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Guyana’s manufacturing assoc. touts big agro-processing facility

The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) intends to ask government to help finance the construction of a massive plant to process agricultural produce for local and foreign markets, that organisation’s First Vice President, Ramsey Ali said. He told Demerara Waves Online News that the idea would be presented to Finance Minister, Winston Jordan and other ministers when GMSA representatives ...

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Small agro-businesses prepare for big weekend exhibition, fun, food and music

Small and medium-scale local agri-based products are to be showcased from Friday to help stimulate greater demand countrywide, according to a top official of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA). Firs Vice President of the organisation, Ramsey Ali said the trade fair titled ‘Un-capped’ begins  Friday afternoon at the Sophia Exhibition Complex and ends on October 29. “This one ...

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Four arrested for robbery of supermarket owner

A 26-year-old businessman of East Canje, Berbice was relieved of a quantity of phone cards and local currency by two masked bandits who stormed his home on Wednesday evening. Deputy Commander of the Berbice Division Mr. Edmond Cooper said four persons have since been arrested to assist with investigations. The man, Zhou Chunmin,  who operates a supermarket in the lower ...

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SOCU agents descend on Guyana Energy Agency

Agents of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force swooped down on the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) as part of an ongoing probe into two alleged financial crimes. Led by Head of SOCU, Assistant Commissioner Sydney James, they entered the premises at 10:19 AM. Moments later, three agents exited the building and collected several cardboard boxes ...

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Structure Petroleum Commission properly or risk oil sector becoming “political football”- Ramkarran

Political analyst and prominent Attorney-at-Law, Ralph Ramkarran on Wednesday recommended more broad-based representation on the proposed Guyana Petroleum Commission and less ministerial involvement to remove deep-seated suspicions about narrow political involvement in the oil sector. “Once you have a commission that is not respected by a section of the Guyanese people, the oil industry will be forever one in which ...

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Canadian charged with attempting to steal raw gold from mining camp

A Canadian man, who allegedly went to a mining and demanded five ounces, 15 pennyweights of raw gold, was Wednesday charged with attempting to steal. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan granted 54-year old Elson Bettencourt GYD$100,000 bail on the condition that he lodges his passport with the Magistrates’ Court Office. He was ordered to return to court on November 8, ...

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Guyana joins global natural resources transparency watchdog

Guyana is now officially the 53rd candidate country of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). Guyana’s application to become a candidate country was deliberated upon during the 38th Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Board Meeting which is being held in Manila, Philippines from October 25 to 26, 2017. Guyana was invited to the meeting as observers. “This is a signal achievement ...

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Eddy Grant goes home to “Plaisance” with new album named for his Guyana hometown

Reproduced from New York Daily News Written by Jared Mc Allister, Sunday October 22, 2017 Guyana-born singer/musician/songwriter/producer Eddy Grant had not released an album in 11 years, but his latest work, “Plaisance,” is right on time and very special to the longtime music star. He’s been around the world performing “Electric Avenue,” “Romancing the Stone,” “Living on the Front Line” ...

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Rice farmer loses $25M in Corentyne fire -arson suspected

A rice farmer is now contemplating his next move after losing over GYD$20 million in a fire suspected to be started by an arsonist gutted his two story wooden and concrete home Friday  evening. 78-year-old Marvin Duncan of 135 A’ Mibicuri South, Blackbush Polder, Corentyne relayed to Demerara Waves Online that he was not at home at the time of ...

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Private Sector forecasts political, economic gloom after Granger’s unilateral appointment of GECOM Chairman

Guyana’s Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Friday warned that President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) would result in political and economic instability. “The decision of the President to act unilaterally and independently of the submissions of the Leader of the Opposition poses a clear threat to democracy and will inevitably divide the ...

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