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Ansa McAl salesman on GYD$22 million fraud charge

An Ansa McAl salesman was Monday arraigned on four charges of embezzling a total of GYD$22 million. Thirty-two year old Apollos Manoharlall of 299 Fourth Street Alexander pleaded not guilty after the charges were read to him by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. He was a salesman in the construction department of Ansa Mc Al. Manoharlall was granted GYD$400,000 bail ...

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Racing car drivers, charged in connection with GYD$500 million cocaine bust, granted bail

Racing car drivers, Stephen Vieria and Nazim Gafoor, who have been charged in connection with GYD$500 million cocaine-in-lumber bust, have been granted GYD$5 million bail each by the High Court. Chief Justice, Roxanne George granted them bail last Friday, but they were not expected to be out of the Georgetown Prison until Monday after all the administrative procedures have been ...

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Teacher commits suicide weeks after husband died

A teacher, who was found earlier this month in a house in a semi-conscious state with the decomposing body of her husband, has committed suicide, a relative confirmed. Nursery school teacher, Cindy Dawson took her life Monday morning at Charity, Pomeroon, Essequibo Coast. Dawson,a  teacher at Turkeyen Nursery School, had gone to Charity where her parents own their own home. ...

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Unidentified man shot dead in Sophia

A man was shot dead Saturday night at ‘C’ Field, Sophia Access Road, East Coast Demerara, and police have already arrested a man in connection with the incident. Investigators said a knife and a toque were found near the body of the unidentified man. A mobile police patrol said they spotted the body at about 10:15 Saturday night. “The body, ...

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Two dead, five hospitalised in separate road accidents

Two persons are dead and five others are hospitalised as a result of two separate accidents on Sunday, police said. Dead are pedestrian 49-year old Kalicharan Goordial of Creek Dam, Herstelling, East Bank Demerara and 36-year old Debra Pompey of 473 Belle West Housing Scheme, Canal No. 2 Polder, West Bank Demerara. Investigators said one of the drivers was deemed ...

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Gouveia did not participate in sale of Duke Lodge properties to Roraima Airways- company

Roraima Airways Chief Executive Officer Capt. Gerry Gouveia on Saturday  rejected reports that suggested that he might have been given preferential treatment for the purchase of two properties from the government, saying that he was not a member of the Privatisation Unit’s Board. “Captain Gouviea was not a member of the Privatization Board during the period covering the transactions associated ...

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Govt leaders failing to talk with sugar workers to counteract PPP; time for emergency national sugar conversation- Hinds

Politician and academic, Professor David Hinds on Saturday called on top government leaders to fan out across the sugar belt to talk with sugar workers about the future of the industry because both sides have valuable arguments. Hinds criticised government leaders for failing to mount outreaches among ordinary sugar workers to discuss with them the realities of the sugar industry ...

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Heavy rainfall causes severe coastal flood; several canals clogged; new pumping stations being built

Residents along Guyana’s densely populated coastland on Saturday continued to be affected by severe flooding due to heavy rainfall, and the situation may worsen if bad weather continues for the next two days days. As far as Number 28 Village, West Coast Berbice and the lower East Coast Demerara, yards and farmlands have been inundated with flood waters. While the ...

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Booklets launched targeting adults and youths about Guyana’s parliamentary functions

  Parliament on Friday launched two informative booklets, one of which targets youths and another for adults along with online versions titled, “Our House, an Introduction to the Parliament of Guyana.” The booklets are aimed to help inform the public about their rights and how Parliament functions, amongst other areas. In brief remarks, Speaker of the House, Dr. Barton Scotland ...

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“We have started down a very, very progressive path”- says National Toshaos Council Chairman on Lands Commission of Inquiry talks with President

Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Lenox Shuman Friday night said he was pleased with the outcome of talks with President David Granger about the controversial Lands Commission of Inquiry, but the Amerindian leader declined to say whether the Council has changed its original position. “I am not in a position to answer that question unfortunately,” Shuman said. The ...

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