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Gold Board employee accused of stealing gold bar

Last Updated on Monday, 22 February 2016, 16:22 by Denis Chabrol An employee of the Guyana Gold Board , who allegedly stole one gold bar worth GYD$2.1 million from the entity, was Monday granted GYD$200,000 bail. Ronald Singh, 30, of 161 Hibiscus Avenue, Eccles, East Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to the charge that he stole the bar of the ...

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Murder-suicide in Mazaruni

Last Updated on Monday, 22 February 2016, 22:16 by Denis Chabrol A man shot dead his fiancé before committing suicide by turning the weapon himself at Kartabo, Mazaruni, police confirmed. Divisional Police Commander, Ravindra Budhram told Demerara Waves Online News that the pistol has been recovered. Residents gave her name as 19-year old Glenda Williams and his as 22-year old ...

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No 20 percent salary hike, 50K bonus for police in 2016 budget

Last Updated on Monday, 22 February 2016, 14:18 by Denis Chabrol Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said the 2016 budget does not cater for another GYD$50,000 bonus or a 20 percent increase in salaries. An estimated GYD$4.1 billion have been set aside for the payment of emoluments. Ramjattan was at the time responding to questions from Shadow Public Security Minister, ...

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High Court ruling forces ministers Scott, Felix absence from National Assembly

Last Updated on Monday, 22 February 2016, 13:39 by Denis Chabrol Government Ministers, Keith Scott and Winston Felix were absent from the National Assembly on Monday in keeping with a High Court ruling that found that they were elected members and could not sit in the House as un-elected/ technocratic members. House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland told the House that ...

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PPP activists charged in connection with throwing faeces on Freddie Kissoon

Last Updated on Monday, 22 February 2016, 13:12 by Denis Chabrol A former Guyana presidential spokesman was among three persons arraigned for the throwing of a bowl of faeces on newspaper columnist and political activist, Freddie Kissoon six years ago. Kwame Mc Coy, a Central Committee member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), pleaded not guilty to the ...

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“I will abide by it”- Felix on Chief Justice’s ruling

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 February 2016, 12:51 by Denis Chabrol Days after Chief Justice Ian Chang ruled that Minister of Government Keith Scott and Winston Felix should not sit in Guyana’s National Assembly, Felix has declared he will abide by the decision handed down by the Chief Justice. Chang had ruled that the two government ministers could not be ...

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Lessons of Walter Rodney’s Assassination: We have to deal frontally with the question of State Violence

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 February 2016, 5:55 by Denis Chabrol By Dr. David Hinds Like other comrades of Walter Rodney, I welcome the findings of the Commission of Inquiry. Although I had misgivings about the motives of the PPP for setting up the commission, once it started I fully supported it. Whatever, its shortcomings, it was the furthest we ...

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Water, housing woes to top complaints as Meet the Public flies into Lethem

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 February 2016, 13:30 by Denis Chabrol As persons from Region Nine continue to pour into the Tabatinga Sports Ground awaiting the arrival of high level government officials, it is anticipated that the water crisis will be the number 1 complaint. Regional Chairman Brian Allicock told Demerara Waves that water, along with housing development will top ...

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Guns surrendered under Gun Amnesty to be reissued legally

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 February 2016, 13:29 by Denis Chabrol Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has declared that firearms surrendered under the Gun Amnesty Project can be reissued to persons. Speaking specifically to residents of Lethem in the Government's meet the Public Day, Nagamootoo stated that the firearms can be reissued once the legal work is done. In 2015 the ...

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Govt to appeal decision against Scott, Felix

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 February 2016, 7:52 by Denis Chabrol Attorney General, Basil Williams has signaled that government would be appealing a High Court decision that two government ministers could not be non-elected members of the National Assembly because they were on the APNU+AFC’s list of candidates. “We totally reject that decision as being erroneous in point of law ...

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February 2016