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Daily Archives: June 12, 2013

Caribbean Airlines’ air fare hike “arbitrary”- Tourism Minister

The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce on Wednesday opposed the “arbitrary” increases in airfare ticket prices by Caribbean Airlines (CAL), accusing the regional carrier of attempting to rake in profits from high demands in the Guyana markets. Minister of Tourism Industry and Commerce (ag) Irfaan Ali who lamented the airline’s high fares, made reference to the 50- minute flight ...

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Policeman in Globe Yard shooting charged

A policeman, who allegedly concocted an account about how his shooting of a bicycle repairman earlier this year, had his story back fire on him and he is now facing three charges. 27-year old Constable Ocquana Dawson was Wednesday arraigned for discharging a loaded firearm with intent to injure, illegal possession of ammunition and damage to property. He pleaded not ...

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Opposition divided over Private Sector’s mediation offer in GPL issue

Fearing a harsh economic backlash if there is a 26.7 percent hike in electricity rates, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Wednesday offered to mediate in the standoff between government and the opposition to have the GUY$5.2 billion subsidy restored. “The PSC offers it’s availability to work with the government, GPL (Guyana Power and Light) and the Parliamentary Opposition to ...

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Govt must pre-pay its ‘light bill’, seek tax-break- AFC

The Alliance For Change (AFC), saying it wouldn’t take responsibility for unrest, on Wednesday called on government to pay up its electricity bills and ask for tax-forgiveness rather than impose a 26.7 percent increase in tariffs. At the same time, a group of activists from the governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) picketed outside Sidewalk Café/Ariantze Hotel where the AFC’s news ...

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Key suspect in Brazilian woman’s killing arrested

A key suspect has been arrested in connection with the killing of a Brazilian woman near a mining pit in Mahdia, police said Wednesday. The woman has been identified as 47-year old Maria Jose Assis Bazerra. Her body bearing four stab wounds to the left temple was discovered midday Tuesday at Jumbie Backdam, Mahdia. Ten other persons, who were in ...

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New GPC is franchise holder for Caribbean Premier League cricket

Georgetown, Guyana – With just over seven weeks to go until the inaugural Caribbean Premier League kicks off, CPL Ltd are pleased to announce the signing of its first franchise agreement on behalf of Guyana, CPL said in a statement. The franchisee is well known Guyanese businessman Dr. Ranjisingh ’Bobby’ Ramroop, owner of the New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (New GPC). ...

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Policeman allegedly beats two at Lethem

A St Ignatius , Region 9 family  is calling on the Guyana Police  Force to investigate the savage beating which was meted out to two members of the family allegedly by a policeman at Lethem on Saturday night. Reports are that on Saturday evening, a young man from the community , one Jon Farias  and his sister ,Roxanne Farias ,were ...

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