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Body of missing woman found in canal

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 10:36 by Denis Chabrol The body of a woman, who was last seen leaving her home to uplift a package, was Tuesday morning discovered in a canal at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara. Investigators believe that the body is that of Simone Hackett who went missing days ago. The 25-year old Hackett left ...

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Guyana’s overcrowded jails due to backlog of remand prisoners- US

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016, 22:01 by Denis Chabrol As police and prison service personnel try to grapple with an ongoing crisis inside the Georgetown Prison, the United States notes the overcrowded state of that maximum security jail. In its 2015 Human Rights Report, the United States State Department states that a total of 963 prisoners were in Georgetown’s ...

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US Human Rights report cites PM’s “headline” concern

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016, 21:05 by Denis Chabrol The United States’ 2015 Human Rights Report has cited Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s directive to the state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper that all headlines must first get his office’s green-light. ‘In August the prime minister issued a directive that all headlines in the state-owned print media be first scrutinized and ...

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Updated: Tucville fire leaves several homeless

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016, 22:36 by Jomo Paul At least nine persons were Monday night searching for a place to rest after fire destroyed  two houses they were living in, according to eyewitnesses. The blaze occurred at Lot 3Edun Street, Tucville, Georgetown at a house where the children of the late Donna Mc Kinnon lived.  Her lifeless ...

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President David Granger among first in Guyana to provide sample for Ancestry DNA test

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016, 19:40 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger was among the first to have samples taken for the conduct of an Ancestry Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid (DNA) test in Guyana. The test is being launched for the first time in this country by Eureka Medical Laboratory and Mr. Shawn Manbodh, Quality Manager and Medical Technologist ...

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City experiences minimal flooding as rainy season dawns

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016, 13:29 by Jomo Paul As the May/June rainy season fast approaches a mild shower in the wee hours of Monday morning saw several parts of the city being subjected to flooding at variant levels. Areas such as North and South Ruimveldt, sections of Regent Street, Water Street and other parts of central Georgetown. ...

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GWI trashes PPP extortion claims

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016, 10:14 by Jomo Paul The Guyana Water Incorporated is not too pleased with a press statement issued by the People’s Progressive Party at the weekend and is refuting its contents in its entirety saying that it was irresponsible and malicious. The statement issued by the Party had alleged that Heads of Government agencies ...

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