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Daily Archives: January 29, 2014

CVC/COIN announces first round of HIV grants in Guyana

The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) and the Centre of Integral Orientaion and Investigation (COIN) located in Jamica and Dominca Repubilc respectively have joined forces to implement “The Caribbean Vulnerabilised Groups Project” as sub-recipients of a Pan- Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) – Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) Round 9 Grant.  The initiative is ...

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Man accused of fake Guyana immigration stamps in Antigua passport

A man accused of inserting four false Guyana immigration stamps in an Antigua and Barbuda passport was Wednesday arraigned on a charge of conspiracy to commit a felony and he was granted bail. Thirty-seven year old Emram Mohabir of 1020 Canefield, East Canje, Berbice was granted GUY$200,000 bail by Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. He also has to report to the ...

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Shopkeeper in gold mining district killed

A shopkeeper was stabbed to death Wednesday at Tiger Creek, North West District, police said. He has been identified as 21-year old Tyrell Evans of Port Kaituma. Investigators were told that a group of persons had been in the shop and when they returned they found him dead with several stab wounds. Police said the shop was ransacked but it ...

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Combined opposition to cut budget despite High Court ruling

The opposition political parties on Wednesday vowed to cut the 2014 National Budget, despite a High Court ruling earlier in the day that the National Assembly does not have the power to do so. Although Chief Justice Ian Chang said in his 21-page decision that the House could only disapprove of all or a section of the Budget, A Partnership ...

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Teenage bandit killed, two others escape

One of three bandits was shot dead at Dazzell Housing Scheme during a robbery, according to Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud. The two others escaped with a quantity of cash and jewellery belonging to businessman Ian Evans and his family. The incident occurred at Dazzell Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara about 2:15 PM. The bandist attacked Evans’ wife in the ...

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High Court rules against budget cut; Ramjattan to appeal

The High Court on Wednesday ruled that the Opposition could not cut the National Budget, leaving it with the option to vote down sections of or the entire package of proposed expenditures. “In the circumstances, the court sees it fit to declare that the National Assembly through the Committee of Supply has acted unlawfully and unconstitutionally in purporting to reduce ...

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