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Daily Archives: September 11, 2015

Deadly mining pit accidents: Inquiry unearths negligence, poor regulatory oversight, bad pit construction, no insurance for miners

An inquiry has found that deadly mining pit collapses have been due to negligence in digging pits and that regulatory agencies like the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission are too weak to uncover breaches in technical and Occupational Safety and Health laws. “The principal causes of the pit failure accidents were a result of a neglect of safe mining practices. ...

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More rapes, robberies and murders- police

 The Guyana Police Force on Friday reported  a steep increase in serious crimes including rapes, robberies and murders. The statistics in relation to the offences of murder and robbery under arms at the end of August2015 with corresponding statistics for the same period in 2014 are attached. At the end of August 2015 the Guyana Police Force recorded a 12% ...

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Truck carrying 400 boxes of smuggled chicken detained

Georgetown, Friday, September 11 2015: A Leyland DAF Truck bearing Surinamese licence plates was intercepted at # 5 Villages, West Coast Berbice after four hundred (400) boxes of smuggled chicken with an aggregate value of over $2.8M, were discovered. The truck and its contents were detained by officers from the Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRAs) Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) ...

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Government gives delinquent Housing Developers until February 2016 to finish works…Monitoring Unit set up to check progress

The Minister with responsibility for Housing Keith Scott has set a deadline of February 2016 to complete infrastructural works on their East Bank, Demerara Housing Developments, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). He met today with representatives from the some private housing developments after visiting several sites which were mostly under developed, contrary to previously signed agreements, on September ...

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National Unity talks will go “nowhere” with Nagamootoo- PPP

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday warned that National Unity talks with the government would go “nowhere” if the administration’s lead negotiator is Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo. “The PPP wishes to state that if such a move is part and parcel of the so-called “fresh approach” by the APNU+AFC then it is clearly a non-starter and will end up ...

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GECOM rules out local govt elections this year, eyes mid-February 2016

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Thursday ruled out Local Government Elections being held this year and, according to a well-place source, the polls could be held  around mid- February, 2016. Insiders told Demerara Waves Online News on strict condition of anonymity that the elections for the 65 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) and six towns could be held on February ...

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