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City Hall eyes new, cheaper garbage collection plan

As the City struggles to get its garbage collection system right, plans are in train to bring back the country’s two major waste management companies- Puran’s and Cevons- in combination with other smaller operators and the city’s trucks to remove garbage at a lower cost, a senior City Hall official said Monday. Speaking with Demerara Waves Online News ahead of a ...

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Broke City Hall gives up GY$19 million interest to get GY$7 million as staff picket for October salaries

Georgetown’s City Council waived GY$19 million in interest rates to rake in much needed GY$7 million in rates and taxes, the same day that municipal workers picketed City Hall to vent their frustration at repeated late payment of salaries. Deputy Mayor, Lionel Jaikarran announced that he collected the GY$7,511,130 cheque from the lawyer for an unidentified business, hoping that funds ...

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Mon Repos vendor emerges as second GTT Million Dollar Smile winner

  “I am happy and thankful that I won the million dollar”, said David Sital,  a cattle farmer, butcher and vendor  at the Mon Repos Market, after he emerged the winner of the GTT  Million Dollar Smile promotion held at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara Friday evening, November 11. The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) said in a press ...

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Canada-based Guyanese cyber-security expert urges international conference to engage in threat hunting

A Canada-based Guyanese high-tech cyber-security expert has urged Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) to drop reactive strategies to cyber threats – including chasing alerts — and instead be more proactive if they want to stay ahead of attackers. “The reactive strategy has failed,” Nik Alleyne, senior manager of cyber security at Forsythe Solutions Group, said Wednesday at the International Cyber Security and Intelligence ...

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Guyana Gold Board staff resisted tighter controls to prevent fraud

As the Guyana Gold Board continues a probe into the alleged siphoning off of millions of dollars from miners during, Board Chairman Gabriel Lall said certain board members had resisted the introduction of an upgraded and secure system that might have prevented the scam. “You have just got me a little angry there, not with you, but with what I ...

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Caribbean, UK explore trade mechanism after BREXIT

The Caribbean and the United Kingdom (UK) have opened talks on ensuring seamless continuation of  trade between the two sides continues after Britain exits the European Union, Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretary General, Irwin La Rocque said Thursday. He said a Caribbean trade ministerial meeting in Guyana  would examine proposals to ensure trade between the region and the UK is not ...

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Gold Board staff sent home as part of fraud probe

Two employees of the Guyana Gold Board have been sent on leave pending an investigation into an alleged multi-million dollar fraud, Chairman of the semi-autonomous agency, Gabriel Lall told Demerara Waves Online News. “I am confirming that two workers were sent home pending an investigation into irregularities,” he said. Demerara Waves Online News was told by sources that the Accountant, ...

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Fire damage ocean-going vessel in Essequibo River

Fire erupted aboard an ocean-going cargo vessel that is moored at Good Success, Wakenaam Island, Essequibo River, officials confirmed Thursday. Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle told Demerara Waves Online News that fire fighters have since been dispatched to inspect the fire scene aboard the MV BELLE. Initial reports, he said, suggest that the fire occurred in the engine room where workers ...

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Fire destroys ‘Indulge’ boutique headquarters at Corentyne

A Corentyne businessman is suffering an estimated GYD$52 million in losses after an early Tuesday morning fire gutted his main boutique named ‘Indulge’ located at No. 78 village, Corentyne in eastern Guyana. 46-year-old Raj Ramdass of Lot 3 Yard, Springlands, Corentyne, in an interview with Demerara Waves Online News,  stated that he received a call at about 4:30 AM from ...

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Husband, wife charged with exporting raw gold

A husband and wife charged with allegedly exporting GYD$14.6 million worth raw gold without a licence were Monday granted self-bail. They are 47-seven year old Shazam Khan and 45-year old Bibi Khan of Lot 3 Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan, tbey pleaded not guilty to the charge. She released them on their own recognisance ...

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