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WARNING: Ransomware attack on computers in progress; do not pay the ransom

Last Updated on Friday, 12 May 2017, 22:30 by Denis Chabrol Guyana National Cybersecurity Incident Response Team (GNCIRT) confirms that a global ransomware attack is currently in progress. The self-spreading ransomware, known as ‘Wanna Cry’ or ‘Wanna Decryptor’, exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows operating system. It is believed that this ransomware is spread through phishing emails, malicious adverts on ...

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Wanted man among three arrested during Bagotstown raid

Last Updated on Friday, 12 May 2017, 22:24 by Denis Chabrol   Two men and one woman were early Friday morning arrested and several items suspected to have been stolen were seized by police. The Guyana Police Force said the “intelligence-led operation” at Bagotstown and Friendship, East Bank Demerara led to the arrest of the persons who were all found ...

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Guyana peeved at US’ listing of Guyana, other Caricom member states as “major” money launderers

Last Updated on Friday, 12 May 2017, 22:09 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Finance Minister, Winston Jordan is peeved that his country and several other sister Caribbean Community (Caricom) nations have been listed by the United States (US) as “major money laundering countries.” “It is denial of all of the efforts that we in the Caribbean have been making to make ...

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More legal action if GTT does not comply with High Court Order- Telecom Workers Union

Last Updated on Friday, 12 May 2017, 20:43 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Postal and Telecommunications Workers Union (GP&TWU) on Friday warned the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) that if it does not abide by a High Court order on plans to send home 120 workers more legal action would be taken. GPTWU General Secretary, Eslyn Harris said after ...

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CHEC dumps Surinamese stone for more expensive local supplies

Last Updated on Friday, 12 May 2017, 22:11 by Denis Chabrol China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC), the Chinese contractor undertaking the US$150M expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), on Friday inked two multi-million dollar contracts with local stone suppliers, to provide an initial amount of close to 100,000 tons of stones, sourced locally at cost of some US$3.5M. ...

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US$150M CJIA Expansion 2017 budget almost done; will have to approach Parliament for more—Patterson

Last Updated on Friday, 12 May 2017, 23:24 by Denis Chabrol Monies budgeted as part of the 2017 allocation for the US$150M Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Expansion Project are on the verge of being completely exhausted and government will this year have to approach its international financing partner—the China Import Export (Exim) Bank and the National Assembly for the ...

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International technical visit to Brazil to learn about school feeding, family farming

Last Updated on Friday, 12 May 2017, 15:21 by Denis Chabrol Representatives from Guyana and twelve other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will be in Vitória, Brazil from May 16 to 18, to learn about the Brazilian experience of School Feeding Programmes and purchasing from Family Farming, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in a statement. The ...

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Man, who threw marijuana into prison yard, convicted

Last Updated on Friday, 12 May 2017, 17:33 by Denis Chabrol The man, who threw a bag containing marijuana over the fence into the Georgetown Prison compound, on Friday pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years imprisonment. Reman Marks, of no fixed place of abode, admitted to the offence of being in possession of 793 grammes of marijuana for ...

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Public Health Ministry, NGOs team-up to tackle attempted suicide cases in Region Two

Last Updated on Friday, 12 May 2017, 15:04 by Denis Chabrol The Government is heightening its work with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and other agencies in Region Two, Pomeroon-Supenaam, to tackle suicide and attempted cases. Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings and a team from the Mental Health Unit of the Ministry of Public Health, on Thursday ...

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