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Efforts underway to ascertain owner of go-fast boat

Authorities hope to use the engine numbers of a go-fast boat that was found on the North West District (NWD) beach to track down its owners because the vessel was used in illegal activity, Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh said Tuesday. “It is our belief that this vessel was engaged in some illegal type of activity- ...

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NICIL spent GYD$70 M on developing Pradoville 2 lands; Brassington denies knowing intended beneficiaries

The Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington Monday denied having any knowledge that the development of lands at Pradoville 2 were for top elected and other officials of the previous government. Brassington said all that NICIL was required to do was to spend more than GYD$70 million on developing the land at Goedverwagting-Sparendaam for ...

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“As far as I know I have not broken any laws”- Winston Brassington

Head of government’s holding company for government assets, Winston Brassington Monday afternoon denied any wrongdoing and instead accused a forensic auditor, Anand Goolsarran of divulging contents of the draft report without giving the company’s principal’s an opportunity to comment. “As far as I know I have not broken any laws and if Mr. Goolsarran is suggesting it then I believe ...

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PPP suggests Disciplined Forces need one-month tax-free salary

The main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Monday suggested that members of the Disciplined Services have been deprived of an extra one-month salary which would have been more than the across-the-board GYD$50,000 bonus. “How could you equate fifty-thousand (dollars) with a man who may be getting let’s say a hundred thousand as his salary?,” PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee ...

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Fires leave 13 homeless at Christmas time

Nine persons will not be having a Merry Christmas this year as fire early Sunday morning destroyed a house at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara. Sources say investigators believe the fire was caused by children playing with matches. The blaze occurred at 99 Lusignan Pasture at a house owned by United States-based Nadira Balram. Four adults and five children, who are ...

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Suicides rock Wakenaam

The usually quiet Essequibo island of Wakenaam was Saturday plunged into mourning with two suicides- one by a sick and elderly man and the other by a young man with domestic problems. Dead are 80-year old Sydney “Badri” Ramphal and Soma Bhryo, said to be in his 40s. They resided at Belle Plaine village on that agriculture-dependent island of about ...

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President pardons several jailed women for Christmas

President David Granger has announced the pardon of several women convicted for non-violent offences and that they are expected to be released from prison on Monday. Speaking on his weekly television programme, Public Interest, the Guyanese leader said he exercised his compassion in pardoning 11 women who were convicted and imprisoned for non-violent, narcotics and trafficking in persons. “My emphasis ...

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Guyanese minibus driver shot dead in the US

A popular Guyanese minibus driver, Phillip “Stoutie” Amsterdam, has been shot dead in the United States  , according to well-placed sources. Prior to migrating to the United States (US) several years ago, he lived on Public Road Kitty and South Ruimveldt. Back in the 1990s, he had driven buses such as “Drayman” and “Deportee.” NJ.com reported that authorities are investigating ...

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Labour Exchange to help tackle unemployment

Efforts are being made to update and expand the operations of the Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency (CRMA), so that it can better serve the public. This will contribute to the Administration’s effortto minimise unemployment in Guyana, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported Friday. The unit intends to expand its services to Regions 1, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10 ...

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