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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Juvenile escapes from holding centre

A 16-year old boy escaped from the Juvenile Holding Centre, Sophia six days ago,  and since then a search has come up empty handed. He has been identified as Leon Patterson. The Public Security Ministry appealed to the public for assistance in finding the lad by contacting the nearest police station. The Ministry of Public Security said the teenager was discovered missing ...

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Brazilian miner was shot behind his head by policeman

The Brazilian miner, who was killed by a policeman, was shot behind his head, according to an autopsy conducted on Wednesday found. “The cause of death was given as gunshot injury to head (entry through the back exit through the front),” the Guyana Police Force said. Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh believed that Estevao Costa Marques was shot from a range more ...

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Minister of Education summons Teachers’ Union to meeting as strike looms

Minister of Education, Ms. Nicolette Henry has summoned the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) to another meeting in an effort to avert strike action by thousands of public school teachers over government’s failure to give into their demands for increased salaries. “I’m looking at a meeting this week because it’s both urgent and important and therefore we need to ensure that ...

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American Chamber of Commerce- Guyana hopes to reduce barriers; help influence policies, laws

The newly-established American Chamber of Commerce of Guyana (AmCham Guyana Inc.), which was officially launched Tuesday night, hopes to influence government policies and legislation, in among other areas, those linked to the oil and gas sector. United States (US) Ambassador, Perry Holloway hailed AmCham-Guyana’s “desire to move forward with relevance and speed” by setting three initial priorities- the Sovereign Wealth Fund ...

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Mid-year report 2018: Economic and fiscal outlook uncertain

Despite a rebound in economic growth of 4.5% for the first half of the year, Guyana faces considerable economic and fiscal headwinds for 2018 that will mean restrictions in spending in the public sector. This comes even as there is an increasing amount of unrealistic discussions regarding the benefits of anticipated oil revenues which are not even expected for another ...

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US Ambassador lukewarm about direct cash transfers from oil revenues

United States (US) Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway prefers Guyanese to talk more about improving social services and security instead of directly transferring oil cash to the poor. “I think the more important conversation should be about not giving every citizen a cheque but giving every citizen a quality education, giving every citizen quality health care, a secure environment in ...

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Long dry weather begins; farmers urged to conserve water

Farmers were Monday warned of impending dry spells and to conserve water ahead of the weak to moderate El Niño conditions during the next several months. Chief Hydrometeorological Officer  Dr. Garvin Cummings said the dry spells do not mean that Guyana would experience a drought. “The absence of rainfall does not indicate a drought situation, but rather a period of dry ...

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Ukrainians charged with assaulting Guyanese gold mine workers

Two Ukrainians have been charged with a number of offences linked to the assault of two Guyanese gold mine workers as well as failure to wear uniforms as private security personnel. Police said the Russian-speaking Ukrainians- 38-year 0ld Vitaly Paraschuck was charged with two counts of threatening behaviour and assault causing actual bodily harm committed on Charles Clarke on July ...

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Policemen arrested in connection with killing of Brazilian miner

A Guyana Police Force Corporal and a Constable have been arrested in connection with the alleged murder of a Brazilian miner at Puruni District on Saturday. The policemen, who are based at Kurupung Police Station allegedly abandoned the station Friday morning, leaving on an All Terrain Vehicl (ATV) for patrol duties. Amed with a.30 carbine rifle , they subsequently joined a ...

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Three dead in West Demerara accident

Three persons died early Sunday morning when the car they were travelling in slammed into the back of parked lorry on the La Grange Public Road, West Bank Demerara, police said. Dead are the car driver Jonar Devon, 33, a contractor of 22 Nismes, West Bank Demerara and the occupants Devindra Hardyal, 25,a promoter of 30 Public Road,La Grange, and ...

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