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Keep existing Demerara Harbour Bridge- Harmon

With government soon to commence construction of a new bridge across the Demerara River, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said there is no reason for the current structure to be demolished. Minister Harmon said that “two bridges are better than one” and noted that as Minister responsible for Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), he will be lobbying for the upkeep ...

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Jagdeo, Ramson talk up youths in PPP

Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate hopeful, Charles Ramson and  his party’s General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday appeared to be on the same page about  the need for young people to have a greater say. “I do want to say this about my generation … if you invite our generation into the process and court our support then ...

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Thieves invade home, beat poultry farmer’s wife, steal almost GY$600,000 in cash, other items

Thieves early Saturday morning invaded a home at Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway and beat a poultry farmer and his mother before escaping with cash and several items totalling GY$597,000. There were no reported injuries to an 11-month old boy who is the son of the poultry farmer and his wife. Police sources said 30-year old Rebekah Seabra retired to bed ...

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Former Guyanese politician convicted of terrorism plot dies in US prison

Abdul Kadir, a former People’s National Congress (PNC) parliamentarian and former Mayor of Linden,  died in a United States (US) prison, eight years after he was convicted on terrorism charges. He was 66 years old. Relatives confirmed that Kadir  died at Thursday morning at a prison medical facility after complaining of feeling unwell. Kadir, born Michael Seaforth, was arrested in ...

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Jagdeo frowns on public electioneering for PPP presidential candidacy; says Ramson’s approach is a “departure”

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said Charles Ramson’s Jr. public declaration in the media that he was ready to be his party’s presidential candidate was abnormal. “We have a a way of approaching these matters. This is a departure from that approach that we have always used in the past. It’s a ...

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Appeal Court sends oil licence case back to High Court

Guyana’s  Court of Appeal has sent the Ramon Gaskin vs the Ministry of Natural Resources case back to the High Court for a Full Court hearing because it said it was hearing arguments that were never brought before Justice Holder. Gaskin is contending that Exxon’s partners in the Liza 1 project – Hess and Nexen – have no environmental permits ...

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Guyana can be game changer for Trinidad’s state-owned oil refinery

Reproduced from Trinidad Newsday newspaper Guyana and its eight oil finds can be a game changer for state-owned Petrotrin and TT, says National Gas Company (NGC) Chairman Gerry Brooks. He was speaking during a presentation at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s Business Outlook breakfast meeting held on Wednesday at the Chamber’s offices, Westmoorings. Brooks said Guyana’s eight finds equated ...

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No threatening levels of mercury found at GGMC – PAHO/WHO team

The Pan American Health Organisation/ World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) team assessing the claims of mercury exposure at GGMC has found no threatening levels of mercury at the complex. Last Saturday the WHO/PAHO team orally briefed the Ministers of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, and Public Health, Volda Lawrence, on their findings. “The team did say though they are not here to ...

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Public Service Credit Union settles hefty bills during period covered by now discharged temporary Court order

When the original Management Committee of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCUU) was granted an interim order by the High Court on June 19, 2018, a number of payments, including a multi-million dollar pay-out to a lawyer, were made from the financial organisation’s coffers. Records seen by Demerara Waves Online News show that a prominent attorney-at-law signed a ...

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