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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Police to be deployed to West Demerara hospital to stem assault of doctors

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 15:44 by Denis Chabrol After emergency room doctors and other health workers at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) downed tools earlier this week to protest poor security, the Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday announced that police would be permanently deployed at that health institution. “These include armed ranks of the Guyana Police ...

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Digicel assists flood-affected residents in Regions 7 and 8

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 13:56 by Denis Chabrol Digicel (Guyana) on Wednesday handed over a quantity of supplies to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) which will be distribuited to flood-affected residents of Region 8 (Potaro Siparuni) and Region 7 (Cuyuni Mazarauni). The donation consists of a substantial quantity of food items from the requested list and cleaning ...

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Guyanese woman caught with cocaine in her hair weave at Bahamas airport

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 13:18 by Denis Chabrol (BAHAMAS TRIBUNE242).-A WOMAN from Guyana has been arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the Bahamas concealed in her hair weave. Police report that alert Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers took the Guyanese woman into custody following the seizure of just over ...

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You’ll be fined if you import vehicles with used tyres below the required measurement- GRA

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:42 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Wednesday warned vehicle importers that they will be fined if their vehicles are brought in with used tyres that are not in conformity with recently amended laws. “It must be noted that importers of vehicles not in conformity will be required to pay ...

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3200 persons displaced/affected in 25 feet deep flood waters—CDC

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 18:01 by Denis Chabrol A total of 3,274 persons and hundreds of farms have been affected in the recent flash flooding in Regions Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Eight (Potaro-Siparuni)  in as much as 25 feet of water in some places—a disaster that has already cost the state $8M in relief efforts. That was the ...

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Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 13:48 by Denis Chabrol Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89. His family issued an announcement on Twitter: “It is the heaviest of hearts, ...

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Suspected Trinidad con arist jailed

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 13:27 by Denis Chabrol A widely suspected Trinidadian con artist was Tuesday jailed after he was convicted for forgery and immigration breaches. Daniel Ali will be spending the next two years in the Georgetown Prisons after he pleaded guilty to the charges of over staying his time and forging two legal documents. The ...

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Deeds Registrar on fraud charge

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 15:29 by Denis Chabrol Registrar of the Deeds Registry, Azeena Baksh was Tuesday charged with obtaining money by false pretense. Thirty-three year old Baksh appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied the allegation that while being employed by the Judicial Service Commission between May 1, 2014 and and January 31, 2017 in ...

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CANU seeks international help to crack GYD$500 million cocaine bust; motor racer’s girlfriend arrested

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:02 by Denis Chabrol As the probe continues into the GYD$550 million worth of cocaine-in-dressed lumber, Guyana is seeking international assistance to recover recordings that may have been erased from a digital recording device, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Tuesday. “CANU still has a Digital Video Recording device retrieved from Nazim Gafoor at Vreed-en-Hoop, ...

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Cabinet Committee finalizing Diaspora Engagement Action Plan—Harmon

Last Updated on Monday, 22 May 2017, 22:12 by Denis Chabrol A Cabinet sub-committee has been established to finalize the Government’s Diaspora Engagement Strategy and Action Plan’ in order to give policy direction with regards its engagement with ‘Guyana’s Region 11.’ Minister of State Joseph Harmon Monday (May 22, 2017) made the announcement as he addressed the opening ceremony of a ...

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