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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Jagdeo, political analyst differ on impact of sugar industry downsizing on PPP support base

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday feared that closure of key operations of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) might be aimed at eroding the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) support base,  but at least one political analyst believed they would remain Guyana in anticipation of expected oil wealth. “As somebody said, the motive is to decimate the sugar industry. They ...

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Granger still studying Jagdeo’s latest nominees for GECOM Chairmanship

President David Granger on Thursday indicated that Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s latest list of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) could be discussed at next week’s Cabinet meeting. The list was submitted on Friday, August 25, 2017 to the Guyanese leader, but he said he has acknowledged receipt of the list and he was ...

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New Demerara Harbour Bridge location identified; land to be acquired

          Government on Wednesday announced that the location for the new Demerara Harbour Bridge will be located at Houston-Versailles, and that lands would have to be acquired. The Feasibility Study and Design for the new Demerara River Bridge has successfully been completed, and a copy was this afternoon presented to Minister within the Ministry of Public ...

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Interior shuttle flights temporarily banned following recent plane crashes-Civil Aviation Authority

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Wednesday announced that shuttle flights between interior locations have been suspended with immediate effect until domestic airlines submit policies and procedures on such operations for approval. “As a result of the accidents and the authority’s preliminary analysis, the authority has now taken the decision to suspend all operations until the documented procedures and ...

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Corentyne mason slapped with murder charge

  A Williamsburg, Corentyne mason added murder to his rap-sheet after he was slapped with the charged today at the Reliance Magistrate Court. Forty four-year-old Ivor Thom of Lot 16A’ Williamsburg was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it read to him by Magistrate Renita Singh. He was not represented by an attorney-at-law. The court heard that ...

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Restaurants will have to display energy content of foods, says top Health Ministry official

Restaurants and other eateries across Guyana will soon be required to state the amount of energy each food item provides to consumers, as part of efforts to ensure that people do not fall prey to non-communicable diseases, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Karen Boyle said Wednesday. Addressing the opening of a seminar for food handlers organised by the ...

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Teens among several charged with armed robbery at New Amsterdam gas station

Five persons, including three teenagers, on Tuesday stood before a New Amsterdam magistrate and were  slapped with the charge of robbery under arms. The matter was held in camera. Twenty two-year-old Parmanand Samaroo and twenty four-year-old Delon Johnson were the lone adults among the three teenagers- aged 15, 16 and 17 years old- who appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore to answer ...

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Cocaine-laden rice shipment seized in Jamaica

Reproduced from Jamaica Gleaner Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer The Narcotics Police made another major drug bust Monday when cocaine valued at just over JA$100 million was found among a shipment of rice at the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT). According to law enforcement sources, the rice was destined for a local distributor, who detectives were trying to locate up to late ...

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One bandit shot dead, another injured after trailing businesswomen from airport

A suspected bandit was shot dead Tuesday morning on the Liliendaal Railway Embankment Road and Giftland Mall Road, police said. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said preliminarily investigators were told a businesswoman and her bodyguard had moments earlier left a business enterprise when they came under attack. Blanhum said the bodyguard opened ...

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