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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Updated: Babita Sarjoo’s remains unearthed after six years ; two face murder charges-police

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 May 2016, 17:53 by Denis Chabrol Police on Sunday unearth the remains of Babita Sarju- a woman who was last seen in the company of her husband almost seven years ago- from a shallow grave aback a house in Campbelville. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said he was satisfied that ...

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NFMU used earnings illegally to fund One Laptop, E-Government projects

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 May 2016, 18:02 by Denis Chabrol More than GYD$1 billion in licence fees paid to the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) have been illegally used to help finance the People’s Progressive Party Civic-led administration’s two flagship projects- One Laptop Per Family and E-Government, a special probe has found. “Apparently, failing to appreciate the precedence of ...

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UG Bursar’s salary not GYD$1 million

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 May 2016, 17:06 by Denis Chabrol The Bursar of the University of Guyana (UG), Holda Poonai’s salary is much lower than GYD$1 million, in contrast to claims by the unions representing workers at that tertiary institution. Demerara Waves Online News was told that instead her gross salary and allowances are just about GYD$600,000 monthly compared ...

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Guyana lays groundwork to demand slavery compensation from Europe

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 May 2016, 16:50 by Denis Chabrol Several books on the impact of slavery on Africans in Guyana will be presented to Attorney General Basil Williams to help him craft a resolution for tabling in the National Assembly to support the Caribbean’s case for compensation by Europe. Chairman of the Guyana Reparations Committee, Eric Phillips told Demerara ...

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Trotman to GGDMA: “Free for all” mining has ended

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 May 2016, 13:57 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Saturday questioned the motive behind the  Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA)’s castigation of government’s efforts to improve the mining sector, and vowed that the “free-for-all” days are over. “Unfortunately, this recent attack, having taken the Ministry by surprise, suggests that ...

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Broomes should go – says Transparency International

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016, 21:11 by Transparency International says that the case of conflict of interest involving Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes is real and she should be moved from the Ministry. The statement comes on the heels of a report carried on Demerara Waves which details that the Minister has present personal interests in the ...

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GGDMA raps gov’t over state of mining sector

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016, 21:02 by With the mining industry nearing a crisis situation, small and medium scale miners are asking that the APNU+AFC administration do more to address several important concerns and put measures in place to protect them. Ever since the price for the raw commodity began falling on the international market several calls have ...

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CCJ dismisses a Guyana land appeal on the basis of fraud

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016, 15:35 by Denis Chabrol The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) said that it Friday afternoon dismissed a Guyana land appeal in the matter of Chee Yiu Kwang and Another v Tsui Yokkei on the basis of a fraudulent sale and transfer of a Bartica property. In dismissing the appeal, the CCJ agreed with ...

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City entrance gets new Independence Arch

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016, 14:10 by The southern entrance to the capital city of Georgetown at Agricola, East Bank Demerara is now adorned by a new 50th anniversary Independence Arch, compliments of local company Banks DIH. Assembled at a cost of $20M, the arch rests close to 200ft in the air and is decorated with Guyana’s 50th ...

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