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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Security guard gunned down at supermarket

A 64- year old security guard was Friday night shot and killed with his firearm by two identifiable male bandits while he was on duty. He has been identified as Gerald Henry of ‘C’ Field, Sophia. The Guyana Police Force said he was stationed at a supermarket located at Lot 8 Block X, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara where the incident ...

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Commission of Inquiry to probe alleged assassination plot against President Granger

President David Granger has decided to order a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the alleged assassination plot against him. Minister of State Joseph Harmon made the announcement during a post Cabinet press briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency. The Minister said that, within two weeks’ government will make public those who will conduct the Commission of Inquiry. The President ...

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Guyana begins shipping US$17 million worth of paddy to Mexico

Guyana on Friday began shipping US$17.7 million (GYD$3.8 billion) worth of paddy over the next two months, the Ministry of Agriculture said. The shipment is being made through the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB). This initial shipment which totalled 17,000 tonnes is the first batch of paddy from a contract that will see 60,000 tonnes shipped over the next two ...

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Anil Nandlall to ask High Court to quash search warrant for law books

Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall on Friday announced that he would next week ask the High Court to scrap a search warrant because there is an existing order blocking the search of his premises and seizure of several Commonwealth Law books. “I can file proceedings to quash the warrant…I am going to do that. It’s invalid ...

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Policeman charged with sexual offence allegedly committed at TSU

A Guyana Police Force sergeant was Friday arraigned for sexually penetrating another policeman more than six years ago. City Magistrate, Leron Daly granted Sergeant Dexter Clementson GYD$70,000 bail and ordered him to return to court on July 24, 2017. The charge reads that on March 3, 2011 at the Tactical Services Unit (TSU), he engaged in sexual penetration of the ...

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Oscar Clarke steps down as PNCR General Secretary; Amna Ally takes over

Long-serving General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Oscar Clarke on Friday retired from that position, paving the way for the appointment of another veteran party member, Amna Ally to take over that chief executive officer position. “The Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), His Excellency David Granger, has appointed Ms. Amna Ally MP to serve ...

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Read some of the results of National Grade Six Assessment 2017

The results of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) written on 12 and 13 April 2017 are being released to schools. Thirteen thousand three hundred twenty-nine candidates wrote this assessment. The results being released give a report on the candidates’ performance at National Grade Six Assessment. You can read some of the results here:  The NGSA results are available on ...

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Current tax collections down; arrears collection up – Finance Minister

The Guyana government has suffered a serious shortfall in the collection of current taxes compared to last year, but the Revenue Authority has raked in more arrears in recent months, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said. In a move aimed at rejecting concerns by the business community that their operational costs have spiked because of increased taxes on water and electricity, ...

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