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Daily Archives: February 29, 2016

No evidence Lethem-based soldiers raped teenage girl

Even as the Guyana Police Force conducts further investigations into allegations that Guyanese soldiers stationed at Lethem raped a 17-year old girl, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said its own probe has found no evidence “The BOI (Board of Investigation) found no evidence to support that the allegations of rape occurred. However, the BOI was able to conclude that there ...

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Drug-lord, nephew accuse CANU of cocaine trafficking, theft; agency denies claims & says nephew admitted to lying

Self-confessed drug trafficker, Barry Dataram Monday night accused Guyana’s  Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) of being involved in the cocaine trade with one unnamed agent raking in as much as GYD$10 million to allow cocaine to leave the country. “CANU, them is the most corrupted, rogue security force in this country. They are the biggest drug dealer this country has. The ...

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Only 10% of Mazaruni hydropower for Guyana; no alternative energy plan for Essequibo yet – Patterson

Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has revealed that Guyana will only be receiving 5%-10% of power generated from the proposed Mazaruni hydro-power plants if the project is completed. Guyana had partnered with Brazil to conduct a feasibility study of the Upper and Middle Mazaruni to determine the potential of hydro-power development in the area. The focus was to develop a hydro-power ...

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Businesswoman charged with trafficking her niece

A businesswoman was Monday arraigned for allegedly trafficking her niece twice and she was granted more than GYD$500,000 bail. The prosecution’s facts are that 43-year old Joyce Lawrence of Track “X” Plantation Grove, East Bank Demerara trafficked in a person- her niece who was a minor- between December 12 and 14, 2014 at Samatta Point, by means of a threat. ...

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Take 50 off 50 – Communities Ministry announce jubilee promotion

  As Guyana gears up for the celebration of 50 years of Independence, the Communities Ministry through the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has announced a promotion for House lot applicants. Junior Communities Minister Valerie Patterson revealed that persons who would have been allocated house lots and have paid more than 50% of the total cost of the house ...

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Parents of newly-trained police urged to be gatekeepers ; service bigger than small salaries

Parents of 295 newly-trained members of the Guyana Police Force were Monday urged to inform the law enforcement agency if they suspect that their children are following bad company. Delivering brief remarks at the passing out parade, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Training), Paul Williams said doing so would help ensure that the policemen and women do not bring themselves into ...

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Guyana to get regional help to meet global civil aviation standards

Guyana is among several Caribbean countries expected to receive assistance from the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) to help reach a year-end deadline set by the global aviation watchdog agency to meet certain conditions. Speaking with Demerara Waves Online News following the opening of the 17th CASSOS Board meeting at the Marriot Hotel, CASSOS Chairman Nari-Williams Singh ...

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“We are coming after you” – Patterson promises strong action against house lot defaulters

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) under the banner of the Ministry of Communities is pulling out all stops towards the regularization of Guyana’s Housing sector and that includes going after persons who would have defaulted on their land allocation. Junior Communities Minister Valerie Patterson at a press conference on Monday was adamant that no effort would be spared ...

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PNCR blundered at Rodney Commission; Granger needs politically “thick skin”

Prominent executive member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Tacuma Ogunseye has rated President David Granger’s handling of the Walter Rodney Commission Report as “poor”, although his People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) failed to produce any witness in their favour. “In participating in the work of the Commission they did so as equals and gave it legitimacy. However, in failing ...

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