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Brumell poised to be confirmed as Police Commissioner

Acting Police Commissioner, Leroy Brumell looks set to be confirmed as the country’s top cop because Opposition Leader, David Granger has not opposed his nomination, Granger’s office said Thursday. “The Opposition Leader did not express any opposition to the confirmation of Mr. Brumell,” Granger’s office said in a brief statement. Constitutionally, the President is empowered to appoint a Police Commissioner ...

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Attacking Winston Brassington is “obscene” – Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar has been defending senior government employees who are being harshly criticized for their performances and roles. Among them coming under intense fire from the opposition and critics Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram and Financial Analyst, Ramon Gaskin over several projects including Amaila Falls Hydropower project, Marriott Hotel, Berbice River Bridge as well as the the Guyana Energy Agency ...

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Manufacturers want new development bank

As the decline in manufacturing continues, the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) Wednesday night called for the re-establishment of a development bank. Addressing the GMSA’s 50th anniversary dinner at the Pegasus Hotel, President Donald Ramotar lamented the decline in manufacturing. “Over the years, we have seen as a percentage of GDP (Gross Domestic Product), it has not grown. In ...

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Fmr. Commish. Felix, Private Sector want clear rules for SWAT team

Former Police Commissioner, Winston Felix  and Private Sector Commission (PSC) executive member, Gerry Gouveia on Wednesday welcomed moves to establish a Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team but cautioned that it should be governed by clear rules. Felix was reacting to government’s announcement that Cabinet has approved the establishment of the team and has enlisted the services of a United ...

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SWAT team coming- govt

In the face of escalating violent gun crimes, government on Wednesday announced that it has given green light for the establishment of a Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team. “With a SWAT Unit, the Guyana Police Force would be better placed to make specialized interventions, thereby, ensuring law and order is maintained, and prospective threats are neutralized,” said the Home ...

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Politics interfering with UG’s full achievements – President

President Donald Ramotar attended a University of Guyana (UG) 50th anniversary caucus Tuesday afternoon calling for an end to the politics that is trying to ruin the image of what is supposed to be the country’s premier tertiary institution. Tuesday marks the beginning of weeks of planned activities to commemorate the Turkeyen Campus’s Golden Jubilee even as it continues to ...

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Dispute rages over rules for ASL’s fuel farm

Ogle Airport Inc. (OAI) and Air Services Limited (ASL) are locked in a bitter dispute over the requirements for the start-up of the carrier’s US$1 million fuel farm that has been lying idle for almost one year now. ASL has accused OAI of deliberately creating conditions to ensure that its fuel would not be cheaper and would be forced to ...

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Ezjet boss pleads guilty, to be sentenced early 2014

The former director of a Boca Raton payroll company faces a maximum 40 years in prison after admitting Tuesday that he skimmed more than $20 million that was supposed to be turned over to taxing authorities on behalf of roughly 12 hospitals in eight states. Sonny Ramdeo, 36, formerly of Sunrise, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money-laundering in connection ...

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Two domestic airline employees arrested after ganja bust

Two employees of Air Services Limited (ASL) have been arrested in connection with the discovery of a quantity of marijuana that was destined for an interior location, according to well-placed sources. A well-placed source at the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) said the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has been asked to advise on a recommendation that the duo be ...

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