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Police probing shooting outside Tower hotel

Police are investigating a shooting incident outside Tower Suites, Main Street, Georgetown early Sunday morning. Police said the victim was taken to a private hospital and he was treated for a “superficial injury.” Investigators have obtained the name of the person, who was shot, but up to late Sunday was unable to contact him. No one has been detained in ...

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Granger poised to name GECOM Chairman unilaterally- PPP

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Sunday declined to immediately react to President David Granger deeming the list of nominees for post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) “unacceptable”, but his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) believed the Guyanese leader appeared set to unilaterally name someone. “Let’s see who he picks or if he is going to ask for a ...

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BREAKING: Jagdeo’s nominees for GECOM Chairmanship “unacceptable”

​President David Granger says Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s list of six names for GECOM Chairman is “unacceptable.” He said the Constitution provides for the person to have been a judge. “The only thing about the list is that it comprises six names,” Granger told a media brunch. He noted that ultimately if the lists submitted by the Opposition Leader, he ...

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‘Parliament View’ vendors’ removed

Vendors, who once occupied the plot of land at the corner of Hadfield and Lombard Streets- Parliament View- were early Sunday morning removed from there. Several stalls were demolished, while most of the vendors were  present to relocate their goods to a small plot of land south east of the Stabroek Market near the K&VC restaurant. Others had no choice ...

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Man held with “VCR-gun” after threatening to kill mom

A man from Vigilance, East Coast Demerara has been arrested after police said they uncovered a handgun concealed in a Video Cassette Recorder (VCR). He reportedly threatened to kill his mother, police said. The 22-year old man, police said, has since admitted to being in possession of the .32 pistol at his home Police said the 22 year old self-employed ...

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Guyana moves closer towards Diaspora policy

Guyana has decided to set up a ministerial sub-committee to help craft a  Diaspora policy, following recent concerns by New York-based Guyanese that they are being left out of decision-making. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said the roadmap for crafting the Diaspora Engagement Policy has alread received support from, among others, the International Organisation of Migration (IOM). He said Cabinet has ...

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Guyana blacklists drug supplier

A Trinidad-based company should be banned from tendering for drugs in Guyana, and several top officials of Guyana’s Ministry of Health should either be removed or fired, a recent probe into the procurement of medical supplies has recommended. Retired Assistant Police Commissioner, Winston Cosbert states in his report that Ministry of Health employee, Kendazie Aaron should be fired from her ...

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Miners urged to take precaution during rainy season

Acting Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) Newell Dennison is urging miners to be extremely cautious during the rainy season. Dennison told the Government Information Agency (GINA) in an invited comment on Thursday, that miners should, “exercise extreme caution in their work” in rainy conditions. Last year, seven mining related deaths were recorded. Guyana is experiencing its ...

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CDC monitoring the situation as inclement weather continues

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is monitoring the severe weather conditions currently being experienced, to determine whether its intervention is needed. Director General of the CDC, Retired Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup told the Government Information Agency (GINA) Thursday, that his agency is “observing and monitoring the situation”. The Ministry of Agriculture’s National Weather Watch Centre earlier this week issued a weather ...

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