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Daily Archives: February 21, 2017

Camp Street escapee freed on original charge, gets 12 months for escaping

27-year-old Ruco McIntyre could have returned home after a simple larceny charge was dismissed against him yesterday, but today he was sentenced to an additional 12 months for attempting to escape the Georgetown Prison two Sundays ago. McIntyre, the father of one, told Chief Justice Ann McLennan today that he tried to escape the Camp Street prison because he wanted ...

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Aurora Gold Mines shares emerging technology with Guyanese media and the Guyana Police Force

Guyana Goldfields/AGM Inc. recently introduced a dozen media personnel and nearly twenty officers and ranks of the Guyana police force to the immense possibilities of the application of drone technology to their respective jobs, the company said in a statement. Officially they are referred to as UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems). However, they are more ...

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Go-Invest staff now bound by secrecy; can face dismissal for unauthorised disclosure

Staff at the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) have now signed a secrecy agreement to help stamp out the sharing of investors’ plans and proposals with¬†others who may later be facilitated to go ahead with those projects, according to Chief Executive Officer Owen Verwey. “All the officers have now signed a confidentiality agreement or secrecy agreement that conforms with the ...

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Guyana needs clear strategy on spending oil earnings- UK envoy

Britain says while Guyana appears to be progressing towards commercial oil production, there appears to be no clear indication on how the South American nation will spend some of the revenues. High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn said Guyanese stakeholders need to discuss how the money should be spent on the social sectors and infrastructure while putting some of the ...

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Taxi driver remanded for attempted murder, two armed robberies

Kevin France, 29 years, of East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, was this morning charged with attempted murder and two counts of robbery under arms before city Magistrate Leron Daly. The court heard that on October 28, 2016, France unlawfully and maliciously wounded Kwasie Joseph at Water Street with intent to commit murder. France, a taxi driver, was named in two armed ...

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