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“CRG” number plates will help govt find stolen vehicles

Authorities hope that special license plates for State-owned vehicles will help them find those that might have been stolen by officials of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration before that party lost power two months ago. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon told ‘thank you’ public meeting by the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)  at the Stabroek Market Square that ...

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Committee to brainstorm possibility of local Law School

Guyana is preparing to actively explore the possibility of establishing a local Law School, amid the yearly uncertainty that faces University of Guyana law degree graduates in entering the Trinidad-based Hugh Wooding Law School. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams told Demerara Waves Online News that at least one person, Professor Rudolph James, has been identified to ...

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Wanted man shoots Plaisance resident

A man was Sunday shot and seriously injured by a wanted man during an argument at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, police said. Injured is 34-year old Jomo Lewis of Plaisance Squatting Area.  Police said he was shot by Rawle Franklin, a known felon, who is wanted for a series of robberies in the Plaisance area. Investigators were told that Franklin ...

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Slow business forces staff retrenchment

by Zena Henry The local business community is seeking ways to cushion the impact of economy’s sluggishness and workers are the first on the chopping block. Over the last couple of months, there has been a significant reduction in staffers across the business sector information has shown. So much so, that the Private Sector Commission (PSC) is expected to issue ...

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Highly indebted gold miners beg for concessions amid falling world price

Grappling with a looming recession in the gold mining industry that has led to several small and medium-scale gold miners’ equipment and properties being repossessed by lenders, the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) wants government to provide concessions to cushion the impact of falling prices for the precious metal on the world market. As representatives from the association ...

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Two wanted for shooting death of gay sex worker

Police on Saturday issued wanted bulletins for two persons they believe are linked to the gunning down of a gay sex worker after one of his clients was apparently dissatisfied with the services that were provided. Those wanted are Ron Forde called ‘Andel’ and Kanand Ojha are wanted by the police for questioning in relation to investigations into the murder ...

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Prime Minister says Sean Hinds was on recce of private residence

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday said self-confessed death squad member, Sean Hinds, was seen outside his private residence apparently conducting surveillance probably for a possible hit. “We have information that some days ago that Sean Hinds had been parked in a car in the vicinity of my residence and neighbours were alerted, the police were summoned and the vehicle ...

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Patch-work for water damaged roads to continue throughout rainy period

Patch work for water damaged roads to continue throughout rainy period Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson, says patch-works on flood-damaged roads across the low-coastal plain are to continue for the duration of the current period of rains, after which permanent repair work will be carried out.   Heavy showers coupled with flood waters damaged sections of several roads in and ...

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New GPC’s latest US$6m contract under legal review as Health Ministry addresses sole-sourcing

by Zena Henry The latest contract signed between the Government of Guyana and the New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (GPC) has been sent to Attorney General Basil Williams for legal review. That has occurred as the Health Ministry moves ahead to erase the previous sole-sourcing apparatus that has afforded the pharmaceutical company intense edge over its competitors. Health Minister George Norton ...

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