Daily Archives: December 3, 2015

GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – December 03, 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 03 December 2015  –  Kaieteur News  

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El Nino may trigger floods, famine and sickness in much of the world

El Nino may trigger floods, famine and sickness in much of the world

El NinoA fog of suffocating smoke settles over the Indonesian countryside, sickening hundreds of thousands of people and triggering an environmental crisis.

In Peru, officials abandon plans to host the lucrative Dakar Rally and prepare instead for torrential rains and devastating floods.

And in Ethiopia, crops perish for lack of seasonal rain as United Nations officials warn of imminent famine.

Although many Californians hope forecasts of a “Godzilla” El Nino will deliver drought-busting rains this winter, mention of the mysterious climate phenomenon inspires dread in much of the world.   Continue reading

Guyana: Police, soldiers begin seven-month security operation

Police, soldiers begin seven-month security operation

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 12:59- – by   – Demerara Waves

Guyana Defence Force soldiers at a Battle Muster earlier this year.

Guyana Defence Force soldiers at a Battle Muster earlier this year.

Guyanese police and soldiers are being deployed countrywide to combat crime, prepare to counter terrorism and strengthen border security ahead of Venezuela’s elections later this month, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Wednesday.

“Terrorism has no defined borders, terrorism can occur anywhere and if we you feel that you are immune from it, I believe that…we are not immune from that and, therefore, it would be remiss of a government if it does not put into place arrangements which will secure its citizenry and so we are not waiting for something to happen,” he told a news conference.
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UN Secretary-General Appoints Catherine Pollard of Guyana

Secretary-General Appoints Catherine Pollard of Guyana Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management

Catherine Pollard

Catherine Pollard

SECRETARY-GENERAL – BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Catherine Pollard of Guyana as Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management.  She will succeed Tegegnework Gettu of Ethiopia, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service and able leadership.

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CLUTCHING AT STRAWS – by Ralph Ramkarran

 CLUTCHING AT STRAWS

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on November 28, 2015   –  by  – ConversationTree Blog

The announcement by Government that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Fedders Lloyd, a reputable Indian company, relating to the Specialty Hospital project, has attracted several negative comments. During the life of the last government, the then Opposition consisting of both the AFC and APNU had refused to support the Specialty Hospital.

The AFC’s opposition was founded on the suspect award of the contract to Surendra Engineering, a spare parts supplier, rather than Fedders Lloyd, which had a track record in the construction of such facilities and had made the lowest bid. APNU argued that Guyana needed improved primary care centres, rather than a specialized facility. One high official suggested that ‘Indians’ were ‘taking over.’ Chinese and Brazilian immigrants, who should be applauded for their valuable contributions to Guyana, were spared.    Continue reading

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 01 December 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 01 December 2015

  • Georgetown City Hall says its workers safety a priority
  • Digicel and GTT at it again
  • Relatives of accident victim wants driver apprehended
  • Issues in HIV/AIDS fight remains
  • The experience of older persons needed in fight against domestic violence
  • The sugar Industry still important to Guyana says Prime minister
  • Sports

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