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Daily Archives: December 5, 2015

GGMC knocks back Commissioner over multi-million dollar food bill, alleged conflict of interest

The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) Saturday night says its Chairman, Clinton Williams, was not alone in securing interests in mining permits because it was the embattled Commissioner, Rickford Vieria, who had granted approval. According to the statement, Williams is not the only GGMC Board member who has mining interests and at any rate this is guided by the ...

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Hooded GDF Lance Corporal, others caught with gun, ammo

Police said that at about 1030h. today Saturday December 05, 2015, police ranks on “Operation Dragnet” stopped a motor vehicle with obscure number plates at Regent Street and Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown. Investigators said a search was conducted during which an unlicensed sawn-off pump action shotgun and an unlicensed .38 revolver with six matching rounds were found. The vehicle ...

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Female Surinamese drug convict escapes from New Amsterdam prison, recaptured hours later

A Surinamese woman, who was convicted for drug trafficking, escaped from the New Amsterdam Prison early Saturday morning. A high-ranking olice officer in the Berbice Division said the woman was re-arrested at Springlands before she could have crossed the Corentyne River to her native country. The police officer said the yet to be identified woman scaled the prison fence by ...

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Policeman confesses to hijack, car found

A policeman and another man have confessed to  hijacking a car and robbing the driver late last month. Police said diligent investigations by the police led to the arrest of two suspect Thursday December 03, 2015, in connection with an armed robbery committed on a taxi-driver at Bachelor Adventure, East Coast Demerara, on November 28, 2015.  The two men, one ...

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Three nabbed after robbing AH&L Kissoon outlet

Three suspected bandits were Friday afternoon nabbed shortly robbing the AH&L Kissoon outlet on Main Street, Georgetown. Police said that at about 2:45 PM Friday December 04, 2015, three men armed with handguns entered the outlet and held up the supervisor, a clerk and a customer and took away an undisclosed sum of cash and two cell phones and escaped in a ...

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Fate of GGMC Commissioner, managers in the hands of government

The fate of  Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) Commissioner, Rickford Vieria and a number of other senior officials of that regulatory agency up to Friday hanged in the balance, as all parties await government’s response to a recommendation by the Board of Directors. The Board has also considered the future of two senior managers of the agency, saying that ...

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