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Guyana-born freight forwarder, Indian companies eye investing in sugar industry

Two Indian companies – one  an alloy steel casting manufacturer for sugar factories and another specialised in sugar production- as well as a United States (US)-based company owned by a Guyana-born American freight forwarder are interested in investing in the ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco), even as government said Thursday it was becoming impatient waiting on proposals from the opposition ...

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Guyana exploring feasibility of oil refinery; T&T former Energy Minister virtually rules out refining at Petrotrin

Guyana has decided to begin examining the feasibility of establishing an oil refinery, as several local and foreign companies continue to express an interest in setting up such a facility here in response to increasing oil finds offshore. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said consultant, Pedro Haas has been hired through the New Producers Group of the Royal Institute ...

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Barry Dataram gets 3 years imprisonment, $60,000 fine for illegal ammo possession while wife freed

While charges have been dropped against reputed wife of convicted drug dealer Barry Dataram, Anjanie Boodnarine, Dataram will have to pay a $60,000 fine and service a concurrent prison sentence of 3 years. The ruling was handed down today by city magistrate, Judy Latchman. Dataram is already serving a 60 months prison sentence for narcotics possession, for which the fresh ...

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Bandits grab GYD$1 million from woman; driver shot

A man was shot during an armed robbery committed on a woman outside Jialing auto store at Charlotte and Oronoque Streets, Georgetown. “A” Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken told reporters that at about 12:15 PM police responded to a report of gunshots outside that business premise. He said investigators have so far learned that a male and female  arrivedin ...

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Charges against Omar Sharif halted pending High Court advice

It was a bizarre turn of events today in the Georgetown Magistrate Court as city magistrate Fabayo Azore was stopped from reading charges against former Ministry of the Presidency permanent secretary, Omar Shariff. The entire session lasted less than ten minutes. An agreement of sorts was made between the prosecution and defense regarding an order made by the Chief Justice ...

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Bandits tie guards, break into East Coast Demerara NDC office

Armed bandits early Thursday morning tied up three security guards and broke into an East Coast Demerara Neighbouhood Democratic Council (NDC) office in search of GYD$16 million, but ended up leaving with a few items far less than the value of the money they went for. Police said the security guards reported that the bandits forced their way into the ...

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Jagdeo agrees to send envoy to Attorney General to discuss GECOM Chairmanship issue

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday night said he would be sending an envoy to meet with Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams to iron out disagreements over the constitutional requirements for appointing a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Jagdeo was responding publicly to President David Granger’s formal request for the Opposition Leader to send someone of ...

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Granger to Jagdeo: Send representative to meet Attorney General on GECOM Chairmanship controversy

President David Granger on Wednesday asked Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo to send a representative to meet with Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams to iron out concerns about the constitutionality of the six nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. The President suggested to Jagdeo that he picks someone to meet with Basil Williams ...

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Top Lethem councillor accuses Region Nine senior official of sexual assault

An elected senior local government official in Lethem has accused a top appointed  official  of  Region Nine of sexual assault and police have already completed their probe, Divisional Commander, Ravindradat  Budhram said Wednesday. “We have received a report on that and a report has been sent for advice,” Budhram told Demerara Waves Online News. The advice is being sought from the ...

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