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Guyana gets funds to help reduce prison overcrowding, boost agriculture, improve business environment, improve health

Guyana has tapped into a US$8 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to help reduce prison overcrowding and speed up the delivery of justice, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. “It is anticipated that through this project, there will be a significant reduction of high concentrations of prison population in Guyana,” the Finance Ministry said in referring ...

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Man dies in fire at Timehri

A man was early Wednesday morning burnt to death at his dwelling at Timehri, East Bank Demerara. He lived in a heavily secured wildlife pen that he had converted into a dwelling. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle, said the man believed to be in his 50s was an alcoholic and had hours earlier threatened to burn the building because no one ...

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Aurora Gold Mines shares emerging technology with Guyanese media and the Guyana Police Force

Guyana Goldfields/AGM Inc. recently introduced a dozen media personnel and nearly twenty officers and ranks of the Guyana police force to the immense possibilities of the application of drone technology to their respective jobs, the company said in a statement. Officially they are referred to as UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems). However, they are more ...

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Go-Invest staff now bound by secrecy; can face dismissal for unauthorised disclosure

Staff at the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) have now signed a secrecy agreement to help stamp out the sharing of investors’ plans and proposals with others who may later be facilitated to go ahead with those projects, according to Chief Executive Officer Owen Verwey. “All the officers have now signed a confidentiality agreement or secrecy agreement that conforms with the ...

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Guyana needs clear strategy on spending oil earnings- UK envoy

Britain says while Guyana appears to be progressing towards commercial oil production, there appears to be no clear indication on how the South American nation will spend some of the revenues. High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn said Guyanese stakeholders need to discuss how the money should be spent on the social sectors and infrastructure while putting some of the ...

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Woman allegedly caught with teargas canister; probably planned to smuggle device into jail

A woman, who police say was planning to smuggle a teargas canister into the Georgetown Prison, was Monday charged with being in possession of ammunition. Sparendaam Magistrate Zamina Ali-Seepaul remanded Kellyann Martin of ‘B’ Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown. The unrepresented woman has to return to court on March 25, 2017. Martin was held allegedly with 130 grammes of marijuana for ...

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Closing more sugar estates will trigger wide-scale protests, PPP warns

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday warned of increased tension and unrest by sugar workers if they are sacked due to the closure of more sugar estates, even as that party demanded that a socio-economic impact study be done before government decides on the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuco) future. “Unquestionably, this will cause a confrontation. If we use one ...

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Boycott of parking meters resumes

With no major change in the parking meter rates for the vast majority of motorists, the boycott of the meters continued Monday. The resumption of paid parking after one week of consultations saw most designated areas being vacant. Except for a 50 percent reduction for eight hours of parking, shorter durations have been retained at a minimum of GYD $50 ...

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No lessons are learned

Even a cursory look at ongoing developments makes it clear that no lessons are learned from prior mistakes, prior times, and prior regimes.  It is not one place or group where this becomes apparent, but in a more than a few sensitive places and involving unreconstructed people positioned to perpetuate the absurdities and gross derelictions that once and still prevail. ...

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Fire destroys DJ Magnum’s house

Fire late Sunday night destroyed the house which was occupied by popular disc jockey, Delroy  “DJ Magnum” Romeo, at Goed Intent Public Road, West Bank Demerara. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said investigators suspect that the fire was the work of arsonists. “Based on the evidence and information, it is an act of arson,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. The ...

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