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Daily Archives: March 11, 2014

High Court grants bail to woman mistakenly charged

A woman, who police said they wrongfully charged in connection with an armed robbery, on Tuesday moved to the High Court and secured bail. She is Alana Taylor, who was charged along with two men for allegedly committing a gun-robbery at the home of a female gold miner, was granted GUY$80,000 bail by Chief Justice Ian Chang. Taylor of 212 ...

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GECOM interviews candidates for Chief Elections Officer; decision expected in 24 hours

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday interviewed local and overseas candidates for the vital post of Chief Elections Commissioner, a top official said. GECOM Chairman, Dr. Steve Surujbally said Guyanese would Wednesday know who would be the new CEO- the person who would, among other, things be responsible for announcing election results. Asked how the process went, he said ...

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Guysuco should get out of sugar- APNU; GAWU wants studies done

A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) Tony Vieria on Tuesday said the highly indebted and low-producing Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco) should be significantly scaled down and the lands used for fish farming and cane-derived ethanol. The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), however, wants studies to be first conducted about the prospects for those alternatives. Vieria said that due ...

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APNU top brass to boycott national consultation on anti-money laundering bill

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Tuesday virtually ruled out any of its top exeuctive members attending a national consultation on amendments to the Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing Terrorism Act (AML/CFT) Act. President Donald Ramotar is expected to address the event billed for Wednesday morning at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC). APNU front-bencher, Joseph ...

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Teen dead, two injured in West Bank Demerara accident

A 16-year old boy of Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara was early Tuesday morning killed when the car he was travelling in slammed into a utility pole. He has been identified as Jomal Archer. Police said the accident occured about 4 AM on the Goed Fortuin Public Road, West Bank Demerara. “Investigations have revealed that the motor vehicle was proceeding along ...

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