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Monthly Archives: August 2014

APNU, CANU weigh in on in-bound drug shipments

Less than one hour after the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) began burning more than one ton of marijuana and cocaine after the conclusion of court cases, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Friday morning raised concerns that large quantities of narcotics were not being prevented from entering Guyana at its borders. Shadow Home Affairs Minister, Winston Felix noted that ...

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Man charged with murder-robbery outside Botanical Gardens

A 21 year old man was Friday charged with the murder of a businessman outside the Botanical Gardens, Vlissengen Road, Georgetown earlier this week. Travis Mc Dougall of 422 East Ruimvledt was not required to plea to the indictable charge after it was read to him by City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore. He was remanded to prison until October 6, 2014. ...

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Nothing’s wrong with Guysuco’s Board composition- Luncheon

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Thursday dismissed criticisms that the Board of Directors of the tottering state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) was stacked with political lackeys. Luncheon claimed that globally board members of most government outfits are appointed exclusively by the Executive and drawn mostly from among pro-government persons. He noted that provision for the President ...

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Port Kaituma businessman stabbed by male companion

A well-known Port Kaituma businessman was Thursday in a serious condition after his close male companion allegedly stabbed him several times. The businessman shortly before 5 PM Thursday left by plane for the Georgetown Public Hospital for surgery and care. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the alleged perpetrator has been arrested and was assisting police with their investigations. ...

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Teen charged with threatening to kill mother, illegal gun possession on bail

A teenager, charged with threatening to kill his mother, being in illegal possession of a handgun and escape from lawful custody, was Thursday granted GUY$210,000 bail. Seventeen-year old Wendyson Thomas of Lethem, Rupununi pleaded not guilty to the charges. City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore granted him GUY$10,000 bail for threatening behavior, GUY$50,000 for escape from lawful custody and GUY$150,000 for possession ...

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Student pilot on break-and-enter, larceny charge

A student pilot, charged with break and enter and larceny, was Thursday granted GUY$100,000 bail and barred from leaving the country legally. City Magistrate Fabayo Azore granted 21-year old Colwyn St. Helen pre-trial liberty and ordered that he lodge his travel documents and report to the Providence Police Station every Friday at 9:30 AM. St. Helen of  995 3rd Avenue, ...

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Govt, opposition split on extending Claims and Objections to voters’ list

The governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has asked the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to extend the deadline for Claims and Objections to the preliminary voters list because of the overwhelming number of transfers but the two main opposition parties have poured cold water on the idea. Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon said Thursday that government did not ...

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Heavy rains drench Guyana’s coastland; flood warning in effect

Heavy rains caused by a slow moving weather system Wednesday night lashed parts of Guyana’s coastland, causing weather forecasters to predict at least 50 millimeters (MM) in several regions. Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy urged residents in low-lying and coastal areas to take the necessary precautions. Those especially living in lower flats, he said, should consider the likelihood of flooding. ...

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GTUC, Labour Ministry differ on using prison labour in clean-up exercise

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Wednesday objected to the use of prisoners to clean up sections of the semi-forested Le Repentir Cemetery but Labour Minister, Dr. Nan Kishore Gopaul rejected that labour organisation’s claim that global labour rules were about to be broken. The Ministry of Local Government says 24 inmates of the Georgetown Prison and four supervisors ...

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Several Caribbean countries take out rainfall insurance

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Wednesday lauded the inception of the excess rainfall insurance package from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) and also commending the countries in the Region that have purchased a policy for 2014-15. The CCRIF recently announced that eight of its 16 members have purchased the policy. The excess rainfall product was developed by CCRIF ...

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