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Venezuela’s President discusses border controversy with UN Secretary General’s envoys

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 21:29 by Denis Chabrol Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday told top United Nations (UN) officials on a visit to Caracas that his country was keen on finding a resolution to the border controversy with Guyana. Before meeting with UN Assistant Secretary General on Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenca, the Venezuelan leader was quoted ...

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CoI team tours Camp Street prison again

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 15:30 by The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Camp Street prison riot again toured the prison facility, this time to give the new additions to the team a sense of the layout of the facility where the fatal fire occurred. The new members who benefitted from the tour includes Guyana Bar Association ...

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Miner killed during pit cave-in at illegal mine

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 14:45 by Denis Chabrol An 18-year old man was Monday afternoon killed after a mining pit at an illegal operation caved in on him, authorities said. Police identified him as Trenston Sebastian of Kurukubaru, Region 8. The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission said the incident occurred in the Konawaruk area Mining District 2 at ...

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Granger says PPP Regional Chairmen snub him; Rohee denies it’s orchestrated

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 15:24 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s President David Granger says the Chairmen of People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-controlled Regional Councils are disrespecting him by failing to turn up on his visits to those regions. “It’s worse than eye-pass. These people are dividing the country, they are trying to destroy the country and when you ...

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Guyana, India ready to sign US$50 million road construction deal

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 13:00 by Denis Chabrol Guyana and India are set to sign a US$50 million agreement to expand the road network in East Demerara, The Finance Minister, Winston Jordan is Wednesday expected to sign an agreement with EximBank of India for the construction of a road to link the East Coast and East Bank ...

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Prisoners treated like beasts – CoI hears

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 11:05 by   Thirty-nine-year-old Michael Lewis has told the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Camp Street unrest that prisoners at the state penitentiary are treated like beasts. In a written statement by the prisoner, it was declared that “Officers treat inmates like beasts.” According to Lewis, if an inmate becomes ill it ...

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APNU+AFC intensifies push for local gov’t domination

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 0:04 by As the days remaining before Guyana hosts Local Government Polls, President David Granger has reaffirmed the APNU+AFC Coalition’s push for control of both central and local government authorities. Backed by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, the duo delivered a resounding call for persons to cast their ballots in favour of the coalition’s ...

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