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Surinamese police ignores piracy attacks report against Guyanese—Jagdeo; Suriname authorities to monitor fishermen movements

Even as Guyana’s Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday disclosed that Suriname has moved to set up check-points to monitor the movement of Guyanese fishermen, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Surinamese police often disregard reports of piracy because the victims are Guyanese. Just back from Suriname, accompanied by a team of senior police officers who gathered information about ...

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C’bean Judicial Officers hears need for more convictions, seizure of criminal proceeds for effective AML/CFT regimes

Guyana on Thursday hosted the inaugural workshop for Regional Judges and Prosecutors with a call by the country’s Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams SC., for more convictions and the confiscation of the proceeds of criminal ventures for the benefit of the State and other victims. This, if the global efforts of the international Financial Action Taskforce ...

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Ministry of the Presidency unveils Jagan centennial stamp

The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) and the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) on Tuesday formally launched the Centennial ‘limited edition’ Commemorative Stamp in celebration of the life of the Late Executive President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Cheddi Jagan. Notably absent from the launching ceremony held at MotP was any representation of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), government ...

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Former Region 10 REO was never charged with fraud; admits region breached procurement laws

Former Region 10 Regional Executive Office, Gavin Clarke on Monday conceded that the Region had breached Guyana’s Procurement Laws when it issued a number of contracts –contracts that had been flagged in 2016 in his Audit Report. Contrary to an earlier report, Clarke was never charged with fraud. Demerara Waves retracts that content and apologises unreservedly to Mr. Clarke. Clarke ...

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Urgent investigation into Ministry of the Presidency’s Public Service Department needed—GTUC official

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) is calling for an urgent investigation into the operations of the Department of Public Service, alleging favouritism and cronyism at the Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) and its treatment of employment in the public sector. The public demand was made on May Day 2018, by Karen Vanslutyman-Corbin, of the GTUC’s Women Advisory Committee (WAC) ...

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No salary increases for teachers as yet; recommendations with Finance Minister—Granger

Teachers will now have to await word from the Ministry of Finance, on any increases in wages and salaries and other remuneration to be afforded public school teachers. This was confirmed on May Day-Tuesday, May 1- by Head of State, President David Granger, when he met with Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) President, Mark Lyte, General Secretary Coretta McDonald and other ...

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Ministry of the Presidency to launch Cheddi Jagan Centenary stamp; Jagdeo says PPP not invited, won’t attend

The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) will on Wednesday launch the Commemorative Centenary Stamp of the birth anniversary of former President and co-founder of the Peoples Progressive Party—the late Dr. Cheddi B. Jagan. The activity however, will be run off without the PPP, since according to the party’s General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, his party has not been invited. Jagdeo when ...

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Govt. officers to take oath before answering questions on Public Expenditure at parliamentary committee

Government and Regional Accounting Officers such as Permanent Secretaries and Regional Executive Officers (REOs) will soon be administered an Oath, before giving evidence at the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC), given the growing levels of inconsistent answers being provided to the statutory body. The commitment was had on Monday during the session convened by Committee Chairman, Irfaan Ali, who was ...

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Woman who allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana-in-food to imprisoned husband charged

A woman, who allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana into the Georgetown Prison to her murder-accused husband, was refused bail. Nichola Clarke, 37, of 57 Joseph Pollydore “D’urban” Street, Lodge was remanded to prison until May 30. Appearing before City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore, the woman plead not guilty to being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The particulars ...

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Six suspected bandits on gun, ammo possesion charges

Six suspected bandits were Tuesday arraigned on gun and ammunition possession charges. Except for Steve Hercules, who pleaded guilty, the others pleaded innocent, were refused bail and remanded to prison until May 10, 2018. Hercules was expected to be sentenced later Tuesday by Providence Magistrate, Sunil Scarce. Defence Lawyer, George Thomas asked the court to be lenient with Hercules because ...

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December 2023