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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Fire damage Ansa Mc Al’s bond

Fire fighters early Monday morning averted what could have been a major fire at the bond of Ansa McAl, located at Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara. Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle said fire fighters received the call at about 6:40 AM from MMC Security Service and were able to contain the blaze to a section of the bond located in the same ...

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Attorney General reluctant to apologise to High Court Judge

Attorney General, Basil Williams is very reluctant to apologise to Justice Franklin Holder, according to well-placed sources. But former House Speaker, Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran says the Court can still take action against the government’s principal legal adviser. Sources close to the Attorney General say he believes if Justice Holder thought he was contemptuous , then he should have cited ...

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Two technology-driven govt entities merged to push national ICT agenda

The Ministry of Public Telecommunications announces the 100 percent merger of the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) and the eGovernment Project Execution Unit. The reconstituted entity, with immediate effect, will be referred to as the National Data Management Authority (NDMA). “The NDMA’s most critical objectives are to modernise Government and Public services to vastly improve their efficiencies, and ensure that ...

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Fire destroys La Penitence house

A fire at Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown destroyed one house and left a couple homeless while raising suspicions about the cause of the blaze. Demerara Waves Online News was told Colin Clarke was nearby on his way home from a weeding job when he saw the fire and thought that his neighbours were burning rubbish. After he eventually realised ...

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Fishing boat explodes, man drowns

A fishing boat was Saturday burnt at Number 66 Fish Port Complex, Corentyne and a man who sought to provide assistance drowned. Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle confirmed that the incident occurred around midday. The drowned man was identified as 42-year old Bhairo “Geer” Persaud. His body was discovered in the vicinity of the fire scene. Other sources said Persaud reportedly ...

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Reforming electoral system, fostering equity needed in constitutional overhaul

Mixed views were Friday night expressed about the importance, extent and approach to reforming Guyana’s constitution at a forum organised by the Carter Centre and supported by the United Kingdom (UK). The forum, which was held at the Education Lecture Theatre of the University of Guyana, heard calls from the floor for electoral reform to allow for constituency representation instead of ...

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