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Daily Archives: June 5, 2015

Undisclosed bailout for Guysuco

The Guyana government on Friday announced that it has released a cash injection for the ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) but did not disclose the amount. However, a well-placed source told Demerara Waves Online News on condition of anonymity that the money is far below the GUY$16 billion that has been requested by the company. Instead, the amount is expected ...

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GAWU disappointed at non-apprisal of GuySuCo management change, wants EU to release funds

As a major stakeholder in the ailing sugar industry; representing thousands of workers, the Guyana Agriculture and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) is disappointed that the government failed to apprise the body of the removal of the former Chief Executive Officer, Dr Rajendra Singh and the subsequent placement of an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to manage the affairs of the cash-strapped ...

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Bad cops will be kicked out- Public Security Minister

by Zena Henry Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has sent a stern warning to police officers who would have engaged or are thinking of engaging in scoundrel acts, that there is no space for them in the Guyana Police Force. He said that rogue police officers will be thrown out of the Force and get a possible criminal charge if ...

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Coalition supporters to celebrate victory in New York

Supporters of the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition are gearing for a massive victory march and rally in Brooklyn, New York Sunday June 14, and Guyanese at home are expected to see the event live. The event, which allows the US-based Guyanese to celebrate the rise of the new government following the May 11 General ...

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Govt to build houses, not sell house lots

The Ministry of Communities is seeking to house over 16,000 Guyanese over the next five years as it promotes its “Renew the Dream” initiative that could see the construction of some 4000 new homes. A release from the Ministry of Communities said that Minister within the Communities Ministry with responsibility for housing, Keith Scott, “is working assiduously with his staff ...

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No salaries, no seats if PPPC does not submit names of would-be MPs

The Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) risks forgoing a portion of the salaries of its future Members of Parliament (MPs) if it remains delinquent on the submission to the Guyana Elections Commission of its list of MPs and boycotts the first sitting of the 11thParliamentnext Wednesday.   Further, sustained refusal to take up the 32 seats it won in Elections ...

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Private Sector touts accountability, improved infrastructure

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) is pushing for transparency and accountability and wants several key infrastructural projects initiated by the former government to continue. The PSC has also taken on the task of organizing a multi-stakeholder- business, civil society, labour and religion- National Economic Forum to discuss priorities for Guyana’s economic development. “The PSC Chairman, Ramesh Persaud added that with ...

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Fire in South Ruimveldt leaves four homeless

Fire Thursday night destroyed a house on Greenheart Street, South Ruimveldt Gardens, Georgetown leaving a family of four homeless, eyewitnesses said. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known, but a loud explosion was heard before the fire engulfed the wooden structure. A husband, wife and two children lived in the house.

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Guyana, US ready to overhaul Extradition Treaty

by Denis Chabrol and Zena Henry Guyana is eager to replace an 84-year old Extradition Treaty with the United States (US) and slash the powers of the national security minister in determining whether Guyanese should be sent to that North American country to face trial for a range of crimes. “We should have a brand new one now with the ...

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