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Daily Archives: April 28, 2017

US$30 million loan being redirected from road to housing development

Parts of a loan fund raised originally for a road rehabilitation programme by the previous administration is now being re-shifted to the housing sector for its expansion, Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that Jordan said government is working with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to re-programme the housing sector’s over US$30 Million from a ...

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Man charged with murder during brawl over filling water bottles

A man was Friday arraigned for an alleged murder that police said stemmed from a brawl over the filling of water bottles. Charged with the indictable offence is Shelton John Marks is accused of the murder of Mark Ifill on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Water Street, Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara.   Investigators were told that Ifill was filling bottles ...

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Tower Suites driver charged with causing death by dangerous driving

Twenty-two year old Dwayne Christiani, a driver at Tower Suites, was Friday morning charged and placed before the courts for causing death by dangerous driving. Christiani appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan where the charge read that on April 22 at Eccles Public Road, East Bank Demerara he drove motor car PRR 2605 in a manner dangerous to the public thereby ...

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‘Moseley’ shot shortly after allegedly robbing pensioner

A man, who allegedly robbed a passerby in commercial Georgetown, was shot and injured after he refused to heed calls for him to halt, City Police said. The man was shot by City Constabulary Corporal, Cadogan who was on duty at Robb Street and was proceeding to Avenue of the Republiuc when he heard shouts of “thief, thief”, a senior ...

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GBTI’s CEO retires

The Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry, John Tracey has retired with effect May 1, 2017, according to a high-level source. He previously proceeded on annual leave and then later opted to proceed on retirement. Tracey did not accept several calls to his mobile number. It is unclear whether he would be attending the Annual ...

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Background checks to be conducted on new candidates for Police Commissioner- Harmon

Background checks would be conducted on prospective appointees to the post of Police Commissioner, according to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. The question of whether background checks are made before the Police Commissioner is selected was posed to the Minister. However, Minister Harmon pointed out that since the government took office about two years ago, there has not been any such ...

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Nandlall defends govt paying for his law reports: “When I took this job, I took it at a loss of income”; plans to challenge criminal charge in High Court

Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall has defended government paying his law reports subscription during his tenure, saying it was to compensate for a loss of income. “I requested that… and the State granted it because when I took this job, I took it at a loss of income, that I was earning much more and ...

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