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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Bandits commit robbery at Western Union, Harbour Bridge Mall

Three armed bandits Monday afternoon committed an armed robbery at the Western Union branch at Harbour Bridge Mall, East Bank Demerara. At least 10 customers who were inside transacting business were ordered to lay face down on the floor while they were stripped of their valuables. Items stolen included cash, phones and jewellery. One of the victims said the bandits ...

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Essequibo woman stabbed to death by ex

An East Bank Essequibo woman is dead after being stabbed more than two dozen times allegedly by a man with whom she had a relationship. She has been identified as Sookdai Basdeo, 37, of Tuschen, EBE. The woman was found in her home around 7.45AM Monday with stab wounds about her body. The suspect, Iqbal Mohammed, reportedly turned himself in ...

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GPL sheds light on weekend outages

The Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) says the power outages experienced thorughout the weekend were as a result of malfunctioning equipment.  Below is a release issued by the company on Monday. “December 22, 2013, Georgetown, Guyana: GPL wishes to advise our customers that the outages experienced on Saturday December 21, 2013, commencing at 14:10 hours, were the result of ...

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Man dies in road accident after leaving wedding house

A 37-year old man died, who was returning home from a wedding house, is Guyana’s latest road fatality. He is Fazal Baksh of Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice. Police said he was riding a motorcycle along the main road at D’Edward Village, West Coast Berbice at about 3:20 AM Sunday morning. “He lost control of the vehicle and collided with ...

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Woman kills man for ‘food money’

A man was stabbed to death Saturday night during an argument with a woman over GUY$1,000 she had allegedly given him to buy food for her, police said. He has been identified as 43-year old Percival Williams of Hague, West Coast Demerara. The woman has been arrested and is in police custody assisting with the investigations. Police said Williams had ...

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US flouting Guyana’s State authority over democracy and governance project- Luncheon

Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon has sharply criticised the decision by the United States (US) Ambassador Dr Brent Hardt to implement a governance project or aspects of it, under the auspices of USAID, despite strong objections by the Cabinet. The American envoy has maintained that that the US and USAID have consulted adequately with ...

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PSC offers compromise on Procurement Commission stalemate

A crack appears to have emerged in the government over agreeing on a compromise position that can finally pave the way for the establishment of a Public Procurement Commission (PPC) and passage tighter financial crimes legislation. Well-placed sources say that President Donald Ramotar had repeatedly endorsed a formula in talks with the Private Sector Commission (PSC) that can see Cabinet ...

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Open parliamentary hearings on financial crimes bill to public- PSC, opposition

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the two parliamentary opposition parties have agreed that parliamentary hearings to amend the financial crimes bill should be held in public. PSC Chairman, Ronald Webster told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) that taking Special Select Committee hearings on amendments to the Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism (AML/CFT) to the public would ...

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GPSU criticises one-month bonus to Joint Services

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and other security agencies will get one month’s bonus plus the five percent back-pay, a move the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) says is aimed at splitting loyalties. President Donald Ramotar on Friday announced the extra-cash package at the annual Christmas luncheon held at the GDF’s headquarters, Camp Ayanganna. The state-run Government Information Agency (GINA) ...

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