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Daily Archives: July 11, 2016

Will increased City taxes cost APNU+AFC political support?

Chairman of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council’s Finance Committee, Oscar Clarke does not believe that there will be political fallout as a result of increased taxation on businesses and residents in the municipality. Political Scientist Freddie Kissoon agrees that the City needs increased revenue, but reasons that the APNU+AFC coalition is already losing political support on the ground because ...

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CONFIRMED: Veteran engineer Walter Willis dies- St. Joseph Hospital

St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital Monday night confirmed that veteran Guyanese engineer, Walter Willis died and at the same time announced that a probe has been launched to ensure that all the rules were followed in treating him. “His condition deteriorated and he was treated for multi-organ dysfunction. Regrettably, Mr. Willis passed on the evening of Monday July 11, 2016,” the ...

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Guyana asks US university to help detect deadly poultry disease

Guyana has dispatched poultry samples to the United States (US) to determine what type of disease is responsible for sudden poultry deaths in East Bank Berbice. According to Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), Dr. Dwight Walrond, “samples which have been taken from the premises of one large scale farmer of broiler birds have already ...

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Authorities probing extortion of Guyanese by Venezuelan gang members

Residents turned out on the East Coast Demerara to see the soldiers march from Better Hope to Georgetown.

The Guyana Defence Force and Guyana Police Force are to be deployed to  gold mining areas near the border with Venezuela where there have been reports of Venezuelan gang members extorting Guyanese, according to a  high-ranking military officer. “We (GDF) had a patrol with police in the area and it is now our intention to send another patrol into the ...

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Department of National Events established -President Granger assures of well executed national events

President David Granger on Monday established the Department of National Events, under the Ministry of the Presidency. The Department will be headed by Colonel Nazrul Hussain of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and will be tasked with the planning and execution of all national events in the country, the Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement. Formation of the department came ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Walter Willis is NOT dead; in coma

Technical Adviser, Engineer Walter Willis is  not dead, but is instead in a coma apparently due to wrong medicine, family members said Monday afternoon. An extended team of doctors was Monday afternoon expected to evaluate Mr. Willis’ condition. A close family member said she was called into the private room about 9 AM by medical personnel so that she could ...

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