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GTT says Internet outages likely during system upgrade

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Tuesday appealed to customers to be patient with Internet “outages” they may experience as the company takes high-tech steps to ensure a faster and reliable service by the third quarter of this year. The telecoms provider said the upgrade, being undertaken in partnership with General Datatech (GDT), is expected to be completed ...

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Financial consultant charged with three counts of fraud

A 57- year old Financial Consultant was Tuesday morning remanded after three fraud charges were laid against him. Clayton Alleyne of 179 South Bel Air stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charges which alleged that between November 3 2016 and February 8 2017 he obtained from three persons large sums of money in exchange for a ...

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Hundreds of stranded Cubans begin leaving Guyana; EasySky airline’s resumption on hold pending review

Hundreds of Cuban passengers, who were stranded in Guyana for several days now, on Tuesday began leaving the country after the Honduras-based Easy Sky airline was granted temporary permission to fly here, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Col. Egbert Field said. “They began to correct some of their safety deficiencies and these are the short-term corrections ...

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St. Maarten students visit Guyana’s First Lady

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger on Monday facilitated 13 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) students of St. Maarten Academy, their three teachers, driver and security officer with a guided tour of State House, the Ministry of the Presidency said. Guyanese born Teacher, Ms. Anita Marshall, who led the group, said that she requested the tour because she knew it would be ...

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Man fingered in plot to assassinate Granger attended Honorary adviser’s recent birthday party

An East Bank Demerara businessman, who has been fingered in the alleged plot to kill President David Granger, recently attended a birthday party for a government Honorary Adviser, according to well-placed sources. In the latest twist of events, police investigators are unable to locate the man who appeared on the privately-owned television newscast, HGPTV Nightly News, and implicated the businessman. ...

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Cane-cutter who hacked ex partner surrenders

The man, who allegedly chopped his ex partner about her body,  Monday evening surrendered, police said East Coast Demerara Divisional Commander said the key suspect walked into the Sparendaam Police station, accompanied by his brother. Dennis, a cane-cutter, chopped police constable Alana Hazel about her body and slashed off the woman’s left hand. The incide occurred at about 10:45 Sunday ...

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Fmr AG Nandlall cries political persecution over US$2,000 books

by Gary Eleazar Former Attorney, General Anil Nandlall was today (April 24, 2017) questioned by ranks of the Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force over 14 Commonwealth Law Report books, he claims are now worth some US$2,000—less than his two cellular phones. Nandall has since called the actions, a form of retribution on the part of ...

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SOCU questions fmr. Attorney General Nandlall about law books

Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall was Monday detained for questioning in connection with his acquisition of law books purchased by State funds. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Assistant Commissioner Sydney James said Nandlall was not arrested but he was questioned and subsequently allowed to leave. For his part, Nandlall ...

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Children allegedly abandoned during cocaine raid

by Garfield Shortt A mother on April 22 allegedly abandoned her children as police raided her house and allegedly found cocaine. Twenty-three year old Delon Bobb-Semple and  his sister 21-year Tomicka Bobb-Semple stood before Magistrate Judy Latchman charged with cocaine trafficking. The charge read that on April 22 at 68 Cross Street , Werk-en-Rust Georgetown they had 117 grams of ...

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Push cart vendor jailed for robbery

by Garfield Shortt A 39-year old push cart vendor was Monday morning jailed for 56 months after pleading guilty to a robbery charge in the courtroom of City Magistrate Judy Latchman. The charge stated that on April 22, 2017 at Avenue of the Republic Georgetown Michael White robbed Taylor Lowenski of one haversack, one IPhone, sunglasses among other items totalling ...

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