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Daily Archives: January 27, 2016

Winston Brassington quits NICIL

Winston Brassington has given up his job as Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), according to a Finance Ministry spokeswoman. She said Brassington’s contract expired on December 31, 2015 and he formally indicated that he would not be renewing it. That disclosure came hours after Demerara Waves Online News first reported that as of 20th January, ...

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Guyana’s perceived corruption worsens; local watchdog says it was avoidable

Guyana this year slipped five points in Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI), putting it at 119 out of 168 countries and 29 for this year’s score in the area of public sector corruption. President of Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI), Reverend Compton Meerabux said yet another poor showing on the rankings by the Germany-headquartered TI could have ...

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Bank of Baroda robbers remanded to prison

 Three men were Wednesday arraigned for a GYD$2 million robbery committed on the Bank of Baroda’s Mon Repos branch, East Coast Demerara. They are 34-year old Sean Anthony ‘Rattie” Aaron of ‎ ‎317 North East La Penitence, 28-year-old Kennard Jabbar of 88 Freeman Street, and graphic artist 39-year old Eon Campbell.  They were not required to plea to the indictable charge ...

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Budget 2016: Jagdeo wants “huge” salary increases for public servants

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has huge expectations of the APNU+AFC administration relative to the 2016 Budget slated for presentation on Friday January 29. Jagdeo at a press conference on Wednesday read out some of his expectations on what he hopes to see as part of the 2016 Budget. Those include salary increases and tax reductions. He said that there should ...

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Robert Persaud registers company in Florida

Former Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud and his wife have set up a company in Florida to “conduct any and all lawful business.” According to incorporation records seen by Demerara Waves Online News, registration for I-Power Services Inc. was filed on February 10, 2015, three months before the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. Since ...

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Brassington now heading pallet company in Florida

The Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington has taken control of a pallet-manufacturing company in Miami, Florida, according to records seen by Demerara Waves Online News. Brassington’s taking over of A 1 Pallet Supply Inc. has come at a time when he should have been back in Guyana already from leave that he proceeded ...

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Nascimentos’ maid jailed for stealing diamond earrings

The maid. of Christopher ‘Kit’ Nascimento and his wife, ‎Gem Madhoo-Nascimento, was Wednesday jailed for 18 months for stealing her employer’s diamond earrings.  Thirty-six year old Shawndell Williams of ‎ 59 Russell Street, Charlestown, Georgetown pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to her by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennnan. Madhoo-Nascimento identified the property as hers and they were ...

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Housing department to correct faulty turn-key houses

Home owners are set to get some relief as the Housing Department’s,  Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) is moving to correct the badly constructed houses provided under the ‘Turn key Homes’ project at Providence, East Bank Demerara, according t the Government Information Agency (GINA). Over the years, beneficiaries have been complaining about the shoddy work which was done on ...

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