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Guyana’s land issues cannot be discussed separately- Vincent Alexander

Former executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Vincent Alexander disagrees that there should be a separate commission to examine the issue of Amerindian land rights and supports the move to have their and African land rights be dealt with by one commission. “We have to have a holistic and integrated approach to the resolution of sectoral or ...

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Digicel awarded contract to fix Guyana’s 911 emergency phone call system

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, Wednesday said that the 911 emergency telephone line is one step closer to being fixed. The Minister noted that clearance has been given to Digicel (Guyana) Limited to ship the equipment needed to have the 911 system back up and running. “Digicel won the contract for purposes for getting the equipment to be installed ...

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Several witnesses absent from NGMC alleged fraud trial; Ramjattan partly satisfied with SOCU’s work in face of constraints

by Gary Eleazar and Denis Chabrol Even as Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday expressed partial satisfaction with the work of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) in probing alleged financial crimes committed during the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration, a trial into alleged fraud at the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (NGMC) saw the absence of several witnesses. ...

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Man on the run after allegedly strangling wife

Police in ‘D’ Division are making stringent efforts to quickly apprehend a male suspect who allegedly strangled his reputed wife, in his Parika, East Bank Essequibo home, about 7:30 Wednesday morning, the Guyana Police Force said.   Investigations have so far revealed that the victim Dhanwantie Ram, 29, after encountering several domestic abuses, four days ago left her reputed husband’s ...

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Guyana Gold Board directors ordered to probe links to gold dealer accused of multi-million dollar bank fraud

In the wake of fraud charges against a licensed gold dealer, the Ministry of Natural Resources Tuesday night said the newly-appointed directors of the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) have been tasked with investigating whether anyone from that entity has been stained in the alleged dealings. “As a consequence of these reports, the Ministry will maintain its vigilance over the operations ...

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UG calls in police to probe alleged theft, mismanagement at ICT Centre

University of Guyana Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith has asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Guyana Police Force to launch an investigation into the operations of the Centre for Information Technology (CIT), following the levelling of serious allegations of theft of  equipment from the Centre and misconduct of staff members. “The Manager of the Centre and several employees ...

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Blind, visually impaired children ‘experience’ forest animals for the first time As Iwokrama continues outreach activities

The Iwokrama International Centre says it is continuing to reach out to special needs groups in Guyana in an effort to ensure that all Guyanese are informed about its programmes of rainforest and biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Last Friday, Dr Raquel Thomas (tropical forest ecologist and Director of Resource Management and Training at Iwokrama) together with Daisy Payne (a ...

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Corentyne miner beaten to death over missing raw gold; Linden miner arrested

Guyanese police were Tuesday  investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Phillip Cort, 53, a miner of 32 Queen Street, Courtland, Corentyne, Berbice. Investigators sais his body was found in his tent at Armu Falls Top Landing, Cuyuni, Region 7 about 06:00hrs on Monday, April 03, 2017 with multiple marks of violence.   Investigations have so far revealed that about ...

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New state-owned power company will reduce operational cost, increase efficiency

The board of directors of state-owned Power Producers and Distributors Inc. (PPDI) was Tuesday installed with the promise of reducing overall operational costs and continuing to enhance  efficiency. Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson said the coming into being of the PPDI would see the retention of the Guyanese team and a reduction in the “exorbitant” maintenance agreement that was proposed ...

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GreenHeartTree Energy enters Guyana’s renewable energy market…installs solar system at Paramakatoi

Green Heart Tree Energy (GHTE) entered the renewable energy market in Guyana earlier on March 3, 2017 when it commissioned a 10 kilowatt system to power the Paramakatoi Flavours Sun Dried Tomato Processing Plant, the company said in a statement. “The Paramakatoi project is the beginning of GHTE’s commitment to long term investment in the Guyana economy that will see ...

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