Internet Radio

Monthly Archives: July 2017

Businessman denies offering GYD$ millions to kill President Granger

An East Bank Demerara businessman on Monday denied that he ever offered GYD$6 to GYD$7 million to a barber in the neighbourhood to kill President David Granger, but disclosed that he had lent the man money in the past. Appearing before the Commission of Inquiry into how effective the Guyana Police Force had investigated the alleged plot by Andriff Guillard, ...

Read More »

Assassination plot: Police Commissioner Persaud denies instructing bail for friend, brother

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud denied instructing that bail be granted to a man who allegedly plotted to kill President David Granger, saying that he merely offered an “opinion” based on the investigations at that stage. Persaud said while he was on leave, he also suggested to Detective Narine instead of ordered the release of the alleged assassination plotter’s brother, Imran ...

Read More »

Third prisoner caught in less than 24 hours; four still on the run

Another prison escapee was early Monday captured at a house at Mocha, East Bank Demerara, police said. He is Shawn Harris who had exited the swampy area of the Lusignan Prison through a muddy hole under the foundation of a wall. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Guyana Police Force, Senior Superintendent, Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online ...

Read More »

Prison escapee surrenders in mother’s company

Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine this evening announced that Lusignan Prison escapee Kerry Cromwell is back in police custody. Asst Commissioner Ramnarine advised that Cromwell’s mother contacted a senior government functionary and advised of Cromwell’s whereabouts and the family’s willingness to turn him in. His mother along with other relatives, on the advice of the government functionary, then took Cromwell ...

Read More »

Prison escapee shot dead during shootout with Joint Services

An escapee from the Lusignan Prison was Sunday afternoon shot dead during an alleged shootout with members of the security forces. Government’s Department of Public Information said  Clive Forde aka El Sinkie was killed during a confrontation at East Ruimveldt. “Joint Services received information that Forde was hiding out in a house in the area and surrounded the house. Forde attempted ...

Read More »

Golden opportunity for investment in the sweet potato value chain

by Adelle Roopchand Agriculture is often perceived as a risky sector for investors and banks are generally reluctant to lend to farmers due to their lack of understanding of the sector and associating it with high risk. However, in recent years various types of innovative financial instruments are being introduced by governments, donors, impact investors and others to make finance ...

Read More »

Opinion: A local potboiler of soap opera proportion

by GHK Lall Right before the stunned eyes of this nation a real life film noir unfolds with one sizzling development after another, and with alarming frequency.  Other than for the impacted principals, especially the grieving family society yawns in disbelief and with some disinterest.  It has seen so much sleaze at all levels and for so long that it ...

Read More »

Opinion: Anti money laundering the new imperialism

by GHK Lall The more I study anti money laundering requirements, the more I come to see the entire process as representative of a new imperialism.  In practice and result, this can also be viewed as the face of bloodless 21st century coups d’état; the changes are mental and operational, not physical.  To use Cold War language, it is the ...

Read More »

Canadian gold refinery wants Guyana to tighten anti-money laundering system; source of gold systems

A Canadian company that refines Guyana’s gold wants local authorities to tighten several areas to ensure the precious yellow metal is not used to wash dirty money, the Ministry of Natural Resources said in a statement. Royal Canadian Mint’s Director of Storage and Refining Solutions, Steve Higgins has since told Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman that he is pleased “with ...

Read More »

Prime Minister lashes back at Jagdeo over criticisms of broadcast law amendments

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has dismissed as totally baseless the criticisms leveled at government by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, about the regulations proposed for the Amended Broadcast Act. The Prime Minister, in a Department of Public Information (DPI) interview, Saturday stated that the regulations were done in accordance with the law. On July 27, the Prime Minister read the legislation, ...

Read More »