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President participates in Chowtal singing at State House

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 23:32 by Denis Chabrol As Guyanese prepare to celebrate the festival of Holi or Phagwah on Wednesday (March 23, 2016), President David Granger, Tuesday evening, joined members of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangha for a Chowtal session on the lawns of State House. Chowtal is a genre of folk music originated from the Bhojpuri ...

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Massive multi-million dollar fraud uncovered at CJIA Customs department

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 16:41 by The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) says that it has  has uncovered a revenue leakage racket at its branch at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Timehri involving several customs officers. The tax agency in a release said that the officers are being investigated for their role in a scheme to defraud the ...

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Town Clerk labeled “liar, dishonest” after back-peddling on payment for kite-flying article

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 17:01 by Denis Chabrol Managing Editor of Demerara Waves Denis Chabrol is condemning in the strongest possible terms allegations of misinformation leveled against the media house by Town Clerk Royston King. King made the allegation after Demwaves published an article detailing the City Council’s plans to charge persons for flying Kites in Georgetown ...

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Camp Street CoI: Prisoner found headless after fire

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 15:38 by It was shockingly revealed today that one of the 17 men that died in the Camp Street Prison riot in the Capital A Dormitory on March 3, was found with his head separated from his torso. This was revealed during the cross examination of inmate Steve Richard Bacchus by Joint Services ...

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Officers helped open door, but did not go into burning prison block – CoI hears

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 11:54 by   Camp Street Prison inmate Steve Richard Bacchus has testified that police officers and prison wardens made attempts to open the doors that blocked inmates from coming out of Capital A, but once that door opened law enforcement refused to enter. Bacchus was at the time giving testimony at the Commission ...

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Coastal, riverain areas warned about extremely high tides

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 11:33 by Denis Chabrol Authorities on Wednesday urged residents to take the necessary precautions against flooding expected as a result of high tides that are predicted to be as much as 9 feet high “All persons residing along the banks of rivers and low lying coastal areas are advised to take all the ...

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Digicel signs new deal with NBCUniversal

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 11:06 by Denis Chabrol Digicel Play Tuesday announced that it recently signed a major content deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution enabling Digicel Play to provide its customers with even more of everything they want – premium content through the most attractive home entertainment system in the region. NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation, ...

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Trio arraigned for agriculturist’s murder

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 11:15 by Denis Chabrol Three men were Tuesday arraigned for the murder of a Guyanese agriculturist who returned home from Montserrat where he had worked for several years. They are 21-year old Donnell “Short man” Trapp, 18-year old Kemo “Trini” Corbin and 28-year Paul “Jun-Jun” Goriah. Trapp said he worked at BK International ...

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Georgetown kite-flyers to pay to use open-spaces

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 9:12 by Denis Chabrol Persons flying kites in open spaces in Georgetown will have to pay to do so to assist with preparation of the areas and clean-up activities afterwards. “Citizens who use the areas would be required to pay a minimal fee to offset expenses, and to assist with after event cleaning ...

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