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Another robbery hits Region 8; man sets sister ablaze

Region 8 –Potaro Siparuni- was Thursday rocked by another robbery resulting in serious head injury to a Brazilian miner.38-year old Antonio De Souza was lashed to his head and sustained a fractured skull during a robbery at a mining camp at Mowsie Backdam. He was in a conscious condition. De Souza’s injury follows the killing of a Brazilian 46-year old ...

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GPHC CEO back on the job, Board erred

The Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Michael Khan is back on the job less than one week after he was sent on vacation leave by the Board. Khan was ordered to take his 60 days accumulated vacation on Friday November 15 but over the weekend he was told to resume duty on Monday November 18. ...

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House approves motion for Veterans Commission

Despite government’s rejection, Guyana’s combined opposition on Thursday approved a motion calling on the National Assembly to establish a Veterans Commission to look after the welfare of ex-members of the Disciplined Services House Speaker Raphael Trotman said he and Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs  have to meet to decide how to give effect to the Motion which was ...

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Blacklisting: Worst is yet to come- Hinds

Prime Minister Samuel Hinds on Thursday warned that Guyana – blacklisted by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFTAF) for failing to tighten its financial crimes law-could face even tougher times by the global watchdog if the amendments are not made in another three months.Hinds told the 65-seat National Assembly that blacklisting by the France-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) ...

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Seaman on armed robbery charge

A seaman who allegedly robbed a man of a silver chain at knife-point was Thursday granted GUY$50,000 bail.Joseph Parris was granted his pre-trial liberty by City Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan on the charge of armed robbery. He has to return to court on December 17. Police alleged that he robbed Ravi Rajkumar of the chain worth GUY$12,000 on November 13 ...

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Tarpaulin-wrapped body dumped

The body of an unidentified man, wrapped in tarpaulin, was found in South Ruimveldt Thursday morning. A Community Policeman stumbled on the body while on an early morning work shortly after 5 AM. Police were summoned to scene at Cane View. Observers believed that the man was killed elsewhere and his body dumped there. The Community Policeman said he was ...

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Brazilian killed in Mahdia; mastermind arrested

A Brazilian man was killed while working at a money transfer and gold trading and mining equipment store in Mahdia, sources said. Police identified the dead man as 46-year old Danderlei Kienen of Light Street, Georgetown. Investigators said an undisclosed quantity of cash and gold were stolen from the business enterprise at 111 Miles, Mahdia. The suspected mastermind was caught ...

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Ghana continues probe of cocaine aboard Guyanese ship

(GHANA WEB).-A Guyanese fishing vessel, MV ATTIYAH Georgetown, carrying more than 400 kilogrammes of a substance believed to be cocaine has been arrested by the Western Naval Command in territorial waters of Ghana. The stuff is said to have a street value of about $50 million. It had been concealed in the vessel which sailed from Guyana with five crew ...

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Govt rubbishes waste recycling MOU

The Guyana government has pulled a deal with a Canada-based Guyanese to set up a US$30 million waste recycling plant, buckling under revelations by the media. Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon on Wednesday told a news conference that Cabinet decided to scrap executing the Memorandum of Understanding with Natural Globe Inc. He said that move essential puts ...

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Public Servants to get 5% pay hike; negotiations in limbo

Public Servants are to be handed at least a five percent retroactive pay-hike for this year, amid renewed bickering between government and the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) over the absence of negotiations. Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon said government would soon announce a wage and salary increase for public servants but it was unlikely to exceed the 2013 national ...

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