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  • Guyana and Suriname participate in Arab-South America culture meeting

    By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Guyana and Suriname, both members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), participated in the third Arab-South America (ASPA) culture ministers meeting last week between the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Arab League members in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The meeting ended on Wednesday. The Arab and South American…

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  • Guyana observes Int’l Day of Girls in ICT

    International Day of Girls in ICT is observed to help inspire girls to consider a future in technology. Guyana’s observance of Girls in ICT Day 2013 was centred around a symposium and mini job fair which was hosted at the Guyana International Conference Centre on Thursday. Over 300 female secondary school students were in attendance at the event to listen…

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  • Britain and Europe

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Stabroek News – In the midst of the shaking of the continent of Europe as Russia invaded Crimea, and tore it off from Ukraine as peremptorily as Nikita Krushchev had previously attached it to that country; and even as Britain has played a substantial role in marshalling the European position on the issue, the British government has also…

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  • GUYANA-POLITICS-Opposition politician resigns from minority party

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – A senior official of the minority opposition Alliance for Change (AFC) has resigned but left open the possibility of returning to active politics in Guyana. AFC executive member, Sasenarine Singh, said his resignation is of immediate effect and was due to “personal reasons.” Singh said he wanted to wish the opposition party continued success “as it…

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  • GUYANA-BUDGET-Opposition politicians critical of 2014-15 budget

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Leaders of the two opposition parties in Parliament have criticised the GUY$220 billion (One Guyana dollar = US$0.004 cents) budget presented by Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh late last month. Opposition Leader David Granger described the fiscal package as having nothing for Guyanese nationals, saying it did not take into account the situation regarding the poor…

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  • Community Institutions discuss

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Chronicle – CARICOM Draft Strategic Plan THE Draft Strategic Plan that will drive the CARICOM Reform Process continued to be developed with discussions among the Community Institutions at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters in Guyana, on Monday. The purpose of the discussions was to solicit the views of the Institutions on a direction, priorities, framework for implementation, areas of…

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  • GUYANA-ENERGY-President Ramotar says hydro project still on stream

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Guyana government says it remains optimistic that the Amaila Falls Hydro-Power project will become a reality despite the decision of the US-based Sithe Global Power, LLC to withdraw from the project last year. “We haven’t given up on Amaila. As far as I know it is back with the IDB (Inter American Development Bank) board,…

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  • Multilaterally Intermeshed AML/CFT Legislation a Critical International Obligation

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Chronicle – Passing the Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) act is critical to the future well-being of Guyana and to all Guyanese. Guyana has an international obligation to enact legislation, which is constitutional; harmonized with the laws of other member countries in its group; able to pass peer review by those countries; and in accord with…

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  • Finance Minister: No effort spared to safeguard integrity of financial systems

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Chronicle – THE stability and strength of any financial system are an indispensable prerequisite for the overall health and well-being of an economy, says Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh, and the current Administration has spared no effort in safeguarding the integrity of local financial systems. Addressing the matter Monday during his Budget 2014 presentation to the House, Dr…

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  • GUYANA-POLITICS-President reiterates need for opposition to ensure passage of anti-money laundering bill

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – President Donald Ramotar has reiterated the need for the opposition parties to support the anti-money laundering legislation which he said is part of the international initiative to deal with terrorism and money laundering. The opposition parties – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC) – control 33 of the 65-seats in…

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