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2009-12-15 11:38:00

REDLANDS, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to mitigate the effects of climate change, the South American nation of Guyana is developing the world's first national Low-Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) using enterprise geographic information system (GIS) technology and expertise from ESRI. The environmental technology company will provide Guyana with software for use in national carbon accounting and sustainable management of forests. In a national announcement, Guyana's...

2008-07-18 15:00:32

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website on 18 July Georgetown, Guyana: President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday accused media practitioners here of bias against his government, adding that he did not have "time to waste" on criticisms from regional and local journalists about his administration's recent banning of a reporter. However, the Guyana Press Association (GPA) shot back at the president, saying his utterances were "wicked and malicious". In comments to...

2006-09-02 18:52:17

By Sharief Khan GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Reuters) - Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo was sworn in on Saturday for another five years calling for national unity after this week's peaceful election in the divided South American nation of 750,000 people. The former British colony wedged between Venezuela and Suriname escaped the violence of past votes when tensions between the ethnic Indian majority and Afro-Guyanese boiled over into rioting and looting. Jagdeo, a 42-year-old ethnic Indian...

2006-08-31 21:26:11

By Sharief Khan GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Reuters) - Guyana's President Bharrat Jagdeo, a free-market advocate, has won re-election after sweeping to victory in peaceful elections on Monday in the former British colony, authorities said on Thursday. Jagdeo, a 42-year-old ethnic Indian, won 64.6 percent of Monday's vote while his People's Progressive Party/Civic party won 36 seats in the 65-member parliament, Guyana Chief Election Officer Gocool Boodoo said announcing the results. Guyana,...

2006-08-28 13:45:36

By Patrick Markey GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Reuters) - Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday was expected to win a second term in the former British colony as voters went to the polls under tough security to prevent clashes that marred previous elections. Polls show Jagdeo, a 42-year-old Moscow-educated economist who has promised to tackle rising crime and deliver improved services, is favored to secure a second 5-year term and will likely keep his party's parliamentary majority....

2006-08-28 13:10:36

By Patrick Markey GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Reuters) - Braving bursts of tropical rain, Guyanese voted on Monday in the former British colony's fourth election since independence and were expected to reelect free-market advocate President Bharrat Jagdeo. Polls show that Jagdeo, a 42-year-old Moscow-educated economist who has promised to tackle rising crime rates and continue to deliver improved services, is likely to win a second 5-year term by keeping his party's majority in the...

2006-08-25 14:47:53

By Sharief Khan GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Reuters) - A series of frightening crimes will be on the minds of Guyanese voters as they go to polls next week in an election likely to be won by the youthful President Bharrat Jagdeo. Soldiers will patrol Guyana's streets for the first time during an election on Monday when voters cast ballots in the former British colony. Rioting has marred the last three general elections in the small South American country after racial tensions flared...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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