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Daily Archives: November 19, 2015

Third person charged with armed robbery of America Street money changers

A third person was Thursday arraigned for allegedly ambushing and robbing several money changers on America Street, Georgetown earlier this month. Thirty-four year old Calvin Johnson of 154 East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown was charged with robbing Rayburn Fraser and Osafo Warde at gunpoint on November 3, 2015. Johnson allegedly snatched GYD$520,000, US$3,000, TT$2,000 and SRD$2,000-  from Fraser and GYD$400,000 ...

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Motor vehicle “V V” series coming

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is expected to commence the new motor vehicle registration series “VV” shortly, that licensing and tax agency said Thursday in a statement.  The Commissioner General of the GRA, Mr. Khurshid Sattaur, in his capacity as Chief Licensing Officer has given his approval for the new series to be introduced. The current “TT” series was introduced ...

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Local government election date to be announced Friday

Guyanese will Friday know when next year they will be going to the polls to elect local government officials for several towns and village councils. Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan is expected to announce the date at a news conference Friday morning. His impending announcement came little more than one month after the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) announced that the ...

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St.Lucian women with cocaine-dildos fined, jailed

The two St. Lucian women, who were caught with cocaine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport this week, were Thursday fined and jailed for being  in possession of that narcotic for the purpose of trafficking. Cosmetologist 38-year old Chermisa Wheeler and babysitter 43-year old babysitter, Andree Willy pleaded guilty to the separate charges. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman fined Wheeler GYD$79,200 ...

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CDB to assess feasibility of development bank

Guyana has asked the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to help determine the pros and cons of re-establishing a development bank to provide soft loans to food producers and manufacturers, Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced Wednesday night. “We have just requested CDB to commission a study to examine the demand for and the feasibility of establishing such a financial institution,” he ...

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Bai Shan Lin asked to support request for two-year extension

The Chinese company, Bai Shan Lin, has asked government for a two-year extension before it could begin value-added production but it first has to provide additional information before its request is considered, government said in a statement. “The Department has not considered the request and has requested information from the company about its proposed business plan and evidence of financing. ...

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Amaila Falls Hydro-power station back on govt’s agenda

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan Wednesday night announced that construction of a hydropower station at Amaila Falls is back on government’s agenda because Norway wants to ascertain whether the project is feasible. Addressing the annual awards dinner of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA), Jordan said a new study of the almost US$1 billion proposed project could start very soon. ...

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