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Proposals floated to sell off several sugar estates, shed non-core operations

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 December 2016, 23:00 by Denis Chabrol Proposals to sell off a number of estates of the bankrupt state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation and shed non-core operations like drainage and health services were Saturday shared with the unions and the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). The talks come against the background of claims and counter-claims for ...

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Police promotion of Officers, Inspectors and Subordinate Officers

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 December 2016, 21:34 by Denis Chabrol 1.      The following promotions have been approved by the Police Service Commission:                                                                        AS ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER          I.            W/Senior Superintendent                 Maxine Graham           AS SUPERINTENDENT        II.            Deputy Superintendent                     Frank Harvey      III.            Deputy Superintendent                     Mahendra Siwnarine AS DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT          I.            Assistant Superintendent                  Patrick Todd        II.            Assistant Superintendent                            Himnauth Sawh      III.            Assistant Superintendent                            John Barker AS ASSISTANT ...

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PPP’s Nandlall slams Granger’s Senior Counsel appointments as politically biased

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 December 2016, 14:56 by Denis Chabrol Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall on Saturday slammed President David Granger’s appointment of several Senior Counsel, saying the “opaque” and “discriminatory” process has led to the selection of a sitting judge in violation of  practice. “These appointments were obviously done in a very opaque fashion. Some  of the appointments ...

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Senior Counsel appointed for the first time in 20 years

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 December 2016, 13:05 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Saturday announced the appointment of several lawyers and judges as Senior Counsel for the first time in 20 years. The last batch of Senior Counsel was appointed in 1996. “His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, is pleased to appoint ...

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Vigil and counter-vigil outside Red House

Last Updated on Friday, 30 December 2016, 21:53 by Denis Chabrol The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Friday night held a vigil outside Red House, High Street, Kingston, Georgetown to protest government’s moves to evict the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre from that building after President David Granger revoked the lease. While top members of the PPP leadership sang and held lit ...

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Cheddi Jagan Research Centre’s sign replaced; Jagdeo warns coalition will pay political price

Last Updated on Friday, 30 December 2016, 19:22 by Denis Chabrol In clear defiance of State apparatus, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supporters put up back a Cheddi Jagan Reseach Centre less than one hour after Ministry of the Presidency workers clawed it off as part of steps to take possession of Red House. And Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo signaled that ...

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Legal action stalls removal of Cheddi Jagan Research Centre from Red House; Ministry of the Presidency workers rip down sign

Last Updated on Friday, 30 December 2016, 18:08 by Denis Chabrol Workers of the Ministry of the Presidency on Friday began stripping Red House of its identity as the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre, even as the High Court has blocked any government representative from entering or removing any item from the building. Using a hammer, the workers clawed off the ...

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Police probing disappearance of HIV testing kits in Region 6, similar disappearances in Regions 1, 7

Last Updated on Friday, 30 December 2016, 13:40 by Derwayne Wills Public Health Minister Dr George Norton has confirmed police investigators are probing the disappearance of HIV Rapid Test Kits for Region 6. Norton told Demerara Waves Online this information had come from the ministry’s Materials Management Unit (MMU). The disappearances for Region 6 started about two months ago, however, ...

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Three-year old boy dies in fire

Last Updated on Friday, 30 December 2016, 9:53 by Denis Chabrol A three year old boy was Friday morning burnt to death in the house that he and his parents were living at Bladen Hall, East Coast Demerara. Deas is Moses Sancho, the son of Alan Sancho. Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle confirmed that the incident occurred. Other sources said by ...

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PPP ready to discuss Amaila Hydro power project; Cabinet has more work to do

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2016, 23:22 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s office on Thursday accused government of shifting the goal-post from financial to technical reasons for opposing the Amaila Falls Hydro Power (AFHP) project, while at the same time signalling that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was willing to hold talks about recommendations to revive the more ...

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December 2016