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Romanex Guyana to assist small miners in mercury -free mining

Small scale miners are being afforded the use of machinery from Romanex Guyana to help increase their recovery rates in the Marudi Mountain mining area, Region Nine. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that small miners raised the complaint that alluvial mining is not yielding production in the Marudi area when Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman and a team ...

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Car used by bandits at Rohee’s residence found

A car that was used by three  gun-toting bandits to escape with a quantity of valuables from former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee’s house was Wednesday found abandoned on Croal Street, Georgetown. Police said they are reviewing surveillance footage obtained, and “several latent prints” were uplifted from the house and the car. No arrests have been made. The robbery occurred ...

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Guyana, Caribbean told to brace for aggressive US foreign policy

Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) are being warned that United States (US) foreign policy towards Cuba, Haiti and Venezuela could be rather aggressive. Political Science Professor, David Hinds said that with the likelihood of President-elect Donald Trump selecting Newt Gingrich as the next Secretary of State (foreign minister), the US could push harder for “regime change ...

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Fraud-accused Hassan may be sent off GRDB’s top post

The General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Nizam Hassan could be sent off the job later this week, days after he was arraigned on an indictable fraud charge. Hassan is on GYD$250,000 bail in connection with alleged fraud in relation to the construction of the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (NGMC) building on Robb and Alexander Streets, Georgetown. ...

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Wanted men arrested after spotted in abandoned house

Two men, one of whom is a convicted felon on the run for robbery under arms, were Tuesday afternoon apprehended by police in Eccles Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.’ One of the men was identified as Godfrey Lynch, 19 years, of Agricola, East Bank Demerara, who had several brushes with the law and who was sentenced to 56  months imprisonment ...

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UG administration, lecturers differ over rental of off-campus building

The University of Guyana’s (UG) likely rental of a five-storey building at the corner of Lamaha and Camp Streets, Georgetown has sparked off criticisms from a number of lecturers, but senior administrative academics are justifying the rental of another building off the Turkeyen Campus. “The justification for renting a building by a cash-strapped university is, for instance, at least 20 ...

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Suspect held in GYD$3.2 M burglary at Bartica’s Deputy Mayor’s store

The prime suspect, who last Sunday morning broke into the Variety Store of Bartica’s Deputy Mayor, Kamal Persaud, and carted off several valuable items worth GYD$3.2 million dollars, was Tuesday morning arrested. Persaud praised police and residents of Bartica for collaborating in apprehending the suspect who once lived at Cool Breeze which was recently affected by a fire and later on ...

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Former New GMC General Manager, several others charged with fraud

The former General Manager of the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (NGMC), Nizam Hassan and a number of Directors of a Trinidadian construction company were Monday charged with alleged fraud based on the findings of a forensic audit. Hassan , which is currently the General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board, is jointly charged with Ministry of Agriculture Engineer, Hanniel ...

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Lethem municipality to clamp down on illegal night spot activities

The Mayor of Lethem, Carlton Beckles has pledged to address social issues affecting the Region Nine Township. Mayor Beckles, at an outreach hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources over the weekend, assured residents that the municipality has drafted a plan to address illegal activities. “As it relates to prostitution and other social issues, the municipality is viewing it very ...

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President Granger announces support for micro-enterprise ventures -as he urges villages to return self-sufficiency in agriculture

President David Granger on Monday announced that his government would support viable micro-enterprise projects at the village level even as it must maintain macro-economic stability, the Ministry of the Presidency said. No mention was made of whether that support would include cash or any other types of assistance. The President made this announcement in his address at the National Day of ...

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