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Wanted: Man who allegedly knifed Capoey excavator operator to death

Guyanese police on Monday issued a wanted bulletin for a prime suspect in the stabbing death of an excavator operator at Capoey Village, Essequibo Coast. Investigators want to question Carl “Ralph” Welcome Jnr. for the murder of of Shervin Melville between 16th and 17th December, 2018. Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Carl Welcome Jnr. C/D “Ralph” is asked to ...

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OPINION: Those bomb scares

By GHK Lall There is a confirmed official report of a bomb scare was called into the University of Guyana last week. Last week Monday, it was shared that another of these troubling, definitely dangerous, scares was experienced at a city school. This is not good, whether at an educational institution where there are older, more mature, students or at ...

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Education, ethnic impact statements can address race, ethnicity and wealth gaps

Two US-based political science professors have strongly recommended education and ethnic impact assessments to close wealth gaps among Guyana’s races, and constitutional reform to help Guyana resolve decades-old politically charged differences. However, former President Donald Ramotar of the People’s Progressive Party said Guyana has more of a class rather than a race problem and he instead accused the People’s National ...

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Teleperformance rents six-storey building for corporate headquarters

The international call centre, Teleperformance, is about to occupy the long vacant six-storey building at Camp and Lamaha Streets, the owner Neil Sooklall said Saturday. He told Demerara Waves Online News that he understands that the corporate offices of the France-headquartered call centre would be occupying all the flats of the concrete building. Sooklall said Teleperformance has rented the building ...

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GRDB asks Jamaica for info on seized rice; says no Cinderella rice shipped for 2019

The Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) says no Cinderella-branded rice has been shipped to Jamaica for the year and is surprised by reports that 70 metric tonnes of the Guyanese grain have been seized by authorities on that Caribbean island. GRDB Deputy General Manager, Allison Peters said rice shipments directly from Guyana to Jamaica usually take about seven to 10 ...

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Jamaica confiscates 70 tonnes of Guyanese rice

Reproduced from Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division (FSPID), in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) says it has confiscated 70 metric tonnes (1,575 bags) of White Cinderella rice from Guyana due to high microbial content. The rice, valued at approximately $4.6 million, was imported from Guyana by a local ...

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No general elections by March 20; poll preparations will take 148 days

Guyana’s Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield on Friday ruled out General Elections being held by March 20, 2019, saying that he has been awaiting the green light since January to begin preparations. “Today is the 8th (of January). You haven’t said anything to me yet. If you communicate to me, I move,” Lowenfield told a news conference. Deputy Chief Elections ...

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Jagdeo may agree to extend 90-day election deadline

Guyana’s main Opposition People’s Progressive Party Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday left the door open for extending the three-month deadline by which general elections should be held. Jagdeo told a news conference that “only if I see good faith measures” on the government’s part would he lend his party’s support to the ruling coalition for a two-thirds parliamentary approval of ...

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AFC, PPP shrug off claims of State resources being used for political activism

As Guyana’s elections campaign slowly heats up, the use of State resources is again taking centre stage after the governing coalition and the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) were seen using materials funded by the public purse. The Alliance For Change (AFC), the coalition partner, and the PPP on Wednesday defended their decisions to do so. Last week Saturday, AFC ...

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