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Daily Archives: Thursday, 26 January 2017, 23:27

One dead, another injured in drive-by shooting

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2017, 23:32 by Denis Chabrol A small  scale businessman, who was due to  travel to the United States (US) on Saturday, was shot dead as he was leaving home to purchase food, his mother said. Dead is 30-year old Andrew “Zeggy” Fraser.   Injured is Stanley Adams of La Penitence, Georgetown. The incident occurred at ...

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Forensic audits for Rice Board reveal strange financial practises, Police notified

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2017, 15:56 by Derwayne Wills More forensic audit reports have been brought before cabinet, according to Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman during a mid-afternoon post-cabinet press briefing. Trotman said forensic audits for the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL), Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), and Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) we’re submitted. The minister continued ...

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Granger’s British Security Adviser arrives to craft five-year plan; Ramjattan doesn’t feel sidelined

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2017, 14:00 by Denis Chabrol Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday said he does not believe that he has been sidelined with the hiring of a British Security Adviser to President David Granger. “No, absolutely not! I don’t feel so at all. We work very unitedly. The head of the security is also ...

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PM’s son-in-law searching for Guysuco investors

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2017, 13:13 by Denis Chabrol Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo says his son-in-law is helping to find potential investors in the financially crippled state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) but he scoffed at suggestions of political favouritism. Although a Guyana government statement days ago named Guyana-born American Tony Joseph, Director of Sunrise Investing LLC, as one of ...

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Prime Minister scolds Attorney General, state newspaper about attacks on Chancellor of the Judiciary

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2017, 14:44 by Denis Chabrol Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Thursday appeared to publicly scold Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams and the state-owned Guyana Chronicle about attacks on Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh who will be handing down his decision on whether the two-term presidential limit is constitutional. Addressing ...

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Valentine Day court date for trio found in Campbelville with AK-47, matching ammo

Last Updated on Friday, 27 January 2017, 7:01 by Derwayne Wills Three men who were arrested in connection with guns and matching ammunition found in a Campbelville house will remained remanded until their return to court on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Teon Alleyne, a 30-year-old miner from Lorry Creek, Soesdyke Highway; 29-year-old Andre Pollydore, a miner from South Ruimveldt; and ...

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TSC summons Guyana Teachers Union to meeting on promotions

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2017, 7:57 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) claims its candle-light vigil outside the official residences of the Prime Minister and President is already bearing fruit as the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) has called a meeting for Thursday and the union will be  pushing for two sets of promotions this year. The meeting ...

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Anti-narcotics policeman caught with drugs at Guyana-Suriname border jailed

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2017, 7:13 by Denis Chabrol A Guyanese anti-narcotics policeman, who attempted to smuggle marijuana and amphetamine to Suriname, was Wednesday sentenced to seven years imprisonment. Twenty-four year old Ian Michael Johnson of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam was found  guilty of two counts of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. He was sentenced to ...

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