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Daily Archives: January 26, 2017

One dead, another injured in drive-by shooting

A small  scale businessman, who was due to  travel to the United States (US) on Saturday, was shot dead as he was leaving home to purchase food, his mother said. Dead is 30-year old Andrew “Zeggy” Fraser.   Injured is Stanley Adams of La Penitence, Georgetown. The incident occurred at Genip Lane, West Ruimveldt.  “He bathe and then he said ‘mommy ...

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Forensic audits for Rice Board reveal strange financial practises, Police notified

More forensic audit reports have been brought before cabinet, according to Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman during a mid-afternoon post-cabinet press briefing. Trotman said forensic audits for the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL), Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), and Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) we’re submitted. The minister continued saying Minister within the Finance Ministry, Jaipaul Sharma has already raised ...

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Granger’s British Security Adviser arrives to craft five-year plan; Ramjattan doesn’t feel sidelined

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday said he does not believe that he has been sidelined with the hiring of a British Security Adviser to President David Granger. “No, absolutely not! I don’t feel so at all. We work very unitedly. The head of the security is also the President, Chief Executive Officer of the country and so I ...

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PM’s son-in-law searching for Guysuco investors

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo says his son-in-law is helping to find potential investors in the financially crippled state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) but he scoffed at suggestions of political favouritism. Although a Guyana government statement days ago named Guyana-born American Tony Joseph, Director of Sunrise Investing LLC, as one of three investors who were expected to meet with him after touring ...

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Prime Minister scolds Attorney General, state newspaper about attacks on Chancellor of the Judiciary

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Thursday appeared to publicly scold Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams and the state-owned Guyana Chronicle about attacks on Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh who will be handing down his decision on whether the two-term presidential limit is constitutional. Addressing the opening of the Annual Police Officers’ Conference, he suggested that critcising ...

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Valentine Day court date for trio found in Campbelville with AK-47, matching ammo

Three men who were arrested in connection with guns and matching ammunition found in a Campbelville house will remained remanded until their return to court on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Teon Alleyne, a 30-year-old miner from Lorry Creek, Soesdyke Highway; 29-year-old Andre Pollydore, a miner from South Ruimveldt; and Lloyde Roberts, 35, from North Ruimveldt today answered to joint charges ...

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TSC summons Guyana Teachers Union to meeting on promotions

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) claims its candle-light vigil outside the official residences of the Prime Minister and President is already bearing fruit as the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) has called a meeting for Thursday and the union will be  pushing for two sets of promotions this year. The meeting comes two months after the High Court ruled that the procedure ...

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Anti-narcotics policeman caught with drugs at Guyana-Suriname border jailed

A Guyanese anti-narcotics policeman, who attempted to smuggle marijuana and amphetamine to Suriname, was Wednesday sentenced to seven years imprisonment. Twenty-four year old Ian Michael Johnson of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam was found  guilty of two counts of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. He was sentenced to four years for possession of 2.525 kilogrammes of marijuana and three years ...

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