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Daily Archives: August 16, 2016

Police hunting bandits who shot, robbed man

A man was shot and robbed of GYD$30,000 during the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning at Cemetery Road and D’Urban Street, Georgetown by three identifiable males, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. Thirty-one year old Mark English of Providence, East Bank Demerara was shot to his left leg at about 2:55 AM. Investigators were told that he went ...

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Poor fire prevention, unqualified staff at Drop-In Centre where children died in fire- COI report

A Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of two children in a fire at the government-run Drop-in Centre last month has recommended that the mother be compensated, after finding that the staff is unqualified, there were insufficient officers on the night of the blaze as well as failure to heed six-year old recommendations by the Guyana Fire Service to improve ...

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GDF assessing warfare readiness in Operation HOMEGUARD

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Field Tactical Exercise (FTX), HOMEGUARD commenced Tuesday, August 16, with the final contingent of troops moving into the exercise area located in the jungles and savannahs of Ituni and Tacama (Regions 10 and 6). “The Exercise is designed to assess the GDF troops in Close Country Warfare (CCW) and Open Country Warfare (OCW) simulations of battle. ...

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TB treatment, monitoring to be resuscitated in Region Three

The National Tuberculosis (TB) Programme’s in-patient facility at the West Demerara Regional Hospital is expected to be refurbished to cater for patients who need special medical attention. The ‘step down’ care facility is to be fully operational by the end of 2016. Funds have been allocated in this year’s budget to build capacity at the facility in Region Three. This ...

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Human Rights Assoc recommends sweeping changes to State Asset Recovery mechanism or it “risks prolonging ethnically polarized politics”

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is calling for a range of measures to be implemented to ensure that the proposed State Asset Recovery legislation and the agency win broad-based political support. The association cautioned the APNU+AFC government against using its one-seat majority in the House to pass the State Asset Recovery Bill and establish the State Asset Recovery Agency ...

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Retired NIS General Manager dies

Retired General Manager of Guyana’s social security institution, the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Patrick Matinborough, has died. He passed away at his home in Meadowbrook, Georgetown last Friday, August 12, 2016 at the age of 72. Of his 35 years, at the NIS he served as General Manager from 1988 to 2007. NIS spokeswoman, Dianne Lewis-Baxter said Martinborough, who possessed ...

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GDF Coast Guard teams up with American company that’s supporting ExxonMobil’s offshore operations

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guardsmen are being trained aboard a supply vessel that is providing logistics support to ExxonMobil’s drilling operations in Guyana, the army announced on Tuesday. The GDF said Sub Lieutenant Eweart Andrews and Petty Officer Dornsford Wray embarked on MV Dante for sea training.  MV Dante is a vessel owned by the United States-based Edison Chouest ...

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Rohee opposed to “widespread” recall of gun licences

Former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee has no problem with the review and possible revocation of gun licenses whenever they come up for renewal, but is against government’s plan to conduct a large scale exercise. “I don’t think there should be any widespread recalling and revoking of firearm licenses. That is madness,” Rohee, who is also Genera Secretary of the ...

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