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Daily Archives: February 4, 2014

Food preparation businesses must install grease traps- GWI

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Tuesdayu appealed to all businesses involved in food preparation to install and consistently clean grease traps.  “The company continues to experience numerous reports of overflowing sewerage which has resulted from sewer pipes becoming clogged due to coagulated fats and oils used for food preparation by restaurants and hotels,” GWI said in a statement. GWI ...

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Four arraigned for Amelia’s Ward armed robbery

Four men were Tuesday arraigned on several charges in connection with an armed robbery they allegedly committed at South Amelia’s Ward, Linden. They were not required to plea , and Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry remanded them to prison until February 11 when they will appear in the Christianburg Magistrates’ Court. Thirty-two year old Ruel Williams of 657 Industrial Area, McKenzie; ...

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Aubrey Norton blames “small crew” for keeping him out

A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) candidate, Aubrey Norton on Tuesday blamed a small unnamed clique of Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) members for undermining and ostracising him from the centre of that party’s leadership. His comments came against the background that Medical Doctor Karen Cummings was being considered to replace ailing Debra Backer who is expected to resign as ...

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Private Sector begins insisting on full observer status at AML Select Committee

Even as the Executive Council of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) was Tuesday afternoon discussing its response to A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) refusal to grant the business organisation full-time observer status at the parliamentary select committee on the financial crimes bill, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) called on that party to reconsider its stance. “The ...

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Jamaica replaced US rice imports with Guyana rice in 2013

(ORYZA.COM).-The sole rice mill in Jamaica completely replaced U.S. paddy rice with imports from Guyana in 2013 mainly due to higher prices of U.S. rice, according to the USDA. The USDA says that Jamaica did not import any paddy rice from the U.S. in 2013 for the first time in recent history. Traditionally, Jamaica’s rice imports consisted of 20% of ...

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PPP tight-lipped on future support for non-assented opposition bills

PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee was Tuesday virtually mum on whether government would support opposition-sponsored bills to guarantee them a two-thirds support before they are signed into law by President Donald Ramotar. Asked whether government would be willing to vote in favour of them, Rohee would only say “I would say when we come to that bridge we will cross ...

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Rohee avoids questions on opposition’s links to criminals

General Secretary of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee failed to provide evidence that the opposition was shielding drug lords and money launderers by blocking key amendments to anti-money laundering legislation. Rohee, who is also Home Affairs Minister, could not back up his accusation by saying specifically whether the administration knew anyone specifically and why the law enforcement agencies ...

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Opposition walks out of select committee after govt insists that PSC observe all sittings

Opposition members of the parliamentary select committee- set up to examine proposed amendments to the financial crimes law-Monday night walked out of the meeting over bickering with government about whether the  Private Sector Commission (PSC) should be allowed to observe all sittings. A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) said it opposed the PSC’s presence in keeping with a previous decision ...

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Minibus passengers miraculously escape serious injury

Several persons, including students of the New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI), miraculously escaped serious injury when the bus they were travelling in toppled several times, eyewitnesses said. At least seven of the 15 passengers were admitted to the New Amsterdam Hospital for observation while the others were treated and sent away.One passenger lost his ear and another’s hand was fractured. ...

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