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Updated: Ramotar says US$5 M for GT&T shares still outstanding

Ex-President Donald Ramotar on Thursday maintained that US$5 million for Guyana’s shares in Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) have not yet been paid. “The five million US (dollars) is still outstanding,” he told Demerara Waves Online News.  Later Thursday, he issued a prepared statement calling on the government to lay bare its records to show that the money was paid ...

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City experiences minimal flooding as rainy season dawns

As the May/June rainy season fast approaches a mild shower in the wee hours of Monday morning saw several parts of the city being subjected to flooding at variant levels. Areas such as North and South Ruimveldt, sections of Regent Street, Water Street and other parts of central Georgetown. While the water level below what is usually expected from similar ...

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GWI trashes PPP extortion claims

The Guyana Water Incorporated is not too pleased with a press statement issued by the People’s Progressive Party at the weekend and is refuting its contents in its entirety saying that it was irresponsible and malicious. The statement issued by the Party had alleged that Heads of Government agencies were demanding that contractors donate monies towards projects being undertaken by ...

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“Anything could have happened” – Fire Chief recalls possibility of major prison breakout

Fire Chief Marlon Gentle has testified that anything could have happened during the Camp Street Prison riot – citing the possibility of a major prison escape at the principal penal center in Guyana. Gentle made the statement while giving testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison disturbances on Wednesday. He was one of three officials that ...

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AFC Chairman post became “difficult & untenable” – Nigel Hughes

Hours after it was revealed that the Chairman of the Alliance For Change had tendered his resignation, Nigel Hughes has spoken out on his decision to resign saying it became “difficult.” Hughes in a statement on Social Media confirmed that he had tendered his resignation after serving as Party Chairman for several years. “My continuing to act as Chairman of ...

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BK Tiwarie lashes out at Pres Granger for “impulsive” dismissal

Brian Tiwarie has come out swinging at President David Granger and several sections of the media over his appointment as Business Advisor to the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and the subsequent reportage on the said appointment. Both BK and Harmon have come in for sound criticism from several sections of society as persons condemned the Appointment that was made ...

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Gov’t accused of ‘extorting’ donations from private sector

The APNU+AFC Administration has been accused of bullying the private sector to make donations to special projects and more specifically to make contributions to the 50th Anniversary Jubilee celebrations. Sources have reported to Demerara Waves that the administration is asking that businessmen donate as much as $5M to the Jubilee Festival expected to get into full swing in May. As ...

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GTT plugs $1M into Jubilee Festival

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Friday donated a grand total of $1M to the Golden Jubilee Celebrations which will be specifically used for a local fashion show. Over at the Ministry of Telecommunications and Tourism, Minister Kathy Hughes was on hand to receive the donation and thank the company for its support. The Minister detailed that the ...

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