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Monthly Archives: July 2017

East Coast Demerara businessman shot, robbed

Police Sunday morning said they were investigating a robbery under arms committed on a 58 year old businessman of North Success, East Coast Demerara. The incident occurred at about 3 O’clock Sunday morning at he and his wife’s house, during which process he was shot. Investigation revealed that the victim and his wife arrived home in their motor vehicle (Toyota ...

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Bar Association signals court action to compel president to comply with High Court orders; Granger sticks with preference for judicial person for GECOM Chairman

Even as the Guyana Bar Association signaled that a Court Order could be obtained to compel President David Granger to comply with a High Court ruling on the process of appointing a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), he maintained that preference must be for a judicial person “While the President believes that the Constitution was crafted the way ...

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Wanted man caught in barrel, four arrested- police

A man, who escaped from custody while he was a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), was Sunday morning arrested inside a barrel at a house at Agricola, East Bank Demerara. “Wanted person Marlon Jeffery who escaped from the GPHC, was this (Sunday) morning recaptured at a house in Brutus Street, Agricola. Four persons, inclusive of two females ...

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GPHC management violated law on GYD$600 million drug procurement; Public Health Minister did no wrong

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Friday said it would rely on the outcome of a probe by the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) into the purchase of GYD$632 million worth of drugs, even as it said its own investigation revealed that the hospital’s management allegedly violated a decision to follow the legal process of going through the National Procurement ...

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Guyana Civil Aviation Authority modernises licensing and exam system

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Friday commissioned its modern licensing and examination system for pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers (AME) and Air Traffic Controllers (ATC), the regulatory agency said in a statement. The new licensing system will see the introduction of a plastic card license being issued to applicants who are successful at their examinations administered by the Personnel ...

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90 “real bad” inmates still in swampy area earmarked for sand-filling ; high-tech scanners for rehabilitated Camp Street jail

Ninety “really bad” prisoners are still in the walled swampy area at Lusignan, as more than GYD$500 million construction works continue at the Camp Street jail where high-tech scanners will be installed, authorities said. “There are still a number of prisoners in the swamped area. We felt that it was necessary because we do not want them to contaminate the ...

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Harsh criticism for detective who probed plot to kill President Granger

A Detective at the Major Crimes Unit of the Guyana Police Force on Friday came in for harsh criticism after he admitted to several apparent lapses during a probe of an alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger. The Commission of Inquiry, being conducted by Retired Assistant Police Commissioner, Paul Slowe, heard that Andre Gillard had alleged that after he had ...

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High seas cocaine bust accused refused bail

The two men, who the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard intercepted in a boat at sea allegedly with a quantity of cocaine, were Thursday remanded to prison after they were arraigned on a narcotics trafficking charge. John Da Silva, 45, and 34-year old Kevin Fitzroy were arraigned on a joint charge of being in possession of 95.5 kilogrammes of ...

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Rupert Roopnaraine pulls back resignation from government

Four days after Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine resigned as a government minister, he has pulled it back and decided to remain a minister and member of the Cabinet, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon announced Thursday. Roopnaraine’s decision to stay on was made at a meeting he held with President David Granger in the presence of the Minister of State on Wednesday ...

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