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Large quantity of illegal pesticides seized

Inspection and Enforcement Officers of the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB), in collaboration with the Guyana Police Force, on Sunday last thwarted a major smuggling operation and confiscating approximately 300 kilograms of illegal or unregistered pesticides, the Ministry of Agriculture said Monday. The operation which took place at approximately 23:00hrs, saw inspectors of the authority along with officers ...

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Updated: Electrician beheaded by brother-in-law

An electrician was beheaded at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, allegedly by his brother-in-law, police confirmed. The victim has been identified as 39-year old Justin Peterkin of Paradise Village, East Coast Demerara. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Marlon Chapman said the suspected killer has since been arrested. The incident ocurred at about 08:30hrs Monday at his father-in-law’s home located at 1323 ...

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Govt takes over Berbice Bridge temporarily; tolls to remain the same

The Guyana government on Monday temporarily took over maintenance and operations of the Berbice River Bridge, under what it says are provisions of the law governing that thoroughfare and that the tolls would remain the same. “Therefore, in accordance with the powers conferred upon the Minister by Sections 4 (1) and 11 of the Berbice River Bridge Act, in the ...

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Berbice Bridge Company asks govt for 19-year extension of concession to avoid massive toll increases

The Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBCI) wants government to extend its concession by another 19 years to avoid a 400 percent increase in tolls from November 12. In a letter dated November 2, 2018 to Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, the Finance Controller/Corporate Secretary of the Berbice Bridge Company  Stephen Rambajan indicated that much would depend on the outcome ...

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39.7 percent of Disciplined Forces voted in Local Govt Elections; mixed reactions from parties

Only 39.7 percent of the 7,917 police, soldiers and prison guards, who were listed to vote last Friday in Local Government Elections (LGE) , actually voted, a senior official of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said. Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield said of the 4,693 members of the Guyana Police Force on the Disciplined Services voters’ list, only 1,938 cast ...

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Timehri prison officers, prisoner stabbed during prison fracas

Three prison officers and a disruptive prisoner at the Timehri Prison were Saturday morning injured during the fracas that began Friday night, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. He said an investigation has since been launched and by police and prison authorities. Samuels said a convicted murderer stabbed a remanded murder  accused with an improvised weapon. The Prisons Director said ...

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Oil and gas bringing more dollars, jobs, higher standards- govt, Edison Chouest officials

Guyana’s oil and gas industry is already boosting jobs, standards and investment opportunities ahead of first oil expected in early 2020, and the work-ethic by Guyanese aboard support vessels for ExxonMobil is already coming in for high praise. “We are just extremely pleased with all of the employees we have working with us so far and their attitude and their ...

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DDL opts out of bidding for Enmore estate

Demerara Distillers Limited, DDL, on Friday announced that after much deliberation, the company decided not to submit a bid for the Enmore Sugar Estate over its inability to find the right due diligence model. The announcement comes after the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) of the National Industrial & Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) announced that the tender for the sugar estates, ...

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Govt provides sketchy info about companies interested in buying state-owned sugar estates ; DDL did not bid

The Special Purpose Unit of the Guyana government’s holding company for government assets on Friday released the names of the five companies that have bid to buy out the four estates of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco), but did not disclose the details of the entities. A senior official of Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) did not tender for Enmore ...

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Some Joint Services members couldn’t vote in Local Government Elections; to vote on Nov 12

A number of members of Guyana’s State security services were Friday unable to vote because their names were not on the voters’ list where they were stationed, but the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said provisions would be made for them to cast their ballots with the rest of the population on November 12. “I’ll be doing a coordinating meeting with ...

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