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Daily Archives: March 10, 2017

Land Rights Commission sworn in -President urges Commissioners to take mandate seriously

President David Granger on Friday established a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to examine and make recommendations to resolve issues and uncertainties surrounding the individual, joint or communal ownership of lands, along with Amerindian land titling issues. The Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement that the Commission signals the importance of resolving land rights issues. Rev. George Chuck-A-Sang has been ...

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Junior Culture Minister calls Phagwah Festival of Lights

Junior Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Nicolette Henry on Friday said Diwali-the Festival of Lights- instead of Phagwah, would be celebrated next Sunday “On Sunday, March 12, here in Guyana and around the world, Hindus will be celebrating Diwali- the Festival of Lights- and today, my Department of Culture, Youth and Sport is holding this its annual Phagwah celebrations ...

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President appoints oil and gas expert as Advisor on Petroleum

The Government of Guyana has appointed Dr. Jan Mangal, an expert in offshore and civil engineering, as Petroleum Advisor in the Ministry of the Presidency. A Guyanese by birth, Dr. Mangal brings with him a wealth of technical expertise and experiences in the area of oil and gas development. This announcement was made this afternoon at State House, where President ...

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Govt. taking steps to remedy Surinamese strain on Berbice Hospital

by Gary Eleazar Surinamese citizens trekking to Guyana to access free medical services at the New Amsterdam Hospital in Berbice, is among the concerns that have been raised with the administration as it looks to address the reported drug shortages at that institution. This was the disclosure made today (March 10, 2017) by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, as he ...

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Four charged separately for gun, ammo, marijuana possession

Four men were on March 9 charged before city magistrate Fabayo Azore for illegal possession. Although the matters are seemingly not connected, all four men were arrested on March 7 at Omai Landing, Essequibo. Mark Sampson, 20 years, of Linden was charged before city magistrate Fabian Azore with illegal possession of 450 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. ...

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Harmon says Jagdeo’s immunity not unfettered … SOCU ranks to make determination at Police Station

by Gary Eleazar The administration on Friday sounded a warning for Former President Bharrat Jagdeo, over his resort to immunity from prosecution, for acts while in Office and points to the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, who is to be ousted from office by impeachment and faces possible criminal charges and jail term, for acts committed while in Office. The intimation ...

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Govt. informed fmr. army chief, Gary Best housing land was available; lawyer says no more money should be paid for house lot

Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best Friday afternoon said he had been informed by the then government that housing land had been available at Ogle-Sparendaam, and his lawyer does not believe that he should now pay more if authorities say the land has been undervalued. “The Government of Guyana made that information available to ...

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DPP, husband questioned about Pradoville houselot but aren’t suspects – Hughes

Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack and her husband, Moenul Hack, on Friday subjected themselves to questioning by agents of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). They were questioned about the acqusition of a house lot at Pradoville 2- Ogle/ Sparendaam under the previous People’s Progressive Party. Accompanying them was Attorney at Law, Nigel Hughes who said no allegation has ...

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Massive credit card fraud ring busted in Queens, New York; thousands of victims were compromised

(TRIBUNE MEDIA)– As many as 16 Indian-origin people, including a woman, in the US have been charged for their alleged role in a massive stolen credit card and identity theft operation resulting in losses of over US$ 3.5 million to individuals, financial institutions and retail businesses. Muhammad Rana, 40, of Queens in New York, was the leader of the massive fraud ...

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Fearing deportation in New York’s Little Guyana

Reproduced from Queens Chronicle | by Anthony O’Reilly, Associate Editor Dave Khan has seen better days at his barbershop. Khan — the owner of Dave’s Barbershop and Hair Salon on Liberty Avenue for three years — estimates three-quarters of his customers are too afraid to leave their homes and get a haircut, fearful Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will stop ...

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