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Daily Archives: March 15, 2016

Venezuela’s President discusses border controversy with UN Secretary General’s envoys

Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday told top United Nations (UN) officials on a visit to Caracas that his country was keen on finding a resolution to the border controversy with Guyana. Before meeting with UN Assistant Secretary General on Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenca, the Venezuelan leader was quoted by sections of the media there as saying on television that ...

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CoI team tours Camp Street prison again

The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Camp Street prison riot again toured the prison facility, this time to give the new additions to the team a sense of the layout of the facility where the fatal fire occurred. The new members who benefitted from the tour includes Guyana Bar Association President (GBA) Christopher Ram, Attorney Representing the Guyana Police ...

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Miner killed during pit cave-in at illegal mine

An 18-year old man was Monday afternoon killed after a mining pit at an illegal operation caved in on him, authorities said. Police identified him as Trenston Sebastian of Kurukubaru, Region 8. The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission said the incident occurred in the Konawaruk area Mining District 2 at a mining pit that was operating without approval. “It was also ...

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Granger says PPP Regional Chairmen snub him; Rohee denies it’s orchestrated

Guyana’s President David Granger says the Chairmen of People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-controlled Regional Councils are disrespecting him by failing to turn up on his visits to those regions. “It’s worse than eye-pass. These people are dividing the country, they are trying to destroy the country and when you go to vote (in Local Government Elections) on Friday, think unity, ...

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Guyana, India ready to sign US$50 million road construction deal

Guyana and India are set to sign a US$50 million agreement to expand the road network in East Demerara, The Finance Minister, Winston Jordan is Wednesday expected to sign an agreement with EximBank of India for the construction of a road to link the East Coast and East Bank Demerara, according to the Finance Ministry. The project was first conceived ...

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Prisoners treated like beasts – CoI hears

  Thirty-nine-year-old Michael Lewis has told the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Camp Street unrest that prisoners at the state penitentiary are treated like beasts. In a written statement by the prisoner, it was declared that “Officers treat inmates like beasts.” According to Lewis, if an inmate becomes ill it is not until after a loud ruckus is started ...

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APNU+AFC intensifies push for local gov’t domination

As the days remaining before Guyana hosts Local Government Polls, President David Granger has reaffirmed the APNU+AFC Coalition’s push for control of both central and local government authorities. Backed by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, the duo delivered a resounding call for persons to cast their ballots in favour of the coalition’s candidates in the upcoming elections. Addressing a sizeable crowd ...

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