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Fire destroys houses, several homeless

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 20:33 by Denis Chabrol Fire destroyed two houses and scorched at least another building in Georgetown opposite the site of the old incinerator , sources said. Clifford Moseley, Gloria Barry and their four grandchildren were rendered homeless by the blaze. They lived at 32 Princess Street, Georgetown (between Bishop and Creen Streets). A woman sustained ...

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East Coast Demerara collision leaves one critical

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 20:20 by Denis Chabrol The driver of a pick-up was Thursday afternoon seriously injured after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a ‘bush truck’ at Montrose, East Coast Demerara. The yet to be identified injured man was extracted from the mangled pick-up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital for emergency treatment. ...

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West Ruimveldt man gets 3 years for ‘break and enter’

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 16:59 by Derwayne Wills A West Ruimveldt man, Carlos Braithwaite, was today sentenced to three years in prison, by city magistrate Faith McGusty, for breaking and entering. Earlier this year, Braithwaite plead not guilty to the offense that he broke and entered the home of Hemachandra Kissoon on January 16 at Cummings Street, ...

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GTT begins sending home 120 workers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 16:15 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Wednesday announced that it would be sending home 120 persons over the next 12 months as part of plans to adapt the company to liberalised telecommunications sector in the country. The phone company said its announcement coincided with the separation of ...

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Cabinet changes Mashramani float parade route but Minister Nicolette Henry sticks with Brickdam

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 16:04 by Denis Chabrol Cabinet members are said to be deeply concerned about the serious impact that the route for the Mashramani float and costume parade down Brickdam will have on public participation and small businesses, according to well-placed sources. Resistance to the Brickdam route by numerous ministers has come at a time of ...

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Grove shop-owner granted bail for $1million robbery

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 16:01 by Derwayne Wills 45-year-old Dextroy Cordis was today granted $300,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, when he answered to a charge of robbing Balachandra Hardwar of US$5,000 or GYD$1,043,749, and a number of documents, at Saffon Street, Charlestown, on February 9. Cordis pleaded not guilty to the charge read against him. ...

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Festival city man remanded for attempted murder, discharging loaded firearm

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 15:44 by Derwayne Wills A 27-year-old Festival City man was today remanded to prison until February 27 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for one charge of attempted murder, and another charge of discharging a loaded firearm. The court heard that Leon Duncan, on January 8, 2017, at Main Street, discharged a loaded firearm ...

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Anti-corruption watchdog slams parking meter deal ; Mayor to attend MAPM’s consultation

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 14:37 by Denis Chabrol As Guyanese prepare to come out in their numbers again to vent their opposition to the parking meter contract, Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc- a local anti-corruption watchdog- has slammed the deal whose conditions favour the investor beyond the 80-20 stake. “Recent revelations about the original contract for parking ...

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Code of Conduct and reforms to Constitution, Integrity Commission will help keep away “dirty fingers” from oil earnings- Nagamootoo

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 12:14 by Denis Chabrol Prime  Minister, Moses Nagamootoo on Wednesday said further reform of Guyana’s constitution,  revival of the Integrity Commission and a Code of Conduct for elected officials are aimed at ensuring officials do not steal public funds including those garnered from the oil and gas industry and other natural resource sectors. ...

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