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Global Fund finds $11M fraud in malaria programme

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:21
An investigation of the Global Fund’s malaria grant in Guyana covering two and half years up to June 2015, has unearthed irregularities including falsification of data and fraudulent expenditures...

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Greenwich Park

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:20
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj   Greenwich Park is a village situated on the West Coast Demerara. Some 7,000 people live in the houses running along both sides of the West Coast Public Road.

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East Canje man succumbs after blow to head

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:19
The 21-year-old labourer who was hospitalized in a critical condition after he was hit in the head at Canje, Berbice, succumbed on Friday and his father is seeking justice, even as two suspects were...

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Simone Hackett was killed in taxi – driver tells cops

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:18
The taxi driver who was wanted by the police for questioning in relation to the murder of Simone Hackett turned himself over to the police on Friday evening, less than a day after his blood stained...

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GGDMA decries ‘harsh, unreasonable’ ban on river mining

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:17
The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) has described the decision to rescind permits for river bank mining as “harsh and unreasonable.” A week after the Guyana Geology and Mines...

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Anti-money laundering amendments for next House sitting

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:16
Consultations have been concluded on new amendments to anti-money laundering law and its passage will see employees of licensed financial institutions liable to at least a $5 million fine and jail...

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Anti-gold smuggling task force in review mode, Trotman says

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:15
Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman said that although the task force set up to investigate gold smuggling has not been meeting regularly, work is being done.

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A desperate plea to preserve old records

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:15
Concern is constantly expressed about break-downs in the nation’s infrastructure. Previous long-term economic malaise led to wide-spread structural deterioration which is with us still.

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Poor turnout at first consultation for education system inquiry

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:14
When Minister of Education Dr Rupert Roopnaraine stood to address the first public consultation for the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the education system on Friday, he was addressing a gathering...

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A paean to censorship

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:14
It takes a certain mindset for a person to believe that he or she has the right to determine what information, otherwise lawful, that the citizens of Guyana should receive.

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Another blow for Venezuela

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:13
Last week in Doha, many of the world’s major producers of crude oil tried, but failed to agree to freeze production, in order to stabilise and eventually increase prices.

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Police still being advised on Crum Ewing murder probe

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:13
Weeks after four men, including former presidential press officer Kwame McCoy, were arrested in connection with the murder of political activist Courtney Crum Ewing, police are still receiving advice...

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Forestry & Energy: The Paris Earth Summit and the enigma of Guyana’s carbon emissions and its pledged cuts

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:12
The “price of carbon” proxy Last week’s column introduced estimates of the carbon stock in Guyana’s forests. All estimates of its forest cover, as provided by the FAO’s five Global Forests...

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Stabbed waitress severely traumatized

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:12
The young woman who was stabbed about her body less than four days ago, allegedly by her reputed husband who is still to be apprehended, is severely traumatized, even as she is physically recovering...

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Musical careers

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:11
Sometimes a pleasant surprise lands on your doorstep regarding someone else’s doings that connects strongly with you as it triggers memories in your own life or your own search.

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Quartet wanted in connection with fraud

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:11
The Guyana Police Force has issued wanted bulletins for four persons who are being sought for questioning in relation to a series of fraudulent activities.

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Coconut industry in need of more support, says Vilma Da Silva

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:10
Local coconut farmers and processors are looking for support from the government, including the setting-up of a development fund, to make the industry more viable.

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Expanding economic growth by honouring the commitment

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:10
Missed opportunity The Guyana economy grew by an average of 5 percent over the last seven years but questions remain about the distribution of the wealth. 

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Prime Minister donates $250,000 to Whim burial ground

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:09
During his visit to Berbice yesterday for a ‘Meet the Public Day’ in Corentyne, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, announced that he was donating $250,000 to the expansion of the Whim burial ground...

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Hydration is important

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:09
For the past three columns I discussed and illustrated some of the staples in my breakfast, lunch and dinner meal stacks and their numerous benefits.

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