Guyana

President revokes visa-free travel for Haitians

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 41 min fa

President Irfaan Ali has officially revoked the order under the Immigration Act that allowed Haitian nationals visa-free travel to Guyana.

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Police make three new arrests over Haresh Singh murder

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 42 min fa

As investigations into the murder of Haresh Singh of West Coast Berbice continues, investigators from the Major Crimes Unit have arrested three persons.

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Werk-en-Rust fire guts two buildings - -suspected arsonists seen riding away

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 44 min fa

A fire, suspected to have been started by arsonists, completely gutted two buildings and damaged another at the corner of D’Urban and George streets, Werk-en-Rust, early yesterday morning.

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Man charged with murder after Sandy Babb St stabbing

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 45 min fa

Mark D’Oliveira was yesterday charged with the murder of Kwal Dindon, who was stabbed following an altercation at a birthday party at Sandy Babb Street, Kitty, Georgetown last weekend.

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Will harassment of Guyanese fishermen by Surinamese patrol vessels scuttle promise of oil-driven development for both countries?

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 45 min fa

With relations between Guyana and Suriname experiencing a unique moment in the history of the two South American republics, the authorities in the respective capitals, Georgetown and Paramaribo, would, one feels, be decidedly reluctant to break a lance over an issue that has remained a bone of contention between the two countries.

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Covax vaccine shipment delayed - -authorities see decline in first-dose turnout

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 45 min fa

The remaining shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the World Health Organisation’s COVAX facility has been delayed according to the Minister of Health while noting that the authorities have seen a decline in turnout for the first doses.

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Mahaica River cattle farmer flirting with local Paneer market

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 46 min fa

Traipse through history of the evolution of cheese, with detours through several indigenous varieties of this much-loved dairy product and you are likely to find that a stunning range of difference of opinion surrounds the origins of Paneer.

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Archibald seeking Olympic berth at Bahamas meet this weekend

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 47 min fa

Star athlete Emanuel Archibald will look to make hay in the sunshine this weekend in his last heroic effort to qualify for the Olympic Games next month in Tokyo, Japan.

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Market vending… through the eyes of Janice Cornette

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 47 min fa

These are not the best of times for market vendors. The overwhelming majority of them are women, many are single parents with young children, their attendant responsibilities extending way beyond plying their demanding trade in municipal markets across the country.

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Corentyne rice farmer ends life due to increased debts from floods

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 47 min fa

A Corentyne rice farmer recently took his own life after he was unable to fulfill his debts due to the increased flooding in his savannah, which left his family in need of support.

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Canada to donate $8.5m for purchase of flood relief supplies

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 47 min fa

The High Commission of Canada in Guyana yesterday signed an agreement with the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) to donate $8.484 million (Cdn$50,000) towards the purchase of emergency flood relief for the hardest-hit areas in Guyana.

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ILO, governments, workers, employers agree on actions for `job-rich recovery’

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 48 min fa

The Geneva-based International Labour Organization (ILO) is reporting that delegates from 181 countries representing governments, workers, and employers, at the International Labour Conference (ILC) have unanimously adopted a Global Call to Action for a human-centred COVID-19 recovery that prioritises the creation of decent jobs for all and addresses the inequalities caused by the crisis in a manner that is “fully inclusive, sustainable and resilient.”

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Guyana women’s hockey team suffers setback - -captain diagnosed with Covid-19, striker injured

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 48 min fa

The Guyana women’s hockey team have suffered two unfortunate setbacks ahead of their Indoor Pan Am Cup (IPAC) opener today in Pennsylvania against hosts USA, as they lost Captain Gabriella Xavier and Sonia Jardine to Covid-19 and injury respectively.

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Corentyne rice farmers pleading for financial help from Gov’t - -some have major debt due to flooding

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 48 min fa

As thousands of Guyanese continue to battle floodwaters throughout the country, rice farmers within the Number 52/74 Neighbourhood Democratic Council on the Corentyne are pleading with the government for financial help since most of them are presently several millions of dollars in debt and are unable to make any payments on their own due to the losses they have suffered.

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Qatar Petroleum wins two offshore exploration blocks in Suriname

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 49 min fa

DOHA: A consortium including Qatar Petroleum has been awarded two offshore blocks in Suriname, under Production Sharing Contracts as part of the recent Suriname offshore bid round.

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GECOM Legal Officer says she resigned over loss of trust, confidence in Commission - -says had been given permission by former Chair for outside work

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 49 min fa

Attorney-at-Law Excellence Dazzell has responded to articles published over the last two days which she said inaccurately cite breach of contract as the reason she resigned from her post as Legal Officer/Secretary of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

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From Centre Stage to behind the scene: how rapper Remar went corporate

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 50 min fa

By Brooke Glasford
In recent research on startup businesses, I realized that so many are being started by young professionals —  dentists, doctors, attorneys, aeronautical engineers.

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UG teams up with COAST for subsea operations ­training facility

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 50 min fa

The University of Guyana (UG) and the Caribbean Oceanography Aquaculture and Subsea Technology (COAST) Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the establishment of a Subsea Centre of Excellence training facility which will be the first of its kind at a university in the Caribbean.

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Trinidad businesses bawling over banks’ foreclosures on defaulters

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 51 min fa

The Trinidad Guardian reported on Monday this week that “thousands of businesses facing hardship” have had no option but to “permanently close their doors” on account of decisions by commercial banks not to provide them with extensions of loans.

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IMF: Barbados making `good progress’ in implementing economic recovery plan… but

Stabroek News Guyana - 1 ora 51 min fa

Despite a “virtual standstill in tourism” resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and the constraints that it has placed on travel, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is reporting that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state, Barbados, has made “good progress in implementing its Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) plan to restore fiscal and debt sustainability, rebuild reserves, and increase growth.”

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