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Eye On The Issues by GHK Lall: The financial sector has had a free pass; time to change that

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 22:27 by Denis Chabrol There have been occasional mutterings over a very profitable segment in the visible, well-regarded part of the Guyanese economy.  It is time that an honest probing telescope is trained on it, and the mutterings coalesce into a consistent crescendo.  The private financial sector is highlighted. Even to the untutored ...

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Mazaruni, Cuyuni rivers heavily polluted; govt deploys team to take “corrective measures”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 19:17 by Denis Chabrol In the wake of concerns about the pollution and degradation of rivers in the Mazaruni area, the Ministry of Natural Resources on Tuesday announced that a team has been deployed to correct the situation. “The Minister of Natural Resources has ordered a team comprising officers of the Guyana Geology ...

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Several detained at anti-governement protest in Suriname

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 17:55 by Denis Chabrol by Ivan Cairo   PARAMARIBO, Suriname; Riot police in Suriname detained several individuals including a union leader during anti-government protests in the capital Paramaribo. During the fourth demonstration since April 6, participants called on the government to stop its “policies of destruction”. Numerous protesters chanting anti-government slogans even called ...

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“Grey Boy” remanded to prison for Courtney Crum-Ewing’s murder

Last Updated on Friday, 28 April 2017, 8:57 by Denis Chabrol Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues was Tuesday remanded to prison until later this month in connection with the alleged murder of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, two years ago. Rodrigues, who was arrested on Good Friday,  refused to enter the court room and instead remained in the locks up area and ...

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Ganja trafficking: One jailed, fined; GTI student one, another remanded

Last Updated on Friday, 28 April 2017, 8:56 by Denis Chabrol A man, who admitted to being in possession of more than one kilogramme of marijuana, was Tuesday jailed and fined  millions of dollars, and a Government Technical Institute (GTI) student has been remanded to prison on a similar offence. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan sentenced Eon Sampson to three ...

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Jagdeo calls Trotman’s oil pronouncements “charlatan analysis”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 12:24 by Denis Chabrol by Gary Eleazar Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday called Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman’s recent pronouncements on how oil revenues will trickle down to ordinary Guyanese “charlatan analysis.” “Now you hear they (administration) gonna give the money to Regions but they have not even decided on element ...

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Man, who allegedly drew gun and threatened to shoot policeman, shot dead

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 16:15 by Denis Chabrol A Yarakita, North West District, Region One resident who allegedly pointed a loaded firearm at a police constable, was shot and killed by the same policeman with his service revolver about 07:45 Tuesday morning at Yarakita Village, the Guyana Police Force said. “Enquiries disclosed that a Police Constable armed ...

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Gov’t to upgrade Region Two roads, sea, river defence

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 15:54 by Denis Chabrol Plans are underway to upgrade all the roads on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two to asphaltic structures, and to strengthen the sea and river defences. In an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA) Regional Engineer, Region Two, Phillip Amos said the aim is to make the roads’ ...

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Lethem resident stabbed to death

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 12:58 by Denis Chabrol A Central Rupununi resident was stabbed to death at about 2:30 Tuesday morning while he and his wife were returning home. He waa pronounced dead on arrival at the Lethem Hospital. Dead is 31 year old Security Guard, Haimchand Persaud C/D Raj of 378 Tabatinga, Lethem Police said he was ...

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