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Monthly Archives: February 2016

No evidence Lethem-based soldiers raped teenage girl

Last Updated on Monday, 29 February 2016, 22:09 by Denis Chabrol Even as the Guyana Police Force conducts further investigations into allegations that Guyanese soldiers stationed at Lethem raped a 17-year old girl, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said its own probe has found no evidence “The BOI (Board of Investigation) found no evidence to support that the allegations of ...

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Drug-lord, nephew accuse CANU of cocaine trafficking, theft; agency denies claims & says nephew admitted to lying

Last Updated on Monday, 29 February 2016, 21:20 by Denis Chabrol Self-confessed drug trafficker, Barry Dataram Monday night accused Guyana’s  Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) of being involved in the cocaine trade with one unnamed agent raking in as much as GYD$10 million to allow cocaine to leave the country. “CANU, them is the most corrupted, rogue security force in this ...

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Only 10% of Mazaruni hydropower for Guyana; no alternative energy plan for Essequibo yet – Patterson

Last Updated on Monday, 29 February 2016, 16:33 by Denis Chabrol Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has revealed that Guyana will only be receiving 5%-10% of power generated from the proposed Mazaruni hydro-power plants if the project is completed. Guyana had partnered with Brazil to conduct a feasibility study of the Upper and Middle Mazaruni to determine the potential of ...

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Businesswoman charged with trafficking her niece

Last Updated on Monday, 29 February 2016, 16:35 by Denis Chabrol A businesswoman was Monday arraigned for allegedly trafficking her niece twice and she was granted more than GYD$500,000 bail. The prosecution’s facts are that 43-year old Joyce Lawrence of Track “X” Plantation Grove, East Bank Demerara trafficked in a person- her niece who was a minor- between December 12 ...

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Take 50 off 50 – Communities Ministry announce jubilee promotion

Last Updated on Monday, 29 February 2016, 13:31 by   As Guyana gears up for the celebration of 50 years of Independence, the Communities Ministry through the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has announced a promotion for House lot applicants. Junior Communities Minister Valerie Patterson revealed that persons who would have been allocated house lots and have paid more ...

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Parents of newly-trained police urged to be gatekeepers ; service bigger than small salaries

Last Updated on Monday, 29 February 2016, 13:02 by Denis Chabrol Parents of 295 newly-trained members of the Guyana Police Force were Monday urged to inform the law enforcement agency if they suspect that their children are following bad company. Delivering brief remarks at the passing out parade, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Training), Paul Williams said doing so would help ...

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Guyana to get regional help to meet global civil aviation standards

Last Updated on Monday, 29 February 2016, 12:08 by Denis Chabrol Guyana is among several Caribbean countries expected to receive assistance from the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) to help reach a year-end deadline set by the global aviation watchdog agency to meet certain conditions. Speaking with Demerara Waves Online News following the opening of the 17th ...

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“We are coming after you” – Patterson promises strong action against house lot defaulters

Last Updated on Monday, 29 February 2016, 16:34 by Denis Chabrol The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) under the banner of the Ministry of Communities is pulling out all stops towards the regularization of Guyana’s Housing sector and that includes going after persons who would have defaulted on their land allocation. Junior Communities Minister Valerie Patterson at a press ...

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PNCR blundered at Rodney Commission; Granger needs politically “thick skin”

Last Updated on Monday, 29 February 2016, 7:25 by Denis Chabrol Prominent executive member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Tacuma Ogunseye has rated President David Granger’s handling of the Walter Rodney Commission Report as “poor”, although his People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) failed to produce any witness in their favour. “In participating in the work of the Commission they ...

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UG denies “intoxicated” female student was raped

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 February 2016, 16:49 by Denis Chabrol The University of Guyana (UG) Sunday dismissed reports that a female student was raped at the Turkeyen Campus, but instead said she was intoxicated. “On Friday afternoon, February 26, 2016, a female student was taken to the medical centre on the Turkeyen campus and was subsequently diagnosed as being ...

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February 2016