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(CMC) – The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) are providing a USD$8-million loan for the construction of a 5.2-megawatt (MW) grid-connected solar PV system to provide a reliable and efficient supply of electricity to Guyana’s hinterland region. A government statement said that the funding will ensure the ...

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(CMC) – A two-day conference aimed at examining and redefining violence prevention solutions as it relates to youth violence and prevention in the Caribbean gets underway in Guyana on Tuesday. The organisers said that the Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention will bring together leaders from youth movements, governments, civil society, development organizations and academia, ...

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(CMC) – The state-owned Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) says it is seeking investors willing to design, finance, construct and operate an on-site hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). “This request for proposals represents an opportunity to build a hotel to service our unique market of domestic and international passengers,” said Vernice Walkine, the ...

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Some 178 vendors are in line to benefit from a new registration programme to be launched Monday by the Castries Constituency Council (CCC), the council has announced. The initiative is set to be launched at the Castries City Hall from 5:30 p.m. According to the CCC, it follows several consultations held last year with merchants […]

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The Department of Health and Wellness has recorded a decrease in suicide rates for 2018. According to the Department of Health & Wellness suicide report, the figures pointed to a drop for suicide rates in 2018 compared to previous years. Saint Lucia recorded three completed suicides for 2018 compared to 13 in ...

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(CMC) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rattled parts of the capital late on Sunday night, but there were no reports of damage or injury. The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that the quake, which occurred at 11:18 p.m. ...

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The Ministry of Health plans to launch a major cancer prevention initiative later this month among Grade Six Students. The initiative is being preceded by an education campaign. The plan is to introduce the students throughout the Island to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine that protects against cervical cancer and other conditions caused by […]

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