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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Unrepresented man charged with GPHC dispatcher’s murder remanded

The man, who allegedly stabbed his estranged partner and shoved out of a car, was Monday arraigned for her murder. Alan Sim of 860 Paradise Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara was not required to plea to the indictable charge which states that on November 23, 2015 he murdered Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation dispatcher, Melissa ‘Lisa’ Skeete. Sim,51, allegedly murdered the ...

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Jennifer Westford’s lawyer’s arguments in wrong court- Prosecutor

The Prosecutor in the fraud case against former Minister of Public Service, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her then Chief Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings says their lawyer’s arguments for the matter to be put down indefinitely are being made in the wrong court. The case has been adjourned until  January 19, 2015 when City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore would deliver her decision. ...

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Courts Optical opens its doors; Minister of Business eyes accurate employment, investment data

Decision makers will eventually be able to make concrete decisions based on accurate data on employment and Foreign Direct Investment, Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin announced at the opening of Courts’ GYD$65 million dollar optical store. He said Guyana does not have any proper system to compile and regularly publish data on how well government is doing to reduce unemployment ...

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Guyana Prize for Literature and Caribbean Awards presented

The Guyana Prize for Literature and Caribbean Awards saw several well-known and new names copping awards at the event that was held Sunday night at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown. The newest and youngest awardee to date is Subraj Singh who was awarded Best First Book of Fiction for his authorship of “Rebelle and Other Stories.” But overall, the Best Book ...

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Walter Rodney Commission gets more time to complete report

The Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry has been given two more weeks to complete and submit its report on the bomb-blast death of the Guyanese historian and politician 34 years ago, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said Sunday night. In a brief exclusive interview with Demerara Waves Online News, he said he was aware that a request has been made by ...

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Specialty Hospital: Was Fedders-Lloyd disqualified or qualified?…

The Finance Ministry’s explanation about why it decided to re-engage Fedders-Lloyd for the construction of a Specialty Hospital has raised more questions. The Health Ministry under the then People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration had said the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) disqualified Fedders-Lloyd because of administrative deficiencies in its tender documents. The NPTAB had also cited the ...

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Commercial banks soon must hand over account information to Credit Bureau

Commercial banks will soon be required to hand over their customers’ information to the Credit Bureau to help lending institutions determine their creditworthiness and eligibility for loans, according to Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin. After announcing the decision at the opening of Business Expo 2015 at the Sophia Exhibition Centre on Friday, November 27, 2015, he told Demerara Waves Online ...

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King’s Jewellery World expands operations; stresses importance of national standard, quality

A well-known jewellery store, King’s Jewellery World, Saturday night formally opened a new branch at Giftland Mall, praising the rigorous testing system by the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS). Financial Controller of King’s Jewellery World, Ralph Persaud also highlighted the need for the GNBS to certify the Guyana Gold Board to test the precious metal at the right percentage ...

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Govt is right to give Fedders-Lloyd Specialty Hospital contract- Ralph Ramkarran

Former House Speaker, Ralph Ramkarran and the main oppositiion People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) are at odds over whether the Indian company, Fedders-Lloyd, should have been awarded a contract to build a Specialty Hospital that has been mired in a three-year long controversy. Government has cited time constraints in agreeing to give Fedders-Lloyd the contract to build the hospital. The ...

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UG, UWI student organisations agree to wide-ranging collaboration

Student associations of the universities of Guyana and the West Indies Saturday formally agreed to cooperate to fight against all forms of discrimination and cooperate to improve academic, sport and cultural life at the several campuses. Inked at the University of Guyana’s (UG) Turkeyen Campus by representatives of the University of Guyana Students Society and the Intercampus Guild Council of ...

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