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Daily Archives: November 7, 2016

Lethem municipality to clamp down on illegal night spot activities

The Mayor of Lethem, Carlton Beckles has pledged to address social issues affecting the Region Nine Township. Mayor Beckles, at an outreach hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources over the weekend, assured residents that the municipality has drafted a plan to address illegal activities. “As it relates to prostitution and other social issues, the municipality is viewing it very ...

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President Granger announces support for micro-enterprise ventures -as he urges villages to return self-sufficiency in agriculture

President David Granger on Monday announced that his government would support viable micro-enterprise projects at the village level even as it must maintain macro-economic stability, the Ministry of the Presidency said. No mention was made of whether that support would include cash or any other types of assistance. The President made this announcement in his address at the National Day of ...

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Sleepin’s owner to transfer more assets into newly-formed company; Yokohama to supply casino machines

The owner of Sleepin Hotel, Clifton Bacchus on Monday said he would be transferring several buildings to his company as part of preparations to re-apply for licences to operate a casino. “I am transferring properties into the company’s name and it will take another month and then I will re-apply,” he said, adding that those properties are free of encumbrances ...

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Corentyne labourer charged with hacking woman to death

The Corentyne man, who almost beheaded a woman and placed the blood-dripping cutlass at a Hindu altar, was Monday remanded to prison a charge of murder. Jainarine “Payo” Balgobin, 39, was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read to him by New Amsterdam Magistrate, Alex Moore. Police said the Albion Estate labourer last week Wednesday, ...

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Sleepin did not prove it’s financially sound to run a casino; company to submit fresh licence

The Guyana Gaming Authority says it has refused Sleepin International Hotel and Casino Inc.a casino licence because that company failed to show that it has the money to run such a gambling operation. The company has since said that it would be submitting fresh applications with the required information. “The company is currently in the process of accumulating this information ...

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Britain’s security programme better than US’ Caribbean Basin Security Initiative- Granger

President David Granger has said that the downgraded British-funded Security Sector Reform Programme (SSRP) would be more beneficial than the United States’ (US) Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI). “It (CBSI) is useful and it is necessary but we have had to take other interventions and that is why we have indicated to the United Kingdom government for the UK Security ...

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