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Monthly Archives: June 2016

UG’s School of Medicine eyes reaccreditation

Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2016, 18:03 by Denis Chabrol The University of Guyana’s (UG) School of Medicine hopes to regain accreditation from the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM – HP) when a team inspects the institution later this year,  UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith said Friday. Speaking at his first ...

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East Coast Demerara gas station robbed; employees beaten

Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2016, 16:26 by Denis Chabrol A pump attendant and a security guard at a filling station were Thursday night robbed, beaten and locked in a washroom by five bandits who later fled with several cylinders of cooking gas, police said. The incident occurred at R.P. Service Station, Triumph Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara at ...

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Alleged fraudster dies after drinking poison at court

Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2016, 12:53 by Denis Chabrol Police sources have confirmed that 43-year old Michael Persaud who attempted suicide on Wednesday after he was remanded to prison at the Georgetown Magistrate’s court, succumbed hours after the incident. Persaud, a father of two was remanded to prison for several counts of fraud, by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. ...

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Coby Frimpong paid for useless strategic plan

Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2016, 12:47 by Denis Chabrol Government has paid off a long-time close associate of former President, Bharrat Jagdeo for a strategic plan that Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday said was useless by the current Minister of Social Protection. Harmon said US$40,000 (approximately GYD$8 million) was paid to  Dr. Cobina “Coby” Frimpong as ...

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Specialty Hospital on hold because Fedders Lloyd is blocked by World Bank

Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2016, 12:06 by Denis Chabrol Construction of the long-planned Specialty Hospital has hit a major snag now that India has ruled out financing the project with Fedders Lloyd as the contractor because that company has been barred by the World Bank due to improper practices. Minister’ of State, Joseph Harmon told a news conference ...

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Crabwood Creek farmer convicted for threatening to kill top PPP officials

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 June 2016, 16:27 by Denis Chabrol Thirty-nine year old Tameshwar Beekham ,who made death threats against three executive members of the Peoples’ Progressive Party (PPP) via social media recently, was on Thursday fined $75,000 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Beekham, a farmer from Crab Wood Creek, pleaded guilty and paid the fine as an alternative ...

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Guyana’s major airport threatens to ban Caribbean Airlines over duty free issue

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 June 2016, 16:14 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) is threatening to ban Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) from flying to and from that airport unless it sticks to an agreement that allows Guyanese travelling to other destinations to take their duty-free purchases with them. ‎ Minister responsible for Civil Aviation, David Patterson ...

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Consensus reached on stop-gap solution for Brickdam Secondary School

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 19:28 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Education, teachers, parents and the Board of Governors of the Brickdam Secondary School have agreed on a stop gap solution for the school, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Chief Education Officer (CEO), Ministry of Education, Olato Sam, during a press conference at the Ministry this ...

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Barbados-bound young woman allegedly caught with cocaine strapped to body

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 18:04 by Denis Chabrol A 21-year old woman was Wednesday morning arrested at the Ogle International Airport (CJIA) with six kilograms of cocaine strapped to her body. Head of the Customs Narcotics Unit, James Singh said the woman was booked to travel to Barbados and the United States (US ‎Drug smugglers travelling to ...

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Three charged in connection with grenade outside Kaieteur News

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 14:13 by Writer Three men were on Wednesday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after they were charged in connection with he recent grenade attack on publisher of Kaieteur News, Glen Lall earlier this month. Those charged were; 30-year old trader, Janiel Howard of Section ‘C’, Turkeyen;; 25-year old Leroy Williams ...

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