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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Ex-cop among car thieves

The Guyana Police Force believes that an ex policeman is among several car thieves whose preferred brands are Toyota Allion and Premio cars. The suspect was held after he sped off with a plainclothes policeman’s car and later crashed the vehicle. This time the vehicle was a Toyota 212. The incident occured Monday at a bout 10:30 am at Second ...

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CDB funds improvement of Guyana’s local government system

The Caribbean Development (CDB) is giving Guyana US$218,020 to build capacity in key areas of local government to facilitate de-centralisation of public service delivery, and greater local involvement in social and economic development, consistent with the sustainable development goals. The Project will assist the Government of Guyana in building the capacity of the Ministry of Communities to better support the ...

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Four hospitalised after gambling fracas

Four persons are hospitalized in serious conditions at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation after one was chopped and the others were struck down due to the deliberate,reckless and wanton driving of a 54-year old minibus driver who is an ex-policeman of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, the Guyana Police Force said. He is in custody and assisting with the investigation. The ...

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Questionable medical school owner resurfaces; leaves students in limbo

Several persons believed that they have been defrauded by a woman who has for several decades been allegedly setting up bogus medical training institutions in Guyana. After weeks of asking the woman, who gives her name as Juanna Craig, for details about the unnamed medical school such as its accreditation, she fled Saturday afternoon from Critchlow Labour College (CLC) where ...

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NAACIE secures 6.5 percent salary increase for GPL staff

  After approximately six months, negotiations between the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) and Management of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) concluded Friday with the parties signing off on salary increases for the power company’s staff who come under the purview of the union. The salary increase will be retroactive to January 1, 2017. General ...

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BREAKING: New York man convicted for shooting death of Guyanese teenage girl in Brooklyn

New York authorities on Friday announced that a man, who shot dead a 16-year old girl in their Flatbush, Brooklyn apartment, was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting a teenage Guyanese girl with a sub-machine rifle. The Acting Brooklyn District Attorney, Eric Gonzalez said 26-year Taariq Stephens, 26, of East Flatbush, Brooklyn will be sentenced on January 16, 2018, ...

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High Court quashes parking meter by-laws

The High Court on Friday quashed the Georgetown Parking Meter by-laws, effectively putting a brake on the system that is intended to generate much needed revenue for the cash-strapped city. “It is difficult to envisage it going forward at this time without the bylaws,” said NBS’ Attorney-at-Law, Pauline Chase. Filed by the New Building Society in February, 2017, that financial ...

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No election rigging, promises Granger

President David Granger on Friday said categorically that he has no intention of rigging elections, even as he explained his commitment to his People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) late founder-leader, Forbes Burnham. “I have never rigged an election in my life. I have no intention of ever doing so,” said Granger who has been a PNCR member for more than ...

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President says alleged irregularities forced him to block promotion of senior police officers

President David Granger on Friday said he blocked the Police Service Commission (PSC) from promoting several officers of the Guyana Police Force after he received complaints that a number of alleged procedural irregularities. “I did receive a letter pointing out to me that deserving persons were being superseded. One letter writer claimed that they had been no internal procedure for ...

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President lets go of three presidential advisors

President David Granger announced that he has gotten rid of his three of his advisors, including two former army chiefs, and has offered them executive positions. At his first press conference in just over two years, the Guyanese leader said Presidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment, Aubrey Norton; Presidential Advisor on Security; Retired Brigadier Edward Collins and Presidential Advisor on the ...

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