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Daily Archives: June 8, 2015

Several GRA staff to be re-assigned; Sattaur’s future to be determined

by Zena Henry Several staff members of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) could soon be reassigned to tackle high taxation and that agency might also have a new Commissioner General, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said Monday. Reflecting on last Friday’s visit to the Camp Street, Georgetown-based  GRA Headquarters, he said he had indicated that the revenue generating agency appeared to ...

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PPP says “media monitors” on NCN payroll not illegal

by Zena Henry The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday said it did nothing illegal by employing some 20 persons as “media monitors” out of the then Office of the President, but being paid by the State broadcaster -National Communications Network (NCN). The media monitors were allegedly not serving NCN, but were performing tasks that directly benefited the PPP while ...

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Four on bail for gun-attack on mining camp

Four men, who allegedly launched a gun-attack on a mining camp, damaging several pieces of expensive machinery and wounding a man were granted a total of GUY$600,000 bail for three charges. Police say Jason Critchlow, Quincy Critchlow, Troy Pellew and Godfrey Christian invaded a mining camp at White Water, Potaro where they allegedly discharged several rounds at the equipment and ...

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Opposition youth activist mounts legal challenge to Director of Youth’s appointment; govt denies Trevor Williams gets the nod

Even as an executive member of the youth arm of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday mounted a legal challenge to the appointment of Trevor Williams as Director of Youth, the Ministry of Education announced that it has not been appointed. Junior Education Minister, responsible for the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, Nicolette Henry,  was quoted ...

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Police force reshuffle gets green light

Following consultations with the Vice President and Minister of Public Security, the Commissioner of Police has today Monday June 08, 2015, proceeded with the transfers of Senior Officers of the Police Force which had previously been put on hold. The postings of the Senior Officers are as follows: Ø Assistant Commissioner Christopher Griffith who was the Divisional Commander of “C” ...

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PPP angered at GuySuco’s CEO’s sacking; cagey on credit union cash

by Zena Henry The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has condemned the sacking of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) Chief Executive Officer Rajendra Singh indicating that he has been professional and competent in his execution of duties at the sugar corporation. This is despite the poor performance of the sugar industry over the years, with the company more recently requiring GUY$16B ...

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Guyana warns Venezuela against enforcing maritime claim

Guyana on Monday warned that it will take action if Venezuela enforces a recent shift in its maritime boundary that includes an area where an American oil giant has found a significant oil deposit. “The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana wishes to make it pellucid that Decree No 1787 cannot be applicable to any part of Guyana’s territory ...

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Stranded Venezuelans to go home Sunday night

The Guyana government on Sunday granted approval for a ‘one-off’ flight by Conviasa airline to pick up more than 40 Venezuelans who were stranded after that carrier was suspended for non-payment of a bond. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said permission has been granted for the flight to take the passengers back to Venezuela. That flight was expected to ...

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Updated: Policeman shot to head in outpost; attacker shot dead

A policeman was shot to his head at the Wisroc Police Outpost by a detainee who snatched his service revolver from him, according to police sources. After the man, believed to be of unsound mind, opened fire on the police during efforts to arrest him, he was shot and killed. The police force’s gun was recovered. Following is a statement ...

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