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2 AM closure of night spots, other entertainment places to be relaxed for Christmas Season

Authorities have buckled under intense pressure from the business community and have decided to allow  bars, night clubs and other places of entertainment to open later than 2 AM during the Christmas Season. But the  2AM cut-off time will be enforced again from January 2, 2016. The Private Sector Commisison has previously called for the lifting of the curfew altogether because ...

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Brassington sent packing; SOCU to launch criminal investigation

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington is to proceed on administrative leave effective immediately, says Minister of State Joseph Harmon. Also accompanying Brassington on leave is the Deputy CEO Marcia Sharma. Harmon made the disclosure at a post cabinet press conference on Wednesday December 23, where he detailed that yet another ...

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Deport first, appeal later: the chilling logic of UK immigration control

Reproduced from https://www.opendemocracy.net  Across the UK, imprisoned in immigration removal centres, sit hundreds of people for whom this country is home. They face deportation to countries they may not remember. They can be forcibly removed before their appeals have been heard. Nineteen year old Katherine Beria is just one of these people.
 Katherine faces deportation to Guyana, though she has lived ...

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Amerindians of Guyana leery about emerging oil economy

Reproduced from Intercontinentalcry.org by Neil Anthony Giardino This September Lenox Shuman and fellow Arawak Amerindians marched to the Prime Minister’s office in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, wearing war paint and clutching bows and arrows. It was a display of cultural identity that ended in a pledge to defend the country against neighboring Venezuela, who has laid claim to more than half of ...

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Emergency, disaster management hub established

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Guyana’s leading agency for disaster management, recently launched a 24-hour operational National Emergency Management System (NEMS) which will see the CDC becoming the hub for all emergencies in Guyana. The agency’s Director General Colonel (retired) Chabilall Ramsarup, in a recent interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), indicated that the CDC never had a 24-hour ...

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Four linked to semi-sub arrested for cocaine trafficking

The discovery of a Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible vessel in north-western Guyana more than one year ago has led to the arrest and charge of several persons overseas, according to the Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh. Singh said the four persons were arrested a few weeks after the discovery of the semi-submersible vessel in August, 2014. “The semi-submersible ...

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Guyana mulls action against Chinese company for debt for sale of GTT’s shares

Guyana is considering its options to force a Chinese company to pay the US$5 million outstanding from the sale of government’s shares in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) for US$30 million, according to a senior government official. The Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington said two options were being considered to force ...

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Three-vehicle accident leaves one dead, several injured

One person was killed and several others were injured in a three-vehicle smash-up on the Sparendaam Public Road, East Coast Demerara. Preliminary information received is that a minibus, BPP 6074, and car, PTT 9788, were travelling in a westerly direction when the mishap occurred.  The bus and car drivers were arrested. Dead is 45-year old Patricia Mitchell. Her home address ...

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Anti-corrpution watchdog flays govt for handling allegations against GPL CEO; claims double standards in dealing with corruption claims

The country’s anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI),  Tuesday called on Public Infrastructure Minister  David Patterson to release details of a probe into alleged irregularities in the procurement of pre-paid electricity meters and accused government of double-standards in dealing with those accused of corruption. “GPL is a major public entity and the Minister must understand that transparency is ...

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Sweeper-cleaners yet to receive minimum wage

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Tuesday suggested that the coalition administration so far appeared to have given lip-service to the plight of the lowly-paid sweeper-cleaners in their quest to be paid at least the minimum wage. President of that union, Patrick Yarde said current elected officials of the A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC)-led administration ...

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