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Bound, gagged body of pensioner found in Essequibo home

Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 63-year-old man of East Bank Essequibo. According to a police statement, the body of Ramroop Rameshwar was found in his Parika Sea Dam, EBE home at about 06:30 hrs onTuesday February 02, 2016.  Police say Rameshwar was found with his feet and hands tied and his mouth gagged, ...

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Opposition MP Jagan ill and overseas

Opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) legislator, Dr. Clive Jagan is ill and is overseas, according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo. “Dr. Jagan is abroad. He is seeking medical attention,”  Jagdeo told a news conference. Jagdeo did not want to say whether his party would seek a replacement for Jagan, a nephew of late PPP co-founder, Dr. Cheddi Jagan. Records ...

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“Fedders Lloyd all over again” – Jagdeo criticizes decision to engage Hope Beach Wind Farm

Government’s decision to begin talks with the owners of the Hope Beach Wind Farm on the possibility of buying power is “incestuous” and should be reviewed, says Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo. Jagdeo at a press conference on Tuesday said that it was “Fedders Lloyd all over again” since the owners of the farm are close friends of the government. Jagdeo ...

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Diversity is strength, not a weakness – President Granger

As Guyana joins the rest of the world in observance of interfaith week 2016, President David Granger says that it is imperative that Guyana look at diversity as a source of strength and not one of weakness. The President made the statement at the Arthur Chung Convention Center on Monday at the launch of Interfaith Week 2015. Religious faiths represented ...

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Westford, Cummings on bail for 24 counts of fraud; Lawyers vow to fight “mickey mouse” charges

Already defending four charges of larceny, Former Public Service Minister Jennifer Westford and former Chief Personnel Officer at the Public Service Ministry Margaret Cummings were today slapped with 24 additional charges of fraud. The new charges stem from the alleged discovery of a GYD$600M fraud at the Ministry while it was under the stewardship of Westford. Both Westford and Cummings ...

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APNU+AFC members want jobs

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan says his party has been dealing with increasing calls by supporters to be given jobs following its victory at last year’s general and regional elections. “I had to tell them that we just can’t be just knocking off people to go and fit them in,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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No word of increased HIV in Region One

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the Ministry of Public Health Dr Shamdeo Persaud says there is no confirmation regarding an increase in the number of persons being tested positive for HIV/AIDS in Region One among the Warrau Amerindians Dr Persaud in a recent interview with Demerara Waves explained that the Ministry has expanded its facilities to the area and ...

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VAT reduction won’t be easy- Finance Minister

A Tax Review Committee has suggested to Finance Minister, Winston Jordan that if the 16 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) is to be reduced, the number of zero-rated or non-taxable items would have to reduced to compensate for a loss of revenue, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said Monday. “The recommendation suggests that we should have less zero rated items so ...

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PPP refuses to sit on State Boards

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) has ruled out sitting on the University of Guyana’s (UG) Council and State Boards unless President David Granger assures that there would be no political intervention in decision-making. “Until we have assurances that the Boards would have total autonomy over the entities, we cannot be part of rubber-stamping corruption or discrimination or any ...

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