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Daily Archives: July 28, 2015

CJIA expansion project still suspended

by Zena Henry The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project remains suspended as it is expected that government and executive officials from the Chinese construction company China Habour Engineering Corporation (CHEC) are reviewing the “controversial” contract. Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson had told Demerara Waves last week that the project had been suspended for one week. He had ...

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UN to form mission to deal with Venezuela, Guyana dispute: Maduro

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) – A UN mission will travel to Venezuela and Guyana to promote dialogue between them over a border dispute, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday. Maduro made the remarks after meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who the Venezuelan said had promised to “immediately activate a commission” to visit both countries. Venezuela has asked ...

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Bandit struck down, leaving gun and cash behind

A bandit was Tuesday afternoon knocked down by a car, leaving behind a hand gun and GUY$200,000 that he had moments earlier grabbed from a woman who had stopped because the motor vehicle she was travelling in had sustained a puncture, police said. The perpetrator then fled the scene in another car that was believed to have been driven by ...

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Sean Hinds saga: PPP hints government conspiracy to taint party members; AFC chair says no political agenda attached

by Zena Henry General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee has hinted act a conspiracy by the government to taint members of the former government as criminal elements or affiliates. Rohee’s assertion about a plot against his opposition party came against the background Attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes, who is Chairman of the Alliance for Change (AFC) representing self-confessed ...

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Jennifer Westford to be charged in connection with acquiring State-owned vehicles

Former Public Service Minister Dr. Jennifer Westford is to be charged in connection with the alleged purchase and attempted transfer of several government vehicles, police confirmed. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said he could not immediately provide the details of the charges. A source at the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers on Tuesday ...

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Police get more time to detain suspect in killing of Hamson’s owner

The High Court has given granted Guyanese police more time to permission to detain a prime suspect in the killing of the owner of Hamson General Store, Farouk Hamid, beyond the initial 72 hours. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that the suspect was still in custody assisting investigators Blanhum ...

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