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Daily Archives: December 9, 2013

Probe launched into operations of Albion-based orphanage

Government has launched a probe into the operations of a shelter for children and battered women on the Corentyne, following allegations that three girls had previously fled the institution. President of Camal’s International Home for the Homeless and Battered Women, Carmen Kissoon has also alleged that the girls have threatened to commit suicide if they had not been allowed to ...

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Opposition wants govt inform House on spending of wages allocation

As public servants gradually intensify protests against a five percent pay increase for this year, government’s spending of billions of dollars on wages and salaries is expected to come under scrutiny in the National Assembly. Opposition Leader, David Granger said A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) would raise the issue in the 65-seat House when it meets on Thursday. “It ...

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Miners robbed, shot

Two gold miners were Sunday night robbed and one of them was shot in the process by two bandits, police said. Investigators were told that about 11 PM Francis Mc Pherson, 38, of Lime Street, Georgetown, and Eon Bourne, 30, of Port Kaituma, North West District, were travelling on an All Terrain Vehicle along the trail at Hymakuru Backdam, Port ...

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Govt boycotts International Anti-Corruption Day March

Transparency Institute of Guyana Incorporated (TIGI) on Monday- International Anti-Corruption Day- organised a march through the streets of Georgetown to demand that government does more to combat the scourge. Notably absent were representatives of the Guyana government which has consistently shrugged off criticisms and low Corruption Perception ratings by TIGI and Transparency International. The government did not issue any official ...

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Alleged cocaine-in-boulanger exporter charged

A woman on Monday appeared in court in connection with the discovery of a large quantity of cocaine that was stuffed in Boulanger that was about to leave for Canada. 37-year old Badmattie Persaud of 46 Grass Field, Lusignan, East Coast Demerara pleaded not guilty when she appeared before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. She was charged with being in possession ...

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