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Daily Archives: March 12, 2015

Hong Kong company aborts plans to run Marriott’s casino

The Marriott-branded hotel, largely funded by the Guyana government due to pending High Court cases, is set to open next month but a Hong Kong-headquartered company has bowed out from running the casino because it’s too risk to do so under weak anti-money laundering legislation. Chairman of the National Industrial Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL)- the  holding company for state assets ...

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Roman Catholics to pray for peace following Tuesday night’s killings

Roman Catholic Bishop, Francis Alleyne on Thursday asked the faithful across Guyana to pray for peace, in the wake of two “chilling” killings Tuesday night that he said must be condemned by political leaders and thoroughly investigated by police. “Many persons, in the absence of evidence, are already drawing political inferences.  At this time, to draw specific conclusions as to ...

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Ramotar shrugs off finger-pointing over Crum-Ewing’s execution

President Donald Ramotar on Thursday sought to shift responsibility away from his political corner for the gunning down of a political activist Tuesday night at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. His administration and ruling party have been blamed by the political opposition for the gunning down of Courtney Crum-Ewing while on a loud hailer urging residents to go out and vote ...

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West Ruimveldt fire leaves five homeless

Five persons are now homeless following a fire which gutted their Hibiscus Street ,West Ruimveldt home Thursday midday. Reports are that smoke was seen emanating from the single flat, five bedroom home of the Walcott family at Lot 638,West Ruimveldt around 11:40 this morning when an alarm was raised. An occupant of the home was reportedly sewing at the time. ...

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Police arrest two, seize large amount of ganja

Police arrested at least two persons and seized  two big bags of marijuana Thursday morning, Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Assistant Commissioner Leslie James said. Another high-ranking official in ‘A’ Division told reporters that gunshots were fired during the chase in Kitty. Residents in the vicinity of David and Lamaha Streets, Kitty reported hearing gunshots about 10 AM. It ...

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Low rating of police force irks President; proposes 15-point plan

President Donald Ramotar on Thursday urged the Guyana Police Force to take seriously a United States (US) research that recently found that the local law enforcement agency recorded the lowest level of trust in the Caribbean. A survey conducted in June and July, 2014 by the Latin American Opinion Poll (LAPOP) project at the Vanderbilt University found that the trust ...

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PODCAST: Guyana’s Nomination Day is April 7

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Dr. Steve Surujbally on Wednesday announced that April 7, 2015 would be Nomination Day for political parties to officially declare their interest and submit their list of candidates for the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. He again brushed aside concerns about the involvement of the Guyana National Youth Council in GECOM’s public ...

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PODCAST: Fmr. Pres. Jagdeo’s press conference held on March 10, 2015

Guyana’s Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo held a news conference on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 on a number of issuesincluding the controversial multi-million dollar medical benefits granted to government ministers and officials and his controversial “coolie” remarks at Babu John. He also spoke about the drawing down of monies from the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission to buy land and from ...

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PODCAST: Guyana’s ruling party announces diplomat is PM candidate

Director General of Guyana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper is the prime ministerial candidate for the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) at the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. The announcement was made by President Donald Ramotar, with her next to his side, at the PPP’s Headquarters, Freedom House, Robb Street.

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PODCAST: Media launch of APNU-AFC coalition

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) held a media launch of their coalition’s campaign for the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. The event was held on March 4 at the Pegasus Hotel. Highlights were addresses by the Coalition’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Moses Nagamootoo and the Presidential Candidate, David Granger. Messages ...

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