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Daily Archives: September 5, 2017

Contractor to finish works at Manchester Secondary in three weeks – says additional works delayed project

The contractor, who was accused of doing substandard works at the Manchester Secondary School resulting in cramped student accommodation, has refuted the claims recently made by the Regional Chairman, Mr. David Armagon. The contractor, Mark Gupta, revealed that the contracting company mentioned by the Regional Chairman is owned by his brother and was not awarded the contract rather it is ...

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President Granger’s brother dies

The Ministry of the Presidency says it regrets to announce that the brother of President David Granger, Cesare Francis Granger, passed away at his home at about 3:30 Tuesday afternoon. He was born the third of eight children to the late Chetwynd and Verleigh Granger on October 4, 1937. Up until his retirement, Mr. Cesare Francis Granger, fondly known as ...

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“Big Head” charged with the murder of 18 month old niece

A 20-year old man, who allegedly tossed his 18-month old niece out of the window and buried her body in a swampy area of Sophia, Greater Georgetown during an attempt to steal her earrings, was Tuesday charged with murder. Sherwin “Big Head” Roberts,an unemployed of 68 ‘A’ Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was not required to plea to the indictable charge ...

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Drunken policeman who struck down pedestrian fined

A drunken policeman, who hit down a pedestrian, was Tuesday  fined GYD$7,500 after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. Constable Satrohan Gowkarran’s driver’s licence was also endorsed as a notation that it was the first such offence for which he has been convicted , the Guyana Police Force said. He appeared before Magistrate Roshell Liverpool at ...

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Accomplice of ex-prison officer-turned-bandit remanded

A suspected accomplice of the now dead ex prison officer-turned-bandit was Tuesday arraigned for robbery under arms and he was remanded to prison. Twenty-three year old Mark Griffith of 31 Sheet Anchor, Canje, Berbice, was charged with two counts of robbery under arms at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara on August 29, 2017. Griffith walked into the Georgetown Public Hospital with ...

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Canadian, British oil companies complete seismic survey “successfully” offshore Guyana

The Canada-based, Eco (Atlantic), and its British partner, Tullow Oil plc, said a a 3D seismic survey has been completed successfully offshore Guyana and on schedule, paving the way for those partners to decide on a drilling schedule. The survey was conducted by Schlumberger Guyana Inc. (Western Geco). Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd.  announced that it and operating partner, Tullow ...

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Guyana’s Indigenous Amerindian traditional conservation strategies may be shared with Guiana Shield

A British-funded three-year project to integrate Amerindian traditional knowledge into national environmental conservation policy and practice is likely to serve as a pilot project for the rest of the Guiana Shield while ensuring that Guyana achieves benchmarks of several international agreements. The project is being undertaken by the Darwin Initiative, which was launched by Britain at the Rio Earth Summit ...

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