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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Murder suspects among four arrested

Two men wanted for two separate murders are among four persons arrested Friday. Investigators said they are arrested a “prime suspect” in the murder of Akeem Yorrick of Plasiance Squatting Area, East Coast Demerara on August 05, 2015. The other person arrested was wanted for the murder of Sanasie Lewis on September 04, 2015 at the Ghetto Flex Hangout Bar ...

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GTUC, PSC call on govt to strengthen anti-money laundering systems

Calls ratcheted up Friday for government to take steps to put in place systems to effectively combat a range of financial crimes and reduce the cost of doing business The Private Sector Commission (PSC) said the recent passage of amendments to the 2009 Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism Act by the new government was not enough and that ...

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Trafficking In Persons Unit to be restructured

Government has signalled its commitment to aggressively tackle the issue of Trafficking In Persons (TIP), and as such, the Minister in the Ministry of Social Protection, Simona Broomes, said that there will be a total restructuring of the TIP unit. During an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Broomes explained that the unit currently has a staff complement of ...

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Oil explorers consider recommencing work at capped, abandoned well

Three years after a promising oil well offshore Guyana was capped due to safety concerns, the companies are again examining ways of tapping that reserve to see if it is commercially viable, the Deputy Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Newell Dennison announced Friday. He was at the time delivering a presentation at a two-day conference on ...

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Man wanted for city businessman’s murder

Police are searching for another suspect in the killing of the owner of Hamson’s General Store earlier this year. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum confirmed that crime sleuths were looking for a second person in connection with the killing of Farouk Hamid earlier this year. The wanted person has been identified as 20-year old Kemo ...

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Still no Guysuco- GAWU pay talks

Wage and salary negotiations between the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) are yet to get off the ground, the union said Friday. Responding to a request for a meeting Friday, union representatives held talks with a Guysuco led by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Errol Hanoman who informed that the time was ...

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China setting up trauma centre in Guyana

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Thursday received a total of GUY$80M worth of equipment from the People’s Republic of China, for the setting up of a trauma center at the facility. Anesthesia machines are among the items which were handed over, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). The signing of the documents for the collaborative venture at the GPHC’s ...

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Berbice Bridge Company prepares to accept govt’s subsidy to lower tolls

The Management of the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI) has indicated that they have submitted a proposal to the coalition government, accepting its proposed $40M subvention towards reduction of the toll, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Annette Ferguson stated that indeed the proposal was sent by the bridge, indicating their willingness ...

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Haitians, Brazilians arrested for drugs, ammo

‎Three Haitians and two Brazilians are among 10 persons have been arrested in Lethem in connection with the discovery of several shot gun cartridges, marijuana and other items, police said. Police said ‎at approximately 18:30hrs on Wednesday October 28, 2015 ranks of Lethem Police Station whilst conducting a search on a motor vehicle at the Guyana/Brazil Multi-Complex Crossing, unearthed six ...

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Offer politically neutral public service- Harmon

Senior public servants were Thursday urged to be politically neutral and offer the same quality of service across Guyana. Addressing ‎the Heads of Personnel Units at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said public servants are expected to provide a high quality of service regardless of their own political persuasion. Harmon also stressed the importance of ...

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