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Daily Archives: May 18, 2015

Bodies of six unidentified gold miners found in caved-in mining pit; search continues for four others

The bodies of six of the 10 miners, who were trapped in a caved-in mining pit at Mowasi in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) were recovered Monday but their identities are unknown, according to a senior police officer. The police officer said the bodies would have to be taken to a mortuary in Georgetown where residents could go to identify them because ...

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Three wanted for separate cocaine busts

An eighteen year old man is among three persons wanted by police for alleged drug trafficking, police said. They are 28-years old Kenton Haynes of 14 Nelson Street, Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara; 50-years old Shivsankar Khellawan called ‘Amo’ of Lot 3 Second Street, Bel Air Village, Georgetown and 18-years old Keon Anthony Duncan of Lot 37 Riverview Drive, Friendship, ...

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Edward B. Beharry staff robbed of cash, gun

Another gun is now in the hands of criminals during a robbery committed on a delivery truck on the East Coast Demerara early Monday afternoon. Police said that about 1230h. today Monday May 18, 2015, an armed security guard and two salesmen attached to Edward B. Beharry Company Ltd. were in Non Pariel, ECD, conducting business at a shop when they were ...

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Greenidge, Jordan confirmed as Foreign, Finance Ministers

President David Granger has confirmed that former Finance Minister Carl Greenidge and former Budget Director Winston Jordan have been appointed to the post of Foreign Affairs and Finance Ministry. The two men met the recently sworn-in Head of State at Office of the President earlier Monday, May 18 and accepted the posts. Granger told reporters that he would be meeting ...

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GT&T congratulates APNU+AFC; pledges support to efforts to move Guyana forward

The Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GT&T) on Monday offered its congratulations to A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance For Change  (APNU+AFC) for its victory in last week’s national election. The congratulatory statement comes at a time when telecommunications providers are eagerly looking forward to the passage of long-awaited laws to liberalise and regulate the sector. GT&T had asked ...

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New govt instructs NCN to provide balanced coverage

by Zena Henry The decades-long glaring one-sided coverage of the government and ruling party by Guyana’s State-owned media appears to be finally coming to an end. At least, that is the impression that the boss of the National Communications Network (NCN) was given Monday during a meeting with top representatives of the David Granger-led administration. The CEO told Demerara Waves ...

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APNU+AFC Coalition should finalise Cabinet members before weekend, reduced ministries to be addressed

by Zena Henry APNU+AFC Coalition should finalise Cabinet members before weekend, reduced ministries to be addressed The A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition is expected to have their Cabinet ready to work before this week ends. The two sides of the recently formed, President David Granger- led government is expected to have separate internal meetings today ...

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Police called in to deal with land grabbers

Police have been instructed to take decisive action against land-grabbers in a number of areas across the country, the APNU+AFC said in a statement. “The Police and other lawful authorities have been instructed to maintain peace and good order nin all locations where attempts have been made to stake illegal claims to land,” said the coalition in a statement. APNU+AFC ...

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BREAKING: Seven injured, 11 missing in mining pit cave-in

Seven persons are injured and  11 others are yet to be rescued from a mining pit that caved in at Mousie, a gold-bearing area in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), police said. The injured were taken to the Mahdia Hospital. A police source said investigators have been dispatched to the scene and have not yet returned with information. Communication signal to that ...

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