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Daily Archives: September 30, 2016

UG hikes tuition fees

Tuition fees at the University of Guyana (UG) will be increased from this academic year, students were told in an email on Friday. “The University administration informs the University Community that the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the University had approved an annual 5% increase in the tuition fees effective for 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Academic Years,” the Deputy Registrar told ...

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CJIA expansion company importing Suriname’s stone because Guyana’s too expensive

The Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said the Chinese company that is expanding the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) was willing to buy the stone locally, but the price was too high and so it had to turn to Suriname. In a response through a ministry spokeswoman, Patterson explained that the Surinamese company, Grassalco, submitted quotations for the supply ...

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Gold miner steals stepmothers household items to start a new life

A 19-year-old miner on Friday was Friday ordered to compensate his stepmother with GYD$200,000 or face prison time for stealing household items from her. It is alleged that between April 1 and August 6, 2014, at Port Kaituma Water Front, Rondel Roy Williams broke and entered the premises of Savitree Harrichand and stole items amounting to GYD$762,000 . The items stolen incl ...

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Tractor driver charged with marijuana possession

Glenroy Parris Glendon Parris was on Friday charged with the possession of 369 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The charge against the accused is that on September 28, 2016, at Itaballi Landing Mazaruni River, he had the 369 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Parris, who was represented by attorneys at law Simone Ramlall and Latchmie ...

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Five arrested, guns seized in connection with shooting outside Rio Club

  Homicide Detectives assigned to the Rio Inn Night Club incident, Friday morning searched a house at Hadfield Street, Lodge. Two unlicensed handguns (.32 pistol and a .38 revolver along with fifteen (15) rounds of ammunition were found, police added.   Three persons, inclusive of two females have been taken into custody and are assisting with the investigation.   Additionally, ...

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Stolen licensed guns linked to robberies

Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine on Wednesday said 80 percent of recent robberies were committed with .32 handguns. He said seven of those were committed with stolen .32 pistols. He chided licensed firearm holders for betraying the responsibility that had been entrusted to them and instead “contributes to the general endangerment of the society.” Ramnarine said latest statistics show that seven ...

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