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Taxi driver remanded over $1M armed robbery

A taxi driver was yesterday remanded to prison yesterday after he was charged over a $1 million robbery committed on a money changer .

GPSU march called off over ‘late’ police response

The Guyana Public Service Union march planned for yesterday was called off and the union’s first vice president Mortimer Livan said that this was due to the late response from the police .

US$25M loan from CDB for sea defences, climate change

The Government of Guyana will receive a loan of US$25 million from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for a project which will protect a number of communities from flooding and other hazards brought on by climate change, a release from the CDB said .

Ganja trafficking accused remanded

Eon Smith, 32, of 123 Third Street Alberttown, who stands accused of having 3 .

Government withdrawal from LEAD project an affront to democracy – GTUC

The Guyana Trades Union Con-gress (GTUC) yesterday called the government’s withdrawal from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project an affront to democracy .

Gov’t can afford more than 5% for public servants – Goolsarran

The government can afford more than 5% for public servants, former Auditor General Anand Goolsarran says following an analysis of the government’s finances .

Gov’t agencies must be aware of transfer pricing with foreign companies – Ram

-Sattaur says GRA equipped

Government agencies must be able to determine the level of revenue being received from foreign companies operating in Guyana and must be wary of the issue of transfer pricing and its potential to negatively impact financial returns to the country .

The first ham, Gangnam Santa and an Egyptian Christmas

The first ham, Gangnam Santa and an Egyptian Christmas

- remembering Christmases past and the best days of their lives

By Erica Williams and Desilon DanielsAll Addis wants for Christmas is a taste of ham .

IDCE Berbice Centre holds 33rd graduation exercise

IDCE Berbice Centre holds 33rd graduation exercise

On Sunday, 51 students graduated from the University of Guyana’s Institute of Distance and Continuing Education Berbice Centre .

DTV-8  celebrates 20 yearss of broadcasting in Berbice with month of activities

DTV-8 celebrates 20 yearss of broadcasting in Berbice with month of activities

Dave’s Television Station Channel 8 (DTV-8) is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting in Berbice this month with a series of activities .

Gov’t can afford more than 5% for public servants – Goolsarran

The government can afford more than 5% for public servants, former Auditor General Anand Goolsarran says following an analysis of the government’s finances .

Tuschen woman murdered

-former husband in custody

A 38-year-old mother of four was found murdered in her home early this morning and her former reputed husband is the prime suspect .

Eight hurt after No.66 fish port shed ripped apart by high wind

Eight persons suffered serious injuries when a shed at the No 66 Fish Port Complex, Corentyne came crashing down with heavy winds around 5:45 am today .

Continuing US project an affront -Luncheon

Continuing US project an affront -Luncheon

Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr .

Flood coverage might end –insurance association

Flood coverage might end –insurance association

…if authorities don’t take urgent action to clear drains

Flood insurance might have to be ended if the authorities don’t take drastic action to prevent a recurrence of the deluge that swept the capital on November 27th, 2013 an industry advertisement said yesterday .

Two Rosignol houses go up in flames

Two Rosignol houses go up in flames

-arson suspected 

Two houses located in the same yard at Rosignol Village, West Bank Berbice went up in flames around 3:15 am yesterday apparently by arson and a 24-year-old suspect is in custody .

Parika push cart operator stabbed to death over $1,000

Parika push cart operator stabbed to death over $1,000

-woman held

A push cart operator was stabbed to death on Saturday night following an altercation with a woman over $1,000 .

Cotton Tree biker dies after slamming into pole

Cotton Tree biker dies after slamming into pole

A 37-year-old Cotton Tree man died in an accident yesterday morning after he had left a wedding party .

Lethem power company forced to import fuel from Brazil

-trail bridge still not fixed

The Lethem Power Company was yesterday forced to import fuel from neighbouring Brazil to prevent blackouts as a collapsed bridge on the Georgetown to Lethem trail which has fuel tankers stalled has still not been repaired .

GPL suffered shutdown in Demerara system

-widespread outages on Saturday and yesterday

Despite its assurances to the public of reliable service for Christmas, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) experienced a series of technical problems on Saturday and yesterday, including a total shutdown of the Demerara system,  leading to frequent blackouts which left citizens up and down the coast and in the city fuming .

