Daily Archives: 03/29/2012

Canadian Commissioner lends support to Victoria Youths

Commissioner lends support to Victoria Youths

March 29, 2012 | By |
As more focus continues to be placed on skills training and developmental

The Canadian High Commissioner, David Devine and his wife picking some ripe peppers at the greenhouse in Victoria, East Coast Demerara
programmes that target vulnerable youths in society, the Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, David Devine yesterday officially commissioned the GRECO Agricultural Enhancement Project Greenhouse at Victoria, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
The Building where the institute is located once housed the Guyana Radio and Electronic Company that made radios and radiograms locally.
The first stages of the agricultural project commenced in November, last and operations such as the actual planting of crops began about two months later.           Continue reading

Berbice Bridge Company takes over riverway

Berbice Bridge Company takes over riverway…Vessels forced to pay to pass under

MARCH 28, 2012 | BY KNEWS |

 Investor says this is a denial of fundamental right…the bridge people don’t own the river

The restriction on some laden vessels from crossing under the

Berbice River Bridge’s high span has left many to wonder if the Berbice River Bridge Company Inc has taken over the Berbice River.
According to a number of boat operators, about three weeks ago the bridge’s management imposed an order that laden vessels, which cross under the high span free of cost, must desist from doing so. Instead, they must now cross whenever there is a retraction. And there is a fee attached. Continue reading

Gov’t threads cautiously on private radio licences

Gov’t threads cautiously on private radio licences

March 28, 2012 (Demerara Waves)

The government says it is proceeding cautiously with the issuing of the new radio licences approved by President Bharrat Jagdeo before he left office in order to avoid contentious issues surrounding their operations in the future.

This is according to Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon who was Wednesday responding to a question about the time it has taken for the 11 new licences to be issued.

“My understanding is that because a large number of licences are being issued at the same time, some of them extend with an NCN-type coverage and others are community-based like the one in Region Nine, that indeed effort has to be made to ensure that [one] company does not transmit and interfere with the frequency that [another] company is transmitting,” he said.

Dr. Luncheon added that considerable work has to be done to ensure that they do not create the basis for “questions, legal challenges and distortions in quality of reception” with the awarding of the new licences. Continue reading

Guyana: Treason accused Freed

Guyana: Treason accused Freed

28 March 2012 – (Demerara Waves)

Three persons–including a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officer and a former reserve officer- were Wednesday freed of a treason charge but Special Prosecutor, Vic Puran signaled that the matter might be far from over.

Those freed are Major Bruce Munroe, his wife Carol and a former Reserve Officer, Leonard Wharton.

Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine Beharry said there was insufficient evidence for the trio to face trial by a judge and jury.

They were accused of between December 1, 2009 and December 16, 2010, at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, intending to level war within Guyana to force the President out of his office, in order to compel the Government of Guyana to change its measures. The three were arrested on December 27, 2010.     Continue reading

First Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival – June 28-30, 2012

Celebrate the:
First Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival

In Hollywood, California on June 28, 29, & 30, 2012

(Los Angeles, California — Thursday, March 15, 2012)

Regulaz Entertainment, Inc. is proud to announce the 1st Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival, three (3) days of events featuring the unique tradition of “Carnival! Caribbean Style!” This celebration of our Caribbean culture will feature splendid colorful costumes, various island culinary dishes, arts & crafts, and pulsating rhythms of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney, Kompas, Zouke, Punta, Meringue, and Steel-band music.

Additionally, as our community celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month, there will be special tribute to The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, the mecca of all Caribbean Carnivals, as they are about to celebrate their 50th Anniversary of Independence.   Continue reading

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