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Daily Archives: Monday, 8 February 2016, 18:24

Bicycle bandit nabbed after robbing minibus driver, passenger

Last Updated on Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 15:00 by Denis Chabrol A man will soon find himself before the courts on charges of armed robbery after he held up a minibus driver and a passenger at Providence on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD). According to a police report just after noon on Monday, minibus driver Ameer Karim passenger Trevor ...

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‘No ink’ delays Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report

Last Updated on Monday, 8 February 2016, 18:14 by Denis Chabrol The presentation of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report to President David Granger on Monday hit a snag because the ink being used to print the document has finished. “Commissioner of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry,Sir Richard Cheltenham did not submit the COI Report to President David ...

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“Turnkey houses, Duplexes and Condominiums” – Major overhauls planned for Housing Sector

Last Updated on Monday, 8 February 2016, 18:11 by Writer Junior Communities Minister Valerie Patterson has revealed that there will be some major developments in the Housing Sector in the near future as the government moves to modernize the sector. Valerie, appointed to her post just over a month ago, passionately delivered her contribution to the 2016 Budget debates indicating ...

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GAWU dumps Guysuco’s farming plan for Wales; claims workers being sent home

Last Updated on Monday, 8 February 2016, 16:29 by Denis Chabrol Even as the Guyana Sugar Corporation begins shedding staff from Wales Estate ahead of its planned closure later this year, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) Monday dismissed plans to provide lands to workers for farming. Reacting to the announcement by Chairman of Guysuco’s Board, Professor Clive ...

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“Guyana will blossom” and “the vampire budget” – Debates continue

Last Updated on Monday, 8 February 2016, 16:08 by Denis Chabrol Two hours into the debates for Budget 2016 and the heckles and loud laughter from Parliamentarians were evident as both sides of the House erupted at different points. Regional Opposition MP Michael Carrington rose to speak on the Budget stating that development in Guyana is evident to those who ...

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CANU to seek arrest warrant for ex agent

Last Updated on Monday, 8 February 2016, 16:03 by Denis Chabrol The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Monday threatened to obtain an arrest warrant for one of its anti-drug agents if he does not attend court in an ongoing drug case. CANU said Darren Sears of 128 Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara or somewhere else in the Country  must attend Court ...

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Cuba approves Guyana’s Ambassador

Last Updated on Monday, 8 February 2016, 15:06 by Denis Chabrol A number of diplomatic appointments have been made in recent weeks, even as government awaits final approval for appointments at key Western capitals before making an official announcement. Demerara Waves Online News was told that Cuba has already granted approval (agrément) for Halim Majeed to be appointed Guyana’s Ambassador to that ...

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Auto dealers call for review of tax structure

Last Updated on Monday, 8 February 2016, 14:20 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese auto dealers Monday called on government reconsider the import restriction on vehicles four years and older, saying that the tax structure on new vehicles would end up making it more expensive to acquire a car. “We the auto dealers of Guyana respectfully ask that the tax structure be ...

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Fairy tales, mirages, skyrocketing bankruptcy & the plantain chip factory – Budget debates commence

Last Updated on Monday, 8 February 2016, 14:11 by Writer  The country braced as the National Assembly today commenced its debate on the 2016 Budget that was presented to the House by Finance Minister Winston Jordan with the first speaker being People’s Progressive Party MP Irfaan Ali. Ali told the house that all is not well within Budget 2016 as ...

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Rohee exhumes accusations of ethnic hiring against GECOM; wants Diplomats to take not

Last Updated on Monday, 8 February 2016, 11:57 by Writer The General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee has dredged up an aged old accusation of ethnic marginalization at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and wants the local diplomatic corps to take note of such underpinnings. Roheee at a press conference on Monday stated that the 95% ...

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