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Streamline – what’s in a word?

by GHK Lall On the grand occasion of the celebration of Indian Arrival Day, the PPP Government initiated what comes across as the curious celebration of its own. It came in the form of “Gov signals intent to “streamline” social media news entities” (Demerara Waves, May 5). On the face of it, this intent signaled from the Hon. Prime Minister’s ...

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Man behind social media character, ‘Mudwata’ arrested- police

Police say they have detained several persons in connection with the social media character, ‘Mudwata’. Guyana Police Force Crime Chief, Wendell Blanhum says that Keron Bruce, suspected to be Mudwata, was arrested. Mr. Blanhum says several pieces of electronic equipment were seized. The Police Force did not respond to questions about whether a search warrant was obtained. He adds that ...

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16% interest rate “ridiculous” for businesses to borrow from commercial banks – GCCI

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Tuesday said its planned Business Development Forum would be geared to helping small businesses find other sources of financing. Senior Vice President of the GCCI, Timothy Tucker says that’s because interest rates at commercial banks are very steep compared to crowd-funding, boot-strapping and equity. “Apart from electricity costs in manufacturing, is ...

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APNU+AFC to ask Facebook to block Opposition political ads calculated to rig elections

Fearing that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has hired an American firm to post customised messages to Guyanese Facebook users’ accounts, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has announced that the governing APNU+AFC coalition would ask that social media giant to block such messages that are calculated to rig Guyana’s next general election. “That is why we are in the ...

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