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Alleged paint, sheep and milk thieves in court

The Georgetown Magistrates’ court was Wednesday abuzz with persons answering charges for the alleged theft of milk powder, a ram and paint. A woman succeeded in getting her cocaine-addicted father charged for allegedly stealing three gallons of paint valued at GUY$16,500. Vanessa Sealey alleged that her father, Orin Van De Cruz Chester stole the paint on November 5 at their ...

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Home Affairs Minister Rohee hospitalised

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee was Thursday night hospitalised at the Woodlands Hospital, sources confirmed. His medical status was not immediately confirmed but he was in a private room and a close family member was said to be with him. Rohee’s hospitalization comes even as the government side was later Thursday night expected to vote on the Anti Money Laundering ...

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President refuses to sign one of four Local Govt bills into law

President Donald Ramotar on Wednesday assented to three of the four Local Government Bills which were passed in the National Assembly three months after they were passed by the National Assembly, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon during his post-Cabinet media briefing said that the President assented to the Bills: the Fiscal ...

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More cocaine sweets seized

A North West District vendor might be in for a bitter time as more sweets have tested positive for cocaine, police said. Those sweets and a number of others collected from children are now part of a probe that has been triggered several children falling ill earlier this week after they had eaten the sweets. Their stomachs had been swollen ...

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Guyana considering ethanol fuel mix

Motorists may soon be powering their vehicles with a 10% fuel blend with emphasis placed on locally produced bio fuel being the additive, Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy announced on Wednesday. Addressing the closing session of a symposium on bio energy, he said that the Office of the Prime Minister was already examining legislation to facilitate the fuel-mix. “If we ...

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Guyana suffered major Internet shutdown; service restored

Thousands of Guyanese were without Internet Service for several hours on Wednesday because the Guyana-Suriname fibre optic submarine cable was damaged, the company said in a statement. International calls were also affected intermittently, GTT said.Subscribers to Internet provided by the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) began experiencing degraded service very early in the day eventually becoming a total outage. ...

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Man’s body found in gutter

The body of a 42-year old epileptic man was found in a gutter near the Ruimveldt Police Station early Wednesday morning. Relatives identified him as Rocky Singh Salickram of Lot 1 Riverview, Ruimveldt. His body was found about 6:30 AM, half an hour afterr he had left home. They said the man was epileptic and “drank a lot.” He sustained ...

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LIAT, pilots union to meet Wednesday

LIAT says it has held discussions with the pilots’ trade union LIALPA  following the industrial action Tueasday which left several passengers stranded throughout the regional network. Only a limited number of flights were able to operate from Antigua, Barbados and Trinidad. The company has indicated its willingness to address any legitimate issues and has given a firm commitment that it ...

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Three reporters resign from pro-govt Guyana Times

Three reporters resigned from Guyana Times/Evening News on Tuesday, saying they would no longer be forced to read ‘reports’ about Kaieteur News publisher Glenn Lall in violation of journalistic principles and ethics and cultivation of fear for their own safety. They are television news anchor Leanna Bradshaw, Sabatini Daniels & Whitney Persaud. They said in a joint statement that their ...

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Cliff Anderson Sports Hall also an abbatoir

Several goats were slaughtered at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue, causing several children who were there for the National Schools Table Tennis Championships to be traumatised, according to a usually reliable eyewitness. Killing of the goats was seen about 2:30 PM Monday. The meat was later transported in a vehicle bearing registration number PGG 9139. The eyewitness said ...

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