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Daily Archives: October 16, 2017

Mining of river banks continues; wardens, drones to join fight

Six months after grave concerns were raised about mining of river banks for gold in Guyana’s interior and heavy pollution of waterways, evidence has surfaced that the practice continues even close to a police station. Photographs provided to Demerara Waves Online News from a well-placed source shows several bruised and scarred river banks in a number of areas. One of ...

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Prison Officer charged with assaulting policeman

Thirty-nine year old George Selman,  a Principal Prison Officer II, of Lot 10 Den Amstel West Coast Demerara wad Monday remanded for assaulting a police officer. Selman stood before Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and denied the charge that alleged on October 7 at the Camp Street Prison he assaulted a peace officer. The prosecution objected to ...

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North West pupil wins Caribbean Tax Administrators essay competition

Sarah Fernandes a 14-year-old fourth form student of the North West Secondary School, Region One is the winner of the national level Caribbean Organisation for Tax Administrators (COTA) 5th Essay Competition 2017, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) said Monday. Fernandes’ essay on the topic “If I were the head of my country’s Tax Administration, what would I do to increase ...

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