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Bauxite company in Linden ordered to clean up oil from Demerara River; company to be punished

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 March 2016, 17:22 by Denis Chabrol The Chinese-owned bauxite mining company, Bosai Minerals, has been ordered to clean up used oil that the company said was accidentally released into the Demerara River and surrounding waterways, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday afternoon. The EPA has instructed Bosai to immediately commence clean-up and restoration activities. ...

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Guyanese to pay less for electricity

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 March 2016, 17:08 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Power and Light Inc.  on Thursday announced a 20% reduction in net rates for the supply of electricity across all Tariff categories effective April 1, 2016 as a result in the fall of world oil prices during the past several months. GPL explained that the reduction would ...

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No need for BK Tiwari’s advice; Business Minister never asked for help- President Granger

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 March 2016, 14:31 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger says he personally revoked the appointment of Brian “BK” Tiwari as ministerial advisor on business development and strongly suggested that he was recruited unilaterally. “Mr. Tiwari is not an appointee of the government. He is not performing any function and that is why the position was ...

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No need for new laws to protect LGBT Community – Bar Association President

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 March 2016, 13:45 by Denis Chabrol President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Christopher Ram says that Guyana’s Constitution provides protection for persons within the Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Community hence there is no immediate need for reforms. A number of gay rights activists and organisations have for several years been clamouring for Guyana’s ...

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Former Finance Ministry Chief Planner dies

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 March 2016, 12:34 by Denis Chabrol Former Chief Planner at the Ministry of Finance, Clyde Roopchand has died, bringing two the number of prominent Buxtonians who have passed away in less than one week. Demerara Waves Online News was told that Roopchand died in New York on Thursday (March 30, 2016), three days after Haslyn ...

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“Is half a million dollars honorific” – Teixeira calls out Gov’t on shady appointment of advisors

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 March 2016, 12:31 by   The People’s Progressive Party is not happy with the manner in which Presidential and Ministerial advisors are being appointed by the David Granger administration and is calling for some amount of transparency on the issue on the part of government. Recently the appointment of Brian Tiwarie aka ‘BK’ as a ...

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Sugar workers to receive 2015 Annual Production Incentive

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 March 2016, 12:39 by Denis Chabrol Sugar workers are from Friday, April 1, 2016 expected to receive 2.72 days pay as an Annual Production Incentive (API), a decision that the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has labelled “uncompromising.” A spokeswoman for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) told Demerara Waves Online News that the ...

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AFC didn’t work hard enough to deserve more councillors- sources

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 March 2016, 11:33 by Denis Chabrol As councilors for Guyana’s nine towns prepare to be sworn in following recently held Local Government Elections (LGE), word has surfaced in some quarters that the Alliance For Change (AFC) did not campaign enough and so was not entitled to be rewarded with more seats. A top AFC official ...

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Guyanese woman under fire for ‘fake’ cancer claim

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 March 2016, 11:14 by Denis Chabrol New York (New York Daily News) – A New York woman whose battle with leukemia united her community behind her is under investigation after skipping town, police said Saturday. Residents around Ardsley village in Westchester County donated over $60,000 to Shivonie Deokaran and her family after learning in August ...

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Chase-Greene tipped to be Mayor, Duncan to be deputy Mayor

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 15:44 by With ongoing talks between the APNU and AFC over the allocation of seats at the Georgetown City Council, two names have been presented from both sides to fill the top spots at the municipality. APNU’s Patricia Chase Green, former Deputy Mayor has been tipped to occupy the post at the top ...

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March 2016