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Man, who threw marijuana into prison yard, convicted

The man, who threw a bag containing marijuana over the fence into the Georgetown Prison compound, on Friday pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years imprisonment. Reman Marks, of no fixed place of abode, admitted to the offence of being in possession of 793 grammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared before City Magistrate, Leron ...

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Public Health Ministry, NGOs team-up to tackle attempted suicide cases in Region Two

The Government is heightening its work with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and other agencies in Region Two, Pomeroon-Supenaam, to tackle suicide and attempted cases. Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings and a team from the Mental Health Unit of the Ministry of Public Health, on Thursday visited a family of one of the attempted suicide victims as ...

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Drugs shortages will lead to unconscionable raping of the treasury in parliament recess—PPP

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Thursday (May 11, 2017) warned that when government breaks for a parliamentary recess in August, the administration will embark on an unconscionable raping of the treasury in order to facilitate drug purchases through manufactured emergencies. The prediction was made by the former Junior Finance Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill during a press engagement held at the ...

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Father charged with son’s murder

An East Coast Demerara father was Thursday arraigned before Magistrate Alyesha George in the Sparendaam Magistrates Court this morning om a charge of the murder of his son. Forty year old Omar Khan of Lot 8 Better Hope Railway Line was not required to answer to a charge which alleged that on May 5, 2017 at Better Hope, he murdered Azeem ...

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Police fear terrorist assault on Parliament Building

Fearful of a terrorist assault on Parliament Building while the 65-seat National Assembly is in session, the Guyana Police Force says it has extended its cordon to include several streets nearby. “The Guyana Police Force wishes the Public to know that the barriers were directly related to the security of Parliament. This enhanced security arrangement has a nexus to terrorists ...

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No contractors yet for big India-funded projects

Guyana is finding a hard time hiring contractors from India to execute huge projects here because the rules have changed and the contracts are comparatively too small, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said Thursday. “One of the problems is that there is a new system in place in India- a new procurement tendering system- which, according to High Commissioner (of India), ...

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Specialty Hospital project is “dead”

Guyana has scrapped the India-funded Specialty Hospital project and will repay the amount of money that has been already spent on works at the Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara location, Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced Thursday. “This issue is dead, dead,” he told a news briefing when asked about the status of that health institution.  Jordan explained that at the request ...

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“We are committed to your country”- CEO of Hess oil exploration partner with ExxonMobil

President David Granger on Wednesday met with Mr. John Hess, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HESS Corporation, the exploration company that holds a 30 percent interest in Exxon Mobil’s offshore drilling operations in the Stabroek Block. The CEO was accompanied by the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Greg Hill, Executive Vice President at Exxon Mobil Exploration Corporation, Mr. Mike Cousins, Country ...

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