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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bogus cops caught with gun, drugs ammo

The two men who were arrested by the police on Friday March 27, 2015, in a house at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. A firearm and ammunition and narcotics were found. The men have been identified as being two of the men who posed as police and conducted an illegal roadblock at Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, on March 18, 2015, and ...

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Greenidge says house purchase was not corrupt; challenges Jagdeo to call in police

Former Finance Minister in the People’s National Congress (PNC)-led administration, Carl Greenidge has defended his purchase of a house from a state-owned corporation in the 1990s, saying that it was above-board. That’s quite in contrast to Former President Bharrat Jagdeo’s suggestion that Greenidge acquired the property at Bel Air Gardens in 1993, four months after leaving office when the PNC ...

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Guyana needs a “mother-of-all-inquiries” – Jagdeo

President Donald Ramotar should be asked to hold the “mother-of-all-inquiries” into the deaths of hundreds of persons including Agriculture Minister Satyadeow Sawh over the last several decades, according to his predecessor Bharrat Jagdeo. “Let’s do one comprehensive inquiry into everything…Let’s look at any case of violence in an inquiry, let’s bring in some foreigners,” he said, adding that he was ...

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Jagdeo admits Skeldon Sugar Factory not yet fixed; touts other multi-million dollar investments in industry

Hoping to garner votes from its traditional stronghold in the sugar belt and particularly in East Berbice, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Saturday assured that every effort is being made to fix the problem-plagued multi-million dollar Skeldon Sugar Factory and invest in other projects to rescue the industry. “Clearly, we still have to fix some of them because the ...

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Greenidge’s acquisition of govt-owned house wasn’t transparent

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday suggested that Former Finance Minister, Carl Greenidge of acquired a house from a then state-owned Guyana Stores Limited (GSL) in a less than transparent manner. However, Jagdeo brushed off questions about how he amassed wealth to purchase two houses, one of which he sold and then built a sprawling residential complex at Sparendaam, East ...

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Jagdeo rules out being candidate

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday ruled out being a candidate for his governing People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) but confirmed that he would be on the campaign trail. “I am not on the ticket. I’m not interested in any constitutional post,” he told a news conference. Nomination Day is April 7. The PPPC’s campaign would be officially launched on ...

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New Giftland Mall has its own power station

Even as the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) continues to improve transmission and distribution of electricity, Giftland Mall being constructed at Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara is installing its own power station. President of Giftland, Roy Beepat said his company was willing to sell excess power to the University of Guyana (UG) and surrounding areas. Beepat said the decision to construct ...

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Ramkarran rules out returning to active politics

Former senior member of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Ralph Ramkarran is currently not interested in returning to active politics, in the wake of expectations that he might endorse the opposition coalition. “I can’t predict that now. It will be a sea-change for me to have to change my mind to do something that I have not planned to do,” ...

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Top Cop Laurie Lewis ordered passport issuance to Gregory Smith in fake name

A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) electronics expert, implicated directly in the bomb-blast death of Working People’s Alliance (WPA) co-leader Dr Walter Rodney 34 years ago, was given a passport in another name in 1999 under the directive of a previous Police Commissioner. Shortly after Rodney was killed in the explosion on June 13, 1980, Sergeant Gregory Smith left Guyana ...

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