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GMSA wants local sale of Guyana oil portion to lower electricity cost

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2019, 19:59 by Writer The Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association (GMSA) recommends that the country’s entitled portion of refined oil be sold locally at a cheaper price in order to lower the cost of electricity especially to businesses. GMSA President, Clinton Williams noted that many of the “long-standing jeopardies” are closely linked to the ...

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Policemen who allegedly beat, burn suspected teen burglar granted bail

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2019, 18:23 by Writer The two policemen, who beat and burned a teenager who allegedly burgled their home, were Friday released on a total of GYD$800,000 bail. The police prosecutor, Inspector Matthew did not object to bail. Constables Daniel Bernard, 24, and Isaiah Bernard, 26, of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara pleaded not ...

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PPP vows to block oil company selected for 3 million barrels of ‘trial’ oil; Bynoe assures “zero tolerance policy on corruption”

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2019, 18:32 by Writer General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said if his party wins the March general elections, his government will block the company selected for a trial sale of Guyana’s first three million barrels of oil. “Now let me make it clear that any company that ties ...

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Guyana strengthening anti-money laundering system but lawyers, property dealers, charities among “most vulnerable”

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2019, 18:53 by Writer Lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, used car dealers and registered charities were Wednesday highlighted as “most vulnerable” to money laundering, even as the Guyana government boasted of making headway in reducing the country’s “high” risk for financial crimes. National Risk Assessment (NRA) Coordinator, Alicia Williams said a 2016-2017 National Risk ...

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“Jail him” -Ramjattan’s first reaction to cops burning teenager

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2019, 11:49 by Writer Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan said his first reaction when he learned that a policeman allegedly burned a teenage intruder suspect with hot water was “jail him”. “I said ‘jail him, immediately, lock him up’ and I understand they put them in chains too because this is so atrocious,” ...

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Local content policymakers resisting political pressure

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2019, 9:24 by Writer Head of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe Wednesday night said the architects of Guyana’s local content policy would not be swayed by politicians who seek to galvanise support from among ordinary people at election time. Bynoe indicated that local content policymakers were under constant ...

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Gov’t management of Berbice Bridge upheld by Chief Justice

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 20:47 by Writer Government has been given the green light to continue managing the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI), government’s Department of Public Information reported. This comes as Chief Justice Roxanne George issued a ruling on Wednesday that deemed the administration’s supervision of the bridge as lawful. BBCI had moved to the courts ...

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Dead, injured in Mahaicony road accident identified

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 20:31 by Writer Four people, including a pregnant woman, were killed Wednesday in a collision between a minibus and a lorry that transports bottled beverages, Region 5 Divisional Police Commander, Superintendent Yonette Stephens said. The Guyana Police Force said the accident occurred at about 11:10 a.m. and involved minibus BRR 5478 driven by ...

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“I ruled in the interest of transparency” for field verification of registrants – GECOM Chairman

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 19:41 by Writer The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, Claudette Singh on Wednesday defended her decision to vote in favour of field verification of so far 16,000 registrants before they are included in the National Register of Registrants (NRR). “I ruled in the interest of transparency and because I would like a credible ...

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New York’s Ozone Park Indo-Caribbean community gathers to mourn and heal in the wake of spousal murder

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 18:43 by Writer by By Max Parrott of (Reproduced from The murder of a 27-year-old Guyanese woman committed by her husband in early November pushed Ozone Park’s Indo-Caribbean community to reflect on the recurring incidents of gender-based violence in their community. On Sunday, Dec. 15, a group dedicated to empowering Indo-Caribbean ...

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December 2019