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Guyana monitoring sick woman for Ebola although disease discounted

Guyana monitoring sick woman for Ebola although disease discounted

Guyanese health authorities are monitoring a sick woman for Ebola after she was referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) because she told a private doctor that she had...

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Caribbean News Desk Radio prog: Poor pilot coordination caused Caribbean Airlines flight in Guyana

Caribbean News Desk Radio prog: Poor pilot coordination caused Caribbean Airlines flight in Guyana

An investigation into the Caribbean Airlines crash in Guyana four years ago has found that pilot error was the cause for the plane running off the runway at the Cheddi...

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Caribbean News Desk Radio Prog: CDB pays Haiti's disaster insurance

23 October, 2014

Caribbean News Desk Radio Prog: CDB pays Haiti's disaster in…

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will once again ensure that Haiti has insurance coverage to limit the impact of catastrophic hurricanes and or earthquakes. The Barbados-based CDB says it is is providing a grant of USD2.5 million dollar...

BREAKING NEWS: Ebola strikes New York City: Doctor tests positive for deadly virus

23 October, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Ebola strikes New York City: Doctor tests pos…

BY  Larry Celona, Jamie Schram, Shawn Cohen, Frank Rosario and Danika Fears(NEW YORK POST) A Harlem doctor who recently treated patients in Africa, tested positive for the deadly disease after he...

Four arrested for shooting death of electrical engineer

23 October, 2014

Four arrested for shooting death of electrical engineer

Four persons have been arrested and two hand guns and ammunition seized, as police continued their probe into last Sunday’s shooting death of an electrical engineer outside his Prashad Nagar home. Investigators said that a suspect who was a...

Controversy erupts over renaming Dominica airport

23 October, 2014

Controversy erupts over renaming Dominica airport

As the Government of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit gets ready to rename the Melville Hall airport in Dominica next week Monday after late Prime Ministers Roosvelt Douglas and Pierre Charles, the Douglas family is opposed to the move. The...

When will Guyana's National Assembly meet?

23 October, 2014

When will Guyana's National Assembly meet?

In Guyana where a no-confidence motion is hanging over the President Donald Ramotar administration, it is unclear when the National Assembly will meet again. Now that the two-month parliamentary recess is over, sectoral and select committee...

Caricom finally gets fisheries policy but laws are outdated

23 October, 2014

Caricom finally gets fisheries policy but laws are outdated

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) now has new fisheries policy, but the fishery laws of most member states are outdated. After several years of drafting and negotiations, the Common Fisheries Policy was adopted earlier this month ...

Human Rights Watch: Growing number of LGBT homeless in Jamaica due to discrimination

23 October, 2014

Human Rights Watch: Growing number of LGBT homeless in Jamai…

San Juan, Oct 22 (EFE).- Family and community discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Jamaica has boosted the number of LGBT people living on the streets, according to New York-based Human Rights Watch...

CARICOM reparations movement weakens regional integration, expert says

23 October, 2014

CARICOM reparations movement weakens regional integration, e…

San Juan, Oct 22 (EFE).- The demands of the Caribbean Community, or CARICOM, for slavery reparation from Europe "do not strengthen the integration process" because they divert attention from priority issues, an expert told Efe on Wednesday....

Lightning shocks children in southern Guyana

23 October, 2014

Lightning shocks children in southern Guyana

In southern Guyana near the border with Brazil, lightning shocked two school-age children and damaged a section of the house in which they are living. The two members of the Paulino family were rushed from their residence at St. Ignatius to...

CARIBBEAN NEWS DESK RADIO PROG: Jamaica defends denying entry to former Trinidad and Tobago coup leader

22 October, 2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS DESK RADIO PROG: Jamaica defends denying entr…

Jamaica’s National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, has defended the country’s right to deny entry to Trinidadian Yasin Abu Bakr and  sought to justify the cost of  his deportation. Nearly 36 thousand US dollars was spent on a hi...

Rousseff overtakes Neves four days before election, latest poll shows

22 October, 2014

Rousseff overtakes Neves four days before election, latest p…

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (EFE).- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is running for reelection, is three percentage points ahead of opposition candidate Aecio Neves in the latest voter intention poll conducted in the week before the runof...

New brigade of 83 Cuban health care workers leaves for Liberia, Guinea

22 October, 2014

New brigade of 83 Cuban health care workers leaves for Liber…

Havana, Oct 22 (EFE).- A brigade of 83 Cuban health care workers departed for Liberia and Guinea Conakry to help in the fight to contain the Ebola virus as part of Havana's contribution to the West African countries most affected by the epi...

Experts meet in Jamaica to unlock economic growth

22 October, 2014

Experts meet in Jamaica to unlock economic growth

Senior government ministers are meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, later this week to discuss ways to unlock economic growth in the Caribbean region. The meeting from 23 to 24 October is being hosted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) a...

The answer to water scarcity may be in the air

22 October, 2014

The answer to water scarcity may be in the air

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (EFE).- A Brazilian engineer has designed a machine capable of producing 5,000 liters (1,325 gallons) of drinking water a day by condensing humidity from the air and processing it to make it suitable for human consump...

