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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Showdown: City Inquiry Commission Chairman tells Mayor Chase-Green to “shut up and listen”; she denies being “rude”

Last Updated on Friday, 26 October 2018, 18:23 by Denis Chabrol Sparks flew at the beginning of Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green’s testimony before the Commission of Inquiry into the management of the City, eventually forcing Inquiry Chairman, Retired Justice Cecil Kennard to ask her to “shut up” and leave her attitude for City Hall. When told that, as Chairman of ...

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Arrest of Tower Hotel’s owner in Jamaica signals crackdown on suspected drug lords- CANU ; Shervington “Big Head” faces extradition to US

Last Updated on Friday, 26 October 2018, 15:40 by Denis Chabrol The arrest of well-known Guyanese businessman, hotelier Shervington “Big Head” Lovell in Jamaica for alleged drug trafficking marks the start of Guyana going after the ‘big fish’ drug lords, a top official of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU). “For years and years now, the man-in-the-street has been saying that ...

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No minister assigned to oil and gas sector- Official Gazette

Last Updated on Friday, 26 October 2018, 10:51 by Denis Chabrol Two days after Minister of State, Joseph Harmon rebuffed a Demerara Waves Online News report on responsibilities for Guyana’s oil and gas, the Official Gazette has been changed to now show clearly that only the President and no minister is in charge of that sector. In an October 19. ...

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Jagdeo warns Granger’s plan to strengthen intellectual property rights legislation will make watching Cable TV expensive

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 October 2018, 18:05 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger’s announcement that government would soon pass modern intellectual property legislation has been rubbished by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, saying it would make life hard for for video and music enterprises and expensive for watching Cable television. “This government, when it passes that next year, every video ...

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19th Century historical records of Georgetown poorly stored in a room at dilapidated Constabulary Training School

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 October 2018, 17:06 by Denis Chabrol Historical records of Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, dating back to the 1800s, are being poorly stored and vulnerable to termites and water damage. A visit to the abandoned and dilapidated Municipal Constabulary Training School, Water Street by Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the City administration, ...

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Internal police probe launched into alleged removal of video evidence from murder scene; Top Cop promises drastic reduction of police corruption

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 October 2018, 15:55 by Denis Chabrol Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Thursday said an internal probe has been launched into the alleged involvement of a police officer in the  removal of video evidence from a murder scene at Subryanville, Georgetown, even as he said his administration would have a zero tolerance of corruption. Following the ...

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Police working on standardised rules for vehicle tint

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 October 2018, 18:20 by Denis Chabrol Police Commissioner, Leslie James Thursday stated that the force is working to ensure the usage of tints on vehicles, “and those of the joint services” are standardised. The issue has been a contentious one, with several people raising concerns about the tinting by motorists of their windscreens. This move ...

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Teachers to get 8 and 12 percent salary hike for 2016, 8 percent across-the-board for 2018; allowances unchanged

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 16:40 by Denis Chabrol Government-employed teachers would get between 8 and 12 percent salary increases and an 8 percent across-the-board increase for 2018, but there would be no increase in allowances. Those are based on agreement signed on Wednesday between the Guyana Teachers’ Union and the Ministry of Education. The agreement states that ...

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BREAKING: Salaries available for Public Security Ministry agencies

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 14:38 by Denis Chabrol Salaries for fire fighters, prison guards and most  other state agencies under the Ministry of Public Security are now available, a senior ministry official said Wednesday. The official said the “issue has been resolved” and the cheques have been sent to the banks. The Public Security Ministry official said ...

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Finance Minister disputes reason for late payment of some security agencies’ salaries

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 11:39 by Denis Chabrol Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Wednesday disputed thd reason for late payment of salaries to workers of several agencies under the Ministry of Public Security. Hours after Demerara Waves Online News quoted from a circular to the heads of the prisons, fire service, customs anti-narcotics unit, police complaints authority, ...

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