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Daily Archives: December 20, 2013

Two charged for gun, ammo at Ogle Airport

Two men were Friday arraigned on a charge of allegedly being in illegal possession of a gun and ammunition at the Ogle International Airport. They aare Jameen Fareen and Phillip Mc Pherson. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry remanded them to prison until December 23 when they will appear in the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Court. Police said the men were caught on December ...

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Luncheon, Retired GDF Chief differ on mining in New River Triangle

Retired Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Major General Joseph Singh and Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon are at odds over government previous policy on mining activities in the New River Triangle. Luncheon earlier this week recalled that then President Bharrat Jagdeo had begun pushing for the opening up of the area for mining. ...

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GPSU protest march attracts low turnout

About 100 public servants on Friday began marching through the streets of Georgetown as part of their ongoing efforts to pressure government into paying more than a five percent increase for this year. They chanted “What we demand? A living wage, “Five percent shut down.” GPSU President Patrick Yarde attributed poor turnout to the police force’s late approval of application ...

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Man shot, $18M stolen in two robberies

Bandits have grabbed some $18M dollars in two armed robberies within a 12-hour period, according to police reports. The force reported that around 8.30AM Friday Rajiv Singh, 21, a clerk attached to a city store, was robbed of a carton box containing some $17.2M dollars as he was about to enter a commercial bank on Avenue of the Republic. He ...

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Overseas-based woman dies in two-vehicle smash-up

An overseas-based Guyanese is the country’s latest road fatality after she was killed in an accident on Friday morning. Osnah Dillon- Jardine, 39, was involved in a two vehicular smash up at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara around 12:30 AM.   Five others, Kestor Douglas, Carl James, Quacy Mc Calmont  and two others-names only given as Enzo and Gregory-  were also ...

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US denies virtually imposing democracy and governance project

The United States (US) embassy on Thursday denied that it did not consult adequately with the Guyana government on a “technical assistance” project that was expected to benefit political parties to improve governance and democracy here. The embassy said it held an “extensive series of consultations and correspondence” with the Guyana government and other stakeholders on developing the Leadership and ...

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Anti-money laundering bill survives, returned to Select C’ttee

The anti-money laundering legislation has survived a second trip to the House with the National Assembly late Thursday night voting to send it to a Special Select Committee once again. The opposition parties voted against the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Bill (AML/CFT) last month after it exited the Special Select Committee where it had been ...

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Appointment of Ombudsman not enough – Granger

Leader of the Opposition David Granger has welcomed the appointment of former Judge Winston Moore as Ombudsman but says that is not enough to ensure more transparent governance. The Office of the President in a brief release earlier in the day announced the appointment while adding that Moore, a practicing attorney, would be sworn in on January 2014. Presidential Advisor ...

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Bill to preserve Cabinet role in contracts deferred

The National Assembly has approved a six-month deferral of a government bill which seeks to preserve the Cabinet role in the contract procurement process. The move came after some six hours of debate in the House with the opposition parties giving every indication that they were prepared to vote down the Procurement (Amendment) Bill. The administration was seeking an amendment ...

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