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Police shoots man outside Georgetown Prison

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 August 2016, 9:56 by Denis Chabrol Police say they are investigating the fatal shooting of an unidentified male, by one of its ranks, which occurred about 23:50h. last night outside of the Georgetown Prison on Camp and Durban Streets. Enquiries disclosed that earlier in the night the deceased went to the back of the Prison ...

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US urged to swiftly help improve Guyana’s democracy, human rights and governance before political, economic conditions change

Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016, 20:45 by Denis Chabrol The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been told that it needs to urgently support the improvement of Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) in Guyana before the coalition administration’s priorities change and are overtaken by the next local and general elections and possible economic decline. “Time ...

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Konawaruk bridge to be ready for use next Monday

Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016, 20:18 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Natural Resources on Friday said repairs to Konawaruk bridge would be completed by next week Monday, August 22. Junior Minister of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes said she received assurances from MMC Inc. that the major thoroughfare would be also strengthened to cope with the effects of bad weather. “MMC ...

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GT&T, govt to begin negotiations next month on monopoly status

Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016, 15:02 by Denis Chabrol Negotiations with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) to end its monopoly on international voice and data are expected to begin next month and conclude by year-end, according to adviser to the Minister of Public Telecommunications, Lance Hinds. Speaking at a public forum, ICT Conversation, held at the ...

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Mobile devices possibly taking a toll on mental health- top health official

Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016, 13:35 by Denis Chabrol The widespread use of mobile devices by youths may be depriving youths of opportunities to “offload” their problems in face-to-face communication, making them more vulnerable to suicide, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Karen Boyle said Friday. “The connecting, the communication- I think we are losing that skill and that ...

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