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Daily Archives: September 9, 2014

Govt scraps Specialty Hospital contract with Surendra Engineering citing alleged fraud, lack of accountability

The Guyana government on Tuesday announced that it has scrapped the contract with an Indian company, Surendra Engineering Company Limited (SECL), to build the Specialty Hospital at Liliendaal after that company allegedly failed to account for public funds and allegedly engaged in fraud. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the company has already drawn down US$3,636,000 as a mobilization ...

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APNU prefers Local Govt Elections; AFC calls that “strange”

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Tuesday said its first priority is to get government to hold long-delayed Local Government Elections (LGE) and would not mind national elections being pushed back- a posture the Alliance For Change (AFC) calls “strange.” “I think if we are thinking it through logically and if the President does accede to the demands then ...

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Fire destroys Umana Yana

Fire late Tuesday afternoon destroyed the historic Umana Yana on High Street, Kingston, Georgetown. Investigators believed that the fire was of electrical origin. The fire consumed the conical thatched roof structure in less than 15 minutes. Built in 1972 for the Non Aligned Foreign Ministers Meeting, the Umana Yana (Wai-Wai for meeting place of the people) was almost 60 feet ...

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Female soldier to stand trial for Agricola murder

A female soldier was Tuesday committed to stand trial in the High Court for the alleged murder of woman in Agricola earlier this year. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry ruled that there was sufficient evidence for 22-year old Private Abiola Jacobs 55 Evans-Phillips Park, Agricola, Greater Georgetown to face a murder trial by a judge and jury. Jacobs is accused of ...

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Granger demands local govt elections, threatens action against Ramotar administration

Opposition Leader, David Granger on Tuesday demanded that President Donald Ramotar takes steps to call long-overdue Local Government Elections (LGE) or A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) will wage a domestic and international campaign to pressure government into giving into the demand. Granger has issued the President a six-day ultimatum until September 15, 2014 to announce the date for local ...

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Pomeroon man stabbed to death

The police are investigating the alleged murder of Rafael Danns, 21 years, of Grant Anna Regina, Lower Pomeroon River, which occurred at about 2200h. last night Monday September 08, 2014, at Grant Malboro, Lower Pomeroon River. Investigations so far have revealed that Rafael Danns and another man were imbibing, during which an argument ensued and he was allegedly stabbed to ...

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Nagamootoo, Hughes are the right blend for Guyana- Ramjattan

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Monday hailed the Moses Nagamootoo- Nigel Hughes ticket for the next elections as the right blend of brilliance, experience, representation and integrity but already he has begun fending off criticisms. Ramjattan expressed confidence that that combination would attract sufficient Guyanese support and cash at home and in the Diaspora to ...

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