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Daily Archives: August 10, 2016

Japanese holidaying in Guyana robbed; suspect held with stolen item

Three Japanese and a taxi driver have been robbed of a large quantity of cash and electronic equipment, and police have since arrested a woman with one of the stolen items. “The victims ,who are holidaying, went sightseeing when they were pounced upon by three males armed with handguns, who relieved them of the articles and escaped in a motor ...

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Elderly gold miner commits suicide after attempting to kill wife

An elderly gold miner attempted to kill his wife and shot himself dead afterwards at their Bourda, Georgetown residence, police said. Dead is 73-year old Theodore “Totie” Adams. His wife, 43-year old Sarojnie Warnauth was admitted to a private city hospital where doctors were performing emergency surgery. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken told reporters that neighbours heard a ...

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Ministerial team ordered to probe pharmaceutical bond rental, related issues

In the wake of serious concerns being raised about a deal to store pharmaceuticals for the public health sector at a bond being rented from a city businessman, government on Wednesday announced that a special ministerial team has been established to examine a range of issues. “The Sub-Committee met today (Wednesday), at the Office of the Prime Minister and was provided ...

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St. Lucia govt relieved that critically injured scout is recuperating in Guyana

(ST. LUCIAN TIMES).- Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Allen M. Chastanet has closely monitored developments, after an unfortunate vehicular accident in Guyana, left Saint Lucian cub scouts injured and traumatized. The accident occurred on Tuesday, July 26, two days after the St. Lucian contingent arrived for the 14th Caribbean Cuboree. The government is particularly heartened to learn that eight year ...

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Afro-Guyanese achieved more under PPP- Jagdeo

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday said the records show that Afro-Guyanese have achieved more during the PPP’s 23-year rule, even as he maintained that the David Granger-led administration has been discriminating against Indo-Guyanese. “In terms of business ownership, in the tenure of the PPP at no time in our history have there been so many Black-owned businesses for every ...

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No sweetheart pharmaceutical bond contract- Health Minister; Jagdeo slams govt for lying to House

Amid swirling accusations of a sweetheart deal between government and a city businessman over the rental of a bond to store pharmaceutical supplies,  Minister of Public Health Dr. George Norton said Wednesday that the move was aimed at saving cash. He denied claims by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo that government paid the building’s owner, Lawrence “Larry” Singh two months rent ...

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