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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Christmas Eve accidents claim two lives

Two separate accidents on Sunday- Christmas Eve- claimed the lives of two persons and left two others injured, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators said 38-year old Vincent Scipio of 14 Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara lost his life after a speeding minibus struck him down on the Bagotstown Public Road, East Bank Demerara at about 1 AM. “The minibus ...

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Central govt to intervene to address Stabroek Market vendors’ concerns- Granger

President David Granger on Sunday signaled that central government would intervene to address concerns by vendors who have been displaced on the fringes of Stabroek Market, more than one year after they had been removed ahead of Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary. After several vendors outside the old Guyana National Cooperative Bank (GNCB) and the Guyana Fire Service told him that ...

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WaterChris’ Peppers dies

The owner of the popular WaterChris Hotel and Restaurant, Gregory ‘Peppers’ Christiani. He succumbed at a city hospital early Saturday morning, hours after he suffered a brain aneurysm. Christiani was 64 years old. After he was found helpless in his office at about 3 PM Friday, he was taken to a hospital. Christiani’s enterprise ascended to prominence by catering for ...

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Updated: Gunshots fired during robbery of Yokohama boss nearby State House

Gunshots rang out Thursday night during a robbery a short distance from State House, the President’s official residence. The Guyana Police Force said the bandits snatched GY$1.4 million from 24-year old Deepak Baldraj, the General Manager of Yokohama Trading, a vehicle importing company. He told police that the money was in his pocket and glove compartment. Police confirmed that the incident ...

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Guyana, Brazil ink agreements for constructing road, combating drought

Guyana and Brazil on Thursday inked two agreements aimed at forging ahead with plans to construct a road link between the two countries and combating drought in the Rupununi region. The agreements were inked during President David Granger’s official State-visit to neighbouring country where he met his Brazilian counterpart, President Michel Temer. The two agreements are the Complementary Agreement to the ...

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Guyana joins global defiance of US’ recognition of Jerusalem despite threat of aid cut

Guyana was Thursday among seven member-nations of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) that defied the United States’ (US) recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), despite  threats by American President, Donald Trump to cut aid to opponents. Guyana voted along with Belize, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname to support the ...

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Guyana developing REDD+ grievance procedure, redress mechanism

In implementing the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Project in Guyana, the Ministry of Natural Resources has inked a contract with a local consultancy firm to develop a Grievance and Redress Mechanism (GRM) for the REDD+ readiness process. This is the first consultancy awarded under FCPF, which is readying Guyana to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).  The ...

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Fly Jamaica passengers suffer prolonged delays again

Fly Jamaica is suffering major delays in flights between Georgetown and New York for the second time in four months due to routine maintenance and technical problems, sources said. Passengers complained bitterly about the delay on Social Media and criticized the carrier for not keeping passengers abreast. “So frustrated can the management of Fly Jamaica tell us what is happening ...

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2 AM curfew on bars, night clubs lifted temporarily

The 2 AM curfew on bars, clubs and other entertainment from Friday, 22nd December to mid-January, in response to calls from the private and public sector, the Ministry of Public Security announced Thursday. Following is the full text of a statement issued by the Ministry. Consequent upon an inundation of requests from businesses, Guyanese back home for the holidays, the ...

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Guyana-born man locked up in US for 30 years on wrongful rape, robbery conviction heads home for Christmas

BY CHRISTINA CARREGA and JAMES FANELLI (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) He’s home for the holidays. Guyana-born Mark Denny, 47, has spent the past three decades behind bars for a brutal rape and robbery he didn’t commit. But last week he received the greatest gift of all — his freedom. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday morning that it had moved to ...

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