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Daily Archives: April 3, 2014

Business sector gets booster training on risk management

Representatives of several institutions in the financial, retail and telecommunication sectors have been trained how to help their companies strengthen risk management with assistance from the Credit Bureau being operated by CreditInfo. The training was conducted by experts from Creditinfo Academy was recently invited to deliver at a two day workshop in Guyana, held at Cara Lodge in Georgetown.   The ...

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Brazilian beaten to death during robbery

A Brazilian is the latest person to have been killed in one of Guyana’s gold bearing districts during a robbery. Unlike the majority of other robberies in the mining districts in which firearms are used, police said the weapon was a piece of wood. The Guyana Police Force identified the man Joao De Souza, 57, of Five Miles, Arakaka, North ...

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Two jailed for stealing from old New Thriving

Two men were Thursday jailed for breaking in to the old New Thriving Restaurant and stealing several construction tools. Ian Paul,36, and Adito Smith,40, of ‘D’ Field Sophia told the court that they are labourers. Paul said the items were not inside the building at Camp Street and Brickdam but were laying at the back. Saying that it was his ...

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BREAKING: APNU MP Jaipaul Sharma resigns

APNU Jaipaul Sharma on Thursday confirmed that he has resigned as a member of parliament. Speaking to reporters outside the Public Buildings as the budget debate continued Sharma said his decision was as a result of the statement made by education minister Priya Manickchand about his father. According to Sharma, he believed that the government is looking to use his ...

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Speaker lifts ban on Manickchand

Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman on Thursday lifted a ban on the participation of Education Minister Priya Manickchand in the budget debate. At the start of the day’s sitting Trotman said he was inclined to rescind the ban following a review of the tape of the incident that led to the action. During Tuesday’s session APNU Shadow Human ...

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An apology to Sharma is betrayal of rape victims – Manickchand

Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Wednesday apologised to the National Assembly for the disruption caused by a comment she made the previous day but was adamant about not offering an apology to APNU parliamentarian Jaipaul Sharma. During Tuesday’s session APNU Shadow Human Services Minister Volda Lawrence was urging government to do more to assist victims of sexual assault and ...

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Ramotar defends Rodney Commission examining months before his killing

President Donald Ramotar has defended his decision not to confine the Commission of Inquiry to the date on which co-founder of the Working Peoples Alliance (WPA), Dr. Walter Rodney was killed in a bomb-blast death outside the Georgetown Prison three decades ago. The WPA, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) have all expressed ...

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AFC proposes reduced VAT for tourism sector

There is a call for a change in the VAT regime and a standalone ministry if the tourism sector is to be taken seriously and progress. Wednesday’s call came from AFC parliamentarian Catherine Hughes as debate on the $220B budget estimates continued. The government has been talking about the potential of the sector to be a big revenue earner for ...

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Trio bailed for stealing GUY$M in items from overseas-based Guyanese

Three men, accused of stealing GUY$3.6 million worth of items, were Wednesday granted little more than GUY$1 million bail on separate charges of breaking and entering a house owned by an overseasd-based Guyanese and stealing a number of items. They are Patrick Dundas,23, and two carpenters-41 year old Leon McKenzie and 34-year old Michael Chabrol. They were initially placed on ...

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Forge partnerships with the public Vyphuis tells police

Assistant Commissioner George Vyphuis on Wednesday emphasised the importance of the police working with the public as he ended a 35-year career in the Guyana Police Force. Speaking during a farewell parade at Police Headquarters, Eve Leary, Vyphuis noted that he always had a close relationship with the civilian population. “During my career I had a very strong connection with ...

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