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Daily Archives: March 31, 2016

Bauxite company in Linden ordered to clean up oil from Demerara River; company to be punished

The Chinese-owned bauxite mining company, Bosai Minerals, has been ordered to clean up used oil that the company said was accidentally released into the Demerara River and surrounding waterways, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday afternoon. The EPA has instructed Bosai to immediately commence clean-up and restoration activities. Meanwhile, the EPA continues with its investigation and monitoring of the ...

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Guyanese to pay less for electricity

The Guyana Power and Light Inc.  on Thursday announced a 20% reduction in net rates for the supply of electricity across all Tariff categories effective April 1, 2016 as a result in the fall of world oil prices during the past several months. GPL explained that the reduction would be applied as a 5% reduction on the basic rate of ...

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No need for BK Tiwari’s advice; Business Minister never asked for help- President Granger

President David Granger says he personally revoked the appointment of Brian “BK” Tiwari as ministerial advisor on business development and strongly suggested that he was recruited unilaterally. “Mr. Tiwari is not an appointee of the government. He is not performing any function and that is why the position was rescinded,” he said. Granger said the Guyana government has no use ...

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No need for new laws to protect LGBT Community – Bar Association President

President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Christopher Ram says that Guyana’s Constitution provides protection for persons within the Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Community hence there is no immediate need for reforms. A number of gay rights activists and organisations have for several years been clamouring for Guyana’s constitution and the anti-discrimination law to be amended to guarantee the ...

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Former Finance Ministry Chief Planner dies

Former Chief Planner at the Ministry of Finance, Clyde Roopchand has died, bringing two the number of prominent Buxtonians who have passed away in less than one week. Demerara Waves Online News was told that Roopchand died in New York on Thursday (March 30, 2016), three days after Haslyn Parris died at a hospital in Guyana after suffering an aneurysm. ...

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“Is half a million dollars honorific” – Teixeira calls out Gov’t on shady appointment of advisors

  The People’s Progressive Party is not happy with the manner in which Presidential and Ministerial advisors are being appointed by the David Granger administration and is calling for some amount of transparency on the issue on the part of government. Recently the appointment of Brian Tiwarie aka ‘BK’ as a Ministerial Advisor on Business raised some questions. It was ...

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Sugar workers to receive 2015 Annual Production Incentive

Sugar workers are from Friday, April 1, 2016 expected to receive 2.72 days pay as an Annual Production Incentive (API), a decision that the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has labelled “uncompromising.” A spokeswoman for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) told Demerara Waves Online News that the pay-out will cost the sugar producer  GYD$184.61 million The union said ...

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AFC didn’t work hard enough to deserve more councillors- sources

As councilors for Guyana’s nine towns prepare to be sworn in following recently held Local Government Elections (LGE), word has surfaced in some quarters that the Alliance For Change (AFC) did not campaign enough and so was not entitled to be rewarded with more seats. A top AFC official has said that party could not legitimately demand more proportional representation ...

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Guyanese woman under fire for ‘fake’ cancer claim

New York (New York Daily News) – A New York woman whose battle with leukemia united her community behind her is under investigation after skipping town, police said Saturday. Residents around Ardsley village in Westchester County donated over $60,000 to Shivonie Deokaran and her family after learning in August she had only 18 months to live, The Journal News of ...

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