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Guyana promises US to extradite persons

Guyana has promised the United States (US) to facilitate the extradition of wanted persons, but so far the coalition-led administration has not received any request from the North American country. In its 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), the State Department  noted that the 10-month old coalition government has pledged to cooperate on a range of issues including the ...

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Robber shot dead after snatching policeman’s gold chain

Police said that at about 0730h. today Thursday March 03, 2016, a police rank, who is also a licensed firearm holder, was walking along Robb Street, Georgetown, when he was attacked by  Sherwin Monka of Albouystown, Georgetown, who took away his gold chain. Sherwin Monka was shot during the robbery and later succumbed at the GPHC. The Police Office of ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Camp Street jail

Fire fighters were Wednesday night battling a fire at the Camp Street jail but none of the prisoners has escaped, police said. Divisional Commander of the Guyana Police Force, Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that inmates lit a mattress in a section of the media. No immediate information was available about the circumstances that led to the fire. ...

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Guyana satisfied with UN Secretary General’s proposals to resolve border controversy

Guyana is broadly satisfied with proposals by the United Nations Secretary General,  Ban Ki Moon to resolve the border controversy with Venezuela, Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge said Wednesday. “The proposals in toto are workable. I am satisfied in toto that they are workable. Any specific element may have a problem but when you take them altogether in all the circumstances ...

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Camera captures rare photos of Jaguar and her cubs in Guyana

by Daniel Uria Reproduced from United Press International RUPUNUNI , Guyana, March 1 (UPI) — Camera traps in Guyana captured rare photographs of a female jaguar and her two cubs living at Surama Eco Lodge. Rupununi Wildlife Research Unit shared photos of the jaguars to Facebook that show the jaguar and her two cubs walking through a forest. The photos ...

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After spending millions on cleaning City, drains and alleys being clogged up again

After spending at least GYD$300 million on cleaning drains and alleyways in several sections of Georgetown, maintenance now appears to be a major problem. Several areas visited shows that drains are being slowly clogged up again by plastic bags, pieces of cardboard and silt. Vegetation is again taking over many alleyways. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the Georgetown ...

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Digicel (Guyana) boosting delivery of technical-vocational education

Students of the Practical Instruction Centre (PIC) will soon be taking classes and examinations in a more conducive environment, with the rehabilitation of the colonial wooden building in Kingston, Georgetown through a grant from Digicel (Guyana). Demerara Waves Online News was told that the project is as a result of a Digicel Group competition called “Waves” that the Guyana operations ...

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Drug-lord, nephew accuse CANU of cocaine trafficking, theft; agency denies claims & says nephew admitted to lying

Self-confessed drug trafficker, Barry Dataram Monday night accused Guyana’s  Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) of being involved in the cocaine trade with one unnamed agent raking in as much as GYD$10 million to allow cocaine to leave the country. “CANU, them is the most corrupted, rogue security force in this country. They are the biggest drug dealer this country has. The ...

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“We are coming after you” – Patterson promises strong action against house lot defaulters

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) under the banner of the Ministry of Communities is pulling out all stops towards the regularization of Guyana’s Housing sector and that includes going after persons who would have defaulted on their land allocation. Junior Communities Minister Valerie Patterson at a press conference on Monday was adamant that no effort would be spared ...

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Current, past WPA members scold Granger over handling of Rodney Commission Report

Former and current members of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) have lambasted Guyana’s President David Granger’s rejection of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report. WPA Executive Member, Dr. David Hinds-fearing that efforts to heal political wounds  through the alliance between the WPA and Granger’s People’s National Congress (PNC) and later the Alliance For Change (AFC) will fail- cautioned against ...

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