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Monthly Archives: January 2017

TSC summons Guyana Teachers Union to meeting on promotions

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) claims its candle-light vigil outside the official residences of the Prime Minister and President is already bearing fruit as the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) has called a meeting for Thursday and the union will be  pushing for two sets of promotions this year. The meeting comes two months after the High Court ruled that the procedure ...

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Anti-narcotics policeman caught with drugs at Guyana-Suriname border jailed

A Guyanese anti-narcotics policeman, who attempted to smuggle marijuana and amphetamine to Suriname, was Wednesday sentenced to seven years imprisonment. Twenty-four year old Ian Michael Johnson of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam was found  guilty of two counts of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. He was sentenced to four years for possession of 2.525 kilogrammes of marijuana and three years ...

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Trio remanded to prison for three armed-robberies in one day

Calvin Reid, Raymond Reid, and Leron Blaize were today remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for three armed robbery charges. The first charge read that on March 24 last year at Arrow Mountaintop in the Cuyuni River, armed with a gun, they robbed Carlotta Harris of one yellow metal chain valued $50,000; a yellow metal ring valued $40,000; a yellow ...

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Environmental tax on water, beverage containers payable from Feb 1

Local and imported bottled water and beverages are likely to cost more from February 1, 2017 when the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) begins imposing a GYD$10 per bottle environmental on non-returnable containers. “The levy which accords with amendments to Section 7A(1) of the Customs Act Ch 82:01 will be applicable to non-returnable units imported, locally manufactured or produced in Guyana,” the ...

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Guyanese taxi driver fined $15,000 for illegally entering Guyana

Timothy St Hill, a local taxi driver from Diamond Housing Scheme, was today fined $15,000 or two weeks in prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. The charge against St Hill read between January 15, and January 16, 2017, he did not present himself to an immigration officer when he entered Guyana through Springlands, Berbice. Police Prosecutor, Neville Jeffers said St ...

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Chief Magistrate fines, deports four Spanish-speaking women arrested during police raid on Rio nightclub

Four spanish-speaking women today came before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan where they were charged for a number of immigration offenses. The women were first picked up during a recent raid on the popular Rio Nightclub in Queenstown, Georgetown. That night club has been subjected to many raids, and was once shut down officially, but later reopened its doors. The first ...

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Youths arrested for armed robbery at West Coast Demerara

Two men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery committed on a man and his wife at West Coast Demerara, police said. Excavator operator, 24-year old  Hanson Forde and his 40-year old mother, Dawn Martin, of Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara told police that at about 8:20 Tuesday night four men, including two armed with handguns, invaded ...

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ExxonMobil considers drilling more exploration wells offshore Guyana ; to shift support from Trinidad’s energy services

Demerara Waves Report (C) 2017 ExxonMobil will eventually scale back hiring exploration support from Trinidad-based companies and will instead turn to a shore-base operation in Guyana for production operations, even as it eyes exploring two other potential oil reservoirs, Country Manager, Jeff Simon announced. He said the company was evaluating its latest oil find at Payara, and considering exploration at two other locations- ...

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Time past for Banks DIH GYD$28 billion court case against GRA – Attorney General

Banks DIH Limited’s High Court action to claim GYD$28.4 billion in purported mistakenly paid consumption taxes and interest was Wednesday knocked down by Attorney General, Basil Williams on the grounds that time has long passed for the company to take action against the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). Stressing that he was improperly named as a defendant by the company because ...

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