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Multi-purpose primary school opens at Whitewater

A school which houses a multi-purpose centre was recently commissioned at Whitewater to allow children from hinterland communities greater access to education, the Government Information Agency (GINA) said in a press release.

Not all traffic lights will be in place for world cup

The long awaited installation of new traffic lights at some 50 junctions across the city will not be finished in time for the cricket world cup games and the authorities may have to resort to giving priority to the route leading to the stadium at Providence.

PPP/C hosting activities to remember Jagan

The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) will be hosting a series of activities to honour the memory of party founder and President Cheddi Jagan on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his death.

A successful summit

This 19th Summit of the Rio Group was really the one that should have taken place in 2005 in Argen-tina.

Castrol inter-county under-15 two-day cricket final

Twenty wickets fell on the first day as Berbice passed Demerara’s paltry first innings score of 80, then crumbled for 101 in the final round match of the Castrol inter-county under-15 two-day cricket competition at the Police Sports Complex ground yesterday.

Stock market updates

Notes 1 – Interim results 2 – Prospective EPS: earnings per share for 12 months period to the date the latest financials have been prepared.

Loggers claim VAT was charged incorrectly

The Forest Producers Association (FPA) is claiming that some of its members have been required to pay millions of dollars to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) based on the incorrect levying of VAT charges.

Close Air Support

I served in the United States Air Force for over 16 years including a stint in the first Iraq war and when I had to give briefings on leadership to younger officers, I often used one of our phrases in the Air Force, “level flight – rising terrain” If you were flying an aircraft at a level flight and there was rising terrain, obviously you will crash.

Business Editorial

Now that there are several new and renovated hotels and guest houses in Georgetown and its environs the problem of the scarcity of the skills necessary to enable these institutions to provide a high standard of service is staring us even more squarely in the face.

Bel Air couple arms trial

A police inspector testifying in the trial of Swiss House boss, Farouk Razac and his beauty queen wife said that during the raid at the businessman’s house, Razac said that he was keeping the weapon that was found to combat wanted man Rondell ‘Fineman’ Rawlins if he should attack.

Don’t let drug lords take over

President Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday told the top brass of the Guyana Defence Force not to allow criminals and drug lords to take over the country and launched a broadside against the US on a number of fronts.