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Two drivers in custody following Corentyne accident that injured several, including children

Two drivers have been detained by police to assist with investigations following an accident at Bloomfield, Corentyne Public Road on Friday that left several persons injured, including a 4-year-old and a 7-year-old. Those injured were Royden Grey, 31; Shaka Luke, 21; Delroy Watts, 30; Savita Persaud, 44; and Senita Budhoo, 22. Parents of the injured students requested their names remains anonymous. ...

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West Coast Berbice man succumbs following mystery fire

A West Coast Berbice man succumbed early Wednesday morning to injuries he sustained in a mystery fire that flattened his  two-storey wooden house at Bush Lot Village . Jaikarran Sahadeo, 59, of Lot 99, Section D, Bush Lot Village, West Coast Berbice, who sustained third degree burns about his body succumbed sometime after 9 p.m. on Thursday evening at the ...

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Commercial banks urged to support businesses

Commercial banks are being urged to expand their financial investment vehicles into the rural and hinterland regions of Guyana in an effort to spur economic activity by widening access to capital for more businesses. This ties into the government’s push to to facilitate small and medium-size businesses as engines of growth and development. “Investment is the tool for economic expansion ...

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West Coast Berbice man severely burnt in Bushlot mystery fire

A 53-year-old man of Bushlot village, West Coast Berbice sustained third degree burns about his body after a mysterious fire last evening completely gutted his two bedroom wooden home. The fire reported started in the lower flat of the home. The injured man is . His sister, Indira Sahadeo, who also resided at the home told Demerara Waves Online that ...

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What are your plans? Granger blindsided at business conference in push to re-balance of economy

President David Granger delivered the keynote address today at the opening of the two-day Guyana Business Summit, but not before the Private Service Commission (PSC) rolled out a laundry list of items which the business sector needed clarity on. PSC Chairman Eddie Boyer’s remarks, which were delivered by the PSC’s Deodat Indar, called on the president to clarify government’s approach ...

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New plan targets workers who escape paying GRA & NIS

Workers in poor working conditions who are not paying income tax to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and contributions to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), are the subject of a new plan being spearheaded by the Labour Department. There are no available numbers, but the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that between 40 and 50 per cent of workers are ...

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Berbice man remanded for drugs in salt bag

, 59, appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore at the New Amsterdam Magistrate Court  today charged with the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The court heard that the defendant on Monday 9th October at Highbury village, East Bank Berbice, he had in his possession 6,204 KG of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Police on Monday acting on information intercepted ...

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Close to GYD$1B from oil & gas – Special fund coming next year

The government, through the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), has collected GYD$900 million from withholding taxes in the oil and gas sector for the first half of 2017, but there is no rush to establish the promised Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) as oil is yet to start flowing. Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan said on Monday that the GYD$900 million represented ...

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Prison Escapee Royden Williams Caught In Minibus

Prison Escapee, Mark Royden Durant also known as Royden Williams called “Smallie”, who evaded police gunfire in Linden last month, has been recaptured at Weldaad, West Coast Berbice tonight. Police confirmed the murder convict was in a passenger minibus when he was recaptured at about 20:00hrs as a result of an intelligence-led operation. The Bartica massacre convict was unarmed at ...

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