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Daily Archives: November 25, 2016

Chinese store robbed, woman beaten

Three bandits robbed China Town store at Number 2 Village, East Canje, Berbice and lashed one of the employees to her face before they escaped with a large quantity of cash and phone cards, police said. Investigators said the robbery under arms  was committed on Zhou Chunmin, 25 years, of No. 2 Village, East Canje, Berbice at about 8:35 Thursday night ...

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GTT’s Mabaruma phone service restored

After weeks of disconnected land-line and shaky cellular connection in Mabaruma from Guyana’s only land-line provider, residents of Mabaruma, North West District are breathing a sigh of relief after the community of 300 subscribers was finally reconnected last Sunday. Reports reaching Demerara Waves Online News suggest that residents were left out of the loop for quite some time about what ...

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Judicial reform needed to end violence against women, children– experts

As the world observes 16 days of activism to end violence against women and children, the European Union’s (EU) mission here in Georgetown has lit up its building orange in solidarity with the movement. While EU Ambassador to Guyana, Jernej Videtic believes judicial reform is necessary to end violence against women and children, local voices feel such reform must be complemented ...

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Babita Sarjou sculpture unveiled to highlight domestic violence in Guyana; survivors lament

The Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awarness (CADVA) organisation has unveiled a miniature sculpture of domestic violence victim, Babita Sarjou, whose skeletal remains were found earlier this year in a shallow grave in her husband’s backyard. Sarjou’s remains were found by police near a fence and alleyway drain at Seaforth Street Campbelville. Her reputed husband, Anand Narine, and an alleged co-accused ...

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Juan Edghill presents salary calculations to parliamentary disciplinary committee

Shadow Junior Finance Minister, Juan Edghill on Friday sought to convince the parliamentary disciplinary committee that he did not mislead the National Assembly when he said the increase in ministerial and other salaries would cost the Treasury an almost GYD$1 billion dollars over government’s five-year term. The committee decided to consider his calculations and then summon him, if necessary, to ...

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ExxonMobil gearing up to hire more Guyanese

ExxonMobil has dismissed suggestions that Guyanese are not being hired, and has announced a plan to train and recruit locals for ongoing preparatory work and actual commercial production. Country Manager, Jeff Simmons said the evidence shows that ExxonMobil is not interested in importing foreigners instead of Guyanese. “One common mis-perception is that we don’t want to have local content, we ...

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ExxonMobil rules out oil refinery at current levels

ExxonMobil has ruled out building a refinery in Guyana because the amount of oil found here is too small to support such a venture. Delivering a presentation to the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) Awards and Dinner, the Country Manager of ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary- Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited- Jeff Simons said the projected production of  about 100,000 barrels per ...

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Govt must go after money launderers to pass next FATF test – Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is not buying the position of Attorney General Basil Williams that Guyana is in the green zone for compliance with the global push for anti-money laundering regimes. “If we lull ourselves into a sense of false security, then we are going to repeat a lot of the mistakes made by the Attorney General, and we are ...

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