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Daily Archives: July 13, 2017

New governance structure for Guyana’s prison system adopted

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 structure that would include a Board of Governor and an Executive ...

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Medicare Pharmacy staff charged with embezzling GYD$1.2 million

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. The prosecution alleges that between September, 6,2016 and June 2,2017, while being ...

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

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 of escapees is six, with four being together and the two ...

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

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 Ramjattan says. “This why we are making sure that the bailouts ...

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