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President Granger takes trade mission to Britain’s House of Lords

By John Mair in London He is virtually on a one man trade mission to the United Kingdom. But,unlike those before him,President Granger comes bearing the gifts of oil wealth or the promise of it. He addressed a packed Cholmondeley  Room in the House of Lords beside the Thames on Tuesday evening. It was the Caribbean Council’s Annual Reception and ...

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City Hall’s parking meter negotiating team selected

The Mayor and City Councillors on Wednesday approved a  seven-member team to negotiate a revised parking meter contract with Smart City Solutions, in keeping with the wishes of central government. Under the chairmanship of Malcolm Ferreira, the others are Vice Chair, Noelle Chow-Chee; Carlyle Goring; Tricia Richards, Ivelaw Henry, Roopnarine ‘Ron’ Persaud and Heston Bostwick. Persaud has long opposed the ...

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Gold Board General Manager denies any wrongdoing

Guyana Gold Board General Manager on-leave, Lisaveta Ramotar on Wednesday denied being involved in alleged money laundering or other offences, as police continued to probe alleges links with fraud accused gold dealer, Saddiqi Rasul. “I wish to assert strongly that I am absolutely innocent of any wrong doings. I have discharged my  duties at the Guyana Gold Board professionally and ...

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SURINAME: Protesters to take legal actions against Suriname government for violation of fundamental rights

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname; Trade unions and other civil groups which for the past weeks have staged protest demonstrations against the government, are filing a lawsuit against the government for violating their fundamental rights. Legal actions are being taken since the authorities Tuesday prevented the organizations to hold a demonstration at Independence Square in the Surinamese capital, Paramaribo. Initially ...

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US considers fee on money-transfers to Guyana, other countries to help fund Trump’s border wall

United States-based Guyanese could soon be asked to pay more to send their relatives and friends a ‘small piece’ or a ‘frek’ if a Bill is passed to impose a two percent tax on all remittances sent to Guyana and several other countries to help fund the construction of a US-Mexico border wall. Introduced to the House of Representatives on March 30, 2017, ...

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High Court clears way for GPSU elections

The High Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) to hold its elections, despite efforts by a group of union members to stop the polls on the grounds that the accounts had not been audited for several years. The Union said the elections would now be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The GPSU ...

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Basil Blackman not Ministry of the Presidency official

The Ministry of the Presidency said Mr Basil Blackman is not an official of that top government ministry, almost one year he was named by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon as an honorary adviser. “The Ministry of the Presidency wishes to inform all and sundry that Mr. Basil Blackman AA, the individual mentioned in the sensational report, is not an ...

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Two confront each other in police presence over alleged treason plot- Crime Chief

The two persons, who are implicated in an alleged plot to commit treason, on Tuesday confronted each other in the presence of police investigators at the headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). CID Head, Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said the man, who reported the alleged plot to commit treason, arrived at the CID headquarters. “A confrontation was held between the ...

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Ministerial adviser denies man named in assassination plot attended his birthday party

Government’s Honorary Adviser, Basil Blackman on Tuesday denied that a man named in an alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger was at his recently held birthday party. Blackman at first told Demerara Waves Online News that several persons were in attendance and he did not know everyone who was there. Hours later, he called again, saying that he went ...

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