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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Annandale man on bail for alleged bogus car deal

An 18-year old man was Friday granted GUY$300,00 bail for allegedly obtaining money under false pretence for the procurement of three motor cars. Police accuse Raphael Mohammed of of 52 Annandale Housing Scheme of obtaining GUY$650,000 from Amil Yusuff, GUY$500,000 from John Jones and GUY$580,000 from Sherwin Wright by falsely pretending to be in possession of three motor cars. He ...

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APNU explains Volda Lawrence’s recorded abstention

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) parliamentarian, Volda Lawrence on Friday sought to explain how her vote for spending on the security sector went down as an abstention. Lawrence said by the time she could have received advice from APNU Chief Whip, Amna Ally on how to vote immediately on returning to the Chamber she did not respond when her ...

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City Police caught with marijuana

A member of the Georgetown City Constabulary on Thursday pleaded guilty for being in possession of one gram of marijuana and he was fined and ordered to provide community service. 22-year old Jermaine Fenty of D’Urban Street was caught with the marijuana at the Ferry Stelling, Stabroeke. The prosecution’s case was that about 9:40 PM on December 11, a police ...

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Opposition targets Finance Minister over spending on GINA, NCN

Shadow Finance Minister for A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Carl Greenidge on Thursday signalled his opposition coalition’s intention to take action against Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh for spending more than GUY$200 million on two state media entities although their 2012 budgetary allocations had been cut to GUY$1.00. “In light of what has happened now, we will move to ...

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If you call my brother a slave I shall answer you.

The Guyanese culture is a layered thing with many folds in which to hide weapons. It has become cultural for us to hurt each other. But I’ve found that the weapon which hurts a man the most is a single word carefully aimed at his heart. One word can rob a man of self, reason and hope. What moves a ...

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Guyanese mother returns to Trinidad with ailing Trini son

by Carolyn Kissoon (TRINIDAD EXPRESS).-GUYANESE national Rosinda Nicholson, who was deported along with her ailing two-year-old son two months ago, has returned to Trinidad and is being allowed to seek medical treatment for her child. Her son, Elijah Harris, who was born in Trinidad, has been diagnosed with autism. Nicholson, 22, said Elijah was unable to receive medical treatment in ...

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Essequibo Coast residents again promised improved electricity

Guyana Power and Light assured consumers on the Essequibo Coast that more than two days of blackout will come to an end on Wednesday. “Repairs to the switchgear will be completed today- December 10th, facilitating the distribution of the Plant’s 5.4 MW installed capacity to the system which has a maximum demand of 4.2 MW,” GPL said in statement. This ...

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Republic Bank (Guyana) reports profit

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).-Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited reported a net profit after taxation, for the year ended September 30, of Guy$2.35 billion, up from the 2012 figure of Guy$2.01 billion, according to third quarter (Q3) results released December 2. The company’s earnings per share (EPS) rose from 6.71 to 7.85 year (2013) on year (2012), and from 1.57 to 2.11 quarter (Q3 ...

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Sugar workers strike for annual production incentive

Operations at the cash-strapped and low-producing Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco) ground to a halt on Wednesday when field and factory workers went on strike to demand payment of an Annual Production Incentive (API). Workers were expected to return to work on Thursday ahead of another meeting on Friday (December 13). President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), ...

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Persaud denies lying about work in New River Triangle

Natural Resources Minister, Robert Persaud on Wednesday released a transcript of proceedings of a recent meeting of the Sectoral Committee on Natural Resources to prove that he did not lie to that parliamentary body about activity in the New River Triangle Area. Persaud has in the last two days been busy fending off accusations by A Partnership for National Unity ...

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