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Nat’l Assembly Clerk wants to quit

Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs says he wants out of the “confusion” that is the 10th Parliament. In a telephone interview with Demerara Waves Online News on Tuesday Isaacs revealed that he had earlier approached President Donald Ramotar about resigning from the post he held since 2002. “He refused to allow me to demit office.” Isaacs explained that ...

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Awaiting OP instructions on local gov’t bills – AG Nandlall

The APNU is calling on the Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs to send the four local government bills passed last month to the president for his assent even though the bills are currently with the Attorney General. AG Anil Nandlall, meanwhile, says he is awaiting instructions from the Office of the President. The APNU in a release on ...

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GEA officers arrested for bribery over illegal fuel

Four officers of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) were Tuesday in police custody for allegedly taking a total of GUY$1.5 million in bribes to avoid prosecution of persons in possession of illegal fuel. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said the four male GEA fuel inspectors were arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly receiving the bribes. In the first instance, they allegedly ...

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Mighty Sparrow in coma

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS).-LEGENDARY calypsonian The Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) is currently hospitalised in Queen’s, New York, USA where he remains in a coma, having been admitted last week. His family issued a statement yesterday confirming this and asking that his fans pray for him while respecting the family’s privacy. They have since refused to give any additional information to the media ...

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DJ Cheddie gunned down

A well-known former disc jockey (DJ) was Monday night gunned down at Turning Point, Tucville, Georgetown. He has been identified as 37-year old Sheldon Cheddie of Chapel Street, Tucville. A suspect was caught and beaten by public spirited citizens. He was taken to the hospital for treatment to head injuries under police guard. No eyewitnesses were contacted but relatives said ...

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BK International dismisses govt’s stone shortage claim

Construction firm, BK International, says its has more than an adequate supply of granite stone in stock as the entity expressed dismay at claims fro m the government that it soon have to import stone to fill a shortage here. At a news conference held Monday at the company’s head office at Mudlot, Kingston ,CEO Brian Tiwari rejected statements by ...

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Govt OKs imported chicken to cope with shortage

As Guyanese continue to pay more for scarce chicken because of a shortage of hatching eggs, government on Monday announced that 18 import licenses have been granted to increase that meat supply. The licenses would be valid until January 2014 to bridge the supply gap indentified by the Guyana Poultry Producers Association. “After careful consultations with the poultry association and ...

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TT scraps fuel subsidy to Caribbean Airlines

Trinidad and Tobago on Monday announced that it would be scrapping the fuel subsidy to financially troubled Caribbean Airlines from next month but air fares were not expected to rise. The twin-island’s Finance Minister, Larry Howai, in his budget presentation to the Parliament, said the subsidy for Caribbean Airlines’ international operations would be discontinued from October 1. The fuel subsidy ...

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TT farmers to get duty-free concessions, but they’ll have to build drainage and irrigation

Guyana’s Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said that Trinidad and Tobago’s farm investors will get duty free concessions but will have to help improve drainage and irrigation at new lands to be allocated. “We have been working out arrangements with foreign investors that when they develop this land with infrastructure Guyanese farmers will also benefit,”  he told Demerara Waves Online ...

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Seven arrested; guns, ammo seized

Seven men were Monday afternoon arrested in connection with the discovery of a telescopic rifle and a handgun on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway. The men were in the F-150 pick-up that police stopped at Yarrowkabra about 12:30 PM. The weapons found were one  .44 Harrington and Richardson telescopic rifle with 38 rounds and one .32 Taurus pistol with seven rounds.

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