Federal judge rejects lawsuit favoring gay marriages in Puerto Rico

22 October, 2014

Federal judge rejects lawsuit favoring gay marriages in Puer…

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct 22 (EFE).-A U.S. federal judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by several homosexual couples claiming their marriages contracted in other states of the United States should be recognized in Puerto Rico. Judge Juan P...

Warding off Ebola a matter of economic survival for Caribbean

22 October, 2014

Warding off Ebola a matter of economic survival for Caribbea…

San Juan, Oct 21 (EFE).- Several Caribbean islands have recently barred entry by people coming from West African countries affected by Ebola as a measure of "economic survival," an expert told Efe on Tuesday.Tourism is "the backbo...

Likely FATF blacklisting reprieve for Guyana... Jamaica treads cautiously on marijuana... Ebola fears hold up crude-oil discharge in Trinidad

21 October, 2014

Likely FATF blacklisting reprieve for Guyana... Jamaica trea…

Fearing the deadly Ebola virus, workers at Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned oil company, Petrotrin, were up to late Tuesday resisting efforts to berth an oil tanker that arrived there. The tanker, Overseas Yellowstone, arrived at Point-a-P...

Caribbean News Desk Radio Programme

20 October, 2014

Caribbean News Desk Radio Programme

The St. Lucia-based Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC) is dispatching teams from power companies across the region to assist hurricane-hit Anguilla and Bermuda. Dutch Sint Maarten residents are also grappling with limi...

Beharry Group employee gunned down outside home

19 October, 2014

Beharry Group employee gunned down outside home

An Electrical Engineer at Edward B. Beharry Group of Companies was early Sunday morning gunned down outside his Prashad Nagar home moments after exiting a car. Neighbours, relatives and police sources said Abdool Salim,24, was shot several ...

Guyanese Muslim barred from entering Jamaica for Louis Farrakhan event

18 October, 2014

Guyanese Muslim barred from entering Jamaica for Louis Farra…

A Guyanese Muslim, who was on his way to Jamaica to participate in Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan’s Million Man March on Monday, said he was ordered off a flight in Antigua because authorities in Jamaica have refused him permission ...

Gonzalo begins to weaken after leaving Bermuda without power

18 October, 2014

Gonzalo begins to weaken after leaving Bermuda without power

Miami, Oct 18 (EFE).- Hurricane Gonzalo has begun to weaken rapidly after causing severe flooding in coastal areas of Bermuda and leaving that affluent British overseas territory largely without power.Gonzalo, which struck the mid...

Hurricane Gonzalo pounds Bermuda with strong storms

18 October, 2014

Hurricane Gonzalo pounds Bermuda with strong storms

(BBC ).-Hurricane Gonzalo has hit Bermuda with winds of about 175km/h (110mph).The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned of high winds and "life-threatening storm surge" the after the eye of the hurricane passed the British Atlantic...

Venezuela says it can weather oil price drop

17 October, 2014

Venezuela says it can weather oil price drop

Caracas,(EFE).- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday his government can withstand a continued drop in oil prices and recalled that the South American country has requested an urgent OPEC meeting to address the issue."A revoluti...

India, Latam to strive for more and better economic ties

17 October, 2014

India, Latam to strive for more and better economic ties

New Delhi, Oct 17 (EFE).- The India-Latin America and Caribbean conference concluded its most successful edition to date on Friday, before an audience of 350 representatives from the world of politics and business who came to New Delhi to p...

Candidate to lead OAS says Cuba shouldn't be excluded from regional summit

17 October, 2014

Candidate to lead OAS says Cuba shouldn't be excluded from r…

Washington, (EFE).- Guatemala's Eduardo Stein, one of the candidates seeking to become head of the Organization of American States, said here Thursday that it would be regrettable if the presence of Cuba at the 2015 Americas Summit prompted...

Granger pits disgruntled Linden PNCR supporters against protesters in New York

17 October, 2014

Granger pits disgruntled Linden PNCR supporters against prot…

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger on Friday contrasted the behavior of a small band of protesters, who were locked out of a meeting he held in Linden two weeks ago, with protesters in Richmond Hill, New Y...

Guyana captures Regional  Awards for Outstanding Performance at CSEC again

17 October, 2014

Guyana captures Regional Awards for Outstanding Performance…

The Ministry of Education announces on Friday announced with "pride" that Guyana "has once again done extraordinarily at the CSEC examinations" as  Guyana the country ains four Regional Awards for Outstanding Performance in the May/Jun...

President Ramotar to seek bipartisan support for Ebola battle

17 October, 2014

President Ramotar to seek bipartisan support for Ebola battl…

President, Donald Ramotar Friday night announced that he would be asking the political opposition to join hands in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus that is slowly spreading across the world. “I shall be formally inviting the Leader ...

Dallas lab technician isolated for Ebola on cruise ship after Belize refuses it entry

17 October, 2014

Dallas lab technician isolated for Ebola on cruise ship afte…

Washington, Oct 17 (EFE).- A laboratory technician from the Dallas hospital where a Liberian died of the Ebola virus, and who handled some of his fluid samples for analysis, has been placed in quarantine aboard a cruise ship, the State Depa...

