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Kitty Market to be demolished, vendors to be relocated

In the wake of concerns by stallholders, the decrepit Kitty Market is to be demolished in the coming weeks but there is no idea when it will be rebuilt. Town Clerk, Carol Sooba said plans are being made to identify accommodation on Kitty Public Road to relocate the vendors before a private group demolishes the Heritage building. “We have to ...

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Annual Coastal Cleanup slowly denting poor waste disposal

Although the International Coastal Cleanup exercise continues to rake in tons of garbage along Guyana’s shoreline each year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) believes that the activity is slowly winning hearts and minds. Hundreds of persons, including students and adults, participated in the ICC exercise at the Georgetown seawall on Saturday where they removed hundreds of jumbo garbage bags full ...

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Close contact between Surinamese President, Roger Khan- Dutch newspaper

Suriname’s President, Desi Bouterse was allegedly in close contact with convicted Guyanese drug baron, Shaheed “Roger” Khan while he was a parliamentarian, the Dutch publication NRC Handelsblad reported on Saturday. The NRC says the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has hard evidence that “President Desi Bouterse in the period he was parliamentarian had close contacts with one of the ...

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Updated: Govt MP’s son shot, robbed

The son of a government parliamentarian was Friday shot and robbed of GUY$2 million while he was sitting in a car near the High Court waiting to conduct business. Abdalla Hamilton,29, of Section “K” Campbelville was Friday night in the High Dependency Unit (HDU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) recovering from surgery, his father Joseph Hamilton told Demerara ...

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No heavy traffic on Demerara Harbour Bridge this weekend

The Demerara Harbour Bridge(DHB) will be restricted to light traffic this weekend in order to facilitate critical maintenance work to the  two ends of the structure . General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC),Rawlston Adams said at a press conference Friday at Peter’s Hall that works, which include the installation of key pivots at the eastern and western ...

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Meten-Meer-Zorg/Wakenaam: Several charged with murder, armed robbery; claim police torture, forced confessions

Amid claims of police brutality and forced confession statements, seven persons including one woman were arraigned on charges of murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry remanded them to prison until October 28 after the prosecution asked for four weeks to continue investigations. The magistrate ordered the police to investigate allegation by several of ...

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APNU wants civil society to pressure Ramotar for Rohee’s removal

The APNU says it will call on civil society to pressure President Donald Ramotar to remove Clement Rohee as Home Affairs Minister after the failure of its parliamentary efforts to do so. Opposition Leader David Granger told reporters on Friday that the coalition would continue to act within the legal framework but that they had done as much as was ...

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Thieves strike installation of CJIA navigational aid

The installation of critical equipment at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA),Timehri has hit a snag following the theft of fuel and power-related equipment, according to well-placed sources. Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Zulfikar Mohammed confirmed that small amounts of generator fuel were stolen from the site. He, however, said that no equipment was stolen.  The ...

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Marijuana-laden fishing vessel should have collected coconut oil, cocaine

The Guyana-bound fishing vessel intercepted earlier this month with a huge consignment of marijuana from Jamaica was expected to return to that Caribbean island with cocaine, according to local investigators. Sources said the Jamaica-registered MV Tiffany was officially expected to return to Jamaica with a shipment of coconut oil. At the same time, the cocaine would have been stashed in ...

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