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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Department of National Events established -President Granger assures of well executed national events

Last Updated on Monday, 11 July 2016, 17:47 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Monday established the Department of National Events, under the Ministry of the Presidency. The Department will be headed by Colonel Nazrul Hussain of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and will be tasked with the planning and execution of all national events in the country, the Ministry of ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Walter Willis is NOT dead; in coma

Last Updated on Monday, 11 July 2016, 18:07 by Denis Chabrol Technical Adviser, Engineer Walter Willis is  not dead, but is instead in a coma apparently due to wrong medicine, family members said Monday afternoon. An extended team of doctors was Monday afternoon expected to evaluate Mr. Willis’ condition. A close family member said she was called into the private ...

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British High Commissioner credits Guyana for guilty verdicts in UK’s biggest ever cocaine seizure

Last Updated on Monday, 11 July 2016, 14:22 by Denis Chabrol British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn on Monday hailed the work of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) , Guyana Police Force  and witnesses who testified in the United Kingdom’s biggest cocaine haul that had links to Guyana. “Her Majesty’s Government, and the UK National Crime Agency , are ...

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Human remains found aback East Coast Demerara village

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 July 2016, 22:15 by Denis Chabrol A quantity of human bones was discovered Sunday in the backlands of Bee Hive, East Coast Demerara, police said. Divisional Commander for  East Demerara,   Marlon Chapman said a skull and several other bones were found in the backlands about eight miles inside the village. From all accounts, farmers ...

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Guyana’s blind cricketers are in it to win it

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 July 2016, 19:42 by Denis Chabrol Reproduced from BBC Latin America and the Caribbean by Carinya Sharples It is a drizzly Sunday morning in Guyana, and at the National Stadium a game of cricket is in full swing. As in much of the West Indies, cricket here is a much-loved national sport. But something’s a ...

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Mothers welcome re-opening of Sheema Mangar, Trevor Rose cold cases

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 July 2016, 19:13 by Denis Chabrol The mothers of two children, whose deaths have so far remained unsolved, Sunday welcomed the Guyana Police Force’s announcement that those cold cases would be reopened. Demerara Bank employee, Sheema Mangar, 21 years old, was killed by a man who grabbed her phone and ran over with his vehicle ...

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Argentina providing assistance in security, health, other areas

Last Updated on Saturday, 9 July 2016, 22:47 by Denis Chabrol Argentina is providing assistance to Guyana in a range of areas including law enforcement, military, health, culture ad sport, Argentina’s Ambassador to Guyana, Luis Alberto Martino announced Saturday night. Speaking at a reception to mark Argentina’s 200th Independence Anniversary, he said the two countries were examining a project on ...

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GPHC gets eight dialysis machines – can now treat over 100 kidney disease patients weekly

Last Updated on Saturday, 9 July 2016, 22:33 by Denis Chabrol The Nephrology Department of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is now equipped to provide better care to patients with kidney disease, reported the Government Information Agency (GINA). The department received eight dialysis machines from the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension of the University of Vermont’s Medical School today. ...

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Experts defend compaction method for extending CJI Airport runway

Last Updated on Friday, 8 July 2016, 16:55 by Denis Chabrol Despite lingering concerns about the vibroflotation method of compaction to extend the runway of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA),   the Guyana government and China Harbour Engineering (CHEC) on Friday assured that aviation safety would not be compromised. CHEC Project Manager,  Keliang Liu told a news briefing after an ...

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Inquest into allegations made by Barry Dataram completed-Report handed over to Minister of State 

Last Updated on Friday, 8 July 2016, 12:59 by Denis Chabrol Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, this morning, received the report of the inquiry made into the allegations made against officials of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) by self-confessed drug lord, Mr. Barry Dataram. The Ministry of the Presidency said the probe was conducted by Brigadier Bruce Lovell, who ...

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