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Daily Archives: August 20, 2020

Police attempt to search PNCR’s Chris Jones’ home for “state assets”; he calls it “wicked political vindictiveness”

Police on Thursday night turned up at the Tucville, Georgetown home of People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member Christopher Jones to conduct a raid for several pieces of barbershop equipment worth more than GYD$4 million that were funded by a government project. Up to about 8:30 PM, police from the Major Crimes Unit were outside Jones’ residence where party ...

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Neurologist Dr. Walter Ramsahoye dies

Prominent British-trained Guyanese neurologist Dr. Walter Ramsahoye died earlier today at his residence on Church Street, Georgetown, a close associate confirmed. He was 78 years old. Mr. Geoffrey Sankies said Dr. Ramsahoye, a Guyana scholar, passed away at about 1:15 Thursday morning. Mr. Sankies recalled that the medical doctor had become an outspoken human rights advocate after the police killing ...

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Govt engages major development partners on stalled projects

by Samuel Sukhnandan Government has engaged some of its main development partners including the Indian Government, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CBD) on several key projects that have been in the pipeline for many years, but never came to fruition. Public Works Minister Mr Juan Edghill said during discussions, the government conveyed its desire to have the ...

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RUSAL interested in reopening Guyana operations; to submit report to govt

by Samuel Sukhnandan The Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI) has expressed an interest in reopening after suspending its operations in February this year and firing hundreds of workers, citing industrial unrest and damage to property. The company’s Country Representative and General Manager Mr Vladimir Permyakov met with a high-level team of ministers and other government officials on Monday, where they ...

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