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Killed diamond dealer bandit identified; three others arrested

A man who was shot dead Saturday while allegedly attempting to rob a diamond dealership, has been identified as Henry Johanison, a 25-year old miner, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators were told that Johanison was shot dead inside Kay’s Diamond Enterprise Limited at Lot 288 Middle & Thomas Streets, Georgetown at about 12:10 pm. Three suspected accomplices, who were ...

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Fire leaves about 40 homeless

Fire  believed to be the work of a mentally ill man, ripped through several old wooden shacks and left at least 40 persons homeless. There were no reported injuries as a result of the fire that began shortly before 9 am at the congested area on Lombard and Broad Streets, Georgetown. The suspected arsonist was arrested and taken to a ...

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Major drugs raid at Stabroek Market

Dozens of heavily armed uniformed and plainclothes police officers on Saturday morning swooped down at Stabroek Market and arrested several persons for narcotics possession. A number of vendors selling a variety of legitimate products were arrested after police allegedly found marijuana in their stalls. “This is you drugs”, a policeman told a vendor. Assisted by a sniffer dog to ascertain ...

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GTT donates to cancer fight

  The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) Company on Friday donated GYD$300,000 to members of the Giving Hope Foundation – Guyana at its Telephone House, Brickdam. The company said the assistance is part of GTT’s 2018 Pinktober payout to several cancer organisations. Vice-President of the Giving Hope Foundation (GHF), Kirtley Williams expressed gratitude and noted the money will go towards ...

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RUSAL-BCGI: Gov’t to consider implications of “either them closing or we closing them”- Trotman

As the Labour Department hopes to meet with the management of the Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) and the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GB&GWU) in yet another move to reinstate 61  dismissed workers, government is considering whether to shut down the operations. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said “we are very disappointed and ...

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EPA refutes reports that Aurora gold mine resumed underground mining

Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday refuted reports that Aurora Gold Mine has resumed underground mining. EPA Director, Dr. Vincent Adams said the company was merely authorised to gather data to support its application for a permit to mine underground. “This permit is to conduct testing to collect data for the application of a permit so there is no ...

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Berbice CID Police cameras stolen

Unknown persons broke into the Criminal Investigations Department at the New Amsterdam Police Station and stole two cameras, a senior police officer said. The officer said no evidence was on the cameras and no one has been arrested so far. “We are looking at everyone,” the officer said when asked whether the suspects were members of the police force or ...

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Linden gets TV licence approval after 8-year wait

Linden on Friday moved one step closer to getting its own television station licence, after waiting more than seven years. The Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) made good on last week’s public announcement by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon that Region 10 would be getting approval for its television station this week. Chairman of the GNBA’s Board, Leslie Sobers issued ...

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South Africa to assist Guyana’s mining sector

South Africa and Guyana on Friday inked a wide-ranging declaration that could see this country benefitting in a range of areas. Signed by South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant and Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, the declaration provides for that southern African nation to assist Guyana with mapping among other areas. “At the invitation of the ...

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Pensioner burnt to death in East Demerara house fire

A 65-year old female pensioner was burnt to death by fire early Friday morning at her home in the village of Nonpareil, East Coast Demerara, police said. She was identified as Rovna Hassian. The blaze, believed to have been of electrical origin, destroyed the two-flat dwelling at 22 Nonpareil. Owned by Manzoor Rahaman, the house was insured with Apex Insurance ...

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