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Guyana prepares to assist Cuba in probe of deadly aircrash

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is preparing to assist Cuba with any information about the crashed Boeing 737-200 jet that was banned by Guyanese authorities more than one year ago, officials said. GCAA’s Acting Director General, Saheed Sulaman told Demerara Waves Online News that the regulatory agency was already in contact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to facilitate ...

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Granger’s concerns about “sections of the media” raise red flags

David Granger, Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)- the biggest party in the governing coalition- has raised concerns about sections of the media, triggering a warning of a government crackdown on media that report critically of the now three-year old administration. The Editors-in-Chief of the privately-owned Stabroek News and Kaieteur News newspapers have also expressed some concern about ...

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Top Suriname police officers in Guyana to probe piracy

A high-level team of Surinamese police officers is in Guyana widening their probe into last month’s deadly piracy attack off the coast of that Dutch-speaking neighbour, the Guyana Police Force said. “During the visit the team will be engaging with senior investigators from the Criminal Investigation Department and intelligence officers,” the local law enforcement agency said in a statement. The ...

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ExxonMobil concession should remain “intact” for strategic border security reasons

Guyana is not eager for ExxonMobil to relinquish any of the 60 blocks on the offshore concession that extends to the borders with Venezuela and Suriname, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman. He said the ExxonMobil block should “remain intact” as it had been granted in 1999 because “we believe that the circumstances have not diminished”. Contradicting critics that the handing ...

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Ashni Singh, Brassington in High Court challenge of legality of criminal charges

Former Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington have asked the High Court to throw out charges of misconduct in public office because there is no legal basis. “The common law offence of misconduct in public office cannot be committed where the servant in question is specifically excluded from ...

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Bandits enter shop through roof, beat and rob businessman, wife

Bandits, armed with guns, cut open a grocery roof and eventually entered the home of the businessman and his wife who were beaten and robbed of cash and other items, police sources said. The victims are Naresh Persaud and his wife of Recht-door-Zee, West Bank Demerara. Sources explained that after robbers entered the grocery through the roof to cart off items, ...

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“No kick-backs” from multi-million dollar out-of-court settlements

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams on Wednesday rejected accusations by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that kick-backs appeared to be part of several multi-million dollar settlements of court cases that the coalition government inherited. “There is nobody who could take kick-backs and all of that. Not in our government because the matter has to be dealt with ...

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