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Nascimentos’ maid jailed for stealing diamond earrings

The maid. of Christopher ‘Kit’ Nascimento and his wife, ‎Gem Madhoo-Nascimento, was Wednesday jailed for 18 months for stealing her employer’s diamond earrings.  Thirty-six year old Shawndell Williams of ‎ 59 Russell Street, Charlestown, Georgetown pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to her by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennnan. Madhoo-Nascimento identified the property as hers and they were ...

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Small Parties ready to upset APNU+AFC, PPP at LGE

Small parties contesting the Local Government Elections today submitted their lists of Candidates for the Georgetown Municipality all signaling their intentions to take back control of the city from the hands of their much larger political opponents. At 10:00AM on Tuesday Jan, 26, the small Parties and Independent representatives submitted their Lists to the Office of the Returning Officer at ...

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Private Sector to Gov’t: ‘Drop fuel, electricity prices now’

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) is calling on the APNU+AFC Government to immediately put systems in place that would see the lowering of fuel prices at the state-owned Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) and the Guyana Power and Light (GPL). The Commission in a release stated that it remains concerned that fuel prices in Guyana are not reflective of the global ...

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All engines go! PPP, APNU+AFC declare readiness for Nomination Day

With just hours remaining before political parties and independent contestants are required to submit their Lists of Candidates/Names for the Local Government elections, Guyana’s two domination political factions have both signaled their readiness Alliance For Change (AFC) General Secretary David Patterson and A Partnership For National Unity’s (APNU’s) Amna Ally have both spoken to the readiness of the coalition for ...

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Rohee “can’t answer” for diagonal parking at Freedom House

Despite the authorities announcing that no diagonal parking would be allowed along Robb Street, Georgetown, parking at Freedom House has not changed. The new parking system was introduced in July 2015, however on a daily basis vehicles are parked outside of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Headquarters in a sloped manner which is a violation of the parking rules outlined ...

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Lands and Surveys robbed

Bandits Monday morning robbed the Lands and Surveys Commission located at D’urban Backlands, Georgetown. ‘A’ Division Commander, Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that the robbers grabbed a payroll of an undisclosed amount. He said no one was injured during the incident that occurred at about 10 AM. He said the robbers escaped on a motorcycle. Other sources told ...

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Domestic violence: ‘Our menfolk are going berserk’ – Chancellor

Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary Carl Singh has registered his outrage at the continuing trends in reported domestic violence cases in Guyana and says that these matters need urgent attention. Singh was at the time speaking at the opening ceremony of a seminar on domestic violence that targeting members of the legal fraternity at the Guyana Marriott on Friday. According ...

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Speaker denies PPP motion to debate Wales Estate closure

 As the National Assembly got along with its business on Thursday afternoon, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) MP Komal Chand moved a motion for all the business of the House to be suspend and allow for a debate on the closure of the Wales Sugar Estate. Chand, the head of the Guyana Agricultural Workers Union in his request urged that House ...

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Wales sugar workers protest estate closure outside of Parliament

Scores of sugar workers that are attached to the Wales Estate descended on Parliament Buildings on Thursday afternoon in staunch protest of a decision by the Guyana Sugar Company (GuySuCo) to shut down the estate. They shouted “Don’t Close Wales,” “We need sugar,” “Long live Wales Estate” and “Dont close no estate,” while their placards read “No to the closure ...

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Union threatens industrial action if GTT refuses to withdraw “early retirement” letters

 The Guyana Postal and Telecommunications Workers Union (GPTWU) is threatening to rally its workers for industrial action if the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) refuses to withdraw a “early retirement” letter that it dispatched to some 150 employees. GPTW President Harold Shepard the Company dispatched the letters to the employees advising them of the early retirement plan without first ...

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