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Full speed ahead for Sophia Ring Road Project

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2016, 16:45 by Denis Chabrol Works in ‘E’ Field, Sophia have been completed as the Sophia Ring Road Project, which seeks to link ‘A’ through ‘E’ fields, continues to progress smoothly,  the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said Thursday. The works in Cummings Park, ‘E’ Field were recently completed by the contractor, Ivor Allen, and ...

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Third person charged with murder of city businessman

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2016, 16:30 by Denis Chabrol A third person was Thursday arraigned for the murder of the owner of the Regent Multiplex Mall in mid-2015 on the West Coast Demerara. Kurt Erskine of 285 Section ‘C’ Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara was not required to plea to the indictable charge after it was read to ...

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PPP denies abusing State resources

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2016, 15:59 by Denis Chabrol The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Thursday denied abusing state resources for electioneering purposes, even as it leveled a similar charge against the 10-month old coalition administration ahead of next week’s Local Government Elections. “I could say one thing that when we were in government- and I was ...

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Chris Ram concerned about Camp Street CoI proceedings

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2016, 15:28 by Jomo Paul President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Chris Ram has raised some concerns about the manner in which the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street riots is proceeding. Ram raised the concerns after the first day of hearings for the CoI during which two inmates from the prison ...

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Time to ban voting without ID cards, passports- PPPC

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2016, 15:08 by Denis Chabrol The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Thursday vowed to push for voting without cards and passports to be outlawed, amid concerns that hundreds of security forces personnel voted without national identification cards. PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee told a news conference that the party was found it increasingly ...

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Camp Street CoI: “The devil was busy that day” – Prisoner

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2016, 13:52 by Jomo Paul Murder accused Errol Kesney (Williams) on Thursday gave his testimony to the Commissioners of the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street unrest where he detailed what occurred from his point of view. 32-year-old Kesney told the Commissioners that on Friday March 3, as the prisoners were making their ...

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Camp Street CoI: Prisoners “felt a way” after contraband was seized

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2016, 11:40 by Jomo Paul   Dwayne Lewis, the first person to give testimony at the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Camp Street riots says that prisoners felt a way after they were relieved of illicit items in the Camp Street jail. Lewis told Commissioners at the Inquiry that two large buckets containing ...

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Suspected 19-Y-O bandit killed in Goedverwagting

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2016, 10:12 by Jomo Paul The body of suspected bandit was on Wednesday evening removed from the Railway Embankment, Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara. The body was identified as 19-year-old Sherwin Lynch of Sparendaam Housing Scheme. Police in a release on Thursday stated that the man was stabbed to death. Police say that the body ...

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ACDA promotes local fishing industry to boost coastal village economies

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2016, 7:21 by Denis Chabrol In a bid to revive coastal village economies, cultural organization, African Culture and Development Association (ACDA) is taking the lead in reviving and creating several industries that will boost economic village activities. The dormant billion -dollar artisanal fishing industry is being touted as the first area of interest even as the agency works ...

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