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New governance structure for Guyana’s prison system adopted

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 July 2017, 17:25 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Prison Service is about to adopt a new governance structure that has been recommended by a Jamaica-headquartered consultancy service stemming from a fire last year that claimed the lives of 17 inmates, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan announced Thursday. He expressed confidence that the recommended governance ...

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Medicare Pharmacy staff charged with embezzling GYD$1.2 million

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 July 2017, 17:32 by Denis Chabrol Three employees of Medicare Pharmacy were Thursday morning arraigned on a charge of misappropriating funds and they were granted a total of  GYD$450,000 bail. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court were 23-year old Watmattie Ramnarine, 43-year old Zalena Khan and 23-year old Salena Khan. ...

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Prisoners being “sanitized” of weapons, other prohibited items; inmate who attempted to escape from Lusignan shot

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 July 2017, 15:31 by Denis Chabrol Prisoners at the Lusignan holding area have been burying weapons in the earthen area they have been occupying since last Sunday’s fire that destroyed the Georgetown Prison, but they are being searched individually before they are transferred to other jails, authorities said Thursday. Officials, meanwhile, said the actual number ...

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Guyana hopes to invest more cash in youth empowerment from scrapped sugar subsidy, oil revenues- Ramjattan

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 July 2017, 12:29 by Denis Chabrol Guyana hopes to surpass Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica in the amount of monies it gives to youth empowerment and employment by scrapping a multi-billion dollar subsidy to the state-owned Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) and injecting more funds from oil revenues when production begins in 2020, Public Security Minister Khemraj ...

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