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Guyana to hold consultations on private international law- President Granger

President, David Granger says Guyana will first have to hold consultations on the pros and cons of the various Hague Conventions on child protection and business-related laws. “We have to commit to understanding more fully the legal implications and ramifications of the adoption of these conventions of the (Hague) Conference, a process that must be preceded by consultation with national ...

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No Central Housing, City Council approval for 7th floor; owner to beg President

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) and Georgetown City Council have refused to grant approval for the addition of a seventh floor to the building under construction of at Robb and Camp Streets, prompting the owner to contemplate appealing to President David Granger. “The last thing now left is to go and see the President,” Building owner, Rizwan Khan told ...

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Bandits caught after robbing Bourda Market vendors of GYD$500,000

The police in ‘A’ Division are investigating a robbery under arms committed on Wayne Miller, 51 years and Darmenna Wong, 43 years, vendors of Bourda Market, both of whom resides at Block ‘Y’, Section ‘C’, Grove, EBD, which occurred  2300h. on Monday July 11, 2016, of $500,000.00 cash.   Investigations have so far revealed that Wayne Miller and Darmenna Wong ...

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Jamaica’s police helping Guyana improve intelligence gathering system

Guyana is getting assistance from Jamaica in boosting its crime and security intelligence-gathering strategies and techniques, Guyana’s Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud announced Wednesday. Addressing the annual police awards ceremony, he said the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has begun conducting an assessment of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) crime and security intelligence system with the aim of recommending improvements. He said ...

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Sophia residents protest dust pollution caused by road construction; govt promises relief

Angered by persistent dust pollution linked to the slow-paced rehabilitation of Dennis Street, Sophia, residents blocked a section of the street with debris until they were assured that the dust would be wet and  road works would be completed very soon. The Ministry of Public Infrastructure said rehabilitation of Dennis Street would be completed by July 27. Junior Minister of Public ...

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Parking fee set for shipping containers in Georgetown

Businesses in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, will now have to pay the Mayor and City Council GYD$25,000 for the operation of shipping containers, the municipality announced Tuesday. City Hall said while container users will pay $25,000 to have the storage device parked for 72 hours, Council’s decision also supports a penalty fee of $5000 for every other day the container is ...

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Will increased City taxes cost APNU+AFC political support?

Chairman of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council’s Finance Committee, Oscar Clarke does not believe that there will be political fallout as a result of increased taxation on businesses and residents in the municipality. Political Scientist Freddie Kissoon agrees that the City needs increased revenue, but reasons that the APNU+AFC coalition is already losing political support on the ground because ...

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CONFIRMED: Veteran engineer Walter Willis dies- St. Joseph Hospital

St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital Monday night confirmed that veteran Guyanese engineer, Walter Willis died and at the same time announced that a probe has been launched to ensure that all the rules were followed in treating him. “His condition deteriorated and he was treated for multi-organ dysfunction. Regrettably, Mr. Willis passed on the evening of Monday July 11, 2016,” the ...

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Guyana asks US university to help detect deadly poultry disease

Guyana has dispatched poultry samples to the United States (US) to determine what type of disease is responsible for sudden poultry deaths in East Bank Berbice. According to Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), Dr. Dwight Walrond, “samples which have been taken from the premises of one large scale farmer of broiler birds have already ...

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