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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Six, including two girls, arrested for Prof. Perry Mars’ murder

Less than 24 hours after a Guyana-born American professor was strangled to death at his home in Prashad Nagar, police arrested the key suspects and recovered the items that were stolen from his home. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that “we have arrested the suspects and they are cooperating with ...

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Granger talks up Green Economy as GuyExpo 2016 opened

Minutes before declaring GuyExpo 2016 officially open President David Granger spoke of his vision to see Guyana revolutionized as a green economy with widespread development in a sustainable manner. President Granger told the multitude of local businesses at the expo that his administration would be providing incentives for private sector entities that chose to invest in this green economy. “Guyana ...

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Former Guyana-born US professor killed, items stolen

A Guyana-born  retired United States (US) professor was Thursday night killed at his home in Prashad Nagar and a large quantity of valuables were carted off, police sources said. Dead is 75-year old Pairadeau “Perry” Mars, a former professor in Ethnic Studies at the Detroit, Michigan-based Wayne State University. Investigators said his bound and gagged body was found in his study ...

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Inter-American Human Rights Commission calls on Guyana to reduce prison overcrowding

Washington, D.C. –   The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the deaths of inmates at the Camp Street prison located in Georgetown, Guyana. The IACHR calls on the State to ensure that the ongoing investigations be conducted with due diligence and without delays, and that urgent measures be adopted to prevent similar incidents from occurring again. Based on information ...

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Irfaan Ali wants government to re-engage Venezuela over rice export

  Shadow Finance Minister Irfaan Ali has recommended that the Government of Guyana immediately take steps to reengage the Government of Venezuela in a bid to regain market for rice that was ceased by Venezuela some months ago. Ali made the recommendation while debating a motion on the current state of Guyana’s rice industry. The recommendation to re-engage the Venezuelan ...

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Lack of national unity has impaired development – Pres Granger

Guyana’s 50th year of Independence should be seen as a tool to perpetuate national unity and Guyana’s political sphere has an important role to play in promoting such an advent. This is according to President David Granger who made the statement as he addressed Guyana’s Parliament on Thursday May 12. The President indicated that over the last 50 years the ...

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Parents protest Mae’s School over in-house changes

Angry parents on Thursday morning mounted a protest outside of the Mae’s Primary School over a decision taken by the principals of the institution to make some in house changes regarding Grade Six level teachers. It is understood that the School would have slashed the salaries of the teachers by $20,000 and are making preparations to demote them. This is ...

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Landline competition likely

As Guyana prepares for formal liberalization of the telecommunications sector, Digicel is eyeing the provision of landline services, prompting the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) to call for a level playing field. Chief Executive Officer of Digicel (Guyana), Kevin Kelly has said that his company’s future investments could include landing a submarine fibre optic cable and the provision of ...

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Governance, financial reforms critical for UG transformation

For the University of Guyana to truly transform and recognize the potential of Guyana’s youth it will need a lot of finances to make the journey from where it currently is. This is according to the newly installed Chancellor of the University Nigel Harris. He made the statement while speaking at his installation ceremony on Wednesday evening. Harris pointed to ...

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Vendors protest City Hall over allocation at Parliament View Mall

With monthly loans to pay, children to take care of and bills to pay, vendors are still unsatisfied with the arrangements put in place for them at the Parliament View Mall and venting their frustrations. A handful of vendors turned out to City Hall on Wednesday morning to voice their concerns over the issue. The vendors claim that they have ...

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