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Daily Archives: September 30, 2015

Argentina promises to help with DNA testing, piracy fight

Argentina plans to assist Guyana in beefing up its Forensic Laboratory to conduct DNA tests and also help fight piracy. Minister of Public Security, Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan’s office said the commitments were given Wednesday, September 30, 2015 during a meeting he held with Argentina’s Ambassador to Guyana, Luis A. Martino. In discussing the development of a cooperation project between ...

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New Umana Yana will cater for fire and flood

When the Umana Yana, which was destroyed by fire one year ago, is rebuilt the GUY$66.7 million meeting place would be powered by clean energy and cater for fire and flood according to a top government official. Speaking at the turning-of-the sod ceremony at the site on High Street and Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson ...

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Man stopped for breathalyzer test remanded on gun, ammo charges

A motorist, who was stopped for a traffic offence and allegedly found with a gun and ammunition, was Wednesday remanded to prison. Daren John of 141 First Street, Alberttown, Georgetown will return to court on October 12, 2015. Appearing before City Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, the man pleaded not guilty to being in possession of one .38 revolver with six ...

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Fate of Sanjay’s Jewellery owner nears in road death charge

The owner of Sanjay Jewellery, who was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, will early next month know his fate after the defence and the prosecution make closing arguments in the now one-year old case. Forty-nine year old Bishnarine ‘Sanjay’ Persaud of 26 Sheriff Street, Campbellville is charged with causing the death of Leon Hunte of 55 Stone Avenue, ...

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Yarde wants Public Service Appellate Tribunal reactivated, after decades

President of the the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), Patrick Yarde wants Public Service Appellate Tribunal restored to allow government employees to appeal dismissals and other forms of disciplinary action. Addressing the opening of the Guyana Public Service Union’s (GPSU)’s Biennial Delegates Conference, Yarde  said the Tribunal should be restored now for the first time in 20 years. The Tribunal ...

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Man gunned down in East Ruimveldt

A man known to law enforcement authorities was Tuesday night gunned down in East Ruimveldt,  Georgetown, police confirmed. He was identified as 40-year old Dexter Griffith. Investigators were told that he was sitting in front of a yard when a lone gunman walked up to him and discharged several rounds. Sources said Griffith was shot several times to his face ...

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