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Suspected bandit shot shortly after robbing market vendor; six arrested

A 23-year old man, who allegedly robbed a Bourda Market vendor of GYD$400,000 cash, and subsequently exchanged gunfire with police, was shot and injured, police said. The Guyana Police Force did not name the suspect, but said he is from Laing Avenue, Charlestown, Georgetown. He sustained a gunshot wound to his right foot and has been hospitalised in a stable ...

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High Court blocks GPSU from holding elections until books are audited

The High Court has blocked the current executive of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) from holding elections until they account for monies received and spent by the union for more than 10 years. The interim injunction restrains the respondents or their servants or agents “from holding or attempting to hold an election for office bearers for the Executive Council ...

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Embattled Carol Joseph resigns from PNCR

Embattled staunch senior People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) member, Carol Joseph has resigned from the party, according to well-placed sources. Her resignation was brought to the attention of the party’s Central Executive meeting last week. Sources said Joseph, who was an elected member of the PNCR’s Central Executive, however, offered to assist the party wherever possible. She could re-apply for ...

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Minibus driver jailed for causing death of National Hardware guard

A minibus driver was Friday jailed for 56 months after he was found guilty for causing the death of one of his passengers. Twenty-eight year old Travis Davis of Caesar Street, Agricola, Georgetown was found guilty of causing the death of Lynette Joseph on January 6, 2016 at Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara. Joseph was a guard at National Hardware ...

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Woman charged with alleged murder of brother

An East Bank Demerara woman was Friday arraigned for the alleged murder of her brother. Twenty-five year old Debbie Hansraj of Covent Garden is accused of the murder of 21 year old Vishal Hansraj. She was not required to plea to the indictable offence that she allegedly committed between April 17 and 18, 2017 at Covent Garden Sea Dam. Chief ...

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Gold Board General Manager, others sent on administrative leave to facilitate money laundering probe

The General Manager of the Guyana Gold Board, Lisaveta Ramotar was Thursday sent on administrative leave to pave the way for a police probe into alleged money laundering. Several other staff members have been also sent home temporarily. Ramotar, who is the daughter of former President, Donald Ramotar, was told to proceed on leave “immediately” in a letter signed by Minister ...

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Govt taking steps to reverse economic slowdown

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said that the government is taking every step to ensure that economic activities are revitalised, and that money continues to flow into the economy. The Minister was at the time addressing the media at a post-Cabinet press briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency today, on how the government is moving to treat with the ...

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Digicel denies GT&T’s allegations of illegal bypass, tax evasion

Digicel’s Guyana operations on Thursday denied claims by the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) that it has evaded taxes through what its competitor called an illegal bypass. “Digicel notes with great disappointment GT&T’s most recent statements to the press in which it repeated untrue allegations and more specifically claimed that Digicel has denied the Government of Guyana payment of ...

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Georgetown’s drainage network to be rehabilitated ahead of rainy season; sloppy work done at Cummings canal

Drainage and irrigation channels in and around Georgetown will undergo a series of rehabilitative works while some will be cleared as the city prepares for the May-June rains. Word of plans to improve the drainage system ahead of the next rainy season came several weeks after the Ministry of Public Infrastructure conducted a sloppy cleaning of the Cummings Canal/ Cowan ...

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