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Daily Archives: March 20, 2017

Ministry probes ‘drug crisis’ at GPHC

by Gary Eleazar The Ministry of Public Health has launched a full scale investigation into the recent ‘drug crisis’ at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) that led to that entity having to procure in excess of half a billion dollars in drugs from pre-selected suppliers as a result of a shortage of drugs at the entity. This was confirmed ...

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APNU-aligned councillors vote to consider legal opinion on suspending parking meter bylaw

Most A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)-aligned Georgetown City Councillors Monday afternoon voted to  delay whether City Hall should approve an order by Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan to suspend the parking meter bylaws. City Hall will likely consider the matter at its next meeting to be held before month-end APNU Councillor, Heston Bostwick moved a motion that legal advice received by ...

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Businessman charged, gets $1.5mil bail for attempt to hire ‘hitman’

Businessman Ganesh Rajkumar 65-year-old Ganesh Rajkumar of Durban and Henry Streets was today, March 20, charged by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan with soliciting the services of a hitman to murder one Roger Conners. The virtual complainant in the matter is the would-be hitman, Mark Sandy. Rajkumar was not required to plea to the charge, which alleged that the offense occurred ...

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‘Facebook-famous’ police charged for verbally assaulting junior rank, threatening complainant

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Frank Thompson, was today, March 20, slapped with two charges, verbal assault and using threatening language, when he appeared before city magistrate Judy Latchman. A video recently went viral on social media where the senior rank was seen engaging in less than professional behaviour. The court heard today that 29-year-old ASP Thompson was in Broad ...

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Security Sector reform recommendations should be “not just sitting on a shelf”- UK envoy

British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn on Monday said he is confident that recommendations by his country’s security expert to reform Guyana’s security sector would be implemented and not left on a shelf. “This is something we want to see action, not just sitting on a shelf,” he remarked at the opening of a Risk and Liaison Overseas Network (RALON) ...

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