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Policemen among several arrested after unlicensed gun found nearby

Two policekmen were among seven persons arrested after a handgun was found near the area where they were gambling, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. One of the two lawmen, the force said, has been interdicted from duty and is reportedly renting a ‘mobile outlet’ at Onderneeming, West Bank Demerara where the arrests took place. The law enforcement ...

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Integrity Commissions of Guyana, other Caribbean countries want corruption on CARICOM agenda

Guyana’s Integrity Commission is among several other similar bodies in the Caribbean that have called on the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to put  graft and corruption on their agenda and craft Commissioner harmonised legislation to tackle the scourge. The decision to urge Caribbean leaders to put the thorny issue on their agenda was taken at the just concluded meeting of ...

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Re-migrants from Venezuela claiming mineral-rich land must prove citizenship – Foreign Minister

Re-migrant Guyanese from Venezuela claiming land in Ekereku, Region Seven must be able to prove their citizenship to the satisfaction of immigration authorities a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The ministry issued a statement on  Friday noting the claims to the mineral-rich land is not a straightforward case. The statement came following a report in sections of ...

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First Bauxite gets US$10 million loan to develop Bonasika project

NEW ORLEANS, June 15, 2018 — First Bauxite Corporation on Friday announced that it has received a second bridge loan to the amount of US$10 million  to be used for the Bonasika Bauxite project located in Guyana. The loan, which was provided by with Resource Capital Fund VI L.P, would be used for the construction, mining and processing facilities at ...

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Jamaica’s High Court compels SportsMax parent to provide E-Networks with FIFA World Cup games

Jamaica’s Chief Justice, Justice B. Sykes has issued an injunction against the St. Lucia- based owners of regional sports broadcasting network SportsMax, International Media Content Ltd (IMC), preventing them from disconnecting a feed of FIFA World Cup to E-Networks. IMC had issued a cease and desist letter to E-Networks to prevent that entity from broadcasting the World Cup football matches ...

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Policeman charged with assaulting girlfriend, her sister

A Guyana Police Force Corporal was Friday arraigned on several charges, including wounding, in connection with an altercation he had with his girlfriend and her sister earlier this month. Corporal Rondell Gouveia was granted GY$140,000 bail and ordered to return to court on July 9 for the commencement of the trial. Appearing before Sparendaam Magistrate, Zamilla Ally-Seepaul, he pleaded not guilty ...

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Extremely low natural gas level detected at East Bank Demerara eruption

Preliminary tests conducted Friday morning at a muddy eruption at Diamond, East Bank Demerara have shown very low levels of natural gas. Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Kemraj Parsram told reporters the results he moments before received from experts at Massy Gas Products. “From this initial assessment, there is o indication of high concentration of natural gas; small ...

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Guyanese elected to UN Human Rights Committee for first time

Guyanese Dr. Christopher Arif Bulkan was Thursday elected to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Committee for a term of four years from 2019 – 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. Dr. Bulkan, nominated by the Government of Guyana, was elected along with the candidates of Tunisia, France, Slovenia, Greece, Japan, Uganda, Albania and Chile in the elections ...

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Natural gas eruption at East Bank Demerara

There has been a small natural gas eruption in a yard at 4th Street, Diamond New Scheme, government said Thursday night. “All residents are currently safe and the yard has been cordoned off and is being monitored by the authorities. The situation at the moment is that the eruption is active and a slushy type mud and what appears to ...

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BREAKING: High Court action to take back Guyana Public Service Credit Union from govt control

The High Court has been asked to remove a government-appointed management team of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU) that seized control of the financial institution last month on the grounds that it is illegal. In court papers obtained by Demerara Waves Online News, Patricia Went, in her capacity as GPSCCU Chairman wants the High Court to grant ...

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