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Ramjattan shuns calls for CoI into botched SOCU op; says Coroners Inquest is enough

Vice President and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan is not in support of calls made by sections of civil society for a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into a Special and Organised Crimes Unit (SOCU) operation that went horribly wrong, Sources have told Demerara Waves Online News that the GDF operatives had been staking out the home of Alana Seebarran and ...

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Small opposition party, Nagamootoo differ on timing of national unity overtures

Leader of the small opposition Organisation for the Victory of the People, Gerald Perreira first wants members of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) prosecuted for corruption, narco-trafficking and murder before the government engages in national unity talks with that party. “To just speak about national unity and for them to come on board and get on board without addressing ...

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Scott an “abysmal failure”: Broomes conflict of interest “clear & unequivocal” – Rohee

The General Secretary of the People's Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee has described the tenure of Keith Scott as an "abysmal failure" while flogging President David Granger's decision to move Simona Broomes from the Social Protection Ministry. Rohee at a PPP press conference on Monday said that while Scott served as the Junior Communities Minister with responsibility for the housing ...

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‘We were never discourteous or disrespectful to Sattaur’ – GRA Chairman

Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Rawle Lucas has defended the manner in which the Authority moved to repossess state assets from Commissioner General Khurshid Sattaur. The Governing body has been criticized by the Private Sector Commission (PSC) which claimed that the repossession of some electronic devices and other items from Sattaur was done without a ...

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Flora and fauna growth rate being monitored as Agri Ministry gets two drones

The Agriculture Ministry on Thursday received two drones as part of an ongoing monitoring project that seeks to identify forest patterns and mangrove growing rates. The drones handed over by Dr Anthony Cummings of the University of Texas are equipped with special cameras that will aid in the monitoring of those two areas that are critical to Guyana's climate change ...

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Escaped murder accused recaptured

Police have managed to recapture a prisoner who escaped from the New Amsterdam Prison on December 28. According to a police release, at approximately  20:45 hrs  on Thursday night police ranks acting on information received went to an abandoned lot at Rose Hall, Corentyne, where they arrested escaped prisoner Neshan Jagmohan. Jagmohan was on trial for the murder of businessman ...

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GECOM DCEO says voter education systems adequate

The Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO) of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Vishnu Persaud says that the current civic voter education strategies being employed by the elections body are adequate. This comes after concerns would have been raised that the voter education program may be lacking in some areas and not reaching the widest cross section of Guyanese. These concerns ...

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No politician gives direction to Police, GDF – President Granger

With some concerns that there may be political interference in the work of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF), President Granger has made it pellucid that no politician gives operational direction to the two agencies. A GDF officer and two others were recently killed in an accident after a high speed chase went the wrong ...

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Police Force accuses Service Commission of misleading public about persons eligible for promotion

The Guyana Police Force Monday afternoon accused the Police Service Commission (PSC) of misleading the public about the eligibility of several members of the force for promotion.    In a statement, the force said a list of the persons recommended have been checked and no one is ineligible for promotions.    The PSC’s informing the Police Commissioner‎, Seelall Persaud that ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge’s earnings in 2015 dipped

The Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation recorded a decline in total income for the year 2015. This information was disclosed by the bridge’s General Manager Rawlston Adams during his presentation at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s year-end press conference on Thursday, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. In 2014, the bridge received the sum of $567,624,557 for marine toll, vehicular toll, ...

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