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GAWU calls for referendum on sugar industry

Intensifying its protests mainly in the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) stronghold of Berbice against the closure of sugar operations there, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has called on government to hold a referendum on scaling down the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco). GAWU President, Komal Chand accused government of breaking its 2015 general election promise that the sugar ...

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Several may be charged in connection with Pradoville 2 housing lands

Just under 12 persons could soon be charged in connection with the development and sale of  housing lands at Goedverwagting-Plaisance (Pradoville 2), according to high-level sources. Demerara Waves was told that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force has recommended charges for  several persons. The Police Legal Adviser, Retired Justice Claudette Singh has since been asked ...

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Way cleared for extradition request for former GRDB accountant

An arrest warrant has been issued for former Accountant at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), kicking in steps for Canada to extradite him to his homeland to answer fraud charges. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan late Monday issued the arrest warrant for Peter Ramcharran after several fraud charges were read in his absence. He is the latest to have ...

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GPHC removes its medical supplies from NewGPC bond; owes GYD$50 million

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Tuesday removed all  of its medical supplies from the New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (NGPC) bond, leaving behind a GYD$50 million debt. Multiple high-level sources initially could not say what the reason behind the decision  was and who exactly gave the directive for the drugs to be removed from NGPC’s bond at Industrial Site, ...

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City Magistrate refuses DPP’s request to commit ‘Grey Boy’ to High Court for Crum-Ewing’s murder

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on Tuesday afternoon instructed Magistrate Judy Latchman to commit former murder accused, Regan ‘Grey Boy’ Rodrigues to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of political activist Courtney Crum Ewing. However, the magistrate refused one day after she had thrown out the case because of insufficient evidence. Special prosecutor ...

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Mabaruma solar farm closer to realisation- Contractor soon to be selected

The 400 kilowatt Mabaruma solar farm which will provide an additional 17 hours of electricity to the 3,000 residents of Mabaruma Region One is closer to realisation, as all tenders are at the evaluation stage. This was disclosed by Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson to the Department of Public Information/Government Information Agency (DPI/GINA). Minister Patterson said that at least ...

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Several roads in Lethem to be upgraded

Work is scheduled to begin soon to improve the road network in the township of Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takatu/Upper Essequibo), government reported Tuesday. Mayor of the Township, Carton Beckles said that all the roads in the municipality are in a deplorable state and that the council has been advocating for new roads, which has been successful in getting the ...

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Fire breaks out at Juvenile Detention Centre

Fire late Monday afternoon broke out at the Juvenile Detention Centre, Sophia, causing at least three detainees to be rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle told Demerara Waves Online News that preliminary investigations have revealed that fire was set to a mattress in one of the rooms. There was no damage to the building ...

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GECOM Chairman’s appointment: Major legal arguments submitted ; next Court date after Granger-Jagdeo meeting

Lawyers for a city businessman seeking an interpretation of the country’s constitution on the appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will have to decide on future legal action if the President and the Opposition Leader decide on someone contrary to what the High Court may view as the intended meeting. Businessman, Marcel Gaskin wants the High ...

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