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Daily Archives: August 26, 2013

OAS anti-corruption committee to visit Guyana

A Commission from the OAS Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) will conduct, from October 8 to 10, an on-site visit to Guyana,the hemispheric organisation said in a statement. The OAS said the visit would be conducted with the consent of the host country, as part of the review process that the Mechanism ...

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Professionalism will be my guide –Chief of Staff designate

Chief-of-Staff designate of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Mark Phillips who was recently promoted to Brigadier, promises to bring professionalism to his tenure upon confirmation in September, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported on Monday. This promise came after Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Donald Ramotar and Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon conferred on him and Colonel ...

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Canada opens visa application centre in Guyana

Canada on Monday announced the opening of a new visa application centre (VAC) in Georgetown to make the process of applying for a visa to enter Canada easier and more convenient. The High Commission, however, pointed out that the centre  will not decide whether applicants will be granted visas. “It is important to note that VACs are not involved in ...

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TIP Heroine Simona Broomes arrested, released on bail

Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) President Simona Broomes was Monday afternoon placed on station bail in connection with alleged assault and theft committed on a shopkeeper at Puruni in April during a Trafficking in Persons operation. Shortly after she was released on GUY$10,000 station bail and told to return to police  on September 7 pending advice by the Director of ...

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LIAT’s plane wheel falls off ; flight lands safely in Barbados

The wheel of a LIAT aircraft fell off while on a flight from Guyana to Barbados, but the plane landed safely at the Grantley Adams International Airport where an emergency had been declared, passengers said. LIAT (1974) confirmed the occurrence on flight LI 774 on Monday morning, saying that there was a “main wheel failure during takeoff.” 43 passengers were ...

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Brazilians in shooting incident

A Brazilian man was Sunday shot by another of his countrymen during an argument about a damaged excavator, police said. 29-year old Radiel Silva Lima was shot and injured to his left leg by another Brazilian man who is a licensed firearm holder. He has been hospitalised. The perpetrator has been also hospitalised under police guard after he complained of ...

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GGDMA likely to import fuel for miners; Ramotar tells miners to stop paying bribes

In the face of the fluctuating international price for gold, the Guyana government is considering a proposal by the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) to import cheaper fuel. Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud announced that government was exploring that proposal to cushion the impact of the rising cost of fuel, regarded as “the major operational cost faced ...

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Baby, woman die in horrific bus accident on Linden-Soesdyke Highway

Two persons, including a six-week old baby, were killed Sunday afternoon when a bus ran off a bridge on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway into the Kairuni Creek, sources said. The deceased were identified as 23-year old Anastacia Forde of Ituni and Taquaah Shepherd. The baby’s parents- Sean Shepherd and Tenisha Victor- of Wismar and the minibus driver, Jewel Chapman, are among ...

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