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Daily Archives: March 27, 2015

Top Cop Laurie Lewis ordered passport issuance to Gregory Smith in fake name

A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) electronics expert, implicated directly in the bomb-blast death of Working People’s Alliance (WPA) co-leader Dr Walter Rodney 34 years ago, was given a passport in another name in 1999 under the directive of a previous Police Commissioner. Shortly after Rodney was killed in the explosion on June 13, 1980, Sergeant Gregory Smith left Guyana ...

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Opposition coalition courting Ralph Ramkarran

Former long-serving member of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Ralph Ramkarran is being courted to endorse A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC). Co-Campaign Manager, Raphael Trotman told Demerara Waves Online News at a news conference that informal talks have been held with Ramkarran, a former Speaker for the incumbent PPP until 2011 when that party lost ...

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Bank of Guyana launches 50th anniversary coin

The Bank of Guyana (BoG) on Friday launched a gold plated silver coin minted in Norway, to mark its 50th anniversary in service to the nation. The design, taken from an in-house logo competition, displays the theme and emblem, reflecting the work of the bank for the past five decades. Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh, who was presented with ...

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Qualfon’s new call centre will employ thousands

Qualfon, a Mexican-headquartered call centre that serves companies around the world, on Thursday opened a US$12 million campus that would eventually see at least 6,000 jobs being generated. The facility, the third by Qualfon in Guyana, is located at Providence, East Bank Demerara “You have transformed lives by employing literally thousands of persons and improving their lives,” Finance Minister, Dr. ...

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