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Daily Archives: August 6, 2014

GGMC Board probes contracts awarded for rehab of new headquarters building

A brake has been put on the award of contracts for rehabilitating a badly constructed building that will eventually house the headquarters of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) after authorities were told that one of the new contracting entities includes old principals who were responsible for the flawed and long-delayed construction of the same structure. Head of the ...

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Alleged murderer of minibus driver arraigned

The man, who allegedly stabbed to death a minibus driver at the Plaisance bus park because he objected to him urinating on his vehicle’s wheel, was Wednesday arraigned on a murder charge. The charge was read to Orin Jerrick of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara by Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. Jerrick was not required to plea to the indictable charge ...

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Elections can be called before debate on no-confidence motion

President Donald Ramotar could possibly call early general elections rather than await the inevitable passage of a no-confidence motion, even as the House Speaker Raphael Trotman ruled out a parliamentary debate before the House goes into recess on Sunday. “Nothing is impossible…I don’t believe that it’s a question of strategy that determines response to the no-confidence,” he said when asked ...

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Attempted fire-bombing at Town Clerk’s home

An attempt was made to fire-bomb the home of Town Clerk, Carol Sooba ear‎ly Wednesday morning, police said. Police force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said that a Molotov Cocktail was lobbed at Sooba’s premises, Duncan Street, Campbelville about 1:30 AM.‎ ‎Police said the ‎device failed to ignite, but damaged a glass window of the security hut. Investigations are in progress. The ...

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