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Bandits grab GYD$1 million from woman; driver shot

A man was shot during an armed robbery committed on a woman outside Jialing auto store at Charlotte and Oronoque Streets, Georgetown. “A” Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken told reporters that at about 12:15 PM police responded to a report of gunshots outside that business premise. He said investigators have so far learned that a male and female  arrivedin ...

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Bandits tie guards, break into East Coast Demerara NDC office

Armed bandits early Thursday morning tied up three security guards and broke into an East Coast Demerara Neighbouhood Democratic Council (NDC) office in search of GYD$16 million, but ended up leaving with a few items far less than the value of the money they went for. Police said the security guards reported that the bandits forced their way into the ...

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Jagdeo agrees to send envoy to Attorney General to discuss GECOM Chairmanship issue

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday night said he would be sending an envoy to meet with Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams to iron out disagreements over the constitutional requirements for appointing a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Jagdeo was responding publicly to President David Granger’s formal request for the Opposition Leader to send someone of ...

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Granger to Jagdeo: Send representative to meet Attorney General on GECOM Chairmanship controversy

President David Granger on Wednesday asked Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo to send a representative to meet with Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams to iron out concerns about the constitutionality of the six nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. The President suggested to Jagdeo that he picks someone to meet with Basil Williams ...

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Top Lethem councillor accuses Region Nine senior official of sexual assault

An elected senior local government official in Lethem has accused a top appointed  official  of  Region Nine of sexual assault and police have already completed their probe, Divisional Commander, Ravindradat  Budhram said Wednesday. “We have received a report on that and a report has been sent for advice,” Budhram told Demerara Waves Online News. The advice is being sought from the ...

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Smart City Solutions to explore removing meters that may obstruct disabled

Smart City Solutions (SCS), the operators the parking meters in Georgetown, on Thursday has summoned a meeting with the National Commission on Disabilities (NCD) to discuss concerns about the location of several meters virtually in the middle of a number of pavements. SCS further hinted that it would be willing to consider  removing those badly placed meters to ensure they ...

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Professor uses drones to track human impact on Guyana’s rainforest

(UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS NEWS CENTRE) Dr. Anthony Cummings is working in Guyana, using drones to track and study how farming impacts the Amazon rainforest’s ecosystem over time. Dr. Anthony Cummings sat down with leaders of an indigenous community in Guyana last summer to share an unconventional idea to help them conserve the land their people have lived on for ...

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Major crackdown on Trafficking In Persons coming

The Guyana government on Wednesday announced that there would an intensified crackdown on Trafficking In Persons (TIP) during the next two years. “We will increase the number of arrests, charges and convictions of alleged TIP perpetrators by three hundred percent,” Coordinator of the Counter-Trafficking Unit, Tanisha Williams-Corbin told the launch of the 2017—2018 National Plan of Action for the Prevention ...

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Granger to send Jagdeo reasons for deeming GECOM Chairman nominees unacceptable

President David Granger is Wednesday expected to dispatch his reasons to Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo for deeming his list of nominees for the post of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman “unacceptable.” “He will get the letter today. As I said it is essentially a constitutional matter. The matter is dealt with clearly in the constitution. I myself did not feel ...

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Govt sticks with Brickdam/ D’urban Park as Mash float parade route

The Guyana government on Tuesday insisted that it would be sticking with the Stabroek via Brickdam to D’urban Park route for the Mashramani costume and float parade, citing it’s historical significance and safety concerns. Following a decision taken in 2016 as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebration, the Education Ministry through its Department of Culture has opted to stick to ...

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