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Several parking meters will obstruct disabled persons

The National Commission on Disability (NCD) on Tuesday expressed concern about the erection of several parking meters virtually in the middle of pavements, saying that they would pose problems for blind and wheelchair bound persons. “Our concern from the Commission’s point of view is that it is discriminating against persons with disabilities in particular the blind because of the fact that ...

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Man sentenced to 3 years in prison, fined $4M for cocaine possession

Haslin O’Neil Thom, 46 years  of Ruimveldt, this morning plead guilty before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for possession of 1.5kg of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on January 14. Thom, a construction worker and first time offender, plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 3 years and must pay a fine ...

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Witness testimonies continue in Westford $$$ fraud trial

City magistrate Judy Latchman has instructed former public service minister Jennifer Westford; and former public service ministry permanent secretary, Margaret Cummings to return to court on January 19, when SOCU detective inspector, Richard Frank will once again take the witness stand. Frank today testified before magistrate Latchman and was cross-examined by prosecutor Teshanna Lake. Frank told the court he contacted ...

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Caricom Single Market and Economy training for Guyana’s secondary school teachers

Secondary school teachers in Guyana are set to be more knowledgeable about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) headquarters said Monday. This is due to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat’s hosting of a two-day CSME training workshop from Tuesday, January 17 at the Church View International Hotel in Berbice. Approximately 30  teachers will be ...

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Attorney General dismisses PPP’s Nandlall’s concerns about proposed law school

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams on Monday dismissed concerns by his predecessor Anil Nandlall about efforts being made to set up a law school in Guyana, saying that it would be recognised by the Caribbean Council of Legal Education. Williams, in stark contradiction to Nandlall, said Guyana still has permission to establish a local law school ...

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Ruling looms for businessman, accomplice charged in triple murder

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan has set January 31 for ruling on murder accused, 72-year-old businessman Ganga Krishna, and his employee 24-year-old Avishkar Kissoon. The men were charged in the November 2014 Robb Street fatal fire which claimed the lives of 15-year-old Theresa Rozario, and her 12-year-old sister Feresa Rozario. Both girls were burnt to death after the early morning fire ...

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Ministry of Presidency’s scholarship award to CH&PA official raises serious questions

The Ministry of the Presidency has granted a scholarship for a senior official of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) to study in Korea at a time when there is a probe into alleged payroll fraud, according to official documents. Board members and the management team have been warned that the CH&PA and Guyana could face “unnecessary embarrassment” and ...

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Pres. Granger calls on banking sector to address deficiencies; touts mobile banking for remote communities

President David Granger on Sunday called on the banking sector to address several deficiencies that have been identified by the World Bank and singled out mobile banking as a major tool that could decentralize banking services to persons especially in remote parts of Guyana. “Guyana, despite the increase in the number of bank branches, continues to rank behind our Caribbean ...

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Gold miner dies as a result of stabbing; suspect arrested

A pork-knocker (small gold miner)  early Sunday died a short while after he was stabbed following an argument, and the suspected perpetrator has since been arrested, police said Dead is 38-year old Robert ‘Bobby’ Perreira of Kumaka, Moruca, North West District. Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Ravindradat Budhram said the homicide stemmed from an argument during a drinking spree. Investigations so far ...

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