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US$15 million anti-crime project launched

Guyana Monday launched a US$15 million Citizen Security Strengthening Program (CSSP) to reduce the crime and violence levels in Guyana over the next five years. The US$15 million project is being funded by the inanced by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The hemispheric bank says the Guyana government is placing significant resources to address challenges such as rising homicide rates robbery rates ...

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Rohee “can’t answer” for diagonal parking at Freedom House

Despite the authorities announcing that no diagonal parking would be allowed along Robb Street, Georgetown, parking at Freedom House has not changed. The new parking system was introduced in July 2015, however on a daily basis vehicles are parked outside of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Headquarters in a sloped manner which is a violation of the parking rules outlined ...

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Lands and Surveys robbed

Bandits Monday morning robbed the Lands and Surveys Commission located at D’urban Backlands, Georgetown. ‘A’ Division Commander, Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that the robbers grabbed a payroll of an undisclosed amount. He said no one was injured during the incident that occurred at about 10 AM. He said the robbers escaped on a motorcycle. Other sources told ...

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Ramjattan, Harmon deny assuring Sattaur of job continuity

Two senior members of the APNU+AFC Administration have denied having assured outgoing Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) of continuity in his post at the tax agency. Khursid Sattaur in a statement to the media on Thursday afternoon declared that his dismissal was contrary to assurances given to him by the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and Minister ...

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Million dollar excavator burnt at RUSAL’s Upper Berbice operations

Investigations are continuing into a fire that destroyed a multi-million Guyana dollar excavator at RUSAL’s mining operations at Kurubuku last week, sources said. So far the probe has revealed that the fuel line leaked, resulting in the flammable substance coming into contact with the engine. No one was injured during the blaze that occurred at about 11 AM on January 21, ...

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Pastor whipped orphans during search for missing cell phone

A Pastor, who is responsible for an orphanage, at Port Mourant, Corentyne was Sunday questioned in connection with the whipping of two male orphans during a search for a missing cellular phone. Police confirmed that Pastor Vernon D’Oliveira was questioned, gave a statement and released from custody on his own recognizance. He is expected to return to the station on ...

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GTUC, GAWU demand broad-based consultations on Wales Estate closure

The Guyana Trades Union Congress Sunday called on government to stop giving lip-service to social cohesion and the constitutional right to participatory decision-making and instead hold wide-ranging consultations with sugar workers and the community of Wales about plans to close the sugar estate there. “Consistent with Article 13 there cannot be a plan for any community without the involvement of ...

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Estimates for Guyana Goldfields Inc. lowered by Clarus Securities

Investment analysts at Clarus Securities reduced their FY2016 earnings estimates for shares of Guyana Goldfields in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, according to Zacks Investment Research. Clarus Securities analyst J. Spratt now expects that the firm will post earnings of $0.26 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $0.31. Several other ...

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Euronews expands its reach in the Caribbean with Digicel Play

Euronews has announced it will be extending its reach in the Caribbean thanks to a deal with Digicel Play in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. Euronews’ English service will be fully available for the first time in Jamaica thanks to Digicel Play and will extend its distribution in Trinidad& Tobago thanks to Digicel. Euronews is currently broadcast to 722,000 households in the ...

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