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Fullworks Motor Spares robbed at gun-point

Fullworks Motor Spares’ East Coast Demerara branch was robbed by two bandits at gunpoint, an official of the enterprise said. A manager said two men parked a car some distance away from the Good Hope branch and entered the premises around 2:30 PM. They ordered all the staff members and customers to lay face down. The men carted off an ...

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Firearm license racket uncovered; officer, others removed

A senior officer and other members of the police force have been removed from a section of the Police Commissioner’s office that handles firearm license applications after they allegedly took monies to fast-track processing. Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell on Wednesday confirmed that Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee has spoken with him about police allegedly benefitting from inducements to fast-track the ...

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Toughen up on traffic offenders- Top Cop

Police Commissioner Leroy Brummel on Wednesday told traffic cops that they must engage in “harassment” of offending road users to control the “terrible” situation that has claimed more lives. “When you enforce, you hear harassment. If that is the way for us to bring it well, we must do that but we are not calling it harassment. We are calling ...

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GECOM formally boots Boodoo

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday decided that Gocool Boodoo’s contract as Chief Elections Officer cannot be renewed and the post must be advertised, according to Commission Chairman Dr. Steve Surujbally. “We will be going to advertise the position and he will be free to re-apply as anyone else,” Surujbally told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com). He said the ...

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Credit Bureau to rate debtors, share info with banks

Borrowers with bad credit scores will soon find it harder to borrow more or obtain additional credit when the local credit bureau begins operations after receiving its license next week. Governor of the Bank of Guyana Lawrence Williams is expected to sign the license for CreditInfo (Guyana) Inc. to operate a credit bureau here, according to sources. The license is ...

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Forbes Burnham speeches presented to House

The initial volume of speeches of the late former President Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham was handed over by its editor, Professor David Dabydeen to Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman at Parliament building on Monday. The handover was welcomed by the Speaker, who noted that after two previously scheduled attempts, it was timely. He said the volume would serve ...

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Customer shot dead, suspected attacker shot and injured

One customer was Monday night shot dead in a supermarket at Guyhock Park and one of the attackers was injured, police said. The incident occurred at Fuzzy’s Variety Store, Arapaima Street. The dead man has been identified as 36-year old Heron Dennis of Guyhoc Park, He was shot to his neck. One of the alleged perpetrators, 29-year old Dwayne Simon, ...

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Bandits open fire, rob city gas station

A city gas station was Monday afternoon robbed of GUY$1 million by two men during the 10 minute ordeal, according to the owner of the decades-old business enterprise. Steve Cheong, who operates a Rubis-branded outlet on Vlissengen Road and Eping Avenue, Bel Air Park, believed that the attack was an inside job. “I suspect this but I can’t tell u ...

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GPL says severity, frequency of outages to reduce

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) says widespread power outages like the one which affected some 37,000 customers in Demerara on Sunday should now be a thing of the past with the work done during the outage. The company had placed ads in the media stating that power would be out from 8 AM to 5PM to facilitate work ...

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