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Daily Archives: September 13, 2013

Govt insists there’s a stone shortage

The Guyana government on Friday rebuffed claims by BK International, saying that the country has been gripped by a two-year old stone shortage that has now prompted government to encourage importation of the vital construction material. Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn said government and private construction have been all hit by inadequate stones calculated at a 60 percent supply of ...

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GPL wants swift justice for electricity thieves

The Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) on Friday announced that its crackdown on illegal electricity connections and diversions has been successful but the slow court system was a drag on swift justice. “The rate at which cases are completed and the number of conviction however, remains a huge hurdle to overcome,” said the power company in a statement. GPL ...

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Venezuelan soldiers weren’t allowed entry- govt

A group of Venezuelans, who recently crossed the border into Essequibo for research purposes, had reported to Guyanese authorities there but soldiers from the Spanish-speaking neighbour were not allowed entry. “This visit was a visit that obtained the approval of the appropriate authorities at the point at which the delegation entered Guyana,” Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon ...

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Berbice youth freed of killing security guard

A now 24-year old man, who was accused of killing a security guard six years ago, was Thursday freed of murder and manslaughter in the Berbice High Court. Andy Adams of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice was freed when a mixed jury returned unanimous not guilty verdicts in the court presided by Justice Navindra Singh. Adams was accused of killing ...

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Baganara Resort employee drowns

An employee of Baganara Resort, Essequibo River drowned Thursday afternoon after he wandered off from a group of colleagues, entered the river and disappeared, a spokesman said. He has been identified as 19-year old Ryan Harris. He had been working at Baganara for the past three months as a grounds-man. The spokesman said the body was recovered about 7 PM ...

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