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Daily Archives: June 17, 2016

Brother kills brother during argument about entry to family shop

A man stabbed his younger brother to death during an argument at Sophia, East Coast Demerara. The Guyana Police Force identified the dead man as 23-year old Dexter Jules of ‘B’ Field, Sophia. Police said that after the assailant rushed Jules to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, he attempted to flee but was arrested by civilians. ...

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Charge state resource thieves; tighten anti-corruption loopholes- top US diplomat

A senior American diplomat Friday night called for those stealing state resources and engaging in violence against women and children to be charged. “Anyone who has stolen, is stealing or in the future attempts to steal State resources must be criminally charged and held accountable before  a court of law,” Outgoing Deputy Chief of the American Embassy in Guyana, Bryan ...

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Time for constitutional reform, end to race-based division – Senior American diplomat

Outgoing Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy, Bryan Hunt Friday night called for an end to winner-take-all and race-based politics in Guyana. Addressing a farewell reception hosted by American Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, the Charge D’Affaires urged Guyanese to push ahead with constitutional reform. “Significant constitutional reform is essential. Power must be decentralised. The winner-take-all system ...

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CDC to deliver food supplies to flood-affected Moraikobai residents

Residents of Moraikobai, affected by recent flooding, will receive aid in form of food hampers through the Ministry of the Presidency from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported Friday. Food hampers will be delivered to 160 flood affected families between Saturday and Sunday. Administrative Manager of the CDC Major Marvin Chichester, will be leading the ...

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UG’s School of Medicine eyes reaccreditation

The University of Guyana’s (UG) School of Medicine hopes to regain accreditation from the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM – HP) when a team inspects the institution later this year,  UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith said Friday. Speaking at his first news conference, the newly-appointed principal of the publicly-funded tertiary institution has ...

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East Coast Demerara gas station robbed; employees beaten

A pump attendant and a security guard at a filling station were Thursday night robbed, beaten and locked in a washroom by five bandits who later fled with several cylinders of cooking gas, police said. The incident occurred at R.P. Service Station, Triumph Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara at about 11:30 Thursday night, July 16, 2016. Injured are  pump attendant ...

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Alleged fraudster dies after drinking poison at court

Police sources have confirmed that 43-year old Michael Persaud who attempted suicide on Wednesday after he was remanded to prison at the Georgetown Magistrate’s court, succumbed hours after the incident. Persaud, a father of two was remanded to prison for several counts of fraud, by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. According to Police the man who lived at lot 15 Public ...

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Coby Frimpong paid for useless strategic plan

Government has paid off a long-time close associate of former President, Bharrat Jagdeo for a strategic plan that Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday said was useless by the current Minister of Social Protection. Harmon said US$40,000 (approximately GYD$8 million) was paid to  Dr. Cobina “Coby” Frimpong as part payment on a contract that the consultant had inked with ...

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