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Daily Archives: April 14, 2016

DNA test confirms remains of British teen found in shallow grave

Less than one week after three co-conspirators in the murder of a British teenager were granted bail, DNA tests show that the decomposed remains found in a shallow grave aback an East Berbice village were those of the lad. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that specimens taken from the remains and the ...

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LBI estate slated for closure since 2011 – GuySuCo

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has confirmed that it will be moving ahead with plans to shut down all operations of the LBI Sugar Estate in accordance with plans that were made in 2011. In a release on Thursday evening, the sugar company called out the unions (GAWU, NAACIE) for their contradictory positions on the closure of the estate. According ...

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Harmon explains presence aboard jet in China; announces new majority investor in Bai Shan Lin

  Minister of State, Joseph Harmon Thursday night explained his appearance in a photograph with Chinese company officials aboard a private jet in China, saying that several Chinese companies that intend to invest significantly in Guyana assisted with transportation. Harmon said his meeting with the Chinese companies’ representatives coincided with his visit to China on official government business in March, ...

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Granger was unaware of Tiwari, several other ministerial advisors- Harmon

President David Granger was unaware of all of the appointed honorary ministerial advisors including prominent businessman, Brian “BK” Tiwari who was recommended by General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon. “Mr. Brian Tiwari, upon the recommendation of the General Secretary of the APNU, was one such person identified and issued with an instrument. I was subsequently ...

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Statement by Minister of State, Hon. Joseph Harmon on request for delay of action against Bai Shan Lin by GRA

Following is a statement issued by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on his intervention in the halting of the seizure of Baishan Lin’s vehicles by the Guyana Revenue Authority.   Over the past weeks, several reports in the media conveyed the erroneous impression that I had used my official Government position to interfere in the work of the Guyana Revenue ...

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President orders joint services to augment security at Camp St prison, following wardens’ sick-out

President David Granger on Thursday convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Committee at the Ministry of the Presidency to discuss recent developments at the Camp Street prison, where only two out of the 15 prison officers scheduled for the day shift, reported for duty this morning. The Ministry of the Presidency said Director of Prisons (Ag), Mr. Carl Graham has ...

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Harmon denies earmarking of hangar to BK International; confirms board shelved earlier decision due to expansion

The Guyana government Thursday categorically denied that the Ministry of the Presidency had ordered the transfer of a government-owned hangar to BK International but confirmed that the new Board of Directors of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) shelved a previous decision to do so because of expansion works at the airport. “The new Board of Directors would have looked at ...

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Wardens at Georgetown Prison on sick-out

More than one dozen prison wardens attached to the Georgetown Prison reported sick on Thursday, amid fears of another major prison unrest. Demerara Waves Online News was told that wardens might be worried that inmates at the overcrowded jail might be arming themselves for another round of violence. Earlier this week, a warden opened fire after someone hurled a bag ...

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GAWU, NAACIE claims GuySuCo planning to shutdown LBI operations fully

The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) are claiming thatthe Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is planning to close the LBI sugar estate. This is the second sugar estate that would be closed under the APNU+AFC administration in 2016. According to a joint statement, the Unions met with the principals ...

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PNCR youth arm rejects calls for Harmon to be stripped of powers

The youth arm of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) says that it stands resolutely behind Minister of State Joseph Harmon  against calls for the Minister to be stripped of some of his responsibilities. The Guyana Youth and student Movement (GYSM) in a press statement said that the political landscape of Guyana has been transformed with the advancement of coalition ...

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