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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Corentyne sisters charged with assaulting policewoman

The two women, who were seen on a Facebook video allegedly assaulting police and behaving disorderly at a police outpost, pleaded not guilty to several charges and were placed on a total of GYD$100,000 bail. Yasminie ‘Tina’ Ramsew was granted $30,000 bail for dangerous driving, and $10,000 bail each for assaulting a peace officer, and resisting a peace officer. New ...

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GECOM poised to scrap supplementary voters list of persons who haven’t collected ID cards

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) seemed set to scrap its plan to have a supplementary list of thousands of voters who do not collect their national identification cards to prove that they are alive and in the country, but there is no decision yet on the new method that will be used to heighten security, an elections commissioner says. Government-backed ...

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East Canje man caught allegedly fetching marijuana to Georgetown location

An East Canje, Berbice resident has been arrested in Georgetown with 46 kilogrammes of suspected marijuana in a car trunk. The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) says Jairam Lalman of 757 Fort Ordnance Housing Scheme was intercepted by anti-drug agents on Mandela Avenue behind the Botanical Gardens. CANU says the 35-year old man was transporting the suspected narcotic in the car ...

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Parliament’s dissolution seems closer

The dissolution of Parliament now appears sooner as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it does not need any more money from government to conduct general elections next March. The Ministry of the Presidency has said that Parliament did not dissolve on December 2, 2019 – three months before general elections – because Finance Minister, Winston Jordan may have to ...

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Drunken Pomeroon farmer drowned

Police say the body of a farmer was recovered while it was floating down the Pomeroon River, two days after he was reported missing. Investigators believe that 53-year-old Winston ‘Jim’ Alberta of Akawini Creek, Pomeroon River, probably drowned some time between November 30 and December 2. His sister, Renitta English, told police that he left home in his paddle boat ...

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Jardine-Waddell removed as Foreign Ministry Director-General; several ambassadors to be recalled

The Guyana government on Monday announced that Audrey Jardine-Waddell has been removed from the post of Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and that the post is scrapped and replaced by a Permanent Secretary. The new Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Ministry is Charlene Phoenix who has been appointed from 2nd December, 2019. Phoenix, who joined the Foreign Ministry ...

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Second prison officer held for alleged marijuana possession

A prison officer attached to the Lusignan Prison was found with a quantity of suspected marijuana when he was searched upon reporting for duty. Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels says the alleged marijuana was hidden in the officer’s underwear. The police have since been called in to investigate the matter. This is the second officer, within three days, caught with ...

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UPDATE: Names of dead, injured in West Demerara accident released

At least four persons were killed and 16 others injured on Saturday night in an accident between a minibus and a car on the Nismes Public Road on West Bank Demerara, police said. Police Commander for Region 3 (West Demerara-Essequibo Islands), Assistant Commissioner Simon McBean said three of the deceased were positively identified . They are 29-year old Ayesha Sealey ...

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