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Five held for murder of taxi driver

Five persons are in police custody in connection with the gunning down of a taxi driver from Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, police said on Monday. An autopsy showed that 30-year Rafael Campbell died from gunshot injuries to the head. His body was found at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara on Friday, January 3. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud told Demerara Waves ...

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Man who gunned down ex-girlfriend for PI next month

The man, who allegedly gunned down his ex girlfriend on Old Year’s Night 2013, was Monday arraigned on a charge of murder. Jermaine Maynard was remanded to prison until February 10 when the Preliminary Inquiry would begin to determine whether he should face trial by a judge and jury. Maynard was not required to plea to the charge which was ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge closes Weds night for repairs; British tanker company to foot bill

Even as officials assess the “significant” damage caused to the Demerara Harbour Bridge when a fuel tanker slammed into it, preparations are underway to close the east-west thoroughfare from Wednesday night to Thursday morning to conduct repairs. General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Rawlston Adams said the bridge would be closed to vehicular traffic from 10 O’clock Wednesday night ...

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US-funded democracy project targets race-based voting- Former minister

Former Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) government minister, Dr. Henry Jeffrey has welcomed the United States (US)-funded democracy project, saying that it would help Guyanese vote on issues rather than race. “I think when you have a project like that it will emphasise people voting on issues, people not taking race into consideration,” he told Roundtable, a television programme broadcast ...

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Parliamentary motion for higher wages and salaries unlikely- Granger

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), David Granger on Sunday virtually ruled out his opposition alliance tabling a motion in the House to call on government to pay higher wages and salaries and lower the 16 percent Value Added Tax (VAT). Speaking on the Peoples National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) television programme, Nation Watch, Granger explained that the law ...

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Muri Brasil’s gone but natural resources management still alive- Harmon

Opposition legislator, Joseph Harmon says that while Muri Brasil Ventures has aborted plans to search for rare earth minerals in the New River Triangle, management of the country’s natural resources is still a hot button issue. Chairman of the parliamentary sectoral committee on natural resources, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, however, believes that the issue itself of granting Permission for Geological and ...

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Update: Demerara Harbour Bridge resumes operations

The Demerara Harbour Bridge resumed operations shortly before 9 O’clock Sunday morning after a vessel slammed into it forcing its closure for several hours, a bridge official said. The incident occurred shortly after 5 AM. Repairs were completed well ahead of the scheduled resumption which was tentatively put at 11 AM. An official confirmed that due to the incident, the ...

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Quadrants plan for city to curb congestion

Georgetown is to be divided into four quadrants towards easing traffic congestion in the city, Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee told the media on Friday. Cabinet has granted approved for the plan which will see Georgetown divided into four quadrants; North West, North East, South East and South West. A commencement date of March 2014 has been set by ...

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Muri Brasil scraps plans for survey in New River Triangle

Muri Brasil Ventures Incorporatedon Saturday announced that it has scrapped plans to conduct a geographicl and geophysical survey in the New River Triangle due to concerns being raised about the project in several quarters. The decision came just about two weeks after Transport Minister, Robeson Benn announced that the company has been refused permission to build an airstrip in the ...

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