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Daily Archives: June 22, 2018

Finance Minister wary of losing revenue if gasoline price is lowered

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan says he is wary of losing revenue, including much needed foreign exchange, if government gives into calls for fuel prices to lowered. Government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) quoted Jordan as saying that government is considering “creative solutions” to avoid adverse impacts on Guyana’s balance of payments. Among his concerns are the impact that lowering the ...

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Prime suspects arrested for missing Corentyne businessman, charred remains found

Berbice police have unearth what they believe are the burnt remains of a Corentyne businessman who went missing two months ago and two suspects remained in custody on Saturday, Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Lyndon Alves said. “We have what are the charred remains,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. Missing since April 18, 2018 and feared dead is Saeed “Sayo” Hamid ...

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Former policeman, accomplice jailed for armed robbery

A former policeman and his accomplice have been jailed for a gunpoint robbery committed on a gold miner at the Mackenzie Market last year December. The former policeman, 38-year old Timothy Waldron, was Thursday found guilty of the offence, jailed for five years and fined GY$100,000. His sentencing came 12 days after his accomplice, 29-year old Shawn Archibald, changed his ...

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Finance Minister sues PPP’s Juan Edghill for “malicious prosecution”

Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan has sued opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Juan Edghill for malicious prosecution and is claiming GY$200 million in damages. The Finance Minister said Edghill’s private criminal charge of misconduct in public office on April 23, 2018 was done maliciously and resulted in harm to his image. “I have suffered significant harm to my reputation ...

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Next Tuesday is CCJ ruling on presidential term limit

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will next week Tuesday decide whether Guyana’s presidential term limit is unconstitutional. The regional court announced that at 2PM on June 26, 2018 the judgment will be delivered in The Attorney General of Guyana v Cedric Richardson. “The CCJ will also give its decision on the validity of an amendment to the Guyana Constitution that ...

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