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No evidence to support Guyana on US, EU money laundering blacklists

Guyana wants to be erased from European and United States money laundering blacklists, saying there is no evidence to support such labels because the anti-money laws have been tightened Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge. “When you consider the other people on the list, it is really absurd that Guyana could find its way on a list of five countries that are ...

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Female Attorney-at-Law is new Chairperson of Public Utilities Commission

A female is set to be sworn in as the third Chairperson of Guyana’s Public Utilities Commission, following the retirement of Justice Prem Persaud from that post, government said Tuesday. She is  Attorney-at-Law, Dela Britton. Britton would be sworn in by President David  Granger on Wednesday at State House. “Ms. Britton intends to apply her broad repertoire of skills to ...

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Counseling rooms established at several city schools

The increased rate of psycho-social issues among students has seen the Ministry of Education moving to hire councillors and establish counseling rooms at schools to address these issues. There are currently, ten (10) counseling rooms in schools around Georgetown, where councillors work on a daily basis.  The students, based on behavior patterns are referred for counselling to address the issues ...

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Guyana parking meter official charged in New York in connection with shooting child

One of the principals of Smart City Solutions (SCS), which enjoys an 80-percent stake in a parking meter deal with Georgetown’s Mayor and City Council, has been charged in New York in connection with the accidental shooting of a 1o-year old child. Semion Mosheshvili, 42, of Hewlett, N.Y., pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession ...

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Barbados-bound “Roach” arrested with cocaine pellets- CANU

A Mahaicony man allegedly swallowed almost 600 grammes to take to Barbados, but he was arrested at the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said in a statement. Investigators said Randolph “Roach”Muri of Lot 3L Enterprise, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara was held on Sunday, June 18, 2017 shortly before boarding a plane to the Caribbean ...

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Raphael Trotman is “hostile” and “incompetent” – Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday lashed back at Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman calling him “hostile” and “incompetent” despite efforts to cultivate a sophisticated image. “I thought that this  revealed the true image of Trotman. Trotman has been trying carefully to cultivate an image of  efficiency, reasonableness, that he is sophisticated, suave, that he is above the fray. ...

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Woman, who stole her employer’s money because salary was insufficient, jailed

A woman was Monday jailed for 36 months after pleading guilty to an embezzlement charge because her salary during the probationary period was insufficient. Twenty-eight year old Ronella Tashanna Junor stood before City Magistrate Judy Latchman where the charge of embezzlement was read to her. Junor accepted the charge read to her which stated that between March on and June ...

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Jagdeo mum on no-confidence motion; WPA insists on “non-partisan”nominees for GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo was Monday mum on whether his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) would table a no-confidence motion against government if President David Granger names an Elections Commission unilaterally. Jagdeo is on record as threatening legal action, street protests and other consequences for which the President will have to bear full responsibility. Asked whether those actions will include ...

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