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Daily Archives: June 20, 2017

Wanted former Rice Board accountant arrested in Canada

Former accountant at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Peter Ramcharran was Tuesday morning nabbed in Canada less than one month after a Guyana court issued an arrest warrant for him. Well-placed sources said the Toronto Fugitive Squad of the Canadian Border Services Agency arrested Ramcharran. He remained in custody and would be granted an immigration hearing. Earlier this month, ...

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“Fake email” on governing coalition’s campaign strategy to regain political support- Basil Williams

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams Tuesday evening rejected as “out of hand” the fake email being circulated whilst he was in Cabinet, purportedly authored by him. One of the purported screen-shot email from one Basil Williams allegedly to addressees Joseph Harmon, Amna Ally, Winston Felix and Raphael Trotman states that the Re-Election Committee (REEC) has decided to ...

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Kitty Seawall Phase one of sinkhole repairs 85% complete

The project to repair the sinkhole at the Georgetown-Kitty seawall has two phases, one of which is 85 per cent completed, according to Geoffrey Vaughn Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. Vaughn recently told Department of Public Information/Government Information Agency (DPI/GINA) that compaction tests are currently on-going. The compaction test is a laboratory method of determining the optimal ...

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No evidence to support Guyana on US, EU money laundering blacklists

Guyana wants to be erased from European and United States money laundering blacklists, saying there is no evidence to support such labels because the anti-money laws have been tightened Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge. “When you consider the other people on the list, it is really absurd that Guyana could find its way on a list of five countries that are ...

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Female Attorney-at-Law is new Chairperson of Public Utilities Commission

A female is set to be sworn in as the third Chairperson of Guyana’s Public Utilities Commission, following the retirement of Justice Prem Persaud from that post, government said Tuesday. She is  Attorney-at-Law, Dela Britton. Britton would be sworn in by President David  Granger on Wednesday at State House. “Ms. Britton intends to apply her broad repertoire of skills to ...

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Counseling rooms established at several city schools

The increased rate of psycho-social issues among students has seen the Ministry of Education moving to hire councillors and establish counseling rooms at schools to address these issues. There are currently, ten (10) counseling rooms in schools around Georgetown, where councillors work on a daily basis.  The students, based on behavior patterns are referred for counselling to address the issues ...

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