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Daily Archives: October 23, 2013

Alcohol-related domestic violence leaves woman dead

A drunken couple’s common-law union has finally come to a brutal end after years of spousal abuse by the man. A 40-year old man known as Reeaz allegedly badly beat 45-year old Maharani Parmanand to death at their Grass Field, Lusignan home. Police said her body was found with “blood oozing from her nostrils.” The mother of three girls- 28, ...

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Anti-money laundering select committee report returning to House; APNU noncommittal on support

The fate of amendments to the Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation now hangs in the balance as A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Wednesday was noncommittal on whether it would vote in favour of the changes. APNU’s Chief Whip, Amna Ally said her 26-member opposition coalition had no part to play in crafting the ...

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APNU rejects private sector’s concerns about anti-Marriott comments

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has accused A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) of scaring away investors from major multimillion dollar projects but that opposition coalition on Wednesday refused to recant its position that the Marriott Hotel project is a bad investment. PSC Chairman, Ronald Webster on October 17 wrote Opposition Leader, David Granger expressing its “profound dissatisfaction” about APNU ...

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APA protests land titling project; claim govt pressuring Toshaos

A group of Amerindians under the banner of the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) on Wednesday protested against the signing earlier this week of the US$10.7 million land titling project, warning that it would yield conflict with occupants of traditional lands. APA spokeswoman, Laura George said the project was signed on Monday without the knowledge of communities and the absence of ...

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Procurement officers trained to handle big development bank-funded projects

Procurement Officers are now expected to be better prepared to assess bids for huge multi-million dollar contracts that are funded by development banks like the Inter American Development Bank (IDB). The 50 procurement officers from project executing units for IDB-financed projects, government ministries and departments and the Guyana Association of Professional Engineers (GAPE) participated in the two-day training programme at ...

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