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Ministry probes ‘drug crisis’ at GPHC

by Gary Eleazar The Ministry of Public Health has launched a full scale investigation into the recent ‘drug crisis’ at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) that led to that entity having to procure in excess of half a billion dollars in drugs from pre-selected suppliers as a result of a shortage of drugs at the entity. This was confirmed ...

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APNU-aligned councillors vote to consider legal opinion on suspending parking meter bylaw

Most A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)-aligned Georgetown City Councillors Monday afternoon voted to  delay whether City Hall should approve an order by Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan to suspend the parking meter bylaws. City Hall will likely consider the matter at its next meeting to be held before month-end APNU Councillor, Heston Bostwick moved a motion that legal advice received by ...

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Businessman charged, gets $1.5mil bail for attempt to hire ‘hitman’

Businessman Ganesh Rajkumar 65-year-old Ganesh Rajkumar of Durban and Henry Streets was today, March 20, charged by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan with soliciting the services of a hitman to murder one Roger Conners. The virtual complainant in the matter is the would-be hitman, Mark Sandy. Rajkumar was not required to plea to the charge, which alleged that the offense occurred ...

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‘Facebook-famous’ police charged for verbally assaulting junior rank, threatening complainant

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Frank Thompson, was today, March 20, slapped with two charges, verbal assault and using threatening language, when he appeared before city magistrate Judy Latchman. A video recently went viral on social media where the senior rank was seen engaging in less than professional behaviour. The court heard today that 29-year-old ASP Thompson was in Broad ...

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Security Sector reform recommendations should be “not just sitting on a shelf”- UK envoy

British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn on Monday said he is confident that recommendations by his country’s security expert to reform Guyana’s security sector would be implemented and not left on a shelf. “This is something we want to see action, not just sitting on a shelf,” he remarked at the opening of a Risk and Liaison Overseas Network (RALON) ...

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PPP rallies supporters in sugar belt to “struggle” against closure of estates

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday intensified its call for sugar industry workers to “struggle” against the closure or scaling down of several estates, saying the ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) can be revived to supply refined sugar, ethanol, distilled rum and electricity. Addressing about 300 persons at the Rose Hall Martyrs monument, former President, Donald Ramotar accused ...

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Robber shot dead by businessman- police

An unidentified male suspect was shot dead during an alleged exchange of gunfire with three occupants of a motor car, one of whom is a licensed firearm holder, police said in a statement. “The unidentified suspect is alleged to have opened fire on the occupants of the car after they adopted tactical manoeuvre to evade him, when he attempted to ...

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Board of Industrial training graduates 69 in Linden

Sixty Nine youths from  Region 10 graduated from the National Training Programme for Youth Empowerment (NTPYE) executed by the Board of Industrial Training (BIT), the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported Saturday. The graduation which was held on Friday at the Linden Technical Institute saw the attendance of Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection Keith Scott, Assistant Director of Youth Leslyn Boyce, Region ...

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Mason, wife held allegedly for gun, ammo, narcotics possession

A mason and his wife Saturday night remained in police custody in connection with the discovery of a gun, ammunition and marijuana at their Sophia, Greater Georgetown home. Police said the 33-year old man and his 32-year old spouse were arrested Friday night at about 11:30 after police received certain information and searched a house at ‘E’ Field, South Sophia. ...

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Jagdeo to submit fresh list of nominees for GECOM Chairmanship; confirms receiving letter from Granger

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Saturday night confirmed that President David Granger has written to him about the selection of a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) ahead of his submission of a fresh set of names next week. Jagdeo declined to discuss the contents of Granger’s letter to him until he submits the new list of six nominees ...

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