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Daily Archives: August 21, 2014

Nothing’s wrong with Guysuco’s Board composition- Luncheon

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Thursday dismissed criticisms that the Board of Directors of the tottering state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) was stacked with political lackeys. Luncheon claimed that globally board members of most government outfits are appointed exclusively by the Executive and drawn mostly from among pro-government persons. He noted that provision for the President ...

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Port Kaituma businessman stabbed by male companion

A well-known Port Kaituma businessman was Thursday in a serious condition after his close male companion allegedly stabbed him several times. The businessman shortly before 5 PM Thursday left by plane for the Georgetown Public Hospital for surgery and care. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the alleged perpetrator has been arrested and was assisting police with their investigations. ...

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Teen charged with threatening to kill mother, illegal gun possession on bail

A teenager, charged with threatening to kill his mother, being in illegal possession of a handgun and escape from lawful custody, was Thursday granted GUY$210,000 bail. Seventeen-year old Wendyson Thomas of Lethem, Rupununi pleaded not guilty to the charges. City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore granted him GUY$10,000 bail for threatening behavior, GUY$50,000 for escape from lawful custody and GUY$150,000 for possession ...

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Student pilot on break-and-enter, larceny charge

A student pilot, charged with break and enter and larceny, was Thursday granted GUY$100,000 bail and barred from leaving the country legally. City Magistrate Fabayo Azore granted 21-year old Colwyn St. Helen pre-trial liberty and ordered that he lodge his travel documents and report to the Providence Police Station every Friday at 9:30 AM. St. Helen of  995 3rd Avenue, ...

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Govt, opposition split on extending Claims and Objections to voters’ list

The governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has asked the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to extend the deadline for Claims and Objections to the preliminary voters list because of the overwhelming number of transfers but the two main opposition parties have poured cold water on the idea. Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon said Thursday that government did not ...

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Heavy rains drench Guyana’s coastland; flood warning in effect

Heavy rains caused by a slow moving weather system Wednesday night lashed parts of Guyana’s coastland, causing weather forecasters to predict at least 50 millimeters (MM) in several regions. Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy urged residents in low-lying and coastal areas to take the necessary precautions. Those especially living in lower flats, he said, should consider the likelihood of flooding. ...

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