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Daily Archives: May 9, 2016

2:00AM Party Done curfew being reviewed for some Jubilee events

With mounting concerns from local promoters and party-goers over the 2:00AM Party done curfew, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan says that the curfew will be lifted for some of the events as Guyana celebrates 50 years as an Independent nation. Ramjattan made the disclosure when questioned on the issue by Demerara Waves on Monday afternoon. The Security Minister stated that ...

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“I was not lobbied” – Pres Granger as Ogle Airport renamed

Despite avid criticisms from the majority of the stakeholder at the Ogle International Airport and from the Private Sector Commission, President David Granger on Monday renamed the Airport the Eugene F Correia International Airport. The move which has been in the making since 2015, has not found favor with approximately 9 of the operators at the Airport, who have raised ...

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Guyana links surface in Panama Papers

An oil industry executive and a mineral mapper are two persons linked to Guyana who are named in the Panama Papers that has triggered global interest in tax havens, but one of those identified said Monday that nothing is wrong with registering companies offshore. Dr. Edris Dookie, formerly of CGX Energy and more recently Mid-Atlantic Oil and Gas, is listed as a ...

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Update: Gafoors fire destroys millions in material

A fire was Monday afternoon raging at several bonds at Gafoor’s Hardware Store, Houston, East Bank Demerara. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle told Demerara Waves Online News that “we are trying our best to cut it off.” He confirmed that the bonds contain a lot of combustible items such as tires and paints. Gentle ...

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Man shot, robbed of GYD$1.8 M

A man was shot and robbed of GYD$1.8 million in Kitty, Georgetown on Monday morning. Police said that at about 10 AM on Monday May 09, 2016, Sean Harper, 46 years, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, was about to exit his motor vehicle at Alexander Street, Kitty, when he was attacked by a man armed with a handgun. “The ...

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GTT launches 4G service; says rates cater for reduced mobile, landline earnings

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), which launched its 4G service on Monday, said its pricing plans cater for declining revenue from other services. The phone company is aware that more people would be using Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services like WhatsApp, Facetime and Skype to make free calls. “Most definitely that will cannibalise our revenues so that’s ...

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Benschop protests as CoI wraps up

Even as the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison Riot concluded on Monday, political activist Mark Benschop was outside protesting the COI, saying that it was nothing more than a farce and waste of taxpayers monies. Benschop’s complaints comes after he was scheduled to testify at the COI but refused after learning that his testimony would only be ...

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Suspected robber dies, accomplice arrested

A suspected robber, who allegedly brandished a firearm at police, died after he was shot and moments later crashed in the vicinity of the Vryheid’s Lust Access Road, East Coast Demerara. Dead is Ryan Vaux, 36 years, of Norton Street, Lodge, and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. East Coast Demerara Divisional Commander, Marlon Chapman said ...

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Rohee for President in 2020 elections?

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Clement Rohee on Monday fought viciously to dispel reports of a heated quarrel in the hierarchy of the PPP over the Party’s congress and the selection of its Presidential Candidate for the 2020 General and Regional elections. At a press conference on Monday, the General Secretary labeled a report in the Stabroek News ...

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