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Daily Archives: October 10, 2016

UPDATED: Major fire at Gafoors again

Gafoors at Houston is on fire again Monday night, months after a previous blaze had ravaged the store there in May of this year. Fire fighters are on the scene battling the  blaze. Chief Executive Officer, Sattaur Gafoor said there were no combustibles in that area as only tiles and cement were being stored there. He was later interviewed by ...

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Father of five charged with stealing household items

A father of five has been remanded to prison, after appearing in court for stealing household items worth GYD$740,000. It is alleged that on October 5, 2016 at Sheriff and Enachu Streets, Section K Campbellville, Keon Crandon broke and entered the dwelling home of Diana Panday and stole items which included three gas bottles (GYD$20,000), a four-burner gas stove (GYD$50,000), ...

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Man jailed for fraudulent conversion after selling AC Units

A nine-month sentence was on Monday handed down to a man for stealing Air Conditioning (AC) units. The charge against Gangadeen Mahase is that between January 11, 2016 and January 26, 2016 he fraudulently converted three AC units valued at $582,921, property of Rajeshwar Singh. Mahase pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Leron ...

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Crum-Ewing’s parents upping pressure for fresh probe, new trial

Almost one month after a man was freed of the murder of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, due to insufficient evidence, his parents on Monday picketed outside the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers to press demands for a fresh probe and trial. They are calling on acting Police Commissioner, David Ramnaraine  to conduct a fresh and thorough probe and for the ...

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Public Service Commission Chairman’s submission over-ruled; to challenge Tribunal in High Court

Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Carville Duncan plans to challenge the legality of a Tribunal hearing to determine whether he should be removed from that constitutional post, his lawyer Anil Nandlall said Monday. Nandlall told Demerara Waves Online News that the Tribunal over-ruled his submissions and he would be moving to the High Court later this week. He said ...

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Man jailed for stabbing boy

A 31-year-old man was on Monday sentenced to 9 months in prison after appearing in court for stabbing an 11-year-old boy. The charge against Carl Anderson Braithwaite is that on September 15, 2016 at Avenue if the Republic, he stabbed the Virtual Complainant (VC), thereby causing actual bodily harm. When it was read to him, the defendant pleaded guilty. According to ...

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Caricom suspends tariff on several inputs for Guyanese manufacturers

The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) on Monday announced that the suspension of taxes and duties on several inputs now that the Caribbean Community (Caricom) but it would be pushing for the permanent removal of those items from the Common External Tariff (CET) list. “The Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association GMSA, was pleased to be informed by its membership that with ...

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Govt denies offering PSC Chairman, Carville Duncan monies to resign; Duncan calls Harmon “a liar”

In the face of Minister of State, Joseph Harmon’s blunt denial that he or President David Granger offered Chairman of the Public Service Commission, Carville Duncan monies to resign, Mr Duncan on Monday lashed back calling Harmon a “liar.” “Harmon is a liar,” Duncan told Demerara Waves Online News. He said the question that now arises is what motivation government ...

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