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  1. Rain cuts short Windies v India ODI

    (Reuters) – Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane compiled an opening partnership of 132 for India against West Indies before rain washed out the first one-day international in Trinidad today.

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  2. ExxonMobil seeking range of contractors

    In the wake of government’s  approval of its production licence, ExxonMobil today advertised for a range of services as it ramps up operations to draw oil from the huge Liza well offshore in 2020.

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  3. Deadly London tower blaze began in Hotpoint fridge freezer, police say

    LONDON, (Reuters) – A fire that killed at least 79 people at a London tower block started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests, London police said on Friday.

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  4. Caribbean Container Inc announces 36-month closure of recycling plant

    The local paper and paper container manufacturing company Caribbean Container Inc (CCI) has announced that with effect from the end of June it will be suspending the operations of its Paper Recycling Plant and reverting immediately to imported paper as the primary raw material for its box manufacturing facility.

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  5. Maths teaching a key aim of US$13.3m World Bank deal

    Approved in April this year, Guyana and the World Bank yesterday signed a US$13.3M loan agreement which will see a major focus on maths  teaching and the training of 6,500 teachers.

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  6. Over $120M spent on city drainage this rainy season

    In a bid to minimize inundation from heavy rain, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has so far spent over $120 million on ensuring that drains and canals are properly cleaned, Town Clerk Royston King said yesterday.

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  7. Inmates fingered in NA prison attack

    The police have launched an investigation into Wednesday afternoon’s fatal attack inside in the New Amsterdam Prison and three inmates were yesterday identified as the alleged attackers.

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  8. Ex-soldiers must be able to serve if found competent – President

    President David Granger has declared that there is more to the militarisation of a state than the mere appointment of persons with military service to public posts.

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  9. CWI failed to follow due process – Bravo

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Estranged West Indies left-hander Darren Bravo has accused Cricket West Indies of not affording him due process, in the decision to axe him from the Tri-Series tour of Zimbabwe last November and bar him from future selection.

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  10. Former rice board members plead not guilty after fraud charges re-read

    The six former Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) members, including two opposition parliamentarians, who were charged with failing to record entries for funds amounting to over $250 million in the agency’s general ledger, were yesterday allowed to plead to the charges.

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  11. Utilities Commission rules in favour of GTT promotion

    The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has ruled that the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) shall be able to continue to offer its “Get More Pay Less” promotion until August 2017.

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  12. National Senior Athletic Championship set for July at Leonora

    The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) officially launched the 2017 edition of the National Senior Championship, yesterday at their head-office in Alberttown.

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  13. Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw

    KAZAN,Russia(Reuters) – Alexis Sanchez became Chile’s all-time leading scorer when he grabbed an early goal in their 1-1 draw against Germany at the Confederations Cup on Thursday.

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  14. President seeking ways to reunite juvenile female offenders with families

    President David Granger on Wednes-day said that he is actively looking at ways to have some of the female juveniles offenders being held at the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) on the Essequibo coast reunited with their families.

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  15. Australia, Cameroon hopes hit after 1-1 draw

    ST PETERSBURG, Russia, (Reuters) – Australia fought back to draw 1-1 with Cameroon in the Confederations Cup on Thursday, a result that further dents both countries’ hopes of progressing in the eight-team tournament in Russia.

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  16. Woman found dead at Vreed-en-Hoop died by drowning – post-mortem

    Patricia Amanda Ronald, the woman whose partially decomposed body was found on a dam at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD) during last week, died from drowning, according to the results of an autopsy.

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  17. Windies in need of confidence ahead of opener: Drakes

    OAKHAM, England,CMC – Head coach Vasbert Drakes says the challenge for the struggling West Indies Women will be to find confidence, as they desperately search for winning form ahead of opening game of the ICC Women’s World Cup next Monday against reigning champions Australia Women.

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  18. US unveils strategy for Caribbean

    The United States Department of State intends to convene an annual meeting with Caribbean leaders as part of efforts to increase institutionalized engagement for more effective coordination.

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  19. Bid evaluators to get more $$

    With over 80 persons from both the public and private sectors responding to the National Procurement and Tender Administration’s (NPTA) call for additional evaluators of government contracts, the agency yesterday announced that payment will be upped from $3000 per contract.

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  20. Windies focussed on performance not India controversy

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies are not taking any comfort from coaching controversy overshadowing India’s trip to the Caribbean, as they look to turn the tables on the powerhouses in the opening One-Day International of the five-match series bowling off here today.

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