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Daily Archives: March 10, 2016

Full speed ahead for Sophia Ring Road Project

Works in ‘E’ Field, Sophia have been completed as the Sophia Ring Road Project, which seeks to link ‘A’ through ‘E’ fields, continues to progress smoothly,  the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said Thursday. The works in Cummings Park, ‘E’ Field were recently completed by the contractor, Ivor Allen, and the area now boasts about 1,500 metres of asphalted streets. Additionally, ...

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Third person charged with murder of city businessman

A third person was Thursday arraigned for the murder of the owner of the Regent Multiplex Mall in mid-2015 on the West Coast Demerara. Kurt Erskine of 285 Section ‘C’ Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara was not required to plea to the indictable charge after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. Particulars of the offence ...

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PPP denies abusing State resources

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Thursday denied abusing state resources for electioneering purposes, even as it leveled a similar charge against the 10-month old coalition administration ahead of next week’s Local Government Elections. “I could say one thing that when we were in government- and I was involved in a lot of these arrangements- normally we pay for ...

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Chris Ram concerned about Camp Street CoI proceedings

President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Chris Ram has raised some concerns about the manner in which the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street riots is proceeding. Ram raised the concerns after the first day of hearings for the CoI during which two inmates from the prison gave their accounts of what happened in the three day unrest ...

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Time to ban voting without ID cards, passports- PPPC

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Thursday vowed to push for voting without cards and passports to be outlawed, amid concerns that hundreds of security forces personnel voted without national identification cards. PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee told a news conference that the party was found it increasingly intolerable that the folio, which contains pictures and identification data, was ...

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Camp Street CoI: “The devil was busy that day” – Prisoner

Murder accused Errol Kesney (Williams) on Thursday gave his testimony to the Commissioners of the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street unrest where he detailed what occurred from his point of view. 32-year-old Kesney told the Commissioners that on Friday March 3, as the prisoners were making their way out of the block; they turned back, fearful that they ...

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Suspected 19-Y-O bandit killed in Goedverwagting

The body of suspected bandit was on Wednesday evening removed from the Railway Embankment, Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara. The body was identified as 19-year-old Sherwin Lynch of Sparendaam Housing Scheme. Police in a release on Thursday stated that the man was stabbed to death. Police say that the body was found with suspected stab wounds at about 20:30hrs. However, persons ...

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ACDA promotes local fishing industry to boost coastal village economies

In a bid to revive coastal village economies, cultural organization, African Culture and Development Association (ACDA) is taking the lead in reviving and creating several industries that will boost economic village activities. The dormant billion -dollar artisanal fishing industry is being touted as the first area of interest even as the agency works to provide assistance in other sectors. ACDA has invited persons living on ...

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