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Daily Archives: April 26, 2017

President Granger takes trade mission to Britain’s House of Lords

By John Mair in London He is virtually on a one man trade mission to the United Kingdom. But,unlike those before him,President Granger comes bearing the gifts of oil wealth or the promise of it. He addressed a packed Cholmondeley  Room in the House of Lords beside the Thames on Tuesday evening. It was the Caribbean Council’s Annual Reception and ...

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PPP takes ‘lands-fight’ to Parliament

The opposition Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) has taken its ‘lands-fight’ to the National Assembly with a motion looking to have the House call on the David Granger administration to immediately revoke the recently appointed Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to look into Amerindian and African lands issues in Guyana. According to the Terms of the CoI, it is meant to “to ...

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PPP pushes for parliamentary debate on VAT on education

Former Education Minister Priya Manickchand, has again offered a formal challenge to the application of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on educational material and supplies –as applied by the coalition A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) Government. The Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament, on Tuesday (April 25, 2017), filed a motion with the National ...

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City Hall’s parking meter negotiating team selected

The Mayor and City Councillors on Wednesday approved a  seven-member team to negotiate a revised parking meter contract with Smart City Solutions, in keeping with the wishes of central government. Under the chairmanship of Malcolm Ferreira, the others are Vice Chair, Noelle Chow-Chee; Carlyle Goring; Tricia Richards, Ivelaw Henry, Roopnarine ‘Ron’ Persaud and Heston Bostwick. Persaud has long opposed the ...

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Royal Castle chef fined, jailed for cocaine trafficking

Former chef at Royal Castle, Anthony Gibson was Wednesday jailed for three years after he admitted to being in possession of 548 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Apart from being jailed, he was also fined GYD $1.4 million by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. The 26-year old East Ruimveldt resident on April 23, 2017 was an outgoing ...

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Gold Board General Manager denies any wrongdoing

Guyana Gold Board General Manager on-leave, Lisaveta Ramotar on Wednesday denied being involved in alleged money laundering or other offences, as police continued to probe alleges links with fraud accused gold dealer, Saddiqi Rasul. “I wish to assert strongly that I am absolutely innocent of any wrong doings. I have discharged my  duties at the Guyana Gold Board professionally and ...

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SURINAME: Protesters to take legal actions against Suriname government for violation of fundamental rights

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname; Trade unions and other civil groups which for the past weeks have staged protest demonstrations against the government, are filing a lawsuit against the government for violating their fundamental rights. Legal actions are being taken since the authorities Tuesday prevented the organizations to hold a demonstration at Independence Square in the Surinamese capital, Paramaribo. Initially ...

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Beterverwagting cane-cutter remanded for attempted murder of ex partner

Cane-cutter, Warren Dennis appeared at the Spareendaam Magistrate’ Court Wednesdat morning charged with attempted murder of the mother of his children. The charge read that on Sunday April 23 at Quamina Road, Beterverwagting he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Alana Hazel with intent to murder her. Reports indicate that Hazel, a policewoman attached to the Police Officers’ mess,  is presently nursing ...

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