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July 5, 1993
Vendors, drug shipments and SN goes daily

*A high-level team from the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry was to meet with the Minister with responsibility for Municipalities, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds and City Mayor Compton Young to discuss the Water Street vendors. (Ten years later the vending situation is only now being regularised.)

* It was reported that a Public Corporations Secretariat audit detected anomalies in a $19M Guyana Pharmaceu-tical Corporation (GPC) drug shipment to the United States.

* Haiti’s President Jean Bertrand Aristide signed a pact with the General who led a coup which ousted him, Raoul Cedras, to restore democracy and end military rule on the island.

* On our Sports pages American Pete Sampras had just won his first Wimbledon Title, defeating countryman Jim Courier 7-6 7-6 3-6 6-3 at the All-England Club.

* Stabroek News publishes its very first Monday edition, extending its publishing schedule to seven days a week and becoming “a truly daily newspaper.”

July 6, 1993
Omai, baby smuggling and hungry Moscow students

* Omai refutes charges of irregular cyanide monitoring - Omai Gold Mines Ltd denounces as “unfortunate and erroneous” what it called allegations that the environmental monitoring of cyanide levels at Omai was not regular and systematic. Omai said it recognised the regular and systematic monitoring of cyanide as “the single most important environmental factor.”

* Amerindian Affairs Minister, Vibert DeSouza probes reports of Amerindian babies being sold in England. Five babies from the Moruka and Pomeroon areas, all under one-year-old, were taken to England and sold for between 8,000 - 10,000 Pounds Sterling. The infants were handed over to a woman by their parents who were promised they would be sponsored for citizenship.

* US Ambassador to Guyana, George Jones, praises President Cheddi Jagan and PNC Leader Desmond Hoyte for their fair roles in the October 1992 General Elections.

* Guyanese students on Government scholarships to Moscow complain about their living conditions and call for increased stipends in the face of worsening economic conditions.

* Pat Thompson, CEO of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce, urges speedier action on creation of the Caricom Single Market, to reverse the changes in Europe and North America which he said would affect the region.