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Alleged unlicensed motorcyclist charged with causing death

A 27-year-old man on Friday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for causing the death of a woman by dangerous driving, along with four other related charges. It is alleged that on June 20,2016  at Houston Public Road, Melroy Barnwell drove motorcycle CG 8485 in a manner that was dangerous, thereby causing the death of Paulette Josiah. Barnwell has also been ...

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Dragga blocking Mazaruni River to be removed “by any means possible”

The floating gold mining dredge called a ‘dragga’ that has been blocking the free flow of jet boat traffic on the Mazaruni River would be destroyed at a cost of GYD$24 million dollars, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said Friday. Patterson said he has already informed Crown Mining, the owner of the dragga, that the vessel would be removed, cut ...

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AFC puts brake on Harmon’s overreach- AFC General Secretary

Alliance For Change (AFC) General Secretary, David Patterson says his party has succeeded in eliminating overreach by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon but has fallen short on communication with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) at the grassroots level. Speaking at his party’s bi-weekly news conference, Patterson was hard-pressed to say whether the AFC has been successful in getting Harmon’s ...

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Constitutional reform, campaign financing legislation trump GECOM reform- AFC

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Friday admitted that it has done little push for a reform of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), instead saying that its immediate priorities are constitutional reform and campaign financing legislation. Apart from letting its position known on the need for GECOM to be reform and the model composition of the commission, AFC General Secretary ...

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Ogle Airport needs an ambulance, says Labour Dept on explosion at Roraima Airways’ hangar

The Guyana government has called on authorities of the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport to acquire an ambulance, after a Roraima Airways aviation technician, who was badly injured in an explosion earlier this year  had to be transported in a car The  recommendation is contained in a report by the Occupational Safety and Health Department of the Ministry of ...

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Carter Centre is back to help Guyana join global extractive industries transparency watchdog

The United States (US) is injecting US $297,000 is injecting in helping Guyana to prepare to become a member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and ensure good governance. American Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway said the 12 month project by thr Carter Centre is aimed at advancing transparency and accountability by assisting Guyana to develop its EITI candidacy ...

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“Guyana will pay homage to its deserving citizens by respecting this institution of National Honours”- Granger

Chancellor of the Orders of Guyana, President David Granger Friday evening registered the nation’s appreciation for eight-six Guyanese, who have served their country with distinction, by bestowing them with National Awards, ranging from the Disciplined Services Medal for Meritorious Service to the Order of Roraima, for their outstanding services and sterling contributions to the people of Guyana and to the country’s development. ...

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Gold miner jailed for 3 kilo ganja haul

A miner on Thursday received a four year prison sentence along with an over GYD$5M fine for ganja possession. It was alleged that on June 22, 2016, at Norton St. Georgetown, Otis Halley had in his possession 3.832 kgs of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The charge was first read to the 47-year-old on June 24, 2016 and he was ...

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Teenage boy’s mother fined, jailed for cocaine in his suitcase handles

The mother, who was on trial for cocaine in her teenage son’s suitcase handles, has been fine $2.7M and sentenced to three years imprisonment. Cora Towler appeared late Wednesday afternoon before Magistrate Leron Daly, where she changed her initial not guilty plea to guilty. The woman changed her plea after almost all the evidence had been tendered against her in ...

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