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Daily Archives: December 22, 2016

Traffic cops charged with trafficking marijuana

The two members of the Guyana Police Force, who were allegedly caught with five kilogrammes of marijuana that they had seized from a man, were Thursday charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. Whim Magistrate, Charlyn Artiga did not grant bail to Traffic Department Constables Bharat Shattarpaul, 28, of  47 Princeton, Corriverton and Delroy Fraser, 24 of ...

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Reject Jagdeo’s nominees for GECOM Chairmanship; Afro-Guyanese orgs weren’t consulted- ACDA

The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) on Thursday called on President David Granger to discard Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s list of six nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) because no African Guyanese organisation has been consulted. “The ACDA  is consequently requesting that this list be firmly rejected until full and complete consultations are ...

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Granger asks Jagdeo for GECOM nominees’ qualifications, experience

President David Granger, today, said that he has requested of Opposition Leader, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, that the curricula vitae for the six persons he has nominated to fill the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) be provided to him so that he can determine their suitability for the post according to the requirements outlined in the Constitution ...

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Labour Minister apologises to GTUC, FITUG for “impotence” remark

Minister with responsibility for Labour, Keith Scott has expressed regret for his statement made about the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG), and the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) during the debate on the estimates for the 2017 National Budget on December 20 in the National Assembly. Minister Scott said, “I made the mistake, that statement is regrettable, ...

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Fire fighters fend off bandits at Diamond Station

One of three men, who attempted to commit a robbery at the Diamond Fire Station, East Bank Demerara was Thursday caught and handed over to the police, renewing concerns about fire fighters’ safety at that location. Assistant Police Commissioner, Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that the man, who was caught, was the driver of a car in which ...

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No one-month tax free salary leaves soldiers disappointed

Several soldiers on Wednesday vocalized their disappointment because their Commander-in-Chief, President David Granger did not announce a tax-free one month bonus at the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) headquarters where he feted soldiers on the final leg of “Soldiers Day”. Multiple sources confirmed that a number of soldiers let their feelings known while the President was arriving and after his address. The soldiers appeared less ...

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‘Guyana is prepared to prove its case in Court’ -President Granger on decision by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on border controversy

President David Granger on Friday said that Guyana welcomes the decision by United Nations’ (UN) Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon to identify a definitive deadline to the Good Offices process for the resolution of the Guyana/ Venezuela border controversy. Declaring that Guyana has worked hard to bring an end to the claim on its sovereign territory, the President said that the country ...

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Jagdeo eyes replacing Rohee as PPP General Secretary

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo opted to remain mum on whether he wants to take away the General Secretary post of his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) from incumbent, Clement Rohee. However, key figures in the PPP have confirmed separately to Demerara Waves Online News that Jagdeo wants to become the next General Secretary which will make him the de facto leader. ...

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11 laws to be changed before tax measures in Budget 2017 take effect

11 laws will be amended to support tax provisions made in budget 2017, and those proposed amendments were tabled by Finance Minister Winston Jordan in the National Assembly on tuesday. Provisions to be amended included those within the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act; Customs Act; VAT Act; Capital Gains Tax Act; Corporation Tax Act; Income Tax (In Aid of ...

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FIRST FRUITS: The Afro-Guyanese community readies for Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is an African cultural holiday. Celebrated from 26 December thru 1 January, its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa from which it takes its name. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahil | This year, as usual, ACDA’s our community feast or gathering will take place ...

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