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Monthly Archives: May 2017

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

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 the treasury were in fact returned. This situation was only compounded ...

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Haitians in protective custody pending document verification ; police awaiting legal advice

Several Haitian adults and children are in protective custody of Guyanese authorities as efforts are underway to translate and authenticate documents concerning the minors, Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Winston Felix said Monday. “What I do know is that they  (Haitians) came in with documents which we have to have translated first and then verified. They came with children. Now, ...

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31-year old man accused of sexually abusing 14-year old boy

A 31-year old man, who works at the Ministry of Public Health, has been charged with a sexual offence allegedly committed on a 14-year old boy. The man was not required to plea to the charge that was read to him by City Magistrate, Leron Daly. Police alleged that the man engaged in sexual penetration of a child at the ...

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Trinidadian man charged with ganja possession, trafficking

A 31- year old Trinidadian was Monday morning arraigned on a charge of being in possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The charge alleges that on May 28, 2017 at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown,  Cornelius Thomas of South Trinidad had in his possession 834 grammes of marijuana in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. When asked to respond to ...

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Virtual ban on fuel to Kaieteur National Park aims to “choke” illegal mining; Chenapau residents protest arrest of fellow villagers for illegal mining

As residents of Chenpau on Monday protested the arrest of more than 20 persons mainly from that Amerindian village for allegedly illegally mining at the Kaieteur National Park, authorities are contemplating prohibiting the landing of fuel at the airstrip on that protected area to “choke” mining. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said his ministry has recommended to the National ...

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President ordered massive crackdown on illegal mining at Kaieteur National Park; several arrested, dredges seized- Trotman

Police, soldiers and officers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) on Sunday swooped down on the Kaieteur National Park and arrested several persons who were allegedly illegally mining there, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said. Trotman said the decision to move in at the Kaieteur National Park was taken by President David Granger, who is the Minister ...

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Numerous residents of Chenpau arrested at Kaieteur National Park

More than one dozen persons have been arrested from the Kaieteur National Park and were Sunday being  transported by air to Georgetown for questioning, sources said. Demerara Waves Online News was told by sources connected to the area that at least eight residents from the Amerindian village of Chenapau HAVE been already flown to the City and more were later ...

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