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Daily Archives: December 8, 2015

22 bids opened for feasibility and design of New Demerara Harbour Bridge

Seven European and four Chinese companies as welll as several others in association with Guyanese firms are among 22 companies that Tuesday signaled an interest in the construction of a new Demerara Harbour Bridge. The companies did not submit bids to construct the new thoroughfare, but instead were required to express interest to conduct a feasibility study and design the ...

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Cubans convicted for fake American passports

Five Cubans were Tuesday convicted and fined a total of GYD$500,000 for uttering forged United States (US() passports  at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport They were each fined GYD$100,000 after they pleaded guilty to the offence. Convicted were craftsman, Dianh Jose Lautoledo,25, Andy Lau Almager,33, and fisherman Maikel Edwards Hernandez, 35, auto parts dealer Enrique Hidalgon Lopez,44,  and 32-year old ...

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Soldier, civilians on gun, ammo charges remanded till next year

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lance Corporal and three civilians, in whose possession guns and ammunition were allegedly found,  were Tuesday refused bail, citing the need to ensure public safety. Pleading not guilty to the offence were 33-year old Lance Corporal Aaron Eastman of 148 Grove Housing Scheme, Mark Anthony, 22 of Lot 1238 Canje Pheasant Place, South Ruimveldt, Upholster ...

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Former footballer accused of shooting at policemen

A former Western Tigers footballer was Tuesday remanded to prison after he pleaded not guilty to allegedly shooting at two policemen. Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan remanded 41 year old Owen ‘Solo’ Pedro of 61 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown to prison until January 12, 2015. He is accused of shooting at police constables Gordon Smith and Owen Holder on December 4, ...

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Brazilian beer giant buys Banks DIH shares to take over Banks Barbados

Reproduced from Barbados Nation Banks DIH (Guyana) Limited has sold its shares in Banks Holdings Limited, paving the way for the Brazilian beer giant, AmBev, to take over of that Barbadian company, according to the Barbados Nation newspaper. Chairman of Banks DIH, Clifford Reis declined to speak on the matter when contacted by Demerara Waves Online News. The Barbados Nation ...

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Guyana should discuss border controversy with Venezuela’s victorious opposition – former Ambassador

A former Guyana Ambassador to Venezuela, Dr. Odeen Ishmael Monday recommended that the Guyana government engage the new legislative leaders in Venezuela on the border controversy following the landslide defeat of President Nicolas Maduro’s party in legislative elections. While it is well-known that the Maduro administration wants to retain the United Nations Good Officer mediation process rather than have the ...

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