey

The Guyana Bureau of Statistics is currently conducting its Household Budget and Living Standards Survey to ascertain the quality of life among Guyanese and the value of a basic basket of goods. News-Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News spoke with Deputy Chief Statistician, Ian Manifold and Statistician, Misenga Baird on this second edition of “Statistics for Daily Life”. “Statistics ...

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PODCAST: “Statistics for Daily Life” – Caribbean Statistics Day 2019

The Guyana Bureau of Statistics will be joining the rest of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in observing Caribbean Statistics Day 2019 on October 15 under the theme, “Building the Resilience of the Caribbean Community”. On Thursday, News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News hosted the Deputy Director of the Bureau, Ian Manifold and Statistician, Keshauna Sertimer. They gave ...

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House lot applicants have to wait another year -Ferguson

East Coast Demerara residents would have to wait until another 18 months to receive house lots, as the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) continues to grapple with a backlog of more than 40,000 applications, Junior Housing Minister Annette Ferguson said Wednesday. Addressing a government outreach at Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara, Ferguson told residents that when the lands are ...

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OPINION: Police ‘sewage’ saturates all Guyana

by GHK Lall There is this article in the Stabroek News of June 13th, titled, “Another police rank speaks on corrupt practices in force” that says so much about here. A dirty plot thickens and darkens; many such plots. All the sewage ingredients are there: murder; coverup; de lil fine change of a cool million; de “boss man;” mole(s); another ...

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