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Vending on Merriman’s Mall suspended

The Georgetown City Council Monday announced that vending on the Merriman’s Mall between Orange Walk and Cummings Street has been suspended for one week to allow vendors to clean up the area. “The Council observed that the area is very untidy. This is inconsistent with the vision to make Georgetown clean and green. The Council would be giving the vendors ...

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Guyana seeking US help with gold smuggling court cases

Guyana has asked the United States for assistance to help convict a man for allegedly smuggling large quantities of  gold to New York. Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo businessman, Christopher Baldeo is accused of smuggling almost US$69,142 worth of gold to the United States between February 6 and 7, 2015. Currently on GYD$100,000 court bail, he is due to re-appear before ...

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PPP accuses Gov’t of misusing security forces for political purposes

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says that the APNU+AFC administration owes the country an explanation into the apparent misuse of Guyana’s security forces for political reasons. This is after a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Intelligence Officer Robert Pyle was recently involved in a fatal accident that left both him and his wife dead. After the ...

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“Unbecoming and very political” – Rohee responds to Top Cop’s criticism

  Former Home Affairs Minister and Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee has dismissed statements by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud regarding his tenure as Home Affairs Minister as “political” and “unbecoming.” Rohee at a press conference last Monday had stated that promotions should be placed on hold until certain disciplinary matters are complete. “Little or nothing is ...

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Health care workers who treated swine flu victim vaccinated

All the health care workers at Balwant Singh Hospital, where Guyana’s first swine flu victim sought medical attention, have  been vaccinated and are being monitored for the potentially deadly disease, Public Health Minister Dr. George Norton said Monday. “They were tracked and all identified, for those who remained in Guyana –including the nurses as well as the relatives. They are ...

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Guyana People’s Militia re-established

Eighteen years after it was disestablished by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration, the Guyana People’s Militia (GPM) has been re-activated and hopes to recruit an additional 1,500 persons as reserves. Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Mark Phillips has announced that the GPM has been re-established with effect December 1, 2015 in keeping with the defence policy ...

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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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