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GAWU dumps Guysuco’s farming plan for Wales; claims workers being sent home

Even as the Guyana Sugar Corporation begins shedding staff from Wales Estate ahead of its planned closure later this year, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) Monday dismissed plans to provide lands to workers for farming. Reacting to the announcement by Chairman of Guysuco’s Board, Professor Clive Thomas in the privately-owned Stabroek News newspaper at the weekend, GAWU ...

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CANU to seek arrest warrant for ex agent

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Monday threatened to obtain an arrest warrant for one of its anti-drug agents if he does not attend court in an ongoing drug case. CANU said Darren Sears of 128 Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara or somewhere else in the Country  must attend Court 5 of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on February 26, 2016 to ...

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Cuba approves Guyana’s Ambassador

A number of diplomatic appointments have been made in recent weeks, even as government awaits final approval for appointments at key Western capitals before making an official announcement. Demerara Waves Online News was told that Cuba has already granted approval (agrément) for Halim Majeed to be appointed Guyana’s Ambassador to that Caribbean island. Majeed, a former political adviser to late President Forbes ...

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Auto dealers call for review of tax structure

Guyanese auto dealers Monday called on government reconsider the import restriction on vehicles four years and older, saying that the tax structure on new vehicles would end up making it more expensive to acquire a car. “We the auto dealers of Guyana respectfully ask that the tax structure be reconsidered so that the perfect balance can be found between revenue ...

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Chinese restaurant owner shot dead in failed robbery bid

A Chinese restaurateur at Number 56 Village, Corentyne was Sunday night shot and killed by one of two customers in their failed bid to rob the business place, according to sources. The incident occurred at about 8 O’clock Sunday night at the Sue Chinese restaurant which is located on the Number 56 Public Road near the village’s primary school. Sources ...

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City Council lowers maintenance fee for minibus parks

Under intense pressure from minibus operators at parks around Guyana’s capital City, the Town Clerk, Royston King announced Sunday that a maintenance fee would be reduced from GYD$200 per trip to GYD$200 per day beginning Monday. “Who don’t want to pay will not be allowed to use the park,” he said. He said the pilot fee deal would run for one ...

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Rescue plans for Wales floated

Rescue plans for Wales Sugar Estate have been floated, even as calls have intensified for government to commission a socio-economic study of the impact of closing that West Bank Demerara operation of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco). Speaking at a panel discussion Friday night on the topic “”The Closure of Wales Estate: Are there alternatives?”, former Guysuco Chairman, Vic ...

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Updated: Assistant Commissioner Balram Persaud critically injured in accident

The Police Officer, who was severely injured in a road accident late Friday night, has been identified as Assistant Commissioner (Administration), Balram Persaud. Traffic Chief, Dion Moore said the circumstances that led to the accident were not known as investigators have been unable to interview Persaud. After the accident at Schoonord, West Bank Demerara- a short distance from the Demerara ...

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Two held for gold heist

The son of a well-known gold miner has been robbed of a huge quantity of raw gold, and two persons have been arrested in connection with the heist, police said. Guyana Police Force investigators were told that at about 3:15 PM on Thursday, 4th February, 2016, Akeem Chase of Craig, East Bank Demerara was driving a motor vehicle along Second Street, ...

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SOCU seizes more than GYD$16 M, two arrested

Guyana’s anti-money laundering agents seized more than GYD$16 million from a house in East Coast Demerara and two persons have been arrested, according to police and well-placed sources. The cash seized includes almost US$80,000, GYD$1 million and Trinidad and Tobago dollars. Sources said operations were carried out at East Bank Demerara and East Coast Demerara, but the cash was seized ...

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