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Daily Archives: Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 22:17

GuySuco wants GYD$18 billion subsidy next year; rules out pay increase for 2016

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 22:17 by Denis Chabrol The bankrupt state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco) says it has asked government for an GYD$18 billion subsidy for next year, and will be unable to finance a wage and salary hike for this year. “The Union was also advised that in 2017, the Corporation would require a further subsidy ...

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Georgetown Chamber says crime being under-reported; calls for VAT-free security equipment

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 22:19 by Denis Chabrol The Georgetown Chamber of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Wednesday said official police crime statistics do not reflect the true situation, although latest police statistics show that there has been a 21 percent decline in serious crimes. While crediting the police force with cracking some new and ...

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North West District tractor driver charged with arson

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 19:06 by Denis Chabrol A man from the North West District, who allegedly set his neighbour’s house on fire, was on Wednesday granted bail in the sum of $50,000. The allegation against Lester Harris is that on October 16, 2016, Kumaka, Moruca, North West District, he maliciously set fire to the dwelling house ...

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Carpenter charged with spate of armed robberies at West Demerara

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 18:59 by Denis Chabrol A young carpenter is now on remand following his court appearance on six counts of illegal ammunition possession and robbery under arms at several West Bank Demerara villages. He is alleged to have robbed several persons of more than GYD$700,000 in cash and phone cards. Police alleged that on ...

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Guyana’s immigration cleared of issuing bogus passports to Dataram, wife

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 14:13 by Denis Chabrol Convicted drug baron, Barry Dataram and his reputed wife, Anjanie Boodnarine used authentic Guyana passports but they were not issued by the Immigration Department of the police force, acting Crime Chief  Hugh Jessamy said Wednesday. “They tampered with the bio-data pages of both passports and put in false immigration ...

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Islamic Development Bank may help fund Guyana’s housing drive

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 13:00 by Denis Chabrol Officials from the Ministry of Communities and the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) on Friday met with a visiting team from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) where a medium-long term housing program was presented. The Ministry of Communities said various interventions relating to the overall direction of the ...

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Brother allegedly steals from man “from same bowels”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 11:45 by Denis Chabrol A 56-year-old man is now on $70,000 bail after appearing in court for stealing items from his brother’s bond. The allegation against Andrew Collins Carter is that between September 30 and October 15, 2016 at Station Street Kitty, he broke and entered the storage bond of Kester Carter. There, ...

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Kaieteur News grenade attack: Publisher says he has no problems with anyone

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 10:19 by Denis Chabrol Kaieteur News Publisher Glenn Lall testified Tuesday as the Preliminary Inquiry into the grenade threat to his establishment continued. During his examination, Lall was asked by Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers if as a publisher he has any grievances with persons or if he knows of any persons having problems with him. ...

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