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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Guns, ammo seized; five arrested at marijuana field

Five males, including a 15- year old, were arrested by security forces at Ekura Creek, Canje River and six guns and ammunition seized. The Guyana Police Force said the five shotguns,a pistol and three live rounds were found along with 12 kilogrammes of dried cannabis. Poluce said a five-acre plot of cannabis was destroyed. The almost sixteen hours operation began ...

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Several govt MPs refused to vote for FIU staff duty free vehicle concessions because motion was illegal

Several government ministers did not vote for duty-free concessions for two officials of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) because the route that was being used was illegal, a number of ministers said Tuesay. Those abstaining were Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin; Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge who is a former Finance Minister.  ...

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Alleged GY$600 million fraud: Defence says no case against former govt minister Jennifer Westford, former Principal Personnel Officer

Former Public Service Minister, Jennifer Westford and the ministry’s former Principal Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings should be freed of 24 counts of fraud amounting to GY$600 million, their defence lawyer, Dexter Todd told the court on Tuesday. In making no-case submissions before Principal Magistrate, Judy Latchman, the lawyer told the court that the charge against Westford was bad in law ...

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Sugar workers’ unions appeal dismissed by Caribbean Court of Justice

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday found that the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (“GAWU”) and National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (“NAACIE”) were adequately consulted before the government’s decision to close the Rose Hall and Enmore sugar estates on December 29th, 2017. GAWU and NAACIE represented most of the workers employed by the Guyana ...

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Prominent Guyanese doctor dies in Jamaica

Prominent Obstetrician-Gynaecologist, Dr. Gladstone Mitchell died in Jamaica after a prolonged illness, a family member confirmed. He was 80 years. His daughter, Vivienne Mitchell confirmed that her father passed away. She told Demerara Waves Online News that a date has not been fixed for the funeral to be held in Jamaica. A memorial service would be held in Guyana. Dr. ...

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Guyana creates “homestead” for Venezuelans

The Guyana government on Monday announced that plans were being made to establish a homestead settlement area for the 260 confirmed Venezuelans, who are occupying areas in Barima-Waini (Region One). Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix made the announcement after the third multi-agency coordinating committee meeting held at the Ministry of Citizenship, Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, Georgetown. Minister Felix said that ...

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PPP parliamentarian to face disciplinary committee for criticising House Speaker

Guyana’s National Assembly on Monday ordered opposition People’s Progressive Party parliamentarian, Harry Gill to appear before the House Privileges Committee for criticising Speaker Dr. Barton Scotland in a newspaper letter. “Honourable Member Mr. Harry Gill will answer to the Committee of Privileges for his conduct in this matter,” Scotland said. In part,  Gill states that a number of parliamentarians were ...

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Cane Grove residents die in vehicle collision

Two residents of Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara died Sunday night when the car in which they were travelling collided on the East Coast Demerara Public road. Police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 22:15hrs last night on Bee Hive Public Road, ECD involving motor car PSS 9153 owned and driven by Satyanand Harripersaud, 37, (deceased), ...

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Environmental Economist tipped to head Guyana’s Energy Department

Dr. Mark Bynoe is tipped to head the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Energy, multiple sources confirmed Sunday. President David Granger is expected to officially announce Bynoe’s appointment in early August. Bynoe, according to sources, was in Guyana last week as part of talks to finalise  his appointment. His last known appointment before returning to Guyana has been Assistant Executive ...

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Money changer “Bigga” shot, robbed

A money changer was Sunday afternoon shot and robbed of GY$120,000 by a lone gunman who pounced on him, demanded the cash and fled on a waiting motorcycle. Sustaining a gunshot wound to his left thigh is 60-year old Rockford “Bigga” Richardson of 56 Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown. No one has been arrested and persons at Longden Street, ...

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