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Mother arrested for stabbing death of 3-year old son

Guyanese police on Saturday arrested a 26-year old woman for allegedly stabbing her three-year old son to death. Dead is Ramdeo Ferreira of  585 15th Street,Foulis, Easr Coast Demerara. Sources said the woman’s name is Pat Brenda Ferreira. Investigators said at about 09:45 AM the suspect was seen chasing after her son in her yard armed with a knife. “Minutes later ...

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Pressure mounts on govt to give direct cash transfer of oil revenues to poor; ACDA says stop granting more oil concessions to foreign companies

Pressure on Friday intensified on the David Granger-led administration to give conditional direct cash transfers of some oil earn revenues to very poor Guyanese, against the background of him already dismissing the idea because there is no evidence. The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA), widely believed to be somewhat sympathetic to  Granger’s People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) political party, ...

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‘Guyana Airways Corp. Inc.’ plans to take legal action over use of name

Legal action is likely to be taken against government for removing the privately-owned Guyana Airways Corporation Inc. (GAC) from the Companies Register two years after the entity was duly registered because the name is identical to two previous companies. “Every entity had an opportunity to object to the name, Guyana Airways Corporation Inc; within that six-month period after we received ...

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BREAKING: Jennifer Westford, Margaret Cummings freed of stealing GY$600 million

Former Minister of Public Service, Jennifer Westford and her Administrative Assistant Margaret Cummings were Friday afternoon freed from a charge of larceny of GY$639,420,000 by a public officer. Principal Magistrate, Judy Latchman said the charge of 24 counts of larceny by a public officer was “bad in law” because, according to Guyana’s constitution, Westford, as a government minister, was not ...

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Guyana will not nationalise American companies: US- Guyana relations of “high geo-strategic value”- Raphael Trotman

Guyana will not take over American companies, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman has told several United States (US) Congressmen who wrapped up a one-day visit here on Thursday. In clear reference to criticisms from some quarters about Guyana’s  granting of a huge offshore concession to ExxonMobil and a Production Sharing Agreement with that American oil giant, Trotman on Wednesday ...

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PNCR used youths as “props” but very few elected to Central Executive – Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday accused the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) of again using youths as tokens at their just concluded Biennial Delegates Congress because the majority of the executive has been stacked with old people. Jagdeo also observed that Volda Lawrence was elected Chairperson of her political party without a commanding majority of the just over 800 ...

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US Congressmen meet Granger during “fact-finding” mission to Guyana

President David Granger Thursday morning met with a visiting delegation comprising Congressmen and other officials from the United States of America at the Ministry of the Presidency, where a number of issues were discussed and areas of cooperation were explored, government said. The team, which was headed by Republican Bob Goodlatte, included Republicans Steve Cohen, John Rutherford, Scott Peters, Mark ...

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Ex army officers, PNCR stalwarts dominate executive

The just-elected 15 other members of the Central Executive of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) includes three retired Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officers and five long-serving members of that political party. Altogether, at least four of them are known supporters of Joseph Harmon who lost in his bid to become Chairman of the PNCR, based on unofficial results seen ...

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GTT employees record high mercury levels; Public Health Ministry to meet with company

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), whose headquarters are located near the old Guyana Gold Board (GGB) location,  says an undisclosed number of its employees have been tested with high levels of mercury,  a problem that the Ministry of Public Health has since been called in to address. In correspondence seen by Demerara Waves Online News, Natural Resources Minister ...

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US Congressmen land in Guyana for low-keyed visit

Several United States (US) Congressmen arrived in Guyana on Wednesday, hoping to meet with top government officials quietly. No interactions were allowed with the media and a photo-opportunity at the Ministry of Natural Resources, Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown was allowed only on condition that the pictures be used until after 2 PM Thursday. The Congressmen are due to meet with ...

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