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Missionary beaten, robbed at gunpoint

A missionary attached to the United Pentecostal Church, on Charlotte Street, Georgetown was beaten and robbed on Church Street by two men. Police said one of the bandits was armed with a handgun when they attacked and robbed Otis Smith, Male Caucasian, 48 years, a Missionary of GYD$19,000. Investigators were told that the robbers are identifiable. Police were told tha ...

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Venezuelan soldiers open fire on GGMC officials

The Guyana Defence Force and Guyana Geology and Mines Commission  (GGMC) Monday night confirmed that mines officers from the regulatory authority earlier in the day came under fire most likely from Venezuelan soldiers in the Eteringbang area. Commissioner of the GGMC, Newell Dennison said three officers were in a boat on routine inspections when shots were fired across the bow ...

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Rohee, Top Cop squabble over Police training

In the latest exchange of words between Top Cop Seelal Persaud and Former Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, the Minister is denying claims that he ducked applications for police ranks to do overseas training. At a press conference on Monday morning, Rohee laid the blame for officers not receiving training at the feet of the police force. In fact he ...

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President Granger confers Order of Roraima on Barbados Prime Minister

President David Granger, who is Chancellor of the Orders of Guyana, today, conferred Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right Honourable Freundel Stuart with the insignia of the Order of Roraima, Guyana’s second highest National Award. The Ministry of the Presidency said the investiture ceremony was held at State House, the President’s official residence. The Prime Minister was bestowed with this ...

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Security guard shot, robbed of guns, cash at bank

Two security guards were robbed of their guns and a quantity of cash while they were about to make a deposit at Demerara Bank’s branch at Le Resouvennir, East Coast Demerara Monday night.  Police said that at about 2000h. last night Monday May 23, 2016, Cleveland Pyle, 22 years, and Damion Pearce, 24 years, security guards attached to a private ...

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PPP to participate in Independence Anniversary Flag Raising

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which played a significantly leading role in fighting for Guyana’s independence from Britain, will be participating in the 50th Independence Anniversary Flag Raising Ceremony. “We will be attending the Flag Raising ceremony because we believe that will be a very important event,” Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo announced at a news conference at his party’s headquarters, ...

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Integration of contracted govt employees begins- Harmon

The Guyana government has begun integrating contracted employees into the fixed establishment of the public service, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Wednesday. Speaking with reporters shortly after handing over a copy of the Public Service Commission of Inquiry Report to House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland, the Minister of State said more than 100 contracted employees are now part of ...

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Canada – Guyana partnerships support gains in Local Government

Farmers from the Mara Farmers Association (MFA) in Region 6 met with representatives from Canada and the Caribbean on Monday, May 16, 2016 to talk about gains in farming and community development under the Mara Agricultural Enhancement Project (MAEP) over the last two years. The MAEP, viewed as a potential model for replication of good practices towards local economic development, is one of several initiatives to strengthenlocal governance supported by the ...

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Five charged with murder of Professor Mars‎

Five teenagers on Tuesday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charges with the murder of Professor Perry Mars. Mars was found bound to a chair in his home last Thursday evening. The five teens, who had their matter heard in camera were not required to plea to the charge when it was read to them by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. ...

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