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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Two ex Special Branch cops charged with illegal gun, ammo; threatening behaviour

Two former Special Branch agents were Wednesday arraigned on several charges including threatening behaviour and illegal possession of a firearm. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said the two ex-intelligence cops were arrested outside Special Branch Headquarters Tuesday afternoon after they failed to enter their former place of employment. A firearm was found in possession of one of the men, Persaud ...

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Keith Lowenfield is new Chief Elections Officer

Ex Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Major,  Keith Lowenfield is the new Chief Elections Officer, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said in a statement. “The full membership of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) today (Wednesday) decided unanimously to the appointment of Mr. Keith Lowenfield to the position of Chief Election Officer and Commissioner of National Registration,” he said. The Commission made ...

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Police Association “happy” with salary talks

Even as the Guyana Police Association (GPA) prepared to check up on the health of members of the force, that body has disclosed that it is making progress in securing higher salaries for policemen and women. Chairman of the GPA, Amanda Hermonstine said her organisation discussed the need for improved salaries with Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee on Monday. “We ...

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GRA gets Online with tax payments; new plastic driver’s licence card launched

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) today launched the pilot of its Online tax payment system and its Automated Driver’s Licence Card at a press conference held at its headquarters, Camp Street, Georgetown. Officials of the GRA explained that the technological move is with the intention to avoid the upcoming congestion which is expected with the approaching deadline for submission of ...

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Caricom asks Council of Legal Education to take UG Law graduates

There appears to be a resolution towards the issue of accommodating Guyanese law students at the Hugh Wooding Law Faculty for the upcoming academic year, Legal Affairs Minister and Attorney General (AG) Anil Nandlall said today. The AG was part of the Guyana delegation participating in the 25th Inter-Sessional CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in St Vincent and the Grenadines. ...

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PPP attacks APNU’s downsizing plan for sugar industy ; Agri Minister confident of improvement

Just hours after A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) sugar expert, Anthony Vieria recommended that Guyana exits the sugar industry and turn to aquaculture and ethanol production, the governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) Tuesday night launched a blistering attack on the major opposition party. “The call by the APNU must be viewed as wanton disregard for the wellbeing and livelihoods ...

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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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