Home Ministry reviewing laws on gun licensing

Home Ministry reviewing laws on gun licensing

The Ministry of Home Affairs is reviewing laws which regulate the granting of firearm licences in light of recent incidents where licensed firearm holders have irresponsibly used their weapons .

Nothing sinister about Muri survey – miners association

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Associa-tion (GGDMA) on Thursday said there was nothing sinister about the survey permit accorded to Muri Brasil Ventures in the south east of Guyana .

Christmas carolling tradition lives on

Christmas carolling tradition lives on

By Dacia Whaul Christmas has so many traditions .

Private sector lobbies opposition over anti-money laundering bill

-proposes that select committee holds hearings in public

The private sector earlier this month held separate meetings with APNU and the AFC to urge support for the anti-money laundering bill and proposed that the parliamentary select committee on the bill holds its hearings in public and it also forwarded a compromise for the procurement commission .

GTUC slams difference in handling of sugar workers, public servants complaints

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) says that there is evidence of dualism existing in Guyana and called for an end to it .

Apology

In a news item in the October 28th, 2013 edition of Stabroek News headlined ‘President remains mum on NCN scandal despite promises’, it was stated in part that “Goolsarran was suspended during the scandal which saw the resignations of NCN’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mohammed ‘Fuzzy’ Sattaur and Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) CEO Yog Mahadeo and the firing of several GT&T officials” .

In T&T: Three shot dead outside bar

(Trinidad Express) Three men—a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, a businessman and a teenager—were shot dead in a drive-by shooting outside a bar in Preysal, Couva, yesterday .

Cotton Tree man dies after bike slams into pole

At about 0320h today, police say that Fazal Baksh, 37 years, of Cotton Tree, WCB, was riding a motor cycle along the main road at D’Edward Village, WCB, when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with a utility pole .

Hague man stabbed to death over $1,000

The police say they are investigating the murder of Percival Williams, 43 years, of Hague, WCD, which occurred at about 1900h last night at the Parika Stelling, EBE .

IDB to fund studies on road to Brazil, deep-water harbour

The Inter-American Deve-lopment Bank (IDB) has approved funding for studies required to prepare a road link to Brazil and a deep-water port project that could eventually be financed through a public/private partnership .

Port Mourant

Port Mourant

Port Mourant, Corentyne, the home village of the late president of Guyana, Dr Cheddi Jagan as well as some outstanding cricketers, was described as the only village that offers education from “nursery to university .

Parliament committee to meet next month on Muri PGGS – Roopnaraine

Chairman of the Sectoral Committee on Natural Resources Dr Rupert Roopnaraine says he will be seeking to convene a meeting early in January to deal with the issue of the Permission for Geological and Geophysical Survey (PGGS) issued to Muri Brasil Ventures Inc and the answers Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud provided at an earlier meeting when quizzed .

West Ruimveldt family robbed, terrorized

West Ruimveldt family robbed, terrorized

– say gunmen acted strangely

A West Ruimveldt family was yesterday morning robbed and terrorized by two men armed with guns, but believes the men were not there with the intention of robbing them .

Man held over 2012 Whim murder

Man held over 2012 Whim murder

The man accused of the November 2012 murder of Winston Ragnauth called ‘Tony’ was held last week at Agricola .

Guyana Goldfields seeking to  employ some 600 persons in 2014

Guyana Goldfields seeking to employ some 600 persons in 2014

donates to 13 organisations

Guyana Goldfields Inc at its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibly support programme event on Thursday last indicated that the company will be seeking to employ some 600 persons in its construction phase in 2014 .

Legal drafting among scope of activities on offer under snubbed democracy project

The US democracy project snubbed by government covers a wide scope of activities from boosting citizens’ engagement with local parliamentarians and education on recently-passed local government reform legislation to assistance for parliamentarians in legislative research and drafting of laws .

Teacher who alleged assault by male colleague waiting on ministry to end probe

Samantha Henry, the Anna Regina Multilateral Secondary School teacher who had accused a male colleague of physically assaulting her earlier this month, said she is awaiting the inquiry results from the Ministry of Education, which had launched an investigation into the assault .



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