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Daily Archives: June 20, 2014

Marxism still relevant

As the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) prepares to discuss the relevance of Marxism in contemporary society, there is still broad agreement that it is still a relevant tool in analyzing the society although the country is capitalist-driven. PPP Executive member, Dr. Roger Luncheon; Alliance For Change Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan and Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) member, Aubrey Norton do not ...

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Fast food chain loses raw chicken in boat collision

Church’s Chicken lost a consignment of chicken in a boat collision on the Essequibo River Friday afternoon, a senior Region Seven official said. Region Seven Chairman, Gordon Bradford confirmed that the accident occurred but no one was injured in the Parika-bound boat that taking passengers. He, however, said that the consignment of chicken that was being taken to the Bartica ...

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Prisoner beats robbery victim in courtroom

A robbery accused on Friday jumped out of the dock at the Georgetown Magistrates courtroom and beat the man he allegedly grabbed several valuables from almost one year ago. The perpetrator has been identified as 19-year old Wesley Griffith of 283 Thomas Street, Mackenzie, Linden. He beat 50-year old Deryck Halley of 14 North Sophia, Greater Georgetown during an adjournment ...

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Prison officers held for marijuana smuggling in jail

Two Prison officers were Thursday arrested and handed over to police for allegedly attempting to smuggle marijuana into the Georgetown Prison, officials confirmed. Head of the Police Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Leslie James said the men were arrested and charges would be instituted swiftly. “We are looking at deterrence because how can prison officers who are entrusted with prisoners ...

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Granger denies refusing Ramotar’s key concession on anti-money laundering law

Opposition Leader, David Granger has denied refusing a major concession by President Donald Ramotar for the passage of amendments to the financial crimes law. “Contrary to recent pronouncements by his Excellency the President Donald Ramotar nothing was offered to the combined opposition, when he met with the Opposition Leader David Granger yesterday (Wednesday),” APNU said in a statement. The opposition ...

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APNU to punish Finance Minister over GUY$4.5 billion expenditure

A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) Carl Greenidge Thursday night vowed that efforts would be made to sanction Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh for illegally spending GUY$4.5 billion on items that were not approved by the opposition-controlled House in this year’s national budget. “We will trigger all the measures there because this is a step too far. It just seeking ...

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Police Service Commission members identified

The National Assembly has identified several persons to sit on the Police Service Commission (PSC) which is responsible for disciplinary measures and the appointment of all ranks above the level of inspector. The House’s Appointments Committee has selected Retired Deputy Police Commissioner (Crime Chief), Alvin Smith; Retired Deputy Commissioner Harold Martin, Retired Assistant Police Commissioner (Head of Special Branch) Keith ...

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