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NCN’s CEO resigns

The Chief Executive Officer of  Guyana’s state-owned National Communications Network (NCN), Molly Hassan resigned Monday. Chairman of the Board, Bish Panday declined to comment immediately on the resignation. Hassan would only confirm that she resigned voluntarily and that she was not asked to do so. It was not immediately clear who would take over responsibility for NCN since the position ...

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Fire destroys Liana Cane furniture factory

Liana Cane  furniture factory, widely regarded as a shining example of social entrepreneurship, was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning. Millions of dollars in equipment have been destroyed and at least 50 persons who were employed directly by the company are now jobless. Sources said the blaze started at about 3: 30 AM at Victoria Road, Plaisance. The Head of ...

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Canada boosts capacity of police force’s Forensic Video Analysis Unit

Canada has helped to boost the Guyana Police Force’s capacity to process video surveillance footage, with the donation of more than GYD$3 million in equipment. “The equipment will enable officers in the newly established Forensic Video Analysis Unit to extract the relevant video footage and enhance images,” the police force said in a statement. Canada’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Pierre ...

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Essequibo Merchant is GTT winner in Merchant promotion

Mr. Yawei Jiang emerged the grand prize winner in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GTT’s) “Sell More Top Up to Win” Merchant Promotion and received a surprise visit from GTT on Thursday, January 7. GTT’s Vendor Management team visited the winner at his place of business, a restaurant in Suddie, Essequibo and presented him with his prize in the early ...

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More than 50 percent of youths sexually active

With the results of a ‘snap survey’ conducted by the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA)  showing that  more than 50 percent of youths are sexually active, Public Health Minister Dr George Norton has affirmed that sexual and reproductive education must form a part of the curriculum. The survey conducted by GRPA  focused on adolescent and youth sexual trends and carried ...

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Natural Resources seeking legal opinion on Broomes’ possible conflict of interest, slams Rohee for parroting claims

Guyana’s Ministry of Natural Resources Monday night announced that it is seeking a legal opinion on whether Junior Minister, Simona Broomes’ appointment can potentially lead to a conflict with her material interest in the mining sector. “The Ministry has solicited a legal opinion on the matter of conflict of interest and will pronounce with greater specificity on this issue very ...

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Haags-Bosch landfill fire 70 percent put out; heated debate at City Hall

by Telesha Vidya Ramnarine Even as fire fighters were making significant progress in extinguishing a three-week old blaze at the Haags-Bosch Landfill, a heated exchange arose Monday at City Hall about why Public Health Officers were not included in a meeting with Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan about the garbage disposal facility. Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle told Demerara Waves Online News ...

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Small opposition party, Nagamootoo differ on timing of national unity overtures

Leader of the small opposition Organisation for the Victory of the People, Gerald Perreira first wants members of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) prosecuted for corruption, narco-trafficking and murder before the government engages in national unity talks with that party. “To just speak about national unity and for them to come on board and get on board without addressing ...

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