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Volda Lawrence sticks to position on jobs but avoids controversial remarks on preference for supporters; upset about little political work in PPP strongholds

Chairwoman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR),Volda Lawrence on Thursday stood by her position on the need to create jobs, but stayed clear of reiterating that preference would be given to supporters of her party. “Cde. Volda Lawrence Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform stands by her views on the issue of jobs and unemployment that measures are ...

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Firemen charged in connection with stolen articles from Fly Jamaica crash-landed plane

Four Guyana Fire Service fire fighters allegedly connected to the stealing of items from the crash-landed Fly Jamaica passenger jet, were Wednesday granted bail. Collis Williams, 37, of  Coverden, East Bank Demerara is accused of stealing one IPhone valued US$350 and one Samsung phone valued US$380, with a total value of GYD$146,000. Police said the property belonged to Captain Basil ...

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Irfan Ali released on self bail for GYD$174 million fraud charges

Former Minister of Housing, Irfan Ali was Wednesday released on self-bail (no cash) on 18 charges of conspiring to defraud government of a total of GYD$174 million by selling land below their valued prices. He has to return to court on January 7, 2019. Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan released Ali in his own recognizance after Prosecutor, Attorney-at-Law Patrice Henry ...

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Irfan Ali arrested and charged; to appear in court

Former Minister of Housing, Water and Tourism in the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration, Irfan Ali was early Wednesday morning arrested by agents of the police force’s Special Organised Crime Unit, multiple sources confirmed. The sources said he has been charged and he is expected to be arraigned before a City magistrate some time Wednesday. SOCU agents arrived at ...

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Fire fighters to be charged in connection with stealing from crashed Fly Jamaica plane; advice pending for policemen implicated in theft of model planes

Four of the nine Guyanese fire fighters implicated in the alleged theft of items from a crash-landed Fly Jamaica plane, the Guyana Police Force said. “One of the firemen will be charged with simple larceny and the others with Having under their control articles reasonably suspected to have been stolen,” force spokesman, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan said. They are due to ...

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Guyana govt worried about Republic Bank’s potential market dominance

The Ministry of Finance is concerned about Republic Bank’s likely dominance of the banking sector, in the wake of Tuesday’s announcement of a buy-out of Scotiabank’s operations in Guyana and several other Caribbean countries. “The agreement raises a number of issues for the banking sector in Guyana and for the public which the Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Guyana ...

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PNCR eyes by-elections to take back Georgetown, Demerara constituencies from PPP

Ahead of the first meeting of the recently elected councillors, the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-controlled A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has hatched a plan to remove the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) councillors in Georgetown, East Coast and East Bank Demerara. For the first time, the PPP has been able to clinch so many seats – seven – in ...

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Republic Bank takes over Scotiabank’s operations in Guyana, other Caribbean countries

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: Tuesday November 27, 2018 – Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) on Tuesday announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Scotiabank’s banking operations in Guyana and several other Caribbean countries. The other Scotiabank operations in the takeover are in St. Maarten and the Eastern Caribbean territories, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and ...

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