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Daily Archives: September 27, 2014

Passports can now be uplifted from selected police stations

Passport applicants will from next month no longer have to return to Headquarters of the Immigration Department to uplift their travel documents, the Guyana Police Force announced on Saturday. The Guyana Police Force wishes to advise the general public that with effect from Wednesday October 01, 2014, passport applicants will be able to uplift their passport at locations around the ...

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One UG Students party protests use of Automatic Voter Machines without voter education

One of the groups contesting the University of Guyana Students’ Society (UGSS) elections scheduled to be held less than one week from now on Saturday rejected the use of Automatic Voter Machines (AVMs) because of an absence of voter education for the electorate. The Revolutionaries Party (Revs) in a statement also called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) not to ...

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Guyana wants China to send more obstetricians to help reduce maternal mortality

Guyana wants China to increase the number of obstetricians in its medical team to help cap the number of maternal deaths and hopefully propel Guyana to achieve that Millenium Development Goal, Health Minister Dr, Bheri Ramsaran said Saturday. He was speaking at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with visiting China’s Minister of National Health and Family Planning, Li ...

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Guyana to crackdown on illegal meat imports

Guyana plans to crackdown on the illegal importation of pork and other meat and meat products, saying that such imports threaten the country’s food security and risk spreading livestock diseases here. “Illegal entry of any animal product, from an animal health perspective, poses a threat to Guyana’s livestock industry. Such product could provide a vehicle for the transference of disease ...

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Wortmanville man held with gun during attempted robbery

A suspected bandit from Wortmanville, Georgetown was overpowered by his intended robbery victim and a 9 MM handgun taken away from him. Police said that about 7:05 Friday night, Calvin Dover,25, of 14 Bent Street, Wortmanville was arrested for allegedly being in possession of one 9 MM pistol and 11 rounds of matching ammunition.  Investigators said Dover attempted to rob a ...

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Decomposed body of Essequibo Coast woman found in Puruni River

The decomposed body of a woman from Richmond Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast was Friday morning found floating in the Puruni River. “Investigations so far have revealed that the deceased was last seen Tuesday September 23, 2014, at about 2100h. in company with a man leaving a shop at Puruni,” said police in a statement. Investigators said the decomposed ody of ...

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Gunmen grab GUY$1.1 million

A man from Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo was ambushed, shot and robbed of more than GUY$1.6 million on the Eccles Old Road, East Bank Demerara on Friday afternoon. Police said that about 2:30 PM, Persaud,34, of 139 Tuschen,East Bank Demerara was in a motor vehicle along with a friend when they were attacked by two men on a motor cycle armed ...

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GECOM to observe Automatic Voting Machine system at UGSS elections

Automatic Voter Machines (AVMs) are to be used here for the first time at the University of Guyana’s Students’ Society (UGSS) elections as a pilot project to ascertain whether they could be used in a general or local government election. “Of particular interest to the University of Guyana and by extension the country in general, is the secured transmission of ...

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