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GTT says Internet outages likely during system upgrade

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Tuesday appealed to customers to be patient with Internet “outages” they may experience as the company takes high-tech steps to ensure a faster and reliable service by the third quarter of this year. The telecoms provider said the upgrade, being undertaken in partnership with General Datatech (GDT), is expected to be completed ...

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Hundreds of stranded Cubans begin leaving Guyana; EasySky airline’s resumption on hold pending review

Hundreds of Cuban passengers, who were stranded in Guyana for several days now, on Tuesday began leaving the country after the Honduras-based Easy Sky airline was granted temporary permission to fly here, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Col. Egbert Field said. “They began to correct some of their safety deficiencies and these are the short-term corrections ...

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St. Maarten students visit Guyana’s First Lady

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger on Monday facilitated 13 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) students of St. Maarten Academy, their three teachers, driver and security officer with a guided tour of State House, the Ministry of the Presidency said. Guyanese born Teacher, Ms. Anita Marshall, who led the group, said that she requested the tour because she knew it would be ...

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Man fingered in plot to assassinate Granger attended Honorary adviser’s recent birthday party

An East Bank Demerara businessman, who has been fingered in the alleged plot to kill President David Granger, recently attended a birthday party for a government Honorary Adviser, according to well-placed sources. In the latest twist of events, police investigators are unable to locate the man who appeared on the privately-owned television newscast, HGPTV Nightly News, and implicated the businessman. ...

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SOCU questions fmr. Attorney General Nandlall about law books

Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall was Monday detained for questioning in connection with his acquisition of law books purchased by State funds. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Assistant Commissioner Sydney James said Nandlall was not arrested but he was questioned and subsequently allowed to leave. For his part, Nandlall ...

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Acting Brooklyn District Attorney announces new policy for handling cases against non-citizen defendants

Will Aim to Prevent Collateral Consequences of Convictions by Being Aware of Immigration Status of Defendants and Offering Appropriate Pleas; Two Newly-Hired Immigration Attorneys will Train Staff and Advise on Offers Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez  on Monday announced that his Office is implementing a new policy aimed at minimizing collateral immigration consequences of criminal convictions, particularly for misdemeanor and ...

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Police hunting cane-cutter who allegedly hacked ex partner

by Garfield Shortt Police were Monday morning mobilizing a team to go to the East Coast Demerara back-lands to hunt down and capture a cane-cutter who allegedly chopped his  ex partner several times about her body and her left hand severed. “We have information that he is in the back-lands,” East Coast Demerara Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Kevin Adonis told ...

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Guyana rules out planting industrial hemp

Government on Sunday ruled out permitting the cultivation of hemp, a member of the cannabis family, for industrial purposes, saying the plant was still prohibited by the United Nations (UN) and Guyana was not about to become a narco-state. Acknowledging those in  favour of industrial hemp in Guyana is having a “more vocal lobby,” Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said the ...

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Govt appeals for patience in getting things done

Amid growing concerns that government ministers have lost touch with the grassroots almost two years after they were elected to office, they are appealing for patience in improving the quality of life of Guyanese. At an outreach held Sunday (April 23, 2017) at Den Amstel Primary School, West Coast Demerara, Deputy Regional Executive Officer for Region Three (West Demerara- Essequibo Islands), Jennifer ...

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