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GRA perturbed by revelations of gold smuggling

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 16:52
The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) today said it is disturbed by reports in the media about an organised gold smuggling racket.

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ABBA piano seen raising money, money, money at auction

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:32
LONDON, (Reuters) – The piano used to play the glissando that kicks off ABBA’s disco hit “Dancing Queen” will be one of the star attractions at a rock and pop auction at...

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Storm Erika soaks Caribbean, heads for U.S. East Coast

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:57
MIAMI, (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Erika strengthened as it dumped torrential rain on islands in the Eastern Caribbean and appeared to be headed for the U.S.

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Budget passed

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:37
The 2015 National Budget was approved at 03:16 hours this morning, GINA said. On August 10, Finance Minister, Winston Jordan presented a budget for $221 Billion.

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Gov’t cracking down on ‘rampant’ gold smuggling – Trotman

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:22
After government took up office in May it found evidence of rampant gold smuggling particularly to Brazil, Suriname and the United States and has made tackling it a priority, Raphael Trotman,...

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Acting CEO of GPL had no utility experience up to 2012

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:20
Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), Colin Welch arrived at the company in 2012 without any experience at a utility.

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Consideration of budget estimates goes beyond three days

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:19
Up to press time this morning, the estimates of the 2015 budget were still being considered in what will go do down as one of the more grueling examinations of the annual presentation.

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Gov’t accused of ‘bait and switch’ over hikes to some pensioners

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:18
While some pensioners will be seeing a 30% hike, the government was yesterday criticised for giving only $363 more per month to those who had been benefiting from utility subsidies in what PPP/C MP...

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‘Gun Man’ wanted for questioning over Arau Landing murder

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:17
The police yesterday issued a bulletin for a man wanted in connection with the April 4th murder of Antonio Perreira De Sena at Arau Landing, Wenamu River.

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Pomeroon man jailed over gold theft from employer

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:16
A 25-year-old Pomeroon resident was yesterday sentenced to two years in jail after admitting to stealing a quantity of gold from his employer and fleeing to the city.

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Parliament clears $20.89b allocation for agriculture

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:15
Parliament’s Committee of Supply on Tuesday passed the Ministry of Agriculture’s 2015 Budget of $20.89B inclusive of the $52M price tag attached to the Commission of Inquiry into the sugar industry...

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Winston George lowered national record

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:15
Despite placing fifth in the 400m heats at the ongoing IAAF World Championships in China, Winston George lowered his national record, a testament to his progression on the track.

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Forshaw St man charged in $2.5m break-in

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:14
Two men were yesterday arraigned on separate charges of breaking and entering at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Akeem Connell, 27, was charged with breaking into the Queenstown home of...

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Raiders, Patentia Street Ballers in upset wins

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:14
West Demerara units Raiders and Patentia Street Ballers recorded the biggest upsets to date in the inaugural RDE Vibes and Sparta Boss ‘King of the Streets’ Football Tourney, downing hosts Sparta...

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Twenty more graduate from US skills programme for youths

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:13
Four hundred and two youths from all across Guyana have now graduated from the United States Agency for International Development’s Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) Project.

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Premium to be placed on safety of Sunday’s horse race meet – organizer

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:13
A premium will be placed on the safety of turfites at the President’s Cup Horse Race Meet on Sunday at the Rising Sun Turf Club.

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North Ruimveldt to clash with BV

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:12
The group stage round in the inaugural GT Beer Futsal Championship will continue today at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Homestretch Avenue with four matchups.

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Judge testifies in benefits case against gov’t

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:12
After pending for more than two years, the trial of the case where former Justice Jainarayan Singh Jnr is suing the government for pension and gratuity recommenced yesterday before Justice Nareshwar...

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Hurdler Merritt to have kidney transplant after worlds

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:11
BEIJING, (Reuters) – Olympic champion and high hurdles world record holder Aries Merritt will have a kidney transplant next week after competing in the world athletics championships in Beijing,...

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Estimates for regions five, six passed after intense probing

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:11
After a period of intense questioning the budget estimates for Region 5 (Mahaica/Berbice) and Region Six (East Berbice/ Corentyne) were cleared in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

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