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Daily Archives: July 20, 2015

PPP set to take up National Assembly seats

by Zena Henry Despite ambiguities and doubtfulness, it has become more apparent that the main opposition will be occupying their seats in the National Assembly at its next sitting for the first time since general and regional elections more than two months ago. Preparations have begun by the National Assembly’s administration to accommodate the already identified 32 parliamentarians.   Clerk ...

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Two remanded in La Jalousie businessman murder, three refused bail for Land Court Judge, husband’s robbery

by Zena Henry Five men said to be part of a “crime gang” that had an armed confrontation with members of the police force’s SWAT team were remanded to jail on separate charges of murder, robbery and discharging a loaded firearm Monday July 20. Appearing before Georgetown Magistrate, Ann McLennan Fazeel Bacchus and Lennox Roberts were arraigned on a charge ...

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Elisabeth Harper could be appointed Ambassador

Ambassador Elisabeth Harper

Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge was Monday tight-lipped about whether former Prime Ministerial candidate for the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Elisabeth Harper was being considered for an ambassadorial post. Greenidge acknowledged that he recently had discussions with Harper. “I, myself, spoke to Ambassador Harper a few weeks ago on a variety of matters including Venezuela,” he told ...

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GRA boss takes vacation leave; others instructed to proceed on accumulated vacation leave

by Zena Henry Head of fhe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Khursid Sattaur has taken vacation leave while several others have been told to proceed on vacation leave after it was realised that those persons had accumulated numerous days of leave. Minister of  Finance Winston Jordan told Demerara Waves Monday July 20 that Sattaur requested at least three weeks leave and ...

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Women, young girls suffer most during disasters, Social Protection Ministry to seek additional funding

by Zena Henry Minister of Social Protection, Volda Lawrence is convinced that enough is not being done to safeguard women and young girls in Guyana during the time of disasters, and is committed to seeking additional funding from government to address this area. She made this announcement Monday July 20 during the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) World Population Day ...

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Four held for murder of CD Vendor

Four men, who are suspects in the murder of Compact Disc (CD) vendor, were arrested hours after the incident, police said. They were assisting investigators with a probe into the death of  Leroy “Jim Carey” Moore of Cane View Avenue, South Ruimveldt. He was fatally stabbed about the body during an argument with a group of men in a bar ...

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Two arrested after shootout with police at SOL (Agricola)

Two of four men, who allegedly scaled the fence of SOL Guyana Inc at Agricola, Georgetown, were arrested following a shootout with police that resulted in one of them being injured. “At the scene the police ranks came under fire and returned fire hitting Michael Gobin, 30 years, of Hogg Street, Albouystown, to his hand and foot,” police said in ...

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