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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Updated: NCN’s CEO resigns after “unanimous” board dissatisfaction with his performance

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Communications Network (NCN), Lennox Cornette has resigned just over one year after his controversial appointment, sources confirmed. “Faced with the possibility of a non-renewal of his contract, he took the better decision,” sources said. His contract expires in April, 2018. Cornette’s last working day will be January 12 after which he will proceed ...

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Brazil maintains support for Guyana’s border position

Brazil maintains that the settlement of the Guyana/Venezuela Border is final and must be respected, according to Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge. Following his attendance at the recently concluded MERCOSUR Summit held in Brazil, Greenidge said Guyana’s South American neighbour has been updated on Venezuela’s contention that the 1899 Award is null and void, and remains resolute to its original position. ...

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Guyanese Microbiologist is 2018 Entrepreneur Laureate

The 2018’s Entrepreneur Laureate of the Caribbean is the local microbiologist and the Chief Executive Officer of the Eureka Medical Laboratories, William Andrew Boyle. The Entrepreneur Laureate Award forms part of the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence (ANSCAFE).  The Sabga awards, which is now the English-speaking Caribbean’s leading recognition programme, was initiated by Anthony Sabga, founder and chairman of the ANSA ...

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Corriverton-based NGO launches after-school program with support from USAID’s Community, Family and Youth Resilience (CFYR) Program

GEORGETOWN – The United States Government is partnering with a community-based non-governmental organization (NGO) to continue its support to Guyanese youth. Family Awareness Consciousness & Togetherness (FACT), a Corriverton-based NGO, received a US $64,800 (GYD$13,353,000) grant from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Community, Family and Youth Resilience (CFYR) Program to carry out after-school activities in Corriverton. The ...

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Verdict pending in lawsuit over 2011 Guyana plane crash

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether an airline company should pay damages to a Connecticut woman injured in a plane crash in Guyana, South America, in 2011. Judge Michael Shea in Hartford presided over a non-jury trial this month in a lawsuit by Waterbury resident Indrawatie Shiwbodh against Caribbean Airlines. The judge is expected to rule ...

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Son of repairman, Cocoa Tea, dies in road accident

Boxing Night 2017 was marred by two accidents in the county of Demerara, resulting in the death of  the son of a popular city repairman and an East Coast Demerara resident. Dead is Shaquil Brown, the son of well-known repairman, Curtis “Cocoa Tea” Brown, of Norton Street, Lodge. Brown was reportedly riding a motorcycle with a plate marked “On Test” ...

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‘Bara’, ‘Rambo’ wanted for wedding house shooting

Guyana Police Force investigators were up to Tuesday-Boxing Day- searching for two men  allegedly implicated in a shooting at a wedding house last weekend at Hampshire Village, Corentyne. The suspects- ‘Bara’and ‘Rambo’-fled the scene in a vehicle, minutes after three persons were shot, a police spokesman said. Police were told that last Saturday one of the suspects allegedly drew a handgun during ...

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“Kevin” caught, admits to Christmas night killing, injury

A suspect was arrested Tuesday and has since confessed to the stabbing death of a man early Christmas night, police said. “The suspect in relation to the murder of Celwyn Allen was apprehended and has since admitted to the commission of the crime,” the Guyana Police Force said. Known as Kevin, the man allegedly stabbed Allen to death and knifed ...

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One dead, one hurt in Mahaica accident

One person is now dead and another injured following a Sunday afternoon accident on the Mahaica Public Road. Dead is Junior Anthony Halley of Zeskenderen Mahaicony and injured is Stanwyck Halley also of Mahaicony. According to reports, the two men were on the way to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport to pick up another colleague when the incident occurred. The ...

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Christmas Eve coke-in-cylinder bust

A taxi driver was arrested late Christmas Eve afternoon after anti-narcotics police cut open a gas cylinder and found more than 66 kilogrammes of cocaine inside, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators from the Narcotics  Branch said they initially came up empty-handed at the 33-year old man’s home at Budhoo Housing Scheme, Parika. However, when they searched his car they ...

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