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Daily Archives: November 1, 2016

Shot robbery suspect taken to court on stretcher

An 18-year-old appeared in court on a stretcher on Tuesday afternoon, and was charged with robbery under arms, gun and ammo possession, and for firing shots at a policeman. The first charge against Mark Anthony is that on September 26, 2016 at Georgetown, he discharged a loaded firearm at Roger Pilgrim. This he did with intent to maim, disfigure or ...

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Industrial Estate bond thief jailed

A security guard, who said he stole over a half million Guyana dollars  in items from an Industrial Estate bond because he wanted them at his home, will be spending nine months in prison although he begged for a light sentence The allegation against Omand Hussain is that between December 1, 2015 and September 29, 2016, at Ruimveldt, Georgetown he ...

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Caricom countries attracting significant interest at Havana trade fair

by Wesley Kirton Havana, November 1- Some 12 Caribbean Community (CARICIN member states including Guyana, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados and several Organisation of  Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries are among the 75 nations represented at the 34th Havana International Fair (FIHAV 2016) which opened here Monday. The impressive display booths mounted by CARICOM member states were a hive ...

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Sargassum seaweed partly responsible for Guyana’s reduced fish production

Guyana’s fish production has suffered a significant decline partly due to the adverse impact of sargassum seaweed, local and regional fishery experts said. Chief Fisheries Officer at the Ministry of Agriculture, Denzil Roberts said dry weather due to climate change, piracy, cost of inputs for small-scale fisherfolk and the presence of sargassum seaweed have conspired to reduce Guyana’s fish production. ...

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Two charged in connection with return of stolen cameras to Stabroek News photographer

Two men were Tuesday grantedGYD$50,000 bail for allegedly taking money from Stabroek News photographer, Keno George under the guise of helping recover his stolen camera. Police alleged that Jevon Patterson and Romel Guttery on October 19, 2016 at Camp St. Georgetown, corruptly obtained GYD$50,000 from George, on account of helping him recover his stolen camera. George, another photographer, Terrence Thompson, along ...

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Digicel improves conditions at Kingston Practical Institute; appeal sounded for new equipment

Almost 600 students can now pursue studies in various skilled trades in much more conducive conditions now that the Kingston Practical Institute has been rehabilitated with assistance from Digicel (Guyana) Limited but they need better equipment. However, authorities hope that the equipment being used by students and teachers could be replaced or upgraded. Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson hoped that ...

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