Grandmother jailed for attempting to post cocaine to Spain

17 October, 2014

Grandmother jailed for attempting to post cocaine to Spain

A Guyanese grandmother of 15 was Friday jailed and fined for attempting to post a quantity of cocaine to Spain earlier this year. Sandra Daniels,50, of Lot 2 Dennis Street, Sophia, Greater Georgetown was sentenced to five years imprisonment...

More Caribbean islands bar travelers from Ebola-stricken countries

17 October, 2014

More Caribbean islands bar travelers from Ebola-stricken cou…

San Juan, Oct 17 (EFE).- Each day more Caribbean islands join the list of countries closing their doors to visitors from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa.Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines...

Guyana mulls joining Islamic Development Bank

16 October, 2014

Guyana mulls joining Islamic Development Bank

Guyana is currently exploring the option of fosteringcloser cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank, including giving active consideration to the possibility of joining that Bank, the Finance Ministry annouced on Thursday. Minister o...

KFC, Pizza Hut no longer in Guyana

16 October, 2014

KFC, Pizza Hut no longer in Guyana

After almost  20 years, there is no longer a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) presence in Guyana. Pizza Hut has also closed its doors locally. Repeated efforts to contact franchise holder, Deonarine Singh, on his mobile phone were futile. ...

Govt sues Surendra Engineering for almost GUY$1 B over Specialty Hospital

16 October, 2014

Govt sues Surendra Engineering for almost GUY$1 B over Speci…

The Guyana government has sued the Indian firm, Surendra Engineering, for almost GUY$1 billion in damages for alleged breach of contract and alleged corrupt or fraudulent transaction in connection with the failed construction of the US$18 m...

Guyana bans travellers from West Africa to stave off Ebola

16 October, 2014

Guyana bans travellers from West Africa to stave off Ebola

Guyana has banned persons travelling from Ebola- affected West African countries, in an effort to stave off the deadly disease that has already claimed thousands of lives, government announced on Thursday. “The Cabinet strongly supported th...

Trotman likely to be cleared of Welshman's sexual assault allegations

15 October, 2014

Trotman likely to be cleared of Welshman's sexual assault al…

Police were this week due to seek advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) about the sexual assault allegations by a young man against House Speaker, Raphael Trotman but already investigators do not believe that there is suffic...

Chile to open embassy in Guyana

15 October, 2014

Chile to open embassy in Guyana

Chile has decided to open an embassy in Guyana but no time-frame was announced by that South American nation’s Ambassador, Fernando Schmidt on Wednesday. The Government Information Agency (GINA) said the Guyanese leader welcomed Chile’s pla...

Berbice gold miner drowns in old mining pit

15 October, 2014

Berbice gold miner drowns in old mining pit

A youthful gold miner died by drowning in the North West District and his body was recovered on Wednesday, sources said. He is 17-year old Orel Fordyce of Paradise Village, West Coast Berbice. The sources said that he went missing on Tuesda...

Essequibo woman dies in boat collision off Bartica

15 October, 2014

Essequibo woman dies in boat collision off Bartica

An Essequibo River woman was early Tuesday night killed in a boat collision while going to pick up her brother at Bartica, triggering a call for persons to take abide by marine safety rules and for the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to set...

Lightning-struck COPA Airlines plane lands safely; outgoing passengers stranded

14 October, 2014

Lightning-struck COPA Airlines plane lands safely; outgoing …

Lightning struck an airborne COPA Airlines plane shortly after it departed Panama Monday, but it continued its journey and landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) without incident, the airline said in a statement. Just und...

Man jailed for stealing from lawyer Emily Dodson's office

14 October, 2014

Man jailed for stealing from lawyer Emily Dodson's office

A man was Monday convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment for stealing a number of items from the office of Attorney-at-Law, Emily Dodson. Twenty-four year old Gary Kanhai of Thomas Street, Georgetown was convicted for break and ...

Mother, son accused of bribing US embassy official for visa

14 October, 2014

Mother, son accused of bribing US embassy official for visa

A mother and her son were Monday arraigned for allegedly bribing an employee of the United States (US) embassy for a tourist visa. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry granted Bibi Parmanand, 49,  and her 19-year old son Parmesh P...

Brazilian charged in connection with bogus immigration stamps

14 October, 2014

Brazilian charged in connection with bogus immigration stamp…

A 20-year old Brazilian woman was Monday arraigned for allegedly uttering a passport containing forged immigration stamps. Cassia Santos of 18 Laluni Street, Queenstown, Georgetown pleaded not guilty and was placed on GUY$50,000 bail by Chi...

Digicel (Guyana) wins approval for new fibre-optic cable

13 October, 2014

Digicel (Guyana) wins approval for new fibre-optic cable

The Guyana government is poised to grant Digicel (Guyana) Limited approval to run a submarine fibre-optic cable that would see mobile phone subscribers getting a higher quality service and the company investing in a number of other areas. T...

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