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BREAKING: Gamecock gamblers shot dead

Two cousins were New Year’s Day shot dead shortly after leaving a game cock gambling location at Friendship, East Bank Demerara. One of them has been identified as a chicken vendor at Bourda Market named David “Fix Up” Singh. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken said the victims were gambling earlier at a cockfighting session at Friendship. Singh died on ...

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Proposals floated to sell off several sugar estates, shed non-core operations

Proposals to sell off a number of estates of the bankrupt state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation and shed non-core operations like drainage and health services were Saturday shared with the unions and the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). The talks come against the background of claims and counter-claims for the poor state of the industry. They include the 36 percent ...

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Police promotion of Officers, Inspectors and Subordinate Officers

1.      The following promotions have been approved by the Police Service Commission:                                                                        AS ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER          I.            W/Senior Superintendent                 Maxine Graham           AS SUPERINTENDENT        II.            Deputy Superintendent                     Frank Harvey      III.            Deputy Superintendent                     Mahendra Siwnarine AS DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT          I.            Assistant Superintendent                  Patrick Todd        II.            Assistant Superintendent                            Himnauth Sawh      III.            Assistant Superintendent                            John Barker AS ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT          I.            W/Inspector                                     Yonette Stephens        II.            Inspector                                          Oswald Pitt      III.            Inspector                                           Elton Davidson     IV.            Inspector                                           ...

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PPP’s Nandlall slams Granger’s Senior Counsel appointments as politically biased

Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall on Saturday slammed President David Granger’s appointment of several Senior Counsel, saying the “opaque” and “discriminatory” process has led to the selection of a sitting judge in violation of  practice. “These appointments were obviously done in a very opaque fashion. Some  of the appointments reek of political bias and baseless favouritism. Persons deserving were spitefully ...

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Senior Counsel appointed for the first time in 20 years

President David Granger on Saturday announced the appointment of several lawyers and judges as Senior Counsel for the first time in 20 years. The last batch of Senior Counsel was appointed in 1996. “His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, is pleased to appoint the following persons as Senior Counsel, learned in the law in ...

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Vigil and counter-vigil outside Red House

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Friday night held a vigil outside Red House, High Street, Kingston, Georgetown to protest government’s moves to evict the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre from that building after President David Granger revoked the lease. While top members of the PPP leadership sang and held lit candles outside Red House, a group of mainly women stood on ...

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Legal action stalls removal of Cheddi Jagan Research Centre from Red House; Ministry of the Presidency workers rip down sign

Workers of the Ministry of the Presidency on Friday began stripping Red House of its identity as the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre, even as the High Court has blocked any government representative from entering or removing any item from the building. Using a hammer, the workers clawed off the wooden sign stating Cheddi Jagan Research Centre from Red House, High ...

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Three-year old boy dies in fire

A three year old boy was Friday morning burnt to death in the house that he and his parents were living at Bladen Hall, East Coast Demerara. Deas is Moses Sancho, the son of Alan Sancho. Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle confirmed that the incident occurred. Other sources said by the time fire fighters from Campbellville and Mahaica fire stations responded, ...

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