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Daily Archives: June 6, 2015

One bandit shot dead, two others injured

A bandit was shot dead and two others injured while they were robbing a businessman at Grove, East Bank Demerara on Saturday afternoon. Police said one of the bandits escaped while another was rushed to a city hospital where he was admitted under guard. Following is a police statement on the incident. At about 1430h. today Saturday June 06, 2015, ...

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Age of criminal responsibility, diversionary options to help save youths from jail

by Zena Henry As government works toward keeping the nation’s youth out of jail, the age of criminal responsibility and diversionary options over jail terms are among several areas being explored. Vice President and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan who says discussions with the British High Commission and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have proved that the two agencies ...

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Civil Aviation Authority to get new Director General

by Zena Henry The country’s aviation oversight body, Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is slated to receive a new Director General as government is expected to advertise the post in the near future. This has become necessary since the former Director General Zulphicar Mohamed retired on May 31and his employment contract, which existed under the last administration, expired early this ...

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Guyana probing Venezuela’s claim of coastal waters including area of significant oil

Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge on Saturday said government would be taking appropriate action if it confirms that Venezuela has extended its claim of the Atlantic Coastal waters to include those off Guyana. “We will ascertain first whether any such statement was put out officially by the Venezuelans and then we will approach the Venezuelans to verify what is ...

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Poor safety and health conditions at Bosai’s Linden bauxite operations

The Chinese company, Bosai Minerals, has been given very low marks for poor Occupational Safety and Health Standards at its bauxite mining operations in Linden. Junior Minister of Social Protection Simona Broomes alleged that during a visit to the mining operations in Region 10, she found atrocious conditions under which workers were forced to toil. The State-owned Government Information Agency ...

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