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Daily Archives: July 13, 2015

Leaking cooking gas line caused Sunday’s huge fire

Investigators said the early Sunday morning fire that destroyed several businesses in Georgetown was as a result of a leaking ‘patch-work’ cooking gas. “There was indeed an ignition of leaking Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) that started the fire,” said Fire Chief Marlon Gentle in referring to the fire at Camp and Robb Streets. He said a probe has so far ...

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Tiger Bay’s West End Centre gutted by fire

Fire of unknown origin Monday afternoon gutted the West End Youth Culture Centre in Tiger Bay, bring to four the number of fires for the day. No one was injured in the blaze at the Centre. The back of the lower flat was occupied by two customs brokers as their office space. The almost 50-year old building once housed a ...

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Former Education Minister wants government to maintain $10,000 school grant, says PPP never planned to stop program

by Zena Henry Former Education Minister Priya Manickchand has denied claims that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) had planned to scrap the former government’s ‘Because we care’ $10,000 school cash grant after elections and urges that the initiative be maintained to help poor families. Manickchand was reacting to reports that the new government would no longer continue the initiative which ...

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Local govt Councils illegal; govt’s focussing on holding elections

by Zena Henry The legal status of the Neighbourhood, Town and City Councils is being called into question, but the minister responsible for local government and the Mayor of Georgetown have shrugged off those concerns, instead saying that the focus is on holding the long-delayed Local Government Elections (LGE). Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan says that government is currently putting ...

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Law enforcers who violate human rights blacklisted from some US-funded training

Guyanese law enforcement agents, who have violated human rights, would be barred from pursuing certain American-funded training programmes, according to Charge D’Affaires of the United States (US) embassy Bryan Hunt. “The US law stipulates that anyone who is going to be receiving training under this programme has to go through human rights vetting to ensure that they did not commit ...

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‘Dog and pony show’ won’t help crime; Rohee attacks Gov’t crime approach, dismisses involvement in “intellectual crimes”

by Zena Henry The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) continues to take the government to task over the current crime situation and has declared that the Administration’s ‘dog and pony show” proposal will not work. Speaking as former Home Affairs Minister at the PPP’s press conference Monday July 13, Clement Rohee again ridiculed the government for not having a public security ...

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