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Daily Archives: April 18, 2017

Eye On The Issues by GHK Lall: The financial sector has had a free pass; time to change that

There have been occasional mutterings over a very profitable segment in the visible, well-regarded part of the Guyanese economy.  It is time that an honest probing telescope is trained on it, and the mutterings coalesce into a consistent crescendo.  The private financial sector is highlighted. Even to the untutored layman, there is some discernment that recognized institutions may have allegedly ...

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Mazaruni, Cuyuni rivers heavily polluted; govt deploys team to take “corrective measures”

In the wake of concerns about the pollution and degradation of rivers in the Mazaruni area, the Ministry of Natural Resources on Tuesday announced that a team has been deployed to correct the situation. “The Minister of Natural Resources has ordered a team comprising officers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and the Ministry’s Compliance Division be despatched ...

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Several detained at anti-governement protest in Suriname

by Ivan Cairo   PARAMARIBO, Suriname; Riot police in Suriname detained several individuals including a union leader during anti-government protests in the capital Paramaribo. During the fourth demonstration since April 6, participants called on the government to stop its “policies of destruction”. Numerous protesters chanting anti-government slogans even called for president Desi Bouterse to resign. Although much smaller in numbers ...

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“Grey Boy” remanded to prison for Courtney Crum-Ewing’s murder

Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues was Tuesday remanded to prison until later this month in connection with the alleged murder of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, two years ago. Rodrigues, who was arrested on Good Friday,  refused to enter the court room and instead remained in the locks up area and behaved in a disorderly manner. The presiding magistrate eventually went downstairs to ...

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Jagdeo calls Trotman’s oil pronouncements “charlatan analysis”

by Gary Eleazar Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday called Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman’s recent pronouncements on how oil revenues will trickle down to ordinary Guyanese “charlatan analysis.” “Now you hear they (administration) gonna give the money to Regions but they have not even decided on element of the Sovereign Wealth Fund but they already talking about how ...

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Man, who allegedly drew gun and threatened to shoot policeman, shot dead

A Yarakita, North West District, Region One resident who allegedly pointed a loaded firearm at a police constable, was shot and killed by the same policeman with his service revolver about 07:45 Tuesday morning at Yarakita Village, the Guyana Police Force said. “Enquiries disclosed that a Police Constable armed with a Service Revolver responded to several reports, including threats made ...

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Gov’t to upgrade Region Two roads, sea, river defence

Plans are underway to upgrade all the roads on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two to asphaltic structures, and to strengthen the sea and river defences. In an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA) Regional Engineer, Region Two, Phillip Amos said the aim is to make the roads’ surface more durable so they could last longer. Amos explained that ...

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Lethem resident stabbed to death

A Central Rupununi resident was stabbed to death at about 2:30 Tuesday morning while he and his wife were returning home. He waa pronounced dead on arrival at the Lethem Hospital. Dead is 31 year old Security Guard, Haimchand Persaud C/D Raj of 378 Tabatinga, Lethem Police said he was  rushed to the medical institution by his reputed wife, bleeding profusely ...

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