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Suspected thief shot in poultry farmyard

A 22-year old man, who was previously charged with break and enter and larceny, was shot dead at after he allegedly attacked a guard and a poultry farmer in the farmyard, police said. Police said the security guard shot the intruder twice. The guard has since been arrested and a licensed shotgun seized. Dead is 22-year old Jarrel ”Dumb Boy” ...

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Youth held for probe into attempted murder

A man, who allegedly lashed another man to his shoulder, was relieved of the piece of wood and struck to his head. Suffering from a fractured skull and hospitalised in a semi-conscious condition is 18-year old Peter Livingstone of  Lot 2 La Retraite, West Bank Demerara. The incident occurred Friday at 8:PM in the same village. Police have since arrested the ...

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20 percent of Public Procurement for Small Businesses from January 2019

The government’s Small Business Procurement Programme is set to be implemented by the Ministry of Business by January 01, 2019. This programme will ensure that small businesses have their fair access to government procurement activities through a transparent and efficient process, government’s Department of Public Information reported Friday. Section 11:1 of the Small Business Act of 2004 provides for at ...

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Soldiers charged with rape granted bail

Two Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers, who are accused of raping a woman, were Friday each granted GY$300,000 bail. They are 22-year old Raulston Reid of 174 Duchfour Scheme, East Coast Demerara and 21-year old Isaiah Rawlins of Wisrock, Linden. Police said the duo, who was stationed at the Anna Regina army base, were not required to plea to the ...

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Murder accused prison escapee recaptured

Murder accused prison escapee, Travis Evans, was Friday morning caught at Timehri, police  and prison officials said. “I wish to commend all those persons who assisted and i now encourage others to be equally helpful,” Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said. A joint security services team received a tip-off that he was on the road probably awaiting transportation. Samuels said Evans ...

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Granger boasts improved performance in Math, English, Science

President David Granger on Wednesday boasted improvements in education performance since 2016, and steps were being taken to were the result of additional teacher training. Addressing the Parliament, he said “targeted interventions, especially in numeracy and literacy, have resulted in improved performance in the National Grade Six Assessment.” Granger said the percentage passes in English moved from 42 per cent ...

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Millions needed for drainage in former Guysuco estate areas; GY$2.4 billion for workers’ severance

With the closure of several sugar estates and the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation no longer responsible for drainage in those communities, government on Thursday asked the National Assembly for GY$350 million to finance additional works by the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA). Government is also seeking parliamentary approval for GY$2.451 billion to pay the final tranche of severance to ...

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