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Police Force accuses Service Commission of misleading public about persons eligible for promotion

The Guyana Police Force Monday afternoon accused the Police Service Commission (PSC) of misleading the public about the eligibility of several members of the force for promotion.    In a statement, the force said a list of the persons recommended have been checked and no one is ineligible for promotions.    The PSC’s informing the Police Commissioner‎, Seelall Persaud that ...

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North West District men arraigned on murder charges

Two men from the North West District (NWD) of Guyana were Monday arraigned for separate murders that were linked to arguments. In one of the cases, 23-year old Leonard Fredericks of Heaven Hill, Matthews Ridge was arraigned for allegedly murdering Peter James at Hell Hill, also in Matthews Ridge. Police Prosecutor Simone Payne told the Court that the duo had ...

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“Unbecoming and very political” – Rohee responds to Top Cop’s criticism

  Former Home Affairs Minister and Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee has dismissed statements by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud regarding his tenure as Home Affairs Minister as “political” and “unbecoming.” Rohee at a press conference last Monday had stated that promotions should be placed on hold until certain disciplinary matters are complete. “Little or nothing is ...

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Health care workers who treated swine flu victim vaccinated

All the health care workers at Balwant Singh Hospital, where Guyana’s first swine flu victim sought medical attention, have  been vaccinated and are being monitored for the potentially deadly disease, Public Health Minister Dr. George Norton said Monday. “They were tracked and all identified, for those who remained in Guyana –including the nurses as well as the relatives. They are ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge’s earnings in 2015 dipped

The Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation recorded a decline in total income for the year 2015. This information was disclosed by the bridge’s General Manager Rawlston Adams during his presentation at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s year-end press conference on Thursday, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. In 2014, the bridge received the sum of $567,624,557 for marine toll, vehicular toll, ...

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Thousands benefitted from solar power under Hinterland Electrification Programme in 2015, several projects on card for 2016

The Hinterland Electrification Programme that is under the purview of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has achieved much success in supplying electricity across the hinterland, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Horace Williams during his presentation at the Ministry’s year-end press conference,  at the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday, said that over 6000 households ...

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Sam Hinds warns of “unsustainable” spending; denies existence of secret accounts

Former Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds Saturday warned that the movement of billions of dollars from a number of state-owned entities and commercial banks to the Consolidated Fund and subsequent spending would once again lead to an economic downturn. “The danger is that it would be used to raise recurring current expenditure to unsustainable (at this time) levels putting us at ...

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Fourth homicide on Day 2 of 2016

Police are investigating the stabbing death of a man at Greenwich Park, East Bank, Essequibo Village and at Cane Grove Village, East Coast Demerara. He is Dewan Baksh, 22, years of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo. Police said he was at the time imbibing at Pink Shop when he and another man were involved in a fracas. In the process, he was ...

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