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Daily Archives: Friday, 8 January 2016, 23:39

Nagamootoo gets high profile responsibilities

Last Updated on Friday, 8 January 2016, 23:45 by Denis Chabrol Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is now responsible for governance, a portfolio that had been previously held by Raphael Trotman until he was recently appointed Minister of Natural Resources. For the first time in decades, the President has given up the vital portfolio of petroleum (oil and gas) and has ...

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Guyana police hunting men in connection with British youth’s disappearance

Last Updated on Friday, 8 January 2016, 20:42 by Denis Chabrol Even as police probe the discovery of the decomposed remains of man in the backlands of Alness Village, Corentyne, two men, including the god brother of a missing British youth, are wanted by police for questioning about his disappearance. Police say they are looking for 22-year old  Aaron Wilfred ...

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Gastro outbreak at Baramita kills one

Last Updated on Friday, 8 January 2016, 16:36 by Denis Chabrol An outbreak of gastroenteritis in the North West District (NWD) community of Baramita has left one person dead and 60 others stricken. The Ministry of Public Health says it is closely monitoring the indigenous community in Region One, after several cases of vomiting and diarrhea were detected in the area ...

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BREAKING: Guyana police probing whether decomposed body is that of missing Briton

Last Updated on Friday, 8 January 2016, 16:03 by Denis Chabrol Police were up to late Friday afternoon probing whether a body discovered aback Alness Village, Corentyne is that of the British young man who has been reported missing. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Guyana Police Force, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that ...

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‘We were never discourteous or disrespectful to Sattaur’ – GRA Chairman

Last Updated on Friday, 8 January 2016, 13:06 by Jomo Paul Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Rawle Lucas has defended the manner in which the Authority moved to repossess state assets from Commissioner General Khurshid Sattaur. The Governing body has been criticized by the Private Sector Commission (PSC) which claimed that the repossession of some ...

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Flora and fauna growth rate being monitored as Agri Ministry gets two drones

Last Updated on Friday, 8 January 2016, 12:45 by Jomo Paul The Agriculture Ministry on Thursday received two drones as part of an ongoing monitoring project that seeks to identify forest patterns and mangrove growing rates. The drones handed over by Dr Anthony Cummings of the University of Texas are equipped with special cameras that will aid in the monitoring ...

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Private Sector concerned about search and seizure at GRA Commissioner’s home

Last Updated on Friday, 8 January 2016, 11:41 by Denis Chabrol The Private Sector Commission says it concerned about media reports of the recent search, by officials of the Guyana Revenue Authority, of the home of the Commissioner General of the agency, Mr. Khurshid Sattaur, and the seizure of various items belonging to the GRA. Following is the remainder of the ...

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Escaped murder accused recaptured

Last Updated on Friday, 8 January 2016, 10:22 by Jomo Paul Police have managed to recapture a prisoner who escaped from the New Amsterdam Prison on December 28. According to a police release, at approximately  20:45 hrs  on Thursday night police ranks acting on information received went to an abandoned lot at Rose Hall, Corentyne, where they arrested escaped prisoner ...

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Granger pushes broad-based anti-suicide “action plan”

President David Granger is spearheading an anti-suicide “action plan” by government, religious and non-governmental organisations. “I intend to find out why we have so many suicides and once we identify those factors, try to use Governmental action and try to get the efforts of civil society and households to put this scourge to an end. We are above normal and ...

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Police, Public Service Commissions get more cash than last year, but less than proposed

Last Updated on Friday, 8 January 2016, 0:45 by Denis Chabrol Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan has rejected claims by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that government has reduced the amount of monies allocated to the Public and Police Service Commission for 2016. Responding to former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee, Ramjattan said the actual amount for this ...

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