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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Uitvlugt surpasses first crop sugar production target

The Uitvlugt Estate- one of the three estates remaining under the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) management after the downsizing- met and surpassed its production target for the first crop of 2018, authorities said Thursday. The Special Purpose Unit of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL-SPU) and GuySuCo said in a joint statement that Uitvlugt produced a total of 7,011 ...

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PPP woos civil society for 2020 general elections, guarantees unbroken promises in “compact”

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday indicated that his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was ready to embrace civil society and other political parties for the 2020 general elections with concrete assurances that they would not abandoned if his party regains State power. “A mechanism in that promise to ensure people-they do not feel used- once you get into office, that ...

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Legal-political showdown: Jagdeo, Harmon say govt, PPP officials to face more criminal charges

Even as the Guyana government slammed the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) filing of private criminal charges of misconduct in public office against two government ministers as an effort to distract the public from its record of corruption, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said more charges would be filed against other ministers. “The charges that were filed today against the current and ...

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Uncertainty looms over return of parking meters

The reintroduction of metered parking in Georgetown is unlikely to get central government’s approval when Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan considers the revised contract between City Hall and Smart City Solutions along with bylaws to govern paid parking. Bulkan told Demerara Waves Online News in an exclusive interview that he would have to examine the contract first before he could ...

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PPP files private criminal charges against two govt ministers

Private criminal charges of misconduct in public office were Thursday filed against two government ministers in connection with the rental of a pharmaceutical bond and procurement of more than GYD$600 million in drugs for the Georgetown Public Hospital. Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall said the charges were filed against former Minister of Public Health, George Norton and current Public Health Minister Volda ...

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New York-based Guyanese shot at West Demerara in 2016 found stabbed to death in Brooklyn apartment

A New York-based Guyanese metropolitan bus driver, who was crippled as a result of a gunshot injury at Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara almost two years ago, was found stabbed to death in his Brooklyn apartment. The New York Post reported that Otis James, 48, was discovered unconscious and bleeding — with stab wounds to his head, face, chest and torso ...

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Religious leaders uncover “massive” alleged irregularities in Guyana Police Force’s learner-driver’s exam

A number of religious leaders, who invigilated a learner-driver’s examination held by the Guyana Police Force, have uncovered massive padding of the number of candidates with answer sheets from persons who did not sit the exam. The force said those, who sat the examination on April 12, 2018 at the Felix Austin Police College, Georgetown will have to resit that particular ...

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Occupational Safety and Health experts probing mercury poisoning of GGMC workers

The Ministry of Social Protection’s Occupational Safety and Health Department on Thursday rubbished claims by the trade union representing Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) workers that their concerns about mercury poisoning have been ignored. Chairman of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), Earl Morris stressed that “that’s not true” and persons could easily make erroneous conclusions ...

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Woman who allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana-in-food to imprisoned husband charged

A woman, who allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana into the Georgetown Prison to her murder-accused husband, was refused bail. Nichola Clarke, 37, of 57 Joseph Pollydore “D’urban” Street, Lodge was remanded to prison until May 30. Appearing before City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore, the woman plead not guilty to being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The particulars ...

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