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Monthly Archives: September 2013

African villages told education, business among keys to success

Moves are afoot to revitalize African village movements by encouraging them to blending education, economics and good social habits to create sustainable communities. Encouraged by their successes in Linden, Buxton and Plaisance, Political activists Aubrey Norton and David Hinds are continuing their crusade in other villages- the latest being at Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara on Friday night. “I am ...

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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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Rohee says fit for both jobs

Clement Rohee on Thursday dispelled suggestions that he was overburdened by Home Affairs ministerial duties and those as General Secretary of the governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP). “Now,  I have two jobs to do. I have so arranged my life and I’ve so arranged my time to ensure that neither side is short-changed and the health and vitality of the ...

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Suriname, Guyana to jointly patrol Corentyne River

Guyana and Suriname have agreed to jointly patrol the border Corentyne River to clamp down on illegal activities, Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Rear Admiral Gary Best said on Thursday. If all goes well, he hopes that the joint patrols by the GDF Coast Guard and the Suriname Navy could begin in another six months. Authorities hope to ...

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Businessman’s killer could be charged soon

Investigators believe that one of four persons under arrest is a key suspect in the gunning down of a West Coast Demerara businessman, amid growing concerns in the Muslim community that the crime situation is out of control. Police Commissioner, Leroy Brumell said a cellular phone was found in possession of one of the suspects. ‘I can go a little ...

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