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Daily Archives: May 12, 2017

WARNING: Ransomware attack on computers in progress; do not pay the ransom

Guyana National Cybersecurity Incident Response Team (GNCIRT) confirms that a global ransomware attack is currently in progress. The self-spreading ransomware, known as ‘Wanna Cry’ or ‘Wanna Decryptor’, exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows operating system. It is believed that this ransomware is spread through phishing emails, malicious adverts on websites, and questionable apps and programs. IT Leaders are advised to ...

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Wanted man among three arrested during Bagotstown raid

  Two men and one woman were early Friday morning arrested and several items suspected to have been stolen were seized by police. The Guyana Police Force said the “intelligence-led operation” at Bagotstown and Friendship, East Bank Demerara led to the arrest of the persons who were all found with narcotics in their possession. “One of the males who was ...

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Guyana peeved at US’ listing of Guyana, other Caricom member states as “major” money launderers

Guyana’s Finance Minister, Winston Jordan is peeved that his country and several other sister Caribbean Community (Caricom) nations have been listed by the United States (US) as “major money laundering countries.” “It is denial of all of the efforts that we in the Caribbean have been making to make our countries safer, to rid our countries of bad money and ...

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CHEC dumps Surinamese stone for more expensive local supplies

China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC), the Chinese contractor undertaking the US$150M expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), on Friday inked two multi-million dollar contracts with local stone suppliers, to provide an initial amount of close to 100,000 tons of stones, sourced locally at cost of some US$3.5M. Keliang Liu, CHEC Project Manager’s inked the contract on behalf of ...

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US$150M CJIA Expansion 2017 budget almost done; will have to approach Parliament for more—Patterson

Monies budgeted as part of the 2017 allocation for the US$150M Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Expansion Project are on the verge of being completely exhausted and government will this year have to approach its international financing partner—the China Import Export (Exim) Bank and the National Assembly for the remainder of the money to complete the project by December this ...

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International technical visit to Brazil to learn about school feeding, family farming

Representatives from Guyana and twelve other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will be in Vitória, Brazil from May 16 to 18, to learn about the Brazilian experience of School Feeding Programmes and purchasing from Family Farming, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in a statement. The visit is an international exchange mission promoted by the Internal Cooperation ...

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Man, who threw marijuana into prison yard, convicted

The man, who threw a bag containing marijuana over the fence into the Georgetown Prison compound, on Friday pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years imprisonment. Reman Marks, of no fixed place of abode, admitted to the offence of being in possession of 793 grammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared before City Magistrate, Leron ...

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Public Health Ministry, NGOs team-up to tackle attempted suicide cases in Region Two

The Government is heightening its work with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and other agencies in Region Two, Pomeroon-Supenaam, to tackle suicide and attempted cases. Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings and a team from the Mental Health Unit of the Ministry of Public Health, on Thursday visited a family of one of the attempted suicide victims as ...

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