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13-year old boy chopped, beaten to death during brawl over girl

Police were Monday probing the brutal chopping and beating to death of a 13-year old boy following an argument over a girl on the East Coast Demerara. Investigators said they were probing the alleged murder of Daveand Sanchar, 13 years, of Plantain Walk, Triumph, ECD, which occurred about 11:30 Sunday night, August 14, 2016 at Plantain Walk Access Road, Triumph, East ...

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Linden Town Clerk to be summoned to hearing on motion for her removal

Linden Mayor, Carwyn Holland hopes that Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan will give the Town Clerk marching orders now that a second no-confidence motion has been passed against her because she appears to have a political agenda against the elected body. “We need the changes and we need the Town Clerk removed”… “I believe that this Town Clerk needs  to ...

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Dissatisfied GT&T retirees to lobby Pres. Granger for their correct pensions

Workers, who continued unbroken services from Guyana Telecommunications Corporation (GTC) to the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T), are preparing to take their concerns about the inaccurate pensions to President David Granger. Estimates are that more than 100 pensioners have not been getting their correct pensions in keeping with their last salaries at the age of 60 years, because the Ministry ...

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Newly-formed vendors union to push for selling outside Stabroek Market

The newly-formed Guyana Market Vendors Union (GMVU) says it will be pushing for vendors, who were removed earlier this year from the Stabroek Square, to be relocated just in front of the Stabroek Market where buses once parked. GMVU President, Eon Andrews told Demerara Waves Online News that vending is a culture that relies heavily on sellers’ closeness to passersby ...

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Some gun licences to be revoked- Ramjattan

Scores of gun licenses are about to be revoked in the coming months, in keeping with a decision by the government to weed out those that had been wrongfully issued, no long required or are in the hands of mentally unstable persons, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said Sunday. “It would be a massive, massive exercise so that is the ...

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Ministry of the Presidency’s Permanent Secretary denies stealing public funds; suggests SOCU leaking info

Embattled Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency, Omar Shariff has denied stealing monies belonging to Guyana’s treasury, and insisted that a probe by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) was merely about a personal tax matter with the Guyana Revenue Authority. “The distortion of this personal income tax matter to make it appear to be theft and embezzlement ...

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Fire destroys old Nurses Hostel in New Amsterdam

An abandoned building that formerly housed the Nurses Hostel in New Amsterdam was Saturday afternoon destroyed by fire. Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ian Amsterdam said investigators were working on the theory that vagrants ,who frequent the building, might have been responsible for the blaze. The hostel was located at Charles Place, New Amsterdam. There were no reports of ...

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Guyanese Wall Street executive donates computers to Tutorial High School

Guyana-born Wall Street civil engineering Principal of Constructomics Trevor Prince donatedten (10) computers and related accessories to the New York Tutorial Support Group Inc. (NYTSG) for use at Tutorial High School (THS). The computers were delivered to THS’s computer laboratory in July just before summer break, complementing 32 previously donated by NYTSG in 2007. The NYTSG noted that with existing ...

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Region Seven eyes hydro-power plant

The administration of Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) hopes to revive plans to build a hydro-power station at Paruima Falls as part of efforts to kick-start agro-processing ventures in that area, Regional Chairman, Gordon Bradford said Friday. “The river doesn’t dry. It always has water, Bradford told Demerara Waves Online News. He plans to lobby central government when Junior Minister of Public ...

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