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Daily Archives: June 19, 2013

Indonesians in forced labour on Guyana-registered vessels; US honours Women Miners President for TIP fight

Even as the United States urged Guyana to put an end to forced labour of Indonesians aboard Guyana-flagged fishing vessels, a local campaigner against Trafficking In Persons has been honoured by American Secretary of State John Kerry. President of the Guyana Women Miners Association (GWMO), Simona Broomes credited the US’ annual TIP report for creating greater consciousness about the phenomenon ...

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Opposition Leader, Finance Minister excluded from budget cut case; APNU unhappy

Chief Justice Ian Chang on Wednesday ruled that Opposition Leader David Granger and Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh should be excluded from last year’s budget cuts court case because they enjoyed immunity as parliamentarians. However, Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman remains a party in the case. Justice Chang also ruled that Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS) Dr. ...

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CFATF gives Guyana until August to submit amended financial crimes law

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) has given Guyana two months to pass upgraded laws against financial crimes before the global watchdog considers the country’s fate in November, Attorney General Anil Nandlall said Tuesday. Addressing the opening of a workshop on Guidelines for the 2009 Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing of Terrorism, he said the parliamentary select ...

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Broadcasters to pay at least $2.5M for annual licence fee

Broadcasters will have to pay an annual licencing fee of no less than $2.5M, says Chairperson of the Board of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) Bibi Shadick. At a news conference on Wednesday she explained that the Broadcasting Act makes provision for a licence fee to be set by the minister. “The decision of Cabinet was the annual licence ...

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Miner beaten to death

A miner, who is also a shopkeeper, was beaten to death in the Cuyuni area where the suspect is still at large. The dead man has been identified as 38-year old Roy Greenidge of Bartica. The incident occurred Monday night at Far Back, Cuyuni. His brother, Trevor, told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) that Roy’s left foot was broken and ...

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