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Daily Archives: April 4, 2014

Musician charged with laptop theft

A musician has been charged with allegedly stealing a laptop and he was granted GUY$100,000 bail. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine also ordered Nicosie Clark to return to court on May 9. Police said Clark,20, of 30 Hadfield Street, Lodge, Georgetown stole the computer valued GUY$179,000 from Shane Jones on March 31 at John Street, Lodge. Prosecutor, Michael Grant did not ...

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Gold Board calls in police to probe tampering at Bartica office

The Guyana Gold Board(GGB) has shut down its offices in the Bartica sub-district and called in the police to probe allegations of tampering during the purchase of the precious metal, the Natural Resources Ministry said in a statement. “The Guyana Police Force is currently questioning several persons including the employees of both the Bartica sub-office and the main office in ...

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Updated: Police force shake-up begins

A major shake-up in the command structure of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has begun with the retirement of two top police officers and the assumption of Seelall Persaud as the new Police Commissioner. Replacing Persaud as Chief of Criminal Investigations is Senior Superintendent, Leslie James who was previously the Head of Special Branch. Taking over from James at Special ...

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Updated: Fire destroys fuel boats, dwellings

A huge fire Friday morning destroyed five dwellings, several fuel boats and large quantities of fuel at Turn Basin waterfront, Port Kaituma.    Destroyed were one shop with living quarters, four small fuel bonds with living quarters, three fuel boats, one large trawler and huge quantities of fuel. There were no reported injuries.   “Several properties already burnt out. Nothing ...

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Is sugar “too big to fail?”

The government’s contention that too much rides on the struggling sugar industry’s survival to allow it to fail has not plucked on the heart strings of the opposition during the budget debate. The administration has said some 18,000 persons are directly employed in the industry with another 120,000 benefiting indirectly and it has earmarked a $6B allocation to assist the ...

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BUDGET DEBATE: Macro focus neglecting the people – Dr. Cummings

The APNU’s newest parliamentarian Dr. Karen Cummings says the government’s claims of macro growth are not being felt at the level of the ordinary man. She was at the time making her maiden presentation before the National Assembly as the 2014 budget debate continued on Thursday. Dr. Cummings became an MP following the resignation due to ill health of the ...

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