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Several injured in Kwakwani accident

Several persons were seriously injured Wednesday evening in a road accident in Kwakwani, Citizen Reporters said. They reported from the bauxite community that a speeding car slammed into a teenage mother who was cycling at the Waterfront Road. The 16-year old mother, whose only name has been given as Sheneiza Mollyneaux, as well as Ronaldo Patior and Tyson also knon ...

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New Amsterdam businessman allegedly shoots squatter

A well-known New Amsterdam businessman Wednesday night allegedly shot a man he said was squatting on his land, residents said. The incident occurred at Vryheid , New Amsterdam. The man, who owns a night spot and mall, was taken away from the scene in a police vehicle. His car was subsequently burnt by angry residents.

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Customs Officer arraigned for cocaine-in-mail

A Customs Officer was Wednesday arraigned on a charge of being in possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Clive David of 22 Princess Street, Lodge, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge for the offence he allegedly committed between April 9 and 11 at the Guyana Post Office Corporation. He is accused of being in possession of 647 ...

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Bogus teacher bailed for threatening to kill brother

A man, who falsely claimed that he was a teacher at a city school, was Tuesday granted GUY$20,000 for allegedly threatening to kill his brother. Brian Matheson,38, of Princess Street, Wortmanville, pleaded not guilty to using threatening language on Mark Matheson on April 9  at Princess Street where a breach of the peace may be occasioned. The accused told the ...

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Father of three pleads guilty to burglary; begs for light penalty

A father of three, who is expecting a fourth child, has pleaded guilty to break and enter and larceny, but would be sentenced early next month after a probation report is filed. Twenty-four year old Seon Blair appealed to Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry to be lenient with him because he has three children and he was expecting a third one ...

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Supreme Court now financially insulated from the Executive

The Guyana government  on Tuesday agreed to “insulate” the judiciary from financial control of the executive by setting aside a lump sum money for it to spend as it sees fit in keeping with rules of accountability. Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh announced the decision to the National Assembly’s Committee of Supply which is considering estimated expenditures for the 2014 ...

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Rodney Commission of Inquiry costing GUY$112 million

The Commission of Inquiry into the death of world renowned historian and Guyanese politician, Dr. Walter Rodney will cost GUY$112 million, the National Assembly was told on Tuesday. Junior Minister of Finance, Juan Edghill made the disclosure during the Consideration of Estimates of Expenditure for the 2014 National Budget. The probe would be funded from a total of GUY$193,008 million ...

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Money for GINA, NCN, Presidential Guard, other entities not approved

The combined opposition in the National Assembly on Tuesday voted not to approve subsidies and contributions to the National Communications Network (NCN) , Government Information Agency (GINA), Presidential Guard and other agencies that fall under the Office of the President. Other agencies, whose allocations that have not been approved because they are under the same heading of Administrative Services, are ...

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US hotel group invests in Princess Hotel

RAMADA Georgetown Princess will be the new name to be carried by the Princes Hotel and Casino at Providence, East Bank of Demerara. The rebranded name has already taken effect and arose following an agreement between the Providence entity and RAMADA which is a subsidiary of the Wyndham Hotel group of New Jersey in the United States. The agreement is ...

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Region 10 estimates approved- several roads to be rehabilitated

The estimates of expenditure for Region 10, totalling $2.25B were approved Monday evening in the National Assembly. Of this sum, $148.1M is budgeted for regional administration and finance, $280.7M for public works, $1.48B for education and $345.3M for health care delivery. APNU Member of Parliament (MP), Renis Morian inquired about a $1M allocation for the maintenance of infrastructure. Minister of ...

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