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Daily Archives: February 5, 2016

GECOM ready for 523,831 persons to vote in Local Govt Elections

The Guyana Elections Commission Friday said all systems are go for 523,831 eligible registered voters to cast their ballots in Local Government Elections slated for March 18, 2016. The total number of valid votes cast at the May 11, 2015 general elections are 412,012 or 72 percent of the 570,708 then eligible voters for the entire country. With less than 40 days remaining ...

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Two held for gold heist

The son of a well-known gold miner has been robbed of a huge quantity of raw gold, and two persons have been arrested in connection with the heist, police said. Guyana Police Force investigators were told that at about 3:15 PM on Thursday, 4th February, 2016, Akeem Chase of Craig, East Bank Demerara was driving a motor vehicle along Second Street, ...

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SOCU seizes more than GYD$16 M, two arrested

Guyana’s anti-money laundering agents seized more than GYD$16 million from a house in East Coast Demerara and two persons have been arrested, according to police and well-placed sources. The cash seized includes almost US$80,000, GYD$1 million and Trinidad and Tobago dollars. Sources said operations were carried out at East Bank Demerara and East Coast Demerara, but the cash was seized ...

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DEA office in Guyana set for opening next week

The United States premier narco-trafficking agency is set to formally open its office in Guyana next week, several years after first floating the idea. The Drug Enforcement  Agency (DEA) office in Guyana will be stationed at the American Embassy in Georgetown. American Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway and a senior official of the Guyana government are expected to address the ...

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Solar power Agreement with Lloyd Singh inked under PPP/C administration – Ramjattan

Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan has stated that an agreement for the supply of power was signed with the Former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration and Hope Farm Wind Mills for the supply of renewable energy. This comes after a controversy brewed regarding the APNU+AFC administration’s engagement with the proprietor of the company Lloyd Singh, since the businessman is a known ...

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Guyana intensifies water search

Even as hospitals and restaurants are being  urged to store water to help cope with the drought, authorities are considering diverting creeks to the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) if a flyover shows that water is available, according to the Director General of Guyana’s Civil Defence Commission, Retired Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup. “I did recommend that we should look at north of ...

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