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Maurice Arjoon’s lawyer in bid to levy on NBS

The levying process underway

  The legal team for former New Building Society (NBS) manager, Maurice Arjoon, who was wrongfully dismissed, have levied on the bank’s assets in a bid to recoup the $59,033,000 pension owed to him by the financial institution.

Hundreds more sugar workers to be laid off

Several hundred more sugar workers are expected to be laid off from the Skeldon, Rose Hall, and East Demerara estates by next month and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) yesterday urged that the decision be reviewed.

Order signed for setting up of telecoms agency

The commencement order establishing the Telecommunications Agency was signed last Friday, in anticipation of the liberalisation of the telecoms sector, Minister of Public Tele-communications Cathy Hughes announced yesterday.

Soesdyke woman gets 4 years, $14M fine over cocaine in ceiling

Nickela Craig-Singh, the woman who was arrested last Friday after the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) found over 10 pounds of cocaine in the ceiling of her Soesdyke home, was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison and fined over $14 million after pleading guilty to possession of the drug.

Maximising the potential of relations with Brazil

President David Granger’s official visit to Brazil in December, his second visit there since assuming office in May 2015, points the way, hopefully, to kick-starting a more meaningful relationship between Guyana and a country that is an undisputed hemispheric economic partner and a key strategic ally in Guyana’s quest to stave off Venezuela’s absurd territorial claim.

Public Information Director regrets Facebook criticism of Indian descent conference

Almost two weeks after he made a Facebook post in which he questioned whether the Indian High Commission was interfering in Guyana’s internal affairs, Director of Public Information Imran Khan yesterday said that he regretted the “furore” his post created and admitted that it should have benefitted from “greater elegance or not have been made”.

Mother says beheading victim is Port Kaituma miner

A young man seen in a recent viral video being brutally murdered in neighbouring Venezuela has been identified as a Port Kaituma miner.

Plaisance woman jailed over bid to smuggle cocaine to Canada

Andrea Paula Winfield, a Plaisance woman who had been intercepted while trying to smuggle just over five pounds of cocaine aboard a flight to Canada, was yesterday sentenced to three years in jail after she was found guilty of the crime.

Region Five councillor arrested in assault probe

A Region Five councillor was on Sunday placed under arrest after he allegedly assaulted his cousin at Number 11 Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB).

Ethnic Relations Commission nominees approved by Parliament

The National Assembly on Friday evening approved the appointment of ten nominees to sit on the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) which has not been in operation since 2011.

Town Clerk’s unilateral actions making city council look bad, councillors say

Several members of the Georgetown City Council are convinced that Town Clerk Royston King is acting unilaterally and exposing the council to unnecessary criticism, although his mandate is to carry out their decisions.

Joint charge read to duo accused in Cayenne clothes vendor’s murder

A joint murder charge was yesterday laid against two men who were earlier in the year charged separately with the murder of French Guiana-based clothing vendor Purcell Moore.

NDMA enabled web access to almost 200,000 in 2017

The National Data Management Authority (NDMA) provided nearly 200,000 citizens with internet access in 2017, and another 89,000 are expected to benefit within the next five years, the Ministry of Public Telecommunications (MOPT) has reported.

Suspects in Pomeroon murders released

The three suspects held in connection with the murders of Pomeroon farmers Ambrose Baharally and Martin Godette were released on station bail on Saturday as police continue to investigate.

Kezeé Eco-Lodge unveiled in Karasabai

The Kezeé Eco-Lodge in the Karasabai Village, Region Nine was launched on Saturday by Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe.

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