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Mother burnt to death, son injured by bandits

Bandits burned a house early Sunday morning, resulting in the death of a woman and injury to her son who were tied up before the building was set alight, police said. Investigations are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the death of Anita Baichan, 49 years, of Hope, WCB, who perished in a fire at her home about 0230h. today ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge’s earnings in 2015 dipped

The Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation recorded a decline in total income for the year 2015. This information was disclosed by the bridge’s General Manager Rawlston Adams during his presentation at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s year-end press conference on Thursday, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. In 2014, the bridge received the sum of $567,624,557 for marine toll, vehicular toll, ...

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Thousands benefitted from solar power under Hinterland Electrification Programme in 2015, several projects on card for 2016

The Hinterland Electrification Programme that is under the purview of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has achieved much success in supplying electricity across the hinterland, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Horace Williams during his presentation at the Ministry’s year-end press conference,  at the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday, said that over 6000 households ...

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Sam Hinds warns of “unsustainable” spending; denies existence of secret accounts

Former Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds Saturday warned that the movement of billions of dollars from a number of state-owned entities and commercial banks to the Consolidated Fund and subsequent spending would once again lead to an economic downturn. “The danger is that it would be used to raise recurring current expenditure to unsustainable (at this time) levels putting us at ...

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Ramotar defends Ashni, Brassy against govt “witch-hunt”

In the face of threats by government to go after former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh for the spending of GYD$4.5 billion from the Treasury without parliamentary approval, former President Donald Ramotar is sticking by Singh. “The fact of the matter is that Ashni Singh did nothing wrong and acted legally,” he said in a statement. Government had spent the ...

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Fourth homicide on Day 2 of 2016

Police are investigating the stabbing death of a man at Greenwich Park, East Bank, Essequibo Village and at Cane Grove Village, East Coast Demerara. He is Dewan Baksh, 22, years of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo. Police said he was at the time imbibing at Pink Shop when he and another man were involved in a fracas. In the process, he was ...

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Police force blames Service Commission for delayed promotions

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) is continuing to lay the blame squarely on the Police Service Commission (PSC) for the delay in promoting police ranks. The PSC has already notified the Police Force that promotions would not be known until February, 2016. In a statement, the force said Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud in October 2015 immediately dispatched the personal files ...

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Corentyne man is Guyana’s first murder victim for 2016

A Corenytne man is Guyana’s first reported murder victim for 2016, according to the police force. The incident occurred at 12:10 Friday, January 1, 2016. He is 24-year old Asif Hafeez of Crabwood Creek. Investigators were told that he another man were consuming alcoholic beverages when an argument ensued between them and Hafeez was stabbed to his neck. He was ...

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Twelve organisations receive National Awards

Twelve cultural and religious organisations have been awarded the Medal of Service to usher in 2016-the commencement of Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary and a year in which President David Granger hopes will mark a rebirth of the nation. “We, the Guyanese people, chose to change the country’s political culture when we elected a multi-party coalition in 2015. It is now ...

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