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Another person arrested for stealing GTT’s cable

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) Thursday said another person was arrested for theft of its cable, this time at a scrap-metal dealer in Albouystown, Georgetown. The telecommunications company said GTT Security and law enforcement officers to Pasha’s Scrap Yard in Albouystown where a purchaser of stolen GTT cable was apprehended around 11:30 Wednesday night( September 22,2017. Only last ...

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First batch of Natural Resource Wardens told don’t become “powerful” or “stand for nonsense”

Guyana on Thursday rolled out its first batch of natural resources wardens with full police powers to enforce environmental and and conservation laws in the natural resources sector, but they were charged by Police Commissioner David Ramnarine not to become powerful. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said the rangers would be responsible for intercepting the illicit trade in wild ...

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Guyana’s hurricane relief cannot target only Guyanese in affected islands; return of children is priority

Guyana on Thursday said its relief supplies could not only target Guyanese in the several hurricane-affected islands because that would be discriminatory, and priority would be given to return children after a list is “sanitized”. “In all these situations, the government of the territory in which there are Guyanese must take charge and whatever aid we send to territories will ...

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British military aircraft to airlift Guyana’s relief supplies to the Caribbean

Britain is to deploy a military aircraft to Guyana to uplift at least 10 shipping containers of relief supplies for hurricane-hit Caribbean islands, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said Thursday. He said the British High Commission has advised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that a C-130 aircraft would come to Guyana to pick up the much-needed items. The containers would ...

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Guyana’s personnel, supplies on standby for hurricane-battered Caribbean islands; willing to facilitate return of school-age children

As Guyana prepares to ship 10 containers of emergency supplies for distribution to hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands, authorities here are prepared to facilitate the settlement of children to attend school, but parents are unlikely to return because they want to cash in on reconstruction, Director-General of the Civil Defence Commission, Retired Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup said Wednesday. “Some of the people who ...

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New York court jails Guyanese man for nearly beheading wife in Queens

(DNAInfo).-QUEENS, NEW YORK — A man who attacked his wife last December on a Richmond Hill street, nearly decapitating her with a kitchen knife, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison, prosecutors said Wednesday. Prem Rampersaud, 51, who lived in Guyana but was temporarily staying with a friend in South Jamaica, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in ...

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Two arrested in connection with missing teenager

Two suspicious characters from Sister’s village, East Bank Berbice are in police custody assisting with investigations following the disappearance of a teenage boy since last Sunday. Thirteen-year-old Leonard Archibald was last seen in the company of his two sister’s while traversing the East Bank Public road on Sunday evening. A senior detective in the Berbice Division told the media that ...

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Suspected East Bank Demerara serial robber arrested, charged

A man, who robbed three women during early Tuesday morning on the East Bank Demerara has been arrested and charged with six counts of robbery under arms. The Guyana Police Force said Dillion Joel Dublin, 27, unemployed, of 96 Nelson Street, Mocha was Wednesday “positively identified by the victims” and he would be arraigned shortly before a magistrate. The women told ...

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No govt response to local company’s offer to buy Skeldon Estate sale; PPP, GAWU call for transparency

by Shikema Dey and Denis Chabrol Even as a local agri-business company awaits government’s response to its interest in buying the Skeldon Sugar Estate and factory, a trade union and its aligned opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Tuesday called for transparency. President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand maintained his workers’ organisation’s rejection of ...

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