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Daily Archives: October 22, 2015

Slain Guyana-born New York cop to be buried in homeland; Ex Guyanese police in US condemn killing

As relatives prepare to return the body of a New York policeman to his native Guyana for burial, the Guyana Ex-Police Association of America condemned the shooting death of Randolph Holder. “We openly condemn this vicious wanton act against yet another member of the New York City Police Department,” said the organisation. The association of former Guyanese policemen and women ...

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Guyana sets conditions for talks with Suriname on New River Triangle dispute

Guyana’s President, David Granger on Thursday laid down conditions for discussing the territorial dispute with Suriname over the New River Triangle including access to documents and no use of force. “Guyana, in view of the fact that there is at present a mechanism for addressing this matter, is willing to continue a bilateral discourse with the Government of Suriname on ...

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Venezuela objects to Canadian gold mining company at Aurora

President David Granger on Thursday said Venezuela has objected to the mining of a gold by a Canadian gold mining company, but he insisted that his country has a legal right to all of the Essequibo Region onshore and offshore. Rejecting claims by Venezuela that it was violating the Geneva Agreement by seeking to have the controversy over the 1899 ...

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GECOM Chairman to head election observer mission to Haiti

The Chairman of Guyana’s Elections Commission, Dr. Steve Surujbally is to head a Caribbean Community (Caricom) mission to observe Haiti’s upcoming elections, the regional headquarters announced Thursday. The mission will observe the first round of the Presidential Elections and the second round of the Legislative Elections which will take place on 25 October 2015. The Caricom Headquarters says the fielding ...

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Police probing buggery of detainee at Timehri Police Station

Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud on Thursday announced that a full-scale probe has been launched into an allegation that a detective forced a detainee to have unprotected sex in exchange for a case against him to be dropped. “The Commissioner of Police Mr. Seelall Persaud, DSM, has instructed that an investigation be conducted into the allegations stated by the Police Office ...

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Exxon Mobil’s deepwater Liza find could put Guyana-Suriname basin on the map

(WORLDOIL.COM).- LONDON — With Exxon Mobil reported to be moving the Liza discovery in deepwater Guyana into pre-Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) less than five months after confirming the find, the project has the potential to yield significant returns for investors, according to analysts with research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest analysis states that an FPSO development at the field ...

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Ptolemy Reid Rehab Centre accounts for all funds; Courts donates more to that institution

Even as the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre boasts of strict financial accountability, a leading home furnishing store in Guyana on Thursday ploughed GUY$100,000 into an event that the institution hopes would raise at GUY$1 million. Head Teacher at the institution, Anand Mangru received GUY$100,000 from Courts’ Main Street Branch Manager, Sharon Persaud. Mangru said the funds would go towards a ...

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Fire in southern Georgetown leaves several homeless

Fire believed to be of electrical origin early Thursday morning destroyed a house at Costello Housing Scheme, Georgetown. No one was injured in the blaze that occurred on Savage Street.  The names of the occupants were not immediately available, but they are well-known as ‘Boxer Money.’ Residents said since about 10 PM Wednesday, they heard what seemed to have been ...

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