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Jennifer Westford still on PPP list, secrecy remains on parliamentary entry

by Zena Henry Even as the country’s budget is expected to be presented to the nation today, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)  was much clearer that embattled Dr. Jennifer Westford is still among  its list of parliamentarians, but remained tight-lipped about when its parliamentarians would take up their 32 seats in the National Assembly This is because General Secretary (GS), Clement ...

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Building Contractor found dead in trench

A building contractor was early Monday morning found dead in a trench on the Corentyne, police said. He has been identified as 51-year old Ramdas Soman of Yakusari South Zone, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne. He also resides overseas. The body of Ramdas Soman was found at about 0635h. today Monday August 10, 2015, in a trench at Yakusari. The motor ...

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Govt should invest in developing Black businesses- David Hinds

As Finance Minister Winston Jordan prepares to present Guyana’s budget in the National Assembly on Monday, August 10, a non-governmental organisation wants government to plough money into agriculture and the development of Black businesses. “I think if the government were to do that as a first step we can begin the long journey towards making sure that we have a ...

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Ramayya quits AFC; Ramjattan says govt can’t afford “jobs for the boys” syndrome

Prominent executive member of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Dr. Veerasammy Ramayya has quit the party over the failure of the party to find lucrative jobs for hardworking campaigners, but party leader Khemraj Ramjattan on Monday ruled out “jobs for the boys.” “It is about serving the people rather than looking for money…I thought that he wanted to serve and ...

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Stop depending on salaried jobs, develop village economies and be thrifty

‎President David Granger on Sunday urged Guyanese to kick-start village economies through agriculture and manufacturing rather than rely on salaried jobs and merely using their communities merely as “dormitories.” “Unless you change the economy, create entrepreneurship and manufacturing, we will always be victims of people who make decisions for us,” he told a forum on the State of African Guyanese ...

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One injured at Vryheid’s Lust supermarket

One person was shot and injured during a robbery at a supermarket at Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara. A senior police officer in the East Coast Demerara Division confirmed there was a shooting but he did not have any details.The incident occurred at about 9 PM. However, a resident in the area told Demerara Waves Online News that she learnt ...

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Handing over Essequibo to Venezuela not automatic

Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge on Saturday said even if Venezuela makes a legally acceptable challenge to the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal Award of the land border between the two countries,  the mineral and forest-rich Essequibo Region would not be handed over to its Spanish-speaking automatically. “If it is able to make its case, it would not follow that it would ...

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AG, Public Security Ministry reviewing files following GPL Board director, Dep CEO cash pay out

by Zena Henry  The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has sent the file involving possible misappropriation of state funds (PetroCaribe) by Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) to the Attorney General and the Ministry of Public Security for advice. This update was given by Minister David Patterson as he held a press conference at his office ...

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CJIA project to recommence in a week, will not exceed initial US$150 M price tag

by Zena Henry Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson says an amicable solution has been reached with China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC) over the Cheddi Jagan International Airport expansion project that will not see the project exceeding the initially proposed US$150 million. Patterson, during a press conference Saturday August 8 at the Ministry’s headquarters, said that last Tuesday Cabinet provided ...

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Woman burnt to death, two buildings destroyed

Fire destroyed two buildings and killed an elderly woman at Bella Dam, Pouderoyen, eyewitnesses said. A Citizen Reporter on the scene told Demerara Waves Online News that the fire engulfed the wooden house that was occupied by the woman, who was there alone, and quickly spread to Puran’s Waste Disposal Services’ office building. Police identified the dead woman as Princess Tinnamon, ...

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