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Lindeners accused of robbing driver at gunpoint

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Jun 15, 2017 Court Stories, Features / Columnists, News 0 Two men were remanded to prison yesterday after they made an appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce, accused of robbing a motorcar driver at gunpoint.Seon Mayers, 37, of 1031 First Alley, Wismar, Linden and Shemroy Dover, 31, of 181 Blueberry Hill, Wismar, Linden, pleaded not guilty Read More

EU provides $923M grant for development strategies, policies

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Jun 15, 2017 News 0 Finance Minister, Winston Jordan and Ambassador Jernej Videtič, EU Head of Delegation shake hands after singing the agreement. Guyana now has access to over $900M which will be used to implement a series of developmental plans and strategies.This was made possible through the signing of a Technical Cooperation Facility (TCF) Read More

Water pollution…Countries least responsible being called upon to sacrifice the most – Trotman

8 months ago Editor Comments Off on Water pollution…Countries least responsible being called upon to sacrifice the most – Trotman
Jun 15, 2017 News 0 Countries least responsible for polluting oceans and seas, and those with the least resources are being called upon to sacrifice the most in undertaking measures to reverse these transgressions. Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman This was the concern expressed by the Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, during the recent Read More

Donations continue to roll in for flood victims

8 months ago Editor Comments Off on Donations continue to roll in for flood victims
Jun 15, 2017 News 0 Donations continue to pour in to bring aid to flood affected residents of Region Seven and Eight. The most recent donation came from the Indigenous Peoples’ Commission (IPC), which contributed over 50 hampers. Chairperson of the Indigenous Peoples’ Commission, Doreen Jacobis, handing over the supplies to Director General, Civil Defence Read More

The two GECOM lists and Jagdeo’s realpolitik

8 months ago Editor Comments Off on The two GECOM lists and Jagdeo’s realpolitik
Jun 15, 2017 Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 0 My deep feeling about the imbroglio with the GECOM chairmanship is that Jagdeo outsmarted Mr. Granger, and this is because either Mr. Granger was not getting finessed advice or his newness to politics is showing up.Anyone who studied the evolution of the PPP would know that Read More

Public opinion is not static

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Jun 15, 2017 Editorial, Features / Columnists 0 It is often critical, in our multi-faceted society, for important stakeholders to evaluate the weight of public opinion before embarking on ventures that deeply affect people’s lives.It is especially important to probe public opinion on controversial issues – and we are not short of those – not Read More

CARICOM to implement system to deal with defective, harmful goods

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Jun 15, 2017 News 0 Guyana and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states are currently testing a consumer protection alert system which will aid in ensuring that consumers get value for money, and at the same time, protect them from harmful goods.The CARICOM Rapid Alert System on Dangerous Goods (CARREX), has been described as a Read More

Marudi small miners recover 900-plus ounces in deal with Canadian firm

8 months ago Editor Comments Off on Marudi small miners recover 900-plus ounces in deal with Canadian firm
Jun 15, 2017 News 0 A Vancouver, Canadian-headquartered gold mining company says it is finding success with local partners at Marudi, Region Nine.According to Guyana Goldstrike Inc., some 910 ounces of gold has been mined and recovered by local small-scale alluvial miners (artisanal miners) on the Marudi Gold Project, an area that is about 230 Read More

The latest Cabinet reshuffle didn’t go far enough

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Jun 15, 2017 Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 0 The President’s latest reshuffle of his Cabinet was minor. It did not go far enough.It has, however, created an imbalance within the government, with a minister within the Ministry of Education, essentially a junior Minister, being named as the person with responsibility for education. That person Read More

Protecting children online, key component of cybersecurity – Telecoms Minister

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Jun 15, 2017 News 0 By Murtland HaleyIt has been noted that with the unlimited benefits offered by the internet, children are vulnerable to online bullying and other menacing consequences when used in a perverse manner by other persons. From left: Sylvester Cadette, Public Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes, Dr. Kay Xeureb and Mr. Marcel Hudson. Read More