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Daily Archives: February 28, 2014

Seelall Persaud is next Top Cop

Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud will take over the reins of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) from April 1, well-placed sources said. The usually reliable sources said Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell has been given one month to hand over to Persaud,50, who is currently responsible for Law Enforcement. Brumell’s last day should have been Friday but, according to sources, he ...

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New York cops arrest GRA cashier on Interpol’s wanted list for embezzlement

BUFFALO NEWS..Cheektowaga, New York.–Cheektowaga police pulled over a four-door sedan on Genesee Street Monday evening for an expired inspection and illegal tinted windows. It turned out the driver, Gregory Alistair Ewan Barnes, 32, of George Urban Blvd. in Cheektowaga was wanted by Interpol, Cheektowaga police said Friday. A computer check revealed there was an active warrant through Interpol on Barnes ...

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Guyana, Suriname yielding little from trade accords with Brazil- report

Guyana and Suriname are unable to take full advantage of Brazil’s market because trade agreements with that economic powerhouse do not cover most of the competitive products by those English and Dutch-speaking countries. The Private Sector Commission (PSC) says that is one of the findings of a report on enhancing exports from Guyana and Suriname to Brazil and a Troika ...

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Vehicle importer on fraudulent conversion charge

A vehicle importer and real estate agent was Friday arraigned for allegedly fraudulently converting GUY$980,000 to her own use after she failed to supply a minibus. City Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan placed Winetta Britton GUY$250,000 bail and ordered that she return to court on March 19 for report and statements. The prosecution’s case is that Britton of 186 South Better ...

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Large number of Police Cadets line up for promotion

A decision by Former President Bharrat Jagdeo to increase the intake of cadets into the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has left most of them languishing in the waiting line for promotion. Delivering a presentation on the force’s progress in implementing recommendations by the 2004 Disciplined Forces Commission (DFC), Assistant Commissioner David Ramnarine said he was aware of discussions to resolve ...

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Illegal liquor sale charges dropped against Liquid Love owner

Charges for sale of spirituous liquor without obtaining a liquor licence against the owner of Liquid Love owner, 31 year old Tavita Sattaur of Lot 12 Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown, were withdrawn on Friday. Sattaur was charged with having at her business place Guinness, Stag beer, Corona beer, Banks beer and Mackeson for sale without obtaining a liquor licence. She ...

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GTUC dumps National Assembly’s motion for broader union representation on Critchlow Labour College board

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Friday rejected the National Assembly’s unanimously approved motion for broader trade union representation on the Board of the Critchlow Labour College (CLC) in return for the restoration of the badly needed state subvention. GTUC General Secretary, Lincoln Lewis and CLC Principal, Ivor English said audits have not uncovered any evidence of financial skulduggery. ...

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Finance Minister left accident scene to seek treatment

Attorney General Anil Nandlall has defended Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh’s decision to leave the scene of a recent road accident , saying the country’s financial czar was injured and rushed to seek medical attention. Nandlall said the minister was struck at the back of his head on impact with the car and he sought treatment at a city hospital. ...

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Spouses of Caricom Skilled Nationals can now work freely in Guyana

Caribbean Community (Caricom) nationals allowed to live and work in Guyana as Skilled Nationals will now be allowed to bring their spouses and dependants to live and work indefinitely. Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett on Thursday successfuly piloted an amendment to her country’s Caribbean Community Free Entry of Skilled Nationals Act to now allow for the spouse of a skilled national ...

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House approves motion for GTUC, FITUG reps on Critchlow Labour College Board in exchange for subvention

The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed an Alliance For Change (AFC)-sponsored motion for the restoration of government’s subvention to the Critchlow Labour College (CLC) only after that opposition party agreed to an amendment to provide for broad-based trade union representation on the board of that institution. The AFC’s Trevor Williams agreed to the amendment after Peoples Progressive Party Civic ...

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