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Daily Archives: March 24, 2016

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

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 of weaning themselves off of government subvention and earn their keep. ...

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Guyana’s rice possibly going to Venezuela via Suriname

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 in Berbice has increased and locally produced grain is making its ...

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Volda Lawrence should apologize – Jagdeo

  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 she commented on an allegation of child molestation saying that it ...

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No public sector wage negotiations before Commission of Inquiry reports

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 told Demerara Waves Online News that the three-member commission under the ...

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

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 secure his belongings. Under cross examination by Joint Services Attorney Selwyn ...

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

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 asked at a post-cabinet news conference, whether government would stop buying ...

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Govt not ruling out buying aircraft as charter cost soars

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 news briefing,  said he was unaware of a plan by the ...

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Store owner shoots burglar

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 that  he allegedly broke into the Lisa General Store, Charlotte Street, Georgetown, ...

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Wanted man shot dead, body found in Le Repentir Cemetery

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 statement that at about 6 AM on Thursday March 24, 2016, ...

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