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Daily Archives: Thursday, 24 March 2016, 18:14

Time for capital towns; self-financed, business-oriented municipalities- Granger

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016, 18:14 by Denis Chabrol Five days after Guyana’s first Local Government Elections in more than 20 years, Guyana’s President David Granger on Thursday announced plans to promote the creation of capital towns in interior regions and he called for all municipalities to generate their own funds and become self-sustainable. “Municipalities must be capable ...

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Guyana’s rice possibly going to Venezuela via Suriname

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016, 16:55 by Denis Chabrol Although Venezuela has stopped buying rice from Guyana, government here believes that rice producers in Berbice are shuttling supplies across to Suriname for onward shipment to the Spanish-speaking nation which offers higher than world market prices. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said based on casual observations rice production ...

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Volda Lawrence should apologize – Jagdeo

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016, 16:55 by Jomo Paul   Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo is not too keen on supporting a call for Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence to be dismissed but says that the Government official should show some contrition and apologize. Calls have been mounted for Lawrence to be dismissed from her post after ...

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No public sector wage negotiations before Commission of Inquiry reports

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016, 16:20 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Thursday ruled out the commencement of wage and salary negotiations with trade unions before the conclusion of a commission of inquiry into the public service,  a position that was greeted by a  swift rejection from the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU). However, a well-placed source ...

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Prisoners told ‘nothing ain’t concern you’ before fires lit

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016, 13:29 by Jomo Paul An inmate whose name has been repeatedly mentioned at the Camp Street Prison riot Commission of Inquiry (CoI) was finally called to testify before the tribunal on Thursday. 27-year-old Collis Collison told the three-person commission that since March 2 fires were being lighted and he had made steps to ...

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Govt leaves options open for purchasing from company owned by alleged money launderer

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016, 13:29 by Denis Chabrol Even as a Guyanese businessman awaits trial in the United States for alleged money laundering, the Guyana government on Thursday could not give a clear-cut commitment on whether it would discontinue purchasing heavy duty machinery from the company headed by the suspect. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, when ...

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Govt not ruling out buying aircraft as charter cost soars

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016, 13:11 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government has been told that it should consider buying its own fleet of aircraft because it is too expensive to charter planes to shuttle government officials across the country and overseas, a senior government official said Wednesday. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, who  hosted a post-cabinet ...

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Store owner shoots burglar

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016, 9:58 by Denis Chabrol A suspected burglar was Wednesday night shot to his buttocks in a store on Charlotte Street, Georgetown. He has been identified as 35-year old Jermaine of ‘D’ Field, Sophia.  He has been hospitalised under guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. The Guyana Police Force said in a statement ...

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Wanted man shot dead, body found in Le Repentir Cemetery

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016, 9:49 by Denis Chabrol A man wanted for murder and implicated in several other offences was Thursday morning found dead in the Le Repentir Cemetery. Police identified him as Steve “Cheesy” Mohammed. Investigators intend to confirm his association with his alleged crimes by matching his finger-prints. The Guyana Police Force said in a ...

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