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Daily Archives: February 15, 2017

Fire destroys houses, several homeless

Fire destroyed two houses and scorched at least another building in Georgetown opposite the site of the old incinerator , sources said. Clifford Moseley, Gloria Barry and their four grandchildren were rendered homeless by the blaze. They lived at 32 Princess Street, Georgetown (between Bishop and Creen Streets). A woman sustained minor burns and was rushed by ambulance to the Georgetown Public ...

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East Coast Demerara collision leaves one critical

The driver of a pick-up was Thursday afternoon seriously injured after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a ‘bush truck’ at Montrose, East Coast Demerara. The yet to be identified injured man was extracted from the mangled pick-up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital for emergency treatment. The accident occurred shortly  on the Montrose Public Road in the ...

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West Ruimveldt man gets 3 years for ‘break and enter’

A West Ruimveldt man, Carlos Braithwaite, was today sentenced to three years in prison, by city magistrate Faith McGusty, for breaking and entering. Earlier this year, Braithwaite plead not guilty to the offense that he broke and entered the home of Hemachandra Kissoon on January 16 at Cummings Street, Georgetown and stole a Sharp TV, valued at $69,000, an iron ...

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GTT begins sending home 120 workers

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Wednesday announced that it would be sending home 120 persons over the next 12 months as part of plans to adapt the company to liberalised telecommunications sector in the country. The phone company said its announcement coincided with the separation of the first 6 employees under the restructuring programme. The six employees ...

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Cabinet changes Mashramani float parade route but Minister Nicolette Henry sticks with Brickdam

Cabinet members are said to be deeply concerned about the serious impact that the route for the Mashramani float and costume parade down Brickdam will have on public participation and small businesses, according to well-placed sources. Resistance to the Brickdam route by numerous ministers has come at a time of economic downturn and the need to trigger massive consumer spending. Prime ...

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Grove shop-owner granted bail for $1million robbery

45-year-old Dextroy Cordis was today granted $300,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, when he answered to a charge of robbing Balachandra Hardwar of US$5,000 or GYD$1,043,749, and a number of documents, at Saffon Street, Charlestown, on February 9. Cordis pleaded not guilty to the charge read against him. His lawyer, Adrian Thompson, told the court his client, a father ...

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Anti-corruption watchdog slams parking meter deal ; Mayor to attend MAPM’s consultation

As Guyanese prepare to come out in their numbers again to vent their opposition to the parking meter contract, Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc- a local anti-corruption watchdog- has slammed the deal whose conditions favour the investor beyond the 80-20 stake. “Recent revelations about the original contract for parking meters in Georgetown confirm that the deal was not in the ...

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Code of Conduct and reforms to Constitution, Integrity Commission will help keep away “dirty fingers” from oil earnings- Nagamootoo

Prime  Minister, Moses Nagamootoo on Wednesday said further reform of Guyana’s constitution,  revival of the Integrity Commission and a Code of Conduct for elected officials are aimed at ensuring officials do not steal public funds including those garnered from the oil and gas industry and other natural resource sectors. “I am serious about constitutional reform because it is going to ...

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