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Daily Archives: August 13, 2014

Gold miner jailed for fraudulent conversion of gold, diamonds

A gold miner, who allegedly converted GUY$1.4 million in gold and diamonds to his own use, was Wednesday jailed for three years on a charge of fraudulent conversion. Franklin Peters, 47, of Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown pleaded guilty to fraudulently converting three ounces of gold and 17 carats diamond worth GUY$1.4 million for his own use and benefit. City Magistrate, ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Surinamese fuel tanker sinks off Corentyne; two Guyanese crew members missing; two rescued

The Guyanese captain of a Surinamese-owned fuel tanker vessel is missing, but two crew members were rescued by a Venezuelan fishing vessel that responded to a distress call Tuesday afternoon, sources said. “There were four crew members on board; two were rescued while the other two are missing. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing to locate the two missing crew ...

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Leadership and Democracy project on stream with greater govt involvement; US denies hidden motive

The United States (US) and Guyana have reached final agreement on the design and implementation of the American-funded Leadership and Democracy Project, now that the way has been cleared for the Donald Ramotar administration to be more involved. “A large part of our effort was to ensure that Government of Guyana’s viewpoint was reflected, that the government felt that government ...

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Elderly woman beaten and robbed, house burnt

An 81-year old woman was rescued from a burning house at Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara late Tuesday night, villagers said. Her only name has been given as Miss Canterbury who lived alone in a wooden house at Ann’s Grove Middle Walk. Police arrested two teenagers  in connection with arson as well as beating and robbing of the woman. Miss ...

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Corentyne man shot, robbed

A Corentyne man was shot and he and his mother and wife were robbed of cash by bandits, police said. Thirty-two year old Jerry Babulall of Johanna South, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne was shot to his right hand and has been admitted to a hospital. He and his wife and mother were robbed of GUY$165,000, a quantity of jewellery and ...

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GECOM appoints new Deputy Chief Elections Officer

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has filled the post of Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO), according to well-placed sources. Mr. Vishnu Persaud’s appointment was ratified by the seven-member commission on Tuesday, one day before he is due to be sworn in. He will be Head of Operations. Persaud, a long-serving Public Relations Officer of GECOM, recently attained a Higher National ...

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CSEC Mathematics performance improve by 9% , English records slight improvement

A nine percent increase in performance in Mathematics at the 2014 Caribbean Examinations Council Examinations (CSEC) has been deemed the best Guyana has ever done in the subject. The CSEC results that were announced today by Minister of Education Priya Manickchand showed that Mathematics recorded 38.7 percent passes in Grades One to Three, as opposed to 28.92 percent in 2013. ...

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Queen’s College student tops CSEC with 19 Grade Ones ; others excel at CAPE

This year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination results clearly reflect that the many investments made by the administration are producing positive outcomes as the country’s top performers are drawn from several of the administrative regions. Elisa Hamilton of Queen’s College, is this year’s top CSEC performer, while Bharti Bhoge of Skeldon Line Path Secondary, Region Six and Larissa Whiltshire ...

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