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Monthly Archives: July 2013

House adopts motion for river accidents inquiry

The National Assembly on Thursday passed a motion calling for the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the incidences of maritime deaths and accidents over the last 13 years. The motion was brought by Leader of the Opposition David Granger and was passed unopposed by the government. “We in A Partnership for National Unity feel that a Commission ...

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Miner beaten to death with metal

A gold miner was Thursday afternoon beaten to death at Port Kaituma during an argument, police said. A suspect has been arrested and could be charged shortly. The dead man has been identified as 25-year old Wrenford Williams of Kamarang. Investigators were told that around 5 O’clock Thursday afternoon, Williams was involved in an argument with a man at 10-Miles, ...

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Two suspects in Fullworks robbery arrested

Two men, who were wanted in connection with a robbery at an East Coast Demerara auto sales company, were arrested on the West Bank of Demerara, police said. A .38 Taurus revolver with four rounds was found during a search at a house at Parfait Harmonie. Police said the duo was wanted for questioning in relation the recent armed robbery ...

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Gov’t again refuses to proceed with local gov’t bills

Consideration of the local government bills was once again postponed when the government declined to proceed with its business at Thursday’s sitting. The administration had wanted the sitting postponed until August 7 and had sent a letter to that effect to Speaker of the House Raphael Trotman and Opposition Leader David Granger but it was rejected on the grounds that ...

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Govt says Amaila is good deal; ruling party pickets opposition

As government was busy assuring Guyanese that they will pay less for Amaila hydro electricity and the US$840 million will be well-spent on building the facility, the youth arm of the ruling party was on the picket-line outside Parliament Building venting its anger against the opposition’s stance on the project. The estimated 100 persons, who protested under the banner of ...

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US project seeks to break gridlock, build consensus

The United States (US) is injecting US$1.5 million into a project aimed at breaking gridlock between Guyana’s opposition-controlled House and the minority Executive. American Ambassador to Guyana, Brendt Hardt told a welcome reception for the Chief of Party for the Leadership and Democracy Project (LEAD), Glenn Bradbury that building bridges between the two sides would be a key objective. He ...

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Speaker ditches govt’s attempt to postpone National Assembly sitting

House Speaker, Raphael Trotman rebuffed government’s decision to postpone Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly by letter to allow for high-level talks on parliamentary matters for the controversial Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP). In a letter to Trotman advising of the postponement to August 7, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds said the move was aimed at securing time to hold high-level ...

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President convenes National Stakeholders Forum to discuss threatened Amaila Project

President Donald Ramotar is scheduled to meet civil society stakeholders on Thursday as the government continues to make its case to save the US$840M Amaila Hydropower Project. The invitation to the private sector and other NGOs originated from Presidential Advisor on Governance Gail Teixeira and invited them to a National Stakeholders Forum. “The President will be the host of this ...

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