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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Major breakthrough in Ramada Princess casino robbery

Investigators have made a significant breakthrough in the robbery committed at the Ramada Princess Hotel early Friday morning, resulting in the arrest of a security guard and the search for five other persons, sources said. Police held the security guard who has since admitted to having been involved in planning the robbery with other accomplices in Georgetown. The guard’s arrest ...

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Berbice Chambers, Police Association trade barbs over crime situation

Two of Guyana’s leading Chambers of Commerce in Berbice and police are at odds over the state of crime mainly in the Berbice area where there have been several armed robberies. While the Guyana Police Force (GPF) did not respond specifically to the concerns by the Central Corentyne and Berbice Chambers of Commerce, the Police Association issued a statement through ...

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Guyana to lobby US for renewable energy support

Guyana would be lobbying United States (US) stakeholders to support renewable energy initiatives in this South American country as part of its green initiative, President David Granger announced Saturday. Addressing the commissioning of Eureka Medical Laboratories’ (EML) fully-solar powered building on Thomas Street, Georgetown; he said he would be taking his lobby to the US-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit in Washington ...

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PM receives final report on constitutional reform; to take it to Cabinet soon

The final report on proposed constitutional reform, that will guide a new political culture in Guyana, has been completed, the state-run Government Information Agency (GINA) reported Saturday. The report was handed over to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday, April 30, 2016, by the steering committee that was established to define the scope of the actual reform process, and formulate ...

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Armed bandits shoot man, grab GYD$1 million during Corentyne home invasion

Armed bandits early Saturday morning invaded a home at Rose Hall, Corentyne, shot one of five persons who were plucking chicken and escaped with GYD$1 million and jewellery. Injured is 20-year old Samuel Fernandes of Sand Reef, Rose Hall. Police said he sustained a gunshot wound to his shoulder. He has been admitted to the New Amsterdam Hospital. Investigators were ...

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26-Y-O stabbed to death outside White Castle Fish Shop

Investigations are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the death of 26-year-old Gordon Ross, who was found on John Street, Georgetown. Police say Ross was found with stab wounds about his body about 01:40 hrs on Saturday. Reports reaching Demerara Waves indicate that Ross was involved in a scuffle with another man outside of White Castle Fish Shop when he ...

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Man killed during ‘friendly fight’ with friend

Police are investigating the death of two men on Guyana’s coast after they were killed in separate incidents on in the last 24 hours. According to Police, at about 15:00 hrs on Friday 39-year-old  Nafasie Edghill, of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown, was at Mon Repos, ECD, when he became involved in a playful scuffle with a friend. Police said the ...

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Guyana finally getting high-speed mobile data….4G

Guyanese are on the verge of benefiting from higher data speeds on their mobile phones, with one of the country’s major phone companies announcing that it has been granted approval to offer 4G service. “Finally, we will bring you 4G. I know that you’ve waited a long time and I am as happy as you to say that we have ...

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All radio, TV licences to be re-evaluated – Broadcasting Authority

All radio and television stations, including 20 radio frequencies that were unilaterally licensed by the President Bharrat Jagdeo, would have to be evaluated in keeping with a new national plan for frequency allocation and coverage area, the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) announced on Friday. “My expectation is that everybody will have to re-apply and in the re-application process you ...

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Guyanese cyclist slapped with 1-year ban for doping

Guyana national cyclist Alanzo Greaves has been slapped with a one year ban from cycling ban by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), after he failed an anti-dope test. According to a release from the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO), on November 27, 2015, Greaves was informed of the Adverse Analytical Finding of Testosterone in his urine sample, via a “Notice ...

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