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Daily Archives: July 16, 2015

State-owned radio, TV on air again; GWI cautions against polluted ‘pipe water’

The State-owned radio and television stations, which were initially switched off due to severe flooding caused by heavy rainfall, are back on air. Chief Executive Officer of the National Communications Network, Molly Hassan said the flagship radio station, Voice of Guyana, resumed transmission. So, too, were NCN TV and 98.1FM.  The Government Information Agency said NCN TV “will provide regular ...

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Court dismisses forgery charge against Town Clerk

by Zena Henry A forgery charge against  Royston King, fomer Public Relations Officer at City Hall, was Thursday July 16 dismissed when the matter was up for another hearing at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court. King was accused of signing off documents to waive $36M in rates and taxes for charitable organisation, Beacon Foundation. The matter, which was before Magistrate Judy ...

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Former PPP candidate says former government responsible for country’s economic state, wants $10,000 school grant scrapped

Former People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) election candidate Clinton Urling is adamant that the country’s current economic situation is the work of the former administration and says that the new government should stop trying to defend themselves in this regard. The former Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) chair took to Facebook today Thursday July 16 expressing his views ...

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Earthquake off Barbados’ coast rattles Guyana

A tremor rattled several areas of Guyana; a spin-off from a quake off the coast of Barbados. “I sat down here and the whole place shaking. I in Festival City and the whole place rocking,” a resident in Festival City, North Ruimveldt told Demerara Waves Online News. The tremor was felt at about 11:16 AM. The United States Geological Services ...

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States Houses, monuments, other state symbols to be restored

by Zena Henry The government is setting to go across country to restore state symbols which they say have been neglected and left in a state of disrepair. Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman told media operatives during Cabinet’s press briefing Wednesday July 15, that the new government after taking up office, was taken aback by the condition of State properties ...

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City Constabulary recommends sanctions for Sooba over “illegal” $27M tax waiver

by Zena Henry The City Constabulary has recommended sanctions against former Town Clerk (ag) Carol Sooba over the “illegal” waiver of $27M for a popular businessman. The office of the Town Clerk has also recommended that the matter be handed over to the police for the appropriate action to be taken for the former city CEO’s  alleged financial misappropriation. Town ...

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Flood forces closure of radio, TV stations, University of Guyana

by Denis Chabrol and Chevy Devonish Severe flooding caused by overnight heavy rainfall has forced the closure of Guyana’s state-owned radio and television stations and at least one private radio station and the Turkeyen Campus of the University of Guyana, officials said. Efforts were also being made by the National Cultural Centre to remove chairs closer  the flood waters that ...

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Coastal flooding: Guyana to establish shelters; residents told to avoid non-essential travel

In the wake of serious flooding along the densely populated coastland, emergency response authorities are preparing to set up shelters for residents affected by several inches of water in their lower flats. Residents have been told to avoid non-essential travel. Weather satellite maps show that more heavy rainfall is likely throughout Thursday. The full list of key decisions taken by ...

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“Economic jitters… not a recession”- Governance Minister dismisses economic crisis

by Zena Henry Indicating a deliberate act to scare business operators and investors, Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman has dismissed insinuations that the country is heading towards an economic slump. Trotman formally addressed the issue which was brought to the fore by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) more than one week ago. He told a press conference at ...

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