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Monthly Archives: March 2014

US gives GDF Coast Guard patrol boats under CBSI

Commander-in-Chief, President Donald Ramotar on Friday formally received the keys to three fast patrol vessels from United States Ambassador Dr. Brent Hardt at the Col. Hinds Coast Guard headquarters, Ruimveldt. Addressing senior Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Joint Services officers and dignitaries, President Ramotar said that the relationship between Guyana and the US, particularly on security matters is a long one. ...

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Vice Chancellor Opadeyi defends IDB contract bid

University of Guyana Vice Chancellor, Professor Jacob Opadeyi on Friday defended his decision to apply for an almost USD$200,000 contract to digitize the country’s immovable property records at the Deeds Registry and make them available Online. Responding to claims that he had deprived UG of the opportunity of being awarded the Inter American Development Bank (IDB)-funded project, he said the ...

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Woman denies accusations by Prime Minister’s son

A police officer’s sister was Friday arraigned for alleged threatening behaviour and wounding in a case involving Samuel Hinds Jr.- the Prime Minister’s son. City Magistrate, Geeta Chandan-Edmond placed 31-year old Tenza Layne on GUY$25,000 bail for the offences allegedly committed on her sister, Cadet Officer Herbert, and Hinds Jr. Layne pleaded innocent to the charges that state that on ...

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UG workers take University to court for salaries, other payments

The University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) and the University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) Friday morning served a writ to the Vice Chancellor, Professor Jacob Opadeyi demanding the payment of all outstanding salaries and other emoluments. Accompanied by UGSSA Chairman, Patsy Francis andf UGWU President Bruce Haynes, a High Court Marshall served the writ to the Vice Chancellor ...

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PNCR’s Debra Backer dies

Former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Debra Backer died Friday morning after a period of illness, her party-the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) announced. She was 55 years old. It is with deep regret that the Peoples National Congress Reform mourns the passing of Ms. Debbie Jan Backer. Debbie passed away this morning after a brief illness. The General ...

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Contractor shot, robbed of half a million dollars

  A contractor -supervisor working for Noble House Seafoods was Thursday morning shot and robbed of more than GUY$500,000 dollars, police said. The money belonged to the seafood company where he is working. At about 1300h. today Thursday March 20, 2014, Shane James, 33 years, of Bagotville, WBD, was on the roadway at Providence, EBD, awaiting transportation when two men ...

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Rondy Jagdeo freed of biker’s murder

City businessman, Rondy Jagdeo, who was accused of gunning down biker Kirk Davis late last year, on Thursday walked out of the Georgetown Magistrates Court a free man. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine- Beharry ruled ruled that the prosecution failed to establish the elements of murder and so there was insufficient evidence to committ him to stand trial in the High ...

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Trinidad and Tobago risks blacklisting if no money laundering prosecutions

by Sacha Wilson (TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).-If the Trinidad and Tobago government fails to begin prosecuting people under the money laundering laws, T&T runs the risk of being blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The warning was issued by former director designate of Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) David West who pleaded with parliamentarians to work together to ensure the legislation is ...

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Parfaite Harmonie taxi driver on robbery charge

A taxi driver was Wednesday arraigned for allegedly robbing a man of jewellery worth GUY$500,000 bail. Gregory Halls of 59 Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara was charged with larceny from the person that he allegedly committed on March 13 at Water Street, Georgetown. He allegedly robbed Badrinauth Seeraj  of one gold and diamond band. Halls denied having any similar pending ...

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