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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Basil Blackman not Ministry of the Presidency official

The Ministry of the Presidency said Mr Basil Blackman is not an official of that top government ministry, almost one year he was named by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon as an honorary adviser. “The Ministry of the Presidency wishes to inform all and sundry that Mr. Basil Blackman AA, the individual mentioned in the sensational report, is not an ...

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Two confront each other in police presence over alleged treason plot- Crime Chief

The two persons, who are implicated in an alleged plot to commit treason, on Tuesday confronted each other in the presence of police investigators at the headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). CID Head, Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said the man, who reported the alleged plot to commit treason, arrived at the CID headquarters. “A confrontation was held between the ...

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Ministerial adviser denies man named in assassination plot attended his birthday party

Government’s Honorary Adviser, Basil Blackman on Tuesday denied that a man named in an alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger was at his recently held birthday party. Blackman at first told Demerara Waves Online News that several persons were in attendance and he did not know everyone who was there. Hours later, he called again, saying that he went ...

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GTT says Internet outages likely during system upgrade

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Tuesday appealed to customers to be patient with Internet “outages” they may experience as the company takes high-tech steps to ensure a faster and reliable service by the third quarter of this year. The telecoms provider said the upgrade, being undertaken in partnership with General Datatech (GDT), is expected to be completed ...

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Financial consultant charged with three counts of fraud

A 57- year old Financial Consultant was Tuesday morning remanded after three fraud charges were laid against him. Clayton Alleyne of 179 South Bel Air stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charges which alleged that between November 3 2016 and February 8 2017 he obtained from three persons large sums of money in exchange for a ...

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Hundreds of stranded Cubans begin leaving Guyana; EasySky airline’s resumption on hold pending review

Hundreds of Cuban passengers, who were stranded in Guyana for several days now, on Tuesday began leaving the country after the Honduras-based Easy Sky airline was granted temporary permission to fly here, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Col. Egbert Field said. “They began to correct some of their safety deficiencies and these are the short-term corrections ...

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St. Maarten students visit Guyana’s First Lady

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger on Monday facilitated 13 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) students of St. Maarten Academy, their three teachers, driver and security officer with a guided tour of State House, the Ministry of the Presidency said. Guyanese born Teacher, Ms. Anita Marshall, who led the group, said that she requested the tour because she knew it would be ...

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Man fingered in plot to assassinate Granger attended Honorary adviser’s recent birthday party

An East Bank Demerara businessman, who has been fingered in the alleged plot to kill President David Granger, recently attended a birthday party for a government Honorary Adviser, according to well-placed sources. In the latest twist of events, police investigators are unable to locate the man who appeared on the privately-owned television newscast, HGPTV Nightly News, and implicated the businessman. ...

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Cane-cutter who hacked ex partner surrenders

The man, who allegedly chopped his ex partner about her body,  Monday evening surrendered, police said East Coast Demerara Divisional Commander said the key suspect walked into the Sparendaam Police station, accompanied by his brother. Dennis, a cane-cutter, chopped police constable Alana Hazel about her body and slashed off the woman’s left hand. The incide occurred at about 10:45 Sunday ...

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Fmr AG Nandlall cries political persecution over US$2,000 books

by Gary Eleazar Former Attorney, General Anil Nandlall was today (April 24, 2017) questioned by ranks of the Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force over 14 Commonwealth Law Report books, he claims are now worth some US$2,000—less than his two cellular phones. Nandall has since called the actions, a form of retribution on the part of ...

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