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Motor racers among five charged for GYD$500 million cocaine bust

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 22:33 by Denis Chabrol Two motor racers were Tuesday afternoon among five persons charged for a more than GYD$500 million cocaine-in-lumber bust earlier this month, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. Those charged jointly with trafficking in the 84.9 kilogrammes of cocaine are racers Stephen Vieria and Nazim Gafoor as well as his ...

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Persons arrested at Kaieteur National Park charged with mining offences

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 19:05 by Denis Chabrol The 20 persons- mainly residents from the Amerindian village of Chenapau- who were earlier this week arrested for allegedly illegally mining at the Kaieteur National Park were released from police custody after they were charged with violating the Mining Act, authorities said Tuesday. Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and ...

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Traffic disruption on East Bank Demerara road

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 18:36 by Denis Chabrol Traffic on the eastern carriageway of the East Bank Demerara Public Road will be disrupted from Wednesday (May 31, 2017) to next week Wednesday (June 7) to “facilitate a pile driving exercise”, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said. Authorities said the traffic disruption would occur at the intersection between ...

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GYD$89 million Liliendaal bridge opens to vehicular traffic

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 16:55 by Denis Chabrol The modern Liliendaal Bridge, which includes a pedestrian walkway, is now open to vehicular traffic after engineers from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure,Monday evening, completed construction works, one month ahead of the scheduled completion date. In a release by that ministry,  the Minister of Public Infrastructure, Mr. David Patterson said ...

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13 Region Two child care facilities licenced for first time

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 15:54 by Denis Chabrol For the first time in history 13 child care facilities in Essequibo, Region Two are registered under the Ministry of Social Protection. The issuance of the childcare service licences ceremony done on Monday at the Regional Democratic Council’s boardroom, Anna Regina. Minister of So0cial Protection Amna Ally, Director, Child ...

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Plans revealed for new housing development on edge of Lethem

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 15:37 by Denis Chabrol A new housing development could be built on a site on the edge of Lethem in Region Nine, (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo. Mayor of Lethem Carlton Beckles recently told the Government Information Agency (GINA), that the municipality plans to develop a 2,000-house lot new housing development on a site, which is ...

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GPHC unable to account for tax payers’ millions …Finance Director says his job “not for the finance per-se”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 14:20 by Denis Chabrol The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is unable to give a definitive position on why many of its Annual Finance Statements are not being filed—months after they are legally required according to the Public Corporations Act—and further is unable to say whether monies it was supposed to return to ...

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