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“Bring the Minister” – Rioting Prisoners want Ramjattan

Prisoners currently engaged in a prison riot that has seen the death of some 17 other prisoners are requesting the presence of National Security Minister and Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan. Prisoners during a brief exchange with Police Commander Clifton Hicken made the request for Ramjattan to show himself. Prisoners are alleging that prison officials left their brethren to die in ...

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No Normalcy! Prisoners still rioting

For a third day fire tenders have been summoned to the Camp Street prisons to counter fires that have been set by prisoners. Reports indicate that around 07:00 on Friday morning prisoners continued their rioting lighting another mattress. The fire service promptly responded and was able to out out the blaze. Four fire tenders still remain at the scene given ...

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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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12 Groups awarded for outstanding service to Guyana -President Granger says nation is grateful for their service

Twelve groups were, Tuesday , on Guyana’s 46th Republic Anniversary, conferred with the insignia of the Medal of Service by President David Granger at the 2016 Investiture Ceremony, held earlier today at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre.   It is the first time that an Investiture ceremony has been organised to specifically honour organisations and groups for their outstanding service to the nation. ...

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Water, housing woes to top complaints as Meet the Public flies into Lethem

As persons from Region Nine continue to pour into the Tabatinga Sports Ground awaiting the arrival of high level government officials, it is anticipated that the water crisis will be the number 1 complaint. Regional Chairman Brian Allicock told Demerara Waves that water, along with housing development will top the list of complaints. Guyana is currently experiencing a dry spell ...

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Guns surrendered under Gun Amnesty to be reissued legally

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has declared that firearms surrendered under the Gun Amnesty Project can be reissued to persons. Speaking specifically to residents of Lethem in the Government's meet the Public Day, Nagamootoo stated that the firearms can be reissued once the legal work is done. In 2015 the Public Security Ministry launched a massive gun amnesty program for persons ...

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Kato Secondary under “integrity investigation”

Government says that it has launched an investigation into the integrity of the Kato Secondary School in Region 8, in a bid to ensure that all the facilities are intact and the construction is sound. Kato Secondary was constructed in a controversial manner which has left many persons questioning the integrity of the structure, despite the previous People’s Progressive Party/Civic ...

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Gov’t hammered over delay in naming foreign reps

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Chief Whip Gail Teixeira has taken the APNU+AFC administration to task over the perceived delay in the naming and appointment of Guyana’s Ambassadors and High Commissioners to countries with which bilateral relations are shared. Teixeira in the National Assembly on Thursday stated that it is imperative that the Government take steps to name the persons who ...

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$200M to fight Guyana/Venezuela border controversy

The Government of Guyana has set aside a total of $200M that will be used as legal fees to defend Guyana against the continued aggression from Venezuela in the current border controversy. This was revealed by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge under scrutiny from Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget was scrutinized on Thursday. ...

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