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More rapes, robberies and murders- police

 The Guyana Police Force on Friday reported  a steep increase in serious crimes including rapes, robberies and murders. The statistics in relation to the offences of murder and robbery under arms at the end of August2015 with corresponding statistics for the same period in 2014 are attached. At the end of August 2015 the Guyana Police Force recorded a 12% ...

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Truck carrying 400 boxes of smuggled chicken detained

Georgetown, Friday, September 11 2015: A Leyland DAF Truck bearing Surinamese licence plates was intercepted at # 5 Villages, West Coast Berbice after four hundred (400) boxes of smuggled chicken with an aggregate value of over $2.8M, were discovered. The truck and its contents were detained by officers from the Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRAs) Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) ...

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Government gives delinquent Housing Developers until February 2016 to finish works…Monitoring Unit set up to check progress

The Minister with responsibility for Housing Keith Scott has set a deadline of February 2016 to complete infrastructural works on their East Bank, Demerara Housing Developments, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). He met today with representatives from the some private housing developments after visiting several sites which were mostly under developed, contrary to previously signed agreements, on September ...

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National Unity talks will go “nowhere” with Nagamootoo- PPP

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday warned that National Unity talks with the government would go “nowhere” if the administration’s lead negotiator is Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo. “The PPP wishes to state that if such a move is part and parcel of the so-called “fresh approach” by the APNU+AFC then it is clearly a non-starter and will end up ...

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GECOM rules out local govt elections this year, eyes mid-February 2016

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Thursday ruled out Local Government Elections being held this year and, according to a well-place source, the polls could be held  around mid- February, 2016. Insiders told Demerara Waves Online News on strict condition of anonymity that the elections for the 65 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) and six towns could be held on February ...

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Gold smuggling a door to other illegal activities- miners association

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Thursday labeled gold smugglers “a few greedy individuals” who could be linked to other “illegal activities” “Smuggling does not benefit Guyana and only serves to enrich a few greedy individuals, additionally it opens up several avenues for additional illegal activities,” said the association in a statement. Well-placed sources have told Demerara ...

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Guyanese held at JFK Airport with coke-in-rum

A Guyanese national was nabbed trying to smuggle a rum and coke drug cocktail in his luggage at Kennedy Airport, authorities said. Cleveland Charles arrived in New York on Saturday aboard a Caribbean Airlines flight from Georgetown, Guyana, and was selected for inspection by Customs and Border Protection officers. Sharp-eyed officers focused on a bottle of 12-year-old El Dorado rum ...

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Early morning fire guts Regent Street store building

An early Thursday morning fire gutted a Regent Street building that housed several stores, leaving several lowly-paid store workers out of a job. The building, which is located at Regent and King Streets, housed Ashok Store and two other smaller stores. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known. Fire fighters and police cordoned off the scene with barriers. ...

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Govt dismisses PPP’s concerns that bankrupt persons can contest Local Govt Elections

Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan has brushed aside concerns about the removal of a section of the Local Authorities Act that could now pave the way for bankrupt persons to contest Local Government Elections and remain a councilor. Bulkan disagreed that the removal of bankruptcy as a disqualification for election as a councilor or for continuation in the office as ...

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