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Daily Archives: December 29, 2017

West Bank Demerara residents get flood clean-up support; drainage system being cleaned

A number of residents of flood-affected West Bank Demerara areas are being assisted to keep away water-borne illnesses as authorities ensure the drainage network there is cleaned periodically. Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, this afternoon, led a team comprising representatives from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region Three) Democratic Council, National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), Neighbourhood ...

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Police Force announces promotions; Police Commissioner urges them to be “circumspect”

The Guyana Police Force on Friday announced the promotion of several of its members – subordinate officers and constables. Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine, in a New Year statement, urged policemen and women to improve their performance. He congratulated those who have been promoted and urged those who have not been to be patient. “To those who have benefitted through elevation ...

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Guyana still exploring oil refining options

Guyana is still mulling where to refine its portion of oil to be extracted from a Liza well offshore, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman said. He said a Cabinet sub-committee was yet to decide on whether to take up an offer by Trinidad and Tobago to refine Guyana’s oil at the state-owned refinery, Petrotrin, or if Guyana will send ...

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Cocaine-in-gas cylinder accused granted bail

Thirty year old Juan Anderson and thirty three year old Damion Williams stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates Court and denied a drug trafficking charge that was laid against them. The charged read that on December 24 (Christmas Eve) they had 65.027 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Chief Magistrate McLennan granted bail in ...

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