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President pardons 11 juveniles, three women

President David Granger has pardoned 11 juveniles who were charged with wandering and ordered to reside at the New Opportunity Corps (NOC), Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, government announced Thursday. Under the Prerogative of Mercy, the nine girls and two boys, whose ages range from 13 to 17 years, were pardoned with effect from Thursday, 20th December, 2018. Wandering is no longer ...

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Tight security at Parliament for Friday’s no-confidence debate; AFC hears of rumoured PPP “diabolical plots”

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan has reportedly assured his Alliance For Change ( AFC) political party of water-tight security on Friday when the no-confidence vote is expected to be debated. “We have been assured that the security forces are fully mobilised and prepared to ensure that there is no breach of the peace,” the AFC said in a statement. ...

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PPP asks Police Commissioner to prevent “violence and mayhem” on No Confidence debate day

As Friday nears for debate on the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP)-sponsored no-confidence motion, that party has formally asked the Guyana Police Force to prevent what it says is a plot to stage disruptions before, during and after the debate. “We, therefore, call on you to take the necessary interventions to ensure that the rule of law prevails and not only ...

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No charge for Travis Chase; shot bottle-thrower to face courts

Television journalist Travis Chase will not be charged with shooting a labourer behind his leg, but the injured bottle-throwing man would have to face the court for throwing missiles, police said. “The case file in respect of journalist Travis Chase has been returned with advice given to the effect that no charge be instituted against him but rather against the ...

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Children discover parents’ bloodied bodies in bedroom

Police are investigating the murder of a woman and her reputed husband whose stabbed bodies were found in their bedroom. Dead are Naco Hale, 34, and her reputed husband Alwin Blucher, 48, of lot 522 Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway. Investigators believed the incident occurred between  11 PM Monday and 5:30 AM Tuesday. “The couple was found motionless in their bedroom ...

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Guyana paying more for fuels; Shipping Association reiterates call for port master plan

Guyana is spending more to purchase fuels due to the closure of Trinidad and Tobago’s oil refinery, Petrotrin,  increased transportation costs from other sources and the inability of the Demerara River to accommodate larger tankers, Finance Minister Winston Jordan says. “Until we could dig out the Georgetown Harbour and you could get larger boats and have the storage capacity built ...

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More extraditions expected- outgoing US Ambassador

The eventual extradition of two Guyanese to and from the United States (US) to face murder trials could pave the way for more Guyanese to be sent to that North American nation to be prosecuted for alleged drug trafficking based on solid evidence being gathered by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents who are based here, says outgoing United States (US) ...

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Murders, robberies down since 2012 – Ramjattan; Rohee points to ‘pick-pockets’ at Stabroek Market square

Murders and robberies have declined since 2012, but there are lingering concerns about the large number of robberies at Stabroek Market square, parliamentarians said Thursday during Day 4 of the 2019 National Budget debate. Weathering intense heckling from opposition parliamentarians in the 65-seat National Assembly, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan boasted  of reduced crimes based on statistics provided by the ...

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Suspect shot, arrested during attempted car theft

Guyanese police said they early Wednesday morning shot and injured one of four men during an exchange of gunfire as the lawmen foiled an attempt to steal a car at Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara. Investigators said the 24-year old injured man, after he was treated and discharged, accompanied police to his home at Sophia where three spent shells were found. Police ...

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Caricom free movement for agricultural workers, beauticians, barbers, security guards

Guyana and other Caribbean Community (Caricom) member countries have agreed to add agricultural workers,  security guards, barbers and beauticians to the list of persons eligible to move and work freely across the single market bloc. Regional leaders, including Guyana’s Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge, struck the agreement at a December 3 to 4, 2018 meeting held ...

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