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Jennifer Westford to be charged in connection with acquiring State-owned vehicles

Former Public Service Minister Dr. Jennifer Westford is to be charged in connection with the alleged purchase and attempted transfer of several government vehicles, police confirmed. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said he could not immediately provide the details of the charges. A source at the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers on Tuesday ...

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Police get more time to detain suspect in killing of Hamson’s owner

The High Court has given granted Guyanese police more time to permission to detain a prime suspect in the killing of the owner of Hamson General Store, Farouk Hamid, beyond the initial 72 hours. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that the suspect was still in custody assisting investigators Blanhum ...

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Guyana escapes US punishment for doing little to combat human trafficking

The United States (US) this year opted not to punish Guyana for continuing to do little to combat trafficking of Guyanese and foreign nationals but indicates that much now depends on implementing a plan against this form of modern day slavery, according to the State Department’s global Report on Trafficking In Persons (TIP). “Guyana was granted a waiver from an ...

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Commercial bank floats system to pay paddy farmers promptly

One of Guyana’s major lenders to the rice industry on Monday proposed a new system to pay paddy farmers on time rather than enforce the law that could see millers licenses being revoked if they do not settle their debts within a given time frame. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI), John Tracey ...

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PPP’s budget talk dismays Finance Minister

by Zena Henry Finance Minister Winston Jordan is somewhat appalled by statements from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) following his invitation to the opposition for their input into the 2015 budget. PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee told media operatives Monday July 27 that the party had provided to the government its recommendations for the 2015 budget and demanded that it ...

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Granger-led govt must provide evidence or shut up- PPP

by Zena Henry The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) seems to be getting tired of government’s claims of public office irregularities and reiterated that the administration should either provide evidence and lock up wrongdoers or shut up. General Secretary Clement Rohee issued another call to the government to reveal the former government’s improprieties, while asking at the government to account for ...

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Rice flour-wheaten flour mix being considered

Amid the impending collapse of the Venezuelan and Panamanian rice markets and low world market prices, the Guyana government is exploring the possibility of mixing rice flour with wheaten flour. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, George Jervis told a National Rice Industry Conference that consideration to mix the flours was in its very early stages. “As regards the ...

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Rohee denies PPP/Sean Hinds relationship, says confessed ‘death squad’ member never got PPP security contracts

by Zena Henry General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee has made it absolutely clear that there was no relationship between self confessed ‘death squad’ member Sean Hinds and has disputed the former policeman’s claims that he was given security contracts for and by the PPP. During the party’s weekly press conference at Freedom House Monday July ...

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“Nothing in it” for Sean Hinds-Public Security Ministry

‎The Guyana government on Monday ruled out striking a deal outside of a possible plea bargain for self-confessed death squad member Sean Hinds. “There will be nothing in it for him. What’s got to be there for him? He is helping so if he murdered we must allow him to get off of that?” said Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan. ...

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