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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Guyana not manufacturing crime statistics; more reports due to “renewed confidence”- Ramjattan

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday countered claims that there has been an increase in violent crime, saying that Guyanese are more confident in reporting incidents. Commenting on the perception of crime in Guyana, Ramjattan said: “People are reporting more [crimes] now than before because they feel a renewed confidence in the Police Force so these naysayers who are ...

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Elderly Guyanese woman dies; several Caribbean students injured in three-vehicle accident

A three-vehicle smash-up on Guyana’s East Coast Demerara Wednesday resulted in the death of a Guyanese woman and injuries to several Caribbean students of the University of the West Indies. Dead is former Region Five Deputy Regional Executive Officer 61-year old Esmi Rockliffe of Enterprise, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara. Guyana Police Force spokesman, Jairam Ramlakhan said at about 10:30 AM, ...

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Gov’t, UNDP team up on US$64M youth crime and violence project

Guyana will benefit from a US$64M across-the-Caribbean project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) tackling crime and violence among youth. “From various surveys and reports, we’ve come to learn about reasons for youth crime and violence,” Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan told a UNDP workshop gathering at the Regency Hotel Wednesday morning, “aggression, physical abuse, illiteracy and dysfunctional ...

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Fly Jamaica updates flight schedule following incident at Guyana airport

Customers of Fly Jamaica Airways Ltd. can now view the airline’s updated flight schedule for November 29th and 30th at www.fly-jamaica.com/updated-flight-schedule, in the wake of an incident Tuesday morning that resulted in its tail cone being ripped off. At approximately 07:20 hrs this morning at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana, Fly Jamaica Airways’ B767-300, which was parked at ...

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Likely breach of procedure caused aircraft mishap at Cheddi Jagan Int’l Airport

The incident that led to the damage of two aircraft owned by Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica early Tuesday morning appeared to have been caused by an alleged breach of air-side directive at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), according to well-placed sources. Demerara Waves was reliably informed that the Airport Directive specifically states that “no large aircraft should taxi ...

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Private Sector, GAWU react sharply to 2017 National Budget

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Tuesday gave a mixed reaction to the 2017 National Budget, saying the reduced Corporation Tax will help stimulate production but adjustments to the Value Added Tax (VAT) amounted to a mockery. With consumers now being asked to pay a 14 percent VAT on water and electricity if their monthly bills are more than GYD$1,500 ...

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Gov’t announces $50M innovation fund for youth

Although the criteria has not yet been finalised, Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced during his 2017 budget speech that $50M will be placed into a Youth Innovation fund (YIF). “This fund will provide a financing platform to launch exceptionally innovative ideas,” Jordan said in the House, “harnessing the energetic and creative minds of our young people.” Jordan hopes the criteria ...

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Gov’t to boost 12 police stations tackling domestic violence

by Derwayne Wills The security sector will receive a budget of $29.1B with some of that money going to upgrade 12 police stations across the country in their capacity to deal with domestic violence cases. This announcement made by Finance Minister Winston Jordan during his budget presentation falls within the 16 days of global activism to end violence against women ...

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