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Guyana to host first World Trade Centre in CARICOM

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 March 2022, 15:10 by Denis Chabrol The first World Trade Center (WTC) to be set up in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be in Guyana. This follows the culmination of several months of negotiations between Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and the New York headquartered World Trade Center Association (WTCA). DDL said it recently secured a ...

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Eight arrested in separate multi-million dollar drug busts

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 March 2022, 7:28 by Denis Chabrol Eight persons have been arrested in connection with two separate drug busts in Georgetown and Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. That agency said five persons were arrested on Tuesday at a house at 295 Shantiniketan Street, Prashad Nagar, Georgetown. The agency says the 11 ...

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‘Complain to police about Minister Dharamlall’- Pres Ali

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 22:32 by Denis Chabrol Even as the Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday called on President Irfaan Ali to order an independent probe into Local Government Minister Nigel Dharamlall’s alleged disrespect for women, the Guyanese leader said the offended should go to the police. “There is a procedure in dealing with these matters ...

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Haitians, purportedly en route to Guyana, languishing in Barbados

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 7:56 by Denis Chabrol At least 33 Haitians are in Barbados for more than one month now, and have told authorities there that they are awaiting visas to enter Guyana. Guyana’s Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn told Demerara Waves Online News that he was aware of the reports but he declined to ...

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President did not breach constitution by choosing Hicken as Police Commissioner- Nandlall

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 22:36 by Denis Chabrol Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Tuesday said President Irfaan Ali did not breach Guyana’s Constitution by selecting Assistant Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken to act as Police Commissioner, and added that he was not obliged to pick the most senior police officer. In clear reference to concerns raised by the ...

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T&T Manufacturers Association complains bitterly about CARICOM’s slothful removal of trade barriers

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 21:34 by Denis Chabrol The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) on Tuesday assailed the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for failing to remove non-tariff barriers on goods, especially food being produced in the region. TTMA’s Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Ramdeen vented his frustration at the trade bloc’s failure to create a truly single ...

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Govt relaxes land reclamation, reafforestation in gold mines due to low recovery rate- Bharrat

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 20:25 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Natural Resources, Vickram Bharrat  on Tuesday said government has softened its enforcement of backfilling and reforestation of areas that have been already mined because of generally low recovery rates of the precious yellow metal. He said the current rate of recovery is about 30- to 35 percent ...

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Racial slurs at centre of policewoman’s GY$150 million defamation lawsuit against lawyer

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 16:43 by Denis Chabrol An Afro-Guyanese policewoman, who has accused an Indo-Guyanese lawyer of using racial slurs against her while she was on duty at his father’s residence, is seeking GY$150 million in damages for allegedly defaming her. “By reason of the publication of the said  column, the claimant has been severely injured ...

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PNCR to go to court over Hicken’s appointment as Police Commissioner; bypassing of Paul Williams

Last Updated on Monday, 28 March 2022, 17:13 by Denis Chabrol The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Monday said it would be challenging the constitutionality of the appointment of Assistant Police Commissioner as acting Police Commissioner because Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Williams has been bypassed. Prior to his appointment as Acting Police Commissioner, he had been styled Acting Deputy ...

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Hicken is acting Police Commissioner

Last Updated on Monday, 28 March 2022, 14:11 by Denis Chabrol Mr. Clifton Hicken is now acting Police Commissioner. He succeeds Mr Nigel Hoppie who yesterday proceeded on pre-retirement leave, he confirmed on Monday. He said the transition began on Sunday, a day after his immediate predecessor Mr Nigel Hoppie proceeded on pre-retirement leave. Mr. Hicken said there have been ...

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