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Drainage and Irrigation Authority to take over cleaning of City canals

Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder says the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) will take responsibility for the maintenance of primary drainage infrastructure in Georgetown. This was announced as part of the Committee of Supplies of the National Assembly today approved more than $17Billion for the 2019 capital and current expenditure of the ministry. The Minister was quoted by government’s ...

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Children discover parents’ bloodied bodies in bedroom

Police are investigating the murder of a woman and her reputed husband whose stabbed bodies were found in their bedroom. Dead are Naco Hale, 34, and her reputed husband Alwin Blucher, 48, of lot 522 Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway. Investigators believed the incident occurred between  11 PM Monday and 5:30 AM Tuesday. “The couple was found motionless in their bedroom ...

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Pres. Granger due back Tuesday

President David Granger will be returning Tuesday to Guyana, having completed the second round of medical treatment and evaluation at the Centro de Investigaciones Médicas Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ) in Havana, the Guyana Embassy in Cuba said. He will be returning amid a controversial claim by the opposition  People’s Progressive Party that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is violating Guyana’s constitution by remaining ...

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ExxonMobil donates US$40,000 worth equipment to University of Guyana

The University of Guyana’s Faculty of Natural Science was given a boost with the donation of over $8.3Million (US$40,000) in equipment by ExxonMobil, Yuesday morning. Among the highly specialised equipment presented were; a Baader Multi-Purpose Coma Corrector, a Bsc Optics Diode Laser; Wireless Temperature Sensor; Demo Mirror Concave; 1 Meade Series 5000 HD-60 Eyepiece Kit; 1 Orion XX 16G GO-TO Truss Dobson ...

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President’s overseas trips cost GYD$200 million in three years; progress seen in border controversy, renewable energy

President David Granger and his delegations have so far spent more than GYD$200 million on 37  overseas visits between 2015 and 2018, according to parliamentary records. No costs were mentioned for his recent medical visits to Trinidad in October and Cuba in November. Only one occasion did the President’s delegation number 12. For the most part, they were in single ...

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Updated: Commissioner of Information fired; Civil Defence now under GDF

Commissioner of Information, Retired Justice Charles Ramson has been fired, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo announced Monday. “The Commissioner, having been dismissed for rendering his office dysfunctional,” Nagamootoo told the House, citing Ramson’s failure to submit a report or account “for what what he has done”. The Prime Minister said Ramson’s services were terminated on March 8, 2018 and his salary ...

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Parliamentary sitting delayed after PPP delivers letters on Nagamootoo in the House

The start of the consideration of estimates for Guyana’s government ministries and other state entities was off to a late start on Monday, prompted by the opposition challenging the constitutionality of the Prime Minister sitting in the House while performing presidential duties. The sitting was scheduled to begin at 10 AM but instead started at about 10:45. Opposition Chief Whip, ...

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Guyana paying more for fuels; Shipping Association reiterates call for port master plan

Guyana is spending more to purchase fuels due to the closure of Trinidad and Tobago’s oil refinery, Petrotrin,  increased transportation costs from other sources and the inability of the Demerara River to accommodate larger tankers, Finance Minister Winston Jordan says. “Until we could dig out the Georgetown Harbour and you could get larger boats and have the storage capacity built ...

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PPP stiffens constitutional challenge to PM Nagamootoo’s presence in the National Assembly

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday intensified its legal stance against Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo sitting in the National Assembly while performing presidential duties in the absence of President Davdi Granger who is away for cancer treatment. PPP Shadow Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandall told Demerara Waves Online News that opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira would be dispatching ...

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Highly regulated Jamaican betting company expands to Guyana

The publicly traded Jamaican betting and gaming company, Supreme Ventures, has expanded its direct operations overseas for the first time, with its first stop being Guyana, a top official said. Chairman of Supreme Ventures (Guyana Holdings), Walter Scott said the company entered the Guyana market after engagements with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Gaming Authority and the Financial Intelligence ...

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