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Daily Archives: April 13, 2016

Letter: Rohee slams ‘disrespectful’ Police Commissioner

Dear Editor, The sitting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Seelall Persaud, in a recent interview published by “Demerara Waves” sought to do the following: Disrespect a Cabinet decision of the PPP/C administration. Besmirch the character of the then Minister of Home Affairs; Clement J. Rohee. Denigrate the efficacy of the Strategic Management Department at the Guyana Police Force. For the benefit ...

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AFC Chairman, Nigel Hughes puts resignation on hold

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday announced that Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes has put his resignation as party Chairman on hold until a review is conducted, following a meeting with party leader, Khemraj Ramjattan. “After a most productive working session it was agreed that Chairman Hughes’s resignation will not take effect at this time and he will instead proceed on ...

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“Anything could have happened” – Fire Chief recalls possibility of major prison breakout

Fire Chief Marlon Gentle has testified that anything could have happened during the Camp Street Prison riot – citing the possibility of a major prison escape at the principal penal center in Guyana. Gentle made the statement while giving testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison disturbances on Wednesday. He was one of three officials that ...

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Public Security Minister expresses confidence in Police Commissioner

Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday dismissed stakeholder concerns pertaining to “strange” administrative recommendations made by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud- virtually stating his confidence in the Police Chief. “He (Commissioner) is not abusing  anything,” Ramjattan insisted when asked his opinion on the scrapping of the Strategic Management Department (SMD). “I thought it (SMD) outlived its time and I personally said ...

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The Netherlands to map Georgetown’s drainage system

The Netherlands will later this year begin mapping the drainage system in flood-prone Georgetown, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson announced. Four doctoral scholars, he said, would be going to Guyana  in July under the auspices of the Dutch Risk Reduction (DDR) Team to lay the groundwork for effective drainage management in the entire capital city. “When the mapping has been ...

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Multi-million dollar sea and river defence project launched

Guyana and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Wednesday launched a US$30 million sea defence rehabilitation project that is aimed at protecting at least 45,000 persons in several areas from floods and help improve investor confidence especially in agriculture. Officials said the Barbados-based CDB would contribute US$25 million and the Guyana government US$5,903 million to the sea and river defence ...

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