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$41,000 fine, community service for vendor found with ganja – Guyana Times

A vendor has been fined and ordered to perform two months of community service after being found guilty of possession of narcotics. Wendez Pompey, a 23-year-old vendor of 23 Hill Street, Albouystown Georgetown, was arrested on Saturday, February 10, on the Suddie Public Road, Essequibo Coast, with 27.9 grams of cannabis in his possession. Pompey …

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‘Tell me, how we must survive with 6.5?’ contestant disqualified from children’s Mash Competition – Stabroek News

-GTU outraged The disqualifying of a child from the  Mashramani calypso competition as her offering queried the 6.5% increase handed out by government has sparked criticism of the Ministry of Education. “Tell me, how we must survive with 6.5?” were the words of the chorus uttered by a schoolgirl during the Region Six Mashramani competition …

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Ukraine war: Attack on Belgorod shopping centre in Russia near border – BBC News

By Laura Gozzi At least five people have been killed in an air attack on the Russian city of Belgorod, the region’s governor says. Eighteen others are said to have been wounded in the strike not far from the Ukrainian border. Videos circulating on social media showed several ambulances parked outside a heavily damaged shopping …

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Japan slips into recession allowing Germany to overtake as world’s third largest economy – CNN News

By Laura He and Hanako Montgomery, CNN Hong Kong/Tokyo (CNN) – Japan’s economy has contracted unexpectedly because of weak domestic consumption, pushing the country into recession and causing it to lose its position as the world’s third largest economy to Germany. Gross domestic product (GDP) shrank at an annualized pace of 0.4% in the last three months of …

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UN backs Guyana’s calls for increased climate adaptation funding – Guyana Times

– as Pres Ali makes case for world to act amid worsening global conflicts Representatives of the United Nations (UN) have backed Guyana’s consistent call for increased climate adaptation funding, acknowledging that developing countries, particularly those with extensive agriculture sectors, are the most vulnerable.On Tuesday, Guyana presided over a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) debate …

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GTU says working on strike relief, legal action – Stabroek News

-meets GTUC By Abigail Headley The GTU yesterday said it was mobilizing strike relief for use when necessary and it vowed to proceed with legal action against the government over planned deductions from salaries. Meanwhile, senior members of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) yesterday met with the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) and other unions …

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Russian landing ship Caesar Kunikov sunk off Crimea, says Ukraine – BBC News

By Paul Kirby A big Russian amphibious ship, the Caesar Kunikov, has sunk off the coast of Russian-occupied Crimea, according to Ukraine’s armed forces. Powerful explosions were heard early on Wednesday, according to local social media, which suggested the landing ship was hit south of the town of Yalta. Ukraine’s intelligence directorate released video of …

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Man credited with inventing the Pop Tart dies at 96 – ABC News

He also served in the Army Air Corps in occupied Japan during World War II. By Jon Haworth William “Bill” Post, the man often credited with inventing the beloved Pop Tart, has died at 96. Born on June 27, 1927 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Post was one of seven children born to Dutch immigrants and, …

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With MoU approved for signing, India wants long-term oil purchasing arrangement with Guyana – News Room Guyana

Minister of Natural Resources Vickram Bharrat held talks with India’s Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh at the sidelines of the ongoing India Energy Week in Quitol, Goa yesterday. During that meeting, Singh noted India’s interest to sign a multi-year oil purchase deal with Guyana. After a meeting with India’s oil minister, Bharrat …

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Fire at Albion estate power plant caused serious damage – GuySuCo – Stabroek News

The fire on Saturday, February 3rd at the power plant of the Albion Sugar Factory caused serious damage, according to a statement yesterday from GuySuCo. The statement said that the preliminary report on the fire “revealed serious damage to crucial electrical infrastructure in the Powerhouse, including the 4 megawatts generating control panel, 2.5 megawatts generating …

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