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Daily Archives: April 25, 2017

US considers fee on money-transfers to Guyana, other countries to help fund Trump’s border wall

United States-based Guyanese could soon be asked to pay more to send their relatives and friends a ‘small piece’ or a ‘frek’ if a Bill is passed to impose a two percent tax on all remittances sent to Guyana and several other countries to help fund the construction of a US-Mexico border wall. Introduced to the House of Representatives on March 30, 2017, ...

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High Court clears way for GPSU elections

The High Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) to hold its elections, despite efforts by a group of union members to stop the polls on the grounds that the accounts had not been audited for several years. The Union said the elections would now be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The GPSU ...

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Woman jailed for killing best friend

A young woman was Tuesday handed down an eight-year jail sentence for killing her best friend in 2015. Justice Navindra Singh deducted two years for time already served during her incarceration. In 2015, Lloyda Renita Thomas met her demise after her former best friend Angelique Williams also known as “angie” fatally stabbed her during an argument  over who should sit ...

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Basil Blackman not Ministry of the Presidency official

The Ministry of the Presidency said Mr Basil Blackman is not an official of that top government ministry, almost one year he was named by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon as an honorary adviser. “The Ministry of the Presidency wishes to inform all and sundry that Mr. Basil Blackman AA, the individual mentioned in the sensational report, is not an ...

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Two confront each other in police presence over alleged treason plot- Crime Chief

The two persons, who are implicated in an alleged plot to commit treason, on Tuesday confronted each other in the presence of police investigators at the headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). CID Head, Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said the man, who reported the alleged plot to commit treason, arrived at the CID headquarters. “A confrontation was held between the ...

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Ministerial adviser denies man named in assassination plot attended his birthday party

Government’s Honorary Adviser, Basil Blackman on Tuesday denied that a man named in an alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger was at his recently held birthday party. Blackman at first told Demerara Waves Online News that several persons were in attendance and he did not know everyone who was there. Hours later, he called again, saying that he went ...

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GTT says Internet outages likely during system upgrade

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Tuesday appealed to customers to be patient with Internet “outages” they may experience as the company takes high-tech steps to ensure a faster and reliable service by the third quarter of this year. The telecoms provider said the upgrade, being undertaken in partnership with General Datatech (GDT), is expected to be completed ...

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Financial consultant charged with three counts of fraud

A 57- year old Financial Consultant was Tuesday morning remanded after three fraud charges were laid against him. Clayton Alleyne of 179 South Bel Air stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charges which alleged that between November 3 2016 and February 8 2017 he obtained from three persons large sums of money in exchange for a ...

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Hundreds of stranded Cubans begin leaving Guyana; EasySky airline’s resumption on hold pending review

Hundreds of Cuban passengers, who were stranded in Guyana for several days now, on Tuesday began leaving the country after the Honduras-based Easy Sky airline was granted temporary permission to fly here, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Col. Egbert Field said. “They began to correct some of their safety deficiencies and these are the short-term corrections ...

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