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Daily Archives: September 9, 2013

BK International dismisses govt’s stone shortage claim

Construction firm, BK International, says its has more than an adequate supply of granite stone in stock as the entity expressed dismay at claims fro m the government that it soon have to import stone to fill a shortage here. At a news conference held Monday at the company’s head office at Mudlot, Kingston ,CEO Brian Tiwari rejected statements by ...

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Govt OKs imported chicken to cope with shortage

As Guyanese continue to pay more for scarce chicken because of a shortage of hatching eggs, government on Monday announced that 18 import licenses have been granted to increase that meat supply. The licenses would be valid until January 2014 to bridge the supply gap indentified by the Guyana Poultry Producers Association. “After careful consultations with the poultry association and ...

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TT scraps fuel subsidy to Caribbean Airlines

Trinidad and Tobago on Monday announced that it would be scrapping the fuel subsidy to financially troubled Caribbean Airlines from next month but air fares were not expected to rise. The twin-island’s Finance Minister, Larry Howai, in his budget presentation to the Parliament, said the subsidy for Caribbean Airlines’ international operations would be discontinued from October 1. The fuel subsidy ...

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TT farmers to get duty-free concessions, but they’ll have to build drainage and irrigation

Guyana’s Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said that Trinidad and Tobago’s farm investors will get duty free concessions but will have to help improve drainage and irrigation at new lands to be allocated. “We have been working out arrangements with foreign investors that when they develop this land with infrastructure Guyanese farmers will also benefit,”  he told Demerara Waves Online ...

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Seven arrested; guns, ammo seized

Seven men were Monday afternoon arrested in connection with the discovery of a telescopic rifle and a handgun on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway. The men were in the F-150 pick-up that police stopped at Yarrowkabra about 12:30 PM. The weapons found were one  .44 Harrington and Richardson telescopic rifle with 38 rounds and one .32 Taurus pistol with seven rounds.

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Wanted bulletin issued for suspect in biker slaying

The Guyana Police Force on Monday issued a wanted bulletin for businessman Rondy Jagdeo in connection with last week’s slaying of biker Kirk Davis. Davis was killed outside his Eccles Housing Scheme home on September 3. An autopsy subsequently revealed that he had been shot 16 times. Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Jagdeo is asked ...

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GDF objected to armed Venezuelan soldiers entering Essequibo

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers had objected to several Venezuelan soldiers eventually landing on Guyanese soil with their weapons although they were advised not to do so, officials here said Monday. The group arrived on August 31, the same day that Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro was on a one-day state visit. Speaking on strict condition of anonymity, the source said ...

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TT agri groups oppose farming deal with Guyana

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).-Reports that the Government plans to provide 10,000 acres of land in Guyana for T&T’s farmers have already stirred up discontentment within the agricultural industry. Among the groups voicing their concerns are the T&T Agriculture Society, United Farmers Association and the T&T Cane Producers Association. In an interview yesterday, president of the T&T United Farmers Association Shiraz Ali called ...

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Policeman chopped, attacker shot dead

A man was Sunday night shot dead after he allegedly chopped a policeman who had gone to investigate a report of threatening behaviour, according to well-placed sources. The dead man has been identified as 45-year old Krishna Persaud of Sophia Front, East Coast Demerara. Preliminary investigations have revealed that Persaud, who lived in the area, had gone to the Rubis ...

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Top cop names biker’s killer at vigil outside police station

Hundreds of bikers and other associates of Kurt Davis, who was gunned down outside his home, Sunday night participated in a vigil and solidarity ride that prompted Police Commissioner Leroy Brummel to assure them that the search was continuing for the assailant. While the Guyana Police Force has not issued a wanted bulletin, Brummel for the first time gave the ...

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