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Daily Archives: May 4, 2016

SOCU gets Deputy Head

The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force is getting a deputy head, at long last although there have been objections to his appointment in some quarters. He is Retired Senior Superintendent of Police, Lawrence Kissoon. Kissoon is expected to assume duty this week, almost immediately after his retirement. Sources told Demerara Waves Online News that formal ...

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It’s Over! Guyana loses bid to host CPL Finals

With mixed reviews from the local populace on Guyana’s bid to host the finals and semi-finals of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2016, Guyana has lost the bid to neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago. This was confirmed by Finance Minister Winston Jordan who was leading Guyana’s bid to host the final matches for the tournament for the first time. Planning to ...

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NATA fears govt supporting Correia dominance at Ogle Airport

Even as the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) awaits the outcome of an appeal against the renaming of the Ogle International Airport, the organisation hopes that government will establish long-awaited regulatory mechanisms to help create a level playing field. NATA wants government to urgently set up the Airport Review Panel to ensure OAI’s compliance and give the nine other operators ...

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Speaker to discuss frequency of Parliamentary sittings with Parties

Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland has signaled his intention to consult with the APNU+AFC and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) over the gaps between parliamentary meetings. Dr Scotland at the 36th sitting of the Eleventh Parliament on Wednesday made the statement as the house convened. This sitting of the National Assembly is the first in 8 weeks ...

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Scotland to school Parliamentarians over breach of privileges

The manner in which some members of Guyana’s National Assembly conduct themselves in the House is under scrutiny as House Speaker Dr Barton Scotland will be looking to take action against offenders. Dr Scotland at a sitting on Wednesday noted that in the past months he has received several complains that warrant his sanctioning. He said he intends to “review ...

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PSC writes President over crime situation

The Private Sector Commission and other members of the business community have written to President David Granger over the current crime situation expressing concerns about the impact on Guyana’s Jubilee celebrations. In the letter to the President, the business community said it is deeply disturbed about the current situation with respect to crime in Guyana, given that Government hopes to ...

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Gov’t flies ahead with renaming of Ogle airport despite concerns

Concerns raised by operators at the Ogle International Airport and the Private Sector Commission (PSC) are being shoved under the bus as the Government forges ahead with plans to rename the Ogle International Airport. Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson on Wednesday said that if all goes as planned, the official renaming ceremony would be held on May 9. This is ...

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Surinam Airways introducing third weekly flight from Miami to Guyana

Surinam Airways announced Tuesday the introduction of a third flight weekly to Georgetown, Guyana beginning May 12. Henk Fitz-jim, the airline’s North America manager said that the flight will be a permanent fixture on the airline’s scheduled service to Guyana and is in response to the growing demand by the Guyanese American community as well as “the satisfaction which the Guyanese ...

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