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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Guyana to import animals from Africa for petting zoo

Guyana on Sunday opened a GUY$35 million Petting Zoo which officials said would eventually be the home of several types of animals from  Africa, according to Environmental Minister, Robert Persaud. “Just recently, we have been able to conclude a zoo-to-zoo exchange programme and this zoo-to-zoo exchange programme will see us having a batch of new animals and species that you ...

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Former Lucky Dollar manager charged with stealing GUY$8 million from store

A former manager of the Lucky Dollar branch at Corriverton was Friday granted GUY$1.8 million on 18 charges of embezzling a total of GUY$8.8 million from the store one year ago. Thirty-three year old Joanella Mongal of 8 Scottsburg, Corentyne is accused of committing the offences between January 6 and February 28, 2014. Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus granted the woman GUY$100,000 ...

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Race isn’t major consideration for choosing Prez, PM candidates

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) says determining its Presidential and Prime Ministerial candidates on the basis of race is a failed model and does not determine how the coalition decides who fills these posts. These remarks were delivered on Friday by APNU General Secretary (GS), Joseph Harmon, who, during a televised press brief, noted the coalition’s cognizance “of the ...

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GRA drops tax fraud charges against Glenn Lall, remigrant couple in exchange for payment deal

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) announced that it dropped tax evasion charges against Kaieteur News publisher Glen Lall and two remigrants in exchange for paying up the outstanding taxes on two Lexus SUVs. The remigrant couple, Narootandeo and Gharbassi Brijnanan, were jointly charged along with Glenn and his wife, Bhena, for tax fraud surrounding two Lexus vehicles. The tax agency ...

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Guyanese women in BVI charged with gun, ammo possession

Two Guyanese women have been charged in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for alleged possession of guns and ammunition, police in that United Kingdom (UK) dependency said Friday in a statement. The women and one man were arrested by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Special Investigations Team during an operation that netted one AK47 assault rifle, one 9MM Taurus ...

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“Full blown strike” at UG from Monday

University of Guyana (UG) workers on Friday decided to escalate their sit-in strike to a “full blown”  three-day strike from Monday, even as their unions seek the intervention of the Labour Ministry and President Donald Ramotar. The move to escalate industrial action followed Thursday night’s formal withdrawal of a pay-hike offer and the scrapping of negotiations unless the workers first ...

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University of Guyana Vice Chancellor calls off pay talks, withdraws offer

University of Guyana Vice Chancellor, Professor Jacob Opadeyi on Thursday withdrew the institution’s pay offer and called off wage and salary negotiations until workers end their now two-week old sit-in strike, vowing that the administration would not return to the bargaining table under duress. “For the negotiation to continue all workers must be back to work and classes are to ...

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PPP calls presidential term-limit case “subterfuge”

The governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday lashed out at legal manoeuvres by a private citizen, backed by a number of lawyers, to challenge the constitutionality of the two-term presidential limit. “The sponsors of the legal challenge appear to have a hidden agenda in the real sense of the term other than invoking or blocking the boogie of a ...

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No system in place to help re-integrate deportees- Top Cop

No structured arrangements are in place to help any of the recently deported 25 Guyanese reintegrate in the country of their birth, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said Thursday. “There is nothing in place as far as I know. There used to be a few years ago when the IOM (International Organisation for Migration) was active here but I am not ...

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