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NAMILCO flour thieves convicted

Two persons, including an employee of Guyana’s National Milling Company (NAMILCO), have been convicted and fined for stealing  several bags of flour from the Agricola, East Bank Demerara-based entity. They are former Dhanuk Dhari and  former Delivery Clerk, Dasrath Ramanan have been found guilty of conspiracy to steal flour from NAMILCO and fined GYD$100,000 each. Former Warehouse Supervisor, Hera Bachan ...

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Press Association, US embassy stress information access, transparency on World Press Freedom Day

The Guyana Press Association (GPA) and the United States (US) on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2016 – Tuesday- are separately highlighting the importance of Access to Information and free media in propelling Guyana’s political and economic development. At the same time, the GPA cautioned against the potential entrenchment of criminal defamation should the Cyber Crime Bill be ...

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It is not the duty of the AFC to give Freedom

by David Hinds I have read a press release from the AFC which took me to task for what it called “regular attacks” on the party. I have to assume that I must have offended the party. Let me first of all commend the AFC for inferring that all is not well with the party and government—that there are things ...

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Mixed reactions about Stabroek Market area restoration

Stalls around the Stabroek Market area were Sunday morning demolished and badly clogged drains cleaned, leaving the more than 100 vendors divided with some saying they feel politically betrayed by a government they voted for. A vendor was heard telling her colleagues that she had collected the identification cards of all her children and had escorted them to the polling ...

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Major breakthrough in Ramada Princess casino robbery

Investigators have made a significant breakthrough in the robbery committed at the Ramada Princess Hotel early Friday morning, resulting in the arrest of a security guard and the search for five other persons, sources said. Police held the security guard who has since admitted to having been involved in planning the robbery with other accomplices in Georgetown. The guard’s arrest ...

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Berbice Chambers, Police Association trade barbs over crime situation

Two of Guyana’s leading Chambers of Commerce in Berbice and police are at odds over the state of crime mainly in the Berbice area where there have been several armed robberies. While the Guyana Police Force (GPF) did not respond specifically to the concerns by the Central Corentyne and Berbice Chambers of Commerce, the Police Association issued a statement through ...

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Guyana to lobby US for renewable energy support

Guyana would be lobbying United States (US) stakeholders to support renewable energy initiatives in this South American country as part of its green initiative, President David Granger announced Saturday. Addressing the commissioning of Eureka Medical Laboratories’ (EML) fully-solar powered building on Thomas Street, Georgetown; he said he would be taking his lobby to the US-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit in Washington ...

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PM receives final report on constitutional reform; to take it to Cabinet soon

The final report on proposed constitutional reform, that will guide a new political culture in Guyana, has been completed, the state-run Government Information Agency (GINA) reported Saturday. The report was handed over to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday, April 30, 2016, by the steering committee that was established to define the scope of the actual reform process, and formulate ...

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Armed bandits shoot man, grab GYD$1 million during Corentyne home invasion

Armed bandits early Saturday morning invaded a home at Rose Hall, Corentyne, shot one of five persons who were plucking chicken and escaped with GYD$1 million and jewellery. Injured is 20-year old Samuel Fernandes of Sand Reef, Rose Hall. Police said he sustained a gunshot wound to his shoulder. He has been admitted to the New Amsterdam Hospital. Investigators were ...

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Guyana finally getting high-speed mobile data….4G

Guyanese are on the verge of benefiting from higher data speeds on their mobile phones, with one of the country’s major phone companies announcing that it has been granted approval to offer 4G service. “Finally, we will bring you 4G. I know that you’ve waited a long time and I am as happy as you to say that we have ...

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