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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Guyana will reject extension of UN mediation of border controversy or ceding of territory- sources

Government is worried that moves are afoot to pressure Guyana into agreeing to extend high-level United Nations (UN)-brokered negotiations to settle the border controversy with Venezuela or consider the option of giving up part of its territory, high-level sources said. With  Dagg Halvor Nylander, the United  Nations Secretary General’s Personal Representative on the Border Controversy having already submitted his report ...

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City Councillor Garrett collapses and dies

Long-serving  City Councillor, Junior Garrett collapsed and died Friday afternoon, after  very “robust” contributions to a council meeting on the municipality’s budget, Deputy Mayor Lionel Jaikarran said. “I am in shock,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. A meeting on the controversial use of open spaces that was scheduled for Friday afternoon has since been pushed back. Garrett was at ...

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Enmore estate likely to remain opened

The Guyana government has decided to keep the Enmore sugar estate as a going concern while the search continues for long-term investors, a senior official of the divestment corporation announced Friday. Shawn Persaud of the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited ( NICIL) told hundreds of workers at Enmore Estate that “hopefully” the Enmore, ...

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Mother-beater shot after chopping policeman

A man  was early Friday morning shot after he chopped a policeman who responded to a report that he was beating his mother at their home at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara. Police said at about 2:30 Friday morning, a 33-year old man was shot twice and the policeman chopped twice.The incident occurred when a police patrol responded to a report ...

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GDF Lance Corporal held for shooting of wildlife exporter

A wildlife exporter was shot and robbed of several items by three men and a Guyana Defence Force Lance Corporal has since been arrested, the Guyana Police Force said. Injured is 44-year old Imole Fox of 94 Regent and King Streets, Georgetown. He was shot to his lower right leg and a bullet grazed his head during the robbery that ...

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GDF to undergo major restructuring

President David Granger on Thursday announced that the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) will undergo a significant restructuring programme in the coming days to allow for a greater level of efficiency in the execution of its mandate and to ensure maximum development within the Force. Granger, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, made the announcement  at the opening ceremony ...

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GRA sticking to principles for assessing GTT’s tax debt; govt free to negotiate settlement

As the liberalisation of Guyana’s telecommunications sector awaits the settlement of a US$44 million tax dispute, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Thursday vowed to stick to tax principles and said it was still awaiting more information from the telecoms provider. “As far as I know, GT&T has submitted information to me; I am now going through the information. I ...

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Bulkan botches City Mayor’s green spaces plan

Central government has blocked the Georgetown City Council from using open spaces in the City for business or housing purposes, in the wake of a High Court ruling that outlaws such activities. Minister responsible for Local Government, Ronald Bulkan said the David Granger-led administration expects that local government councils should instead “maintain and improve such areas for the benefit of all ...

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Broader Petroleum Commission, reduced ministerial powers in Commission likely

More representatives of the political opposition and civil society are likely to be included in the Petroleum Commission’s Board and ministerial powers reduced, based on local and international advice, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman said Thursday. Following inputs from the Commonwealth, International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Trotman said the recommendations for the amendment of the ...

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Brazilian prison escapee caught in Guyana

A Brazilian, who was among 100 prisoners who escaped from a jail in his home country, was Wednesday arrested in southern Guyana, Guyanese police said. Police said he has been “positively identified” as Roger Batalha Rodrigues. He has since been handed over to law enforcement officials in Brazil. “Police ranks of the Mounted Branch stationed in Lethem, whilst on patrol yesterday ...

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