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Daily Archives: May 17, 2017

No constitutional reform and end to winner-take-all politics may worsen conflicts- Carter Center

The Carter Center, which observed Guyana’s general elections in 2015, hopes that the David Granger-led administration will keep its election promise to forge ahead with power-sharing and reduce the chances of ethnic and political conflict over oil revenues. “In the report, The Carter Center repeats its longstanding support for fundamental constitutional reform that attenuates the problems with the current winner-take-all system. The ...

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Construction of oil refinery in Guyana will be a political decision

Minister of  Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman Wednesday night said the Guyana government would have to consider the social benefits of the construction of a US$5 billion refinery or a smaller facility like in neighbouring Suriname. He said Cabinet would have to study the findings and recommendations contained in the desktop feasibility study conducted by Director of Advisory Services at the New ...

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Building a US$5 billion oil refinery in Guyana unprofitable — expert

The cost of building a brand new 100,000 barrel per day oil refinery in Guyana can cost up to US$5 billion with a negative rate of return on investment at between US$2 billion and US$3 billion, a consultant said Wednesday. Director of Advisory Services at the United States-based Hartree Partners, Pedro Haas’ findings and assumptions were based on Guyana’s daily ...

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Hotskull charged with murder of footballer

Twenty- five year old Alvin “Hotskull” Jones has been charged with the murder of tradesman and footballer, Paul “Dundee” Anthony Daniels. Jones on Wednesday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan who read the indictable charge to him. The killing of Daniels,32, occurred in February at Independence Boulevard, Georgetown. Daniels lived at  Schoonord Public Road, West Bank Demerara. Jones was not ...

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Clerk charged with multi-million dollar fraud

Twenty-four year old Naipaul Beharry appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court charged with embezzlement. Beharry stood before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore where the charge read that on may 1, 2015 and July 31 2016 while being a clerk at a firm, he fraudulently embezzled GYD $4.9 million dollars in the name of his employer, Ramgobin Mohanlall. He pleaded not guilty. ...

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New Amsterdam man found hanging in Trinidad home

The body of a Guyanese man has been found hanging in house in Chaguanas, Trinidad, police said. Dead is 31-year old Cleon Stewart of Lamont Street Extension, Longdenville, Chaguanas. Police said his mother, Judith Gordon, 55, returned home at about 7.00 PM on May 15 and found him hanging from a rafter in their home. Trinidad and Tobago police say so far they ...

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More High Court Judges to be appointed; President stresses no political interference in judiciary

President David Granger on Wednesday signaled that more High Court judges are to be soon appointed, following the swearing in of two Justices of Appeal. “I needed some additional information and I sent a request to the Chancellor of the Judiciary (Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards) to provide that additional information,” he said when asked by Demerara Waves Online News what has been ...

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49 illegal guns seized so far for 2017

Guyanese police have so far seized a total of 49 guns so far for the year, with ‘A’ Division leading with 19 seizures, police said. The latest gun seizure was made on Tuesday, May 16 at about 6 PM at Norton Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown where police said they took away one .32 Taurus pistol and four live rounds of ammunition. ...

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Fishing boat captain feared dead; fishermen swim to safety after pirate attack

A boat captain is missing and two fishermen, who were ordered to jump overboard during an alleged attack by pirates, swam to safety, police said. Feared dead is 44-year old Mahadeo “Chico” Ramdyal of Kilcoy/Chesney Squatting Area, Corentyne. Investigators fear that Ramdyal drowned as one of the attackers lashed him to his head after he jumped overboard. “The crew members alone managed ...

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Attorney General was not contemptuous of Court; no need for apology to judge- President Granger

President David Granger said he saw no need to ask Attorney General, Basil Williams to apologise to High Court Judge, Frank Holder because his behaviour in the judge’s court was not contemptuous. “Under the circumstances, I cannot see that there was anything which could have warranted his being cited for contempt of court. As I said, his behaviour was not ...

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