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Daily Archives: September 11, 2017

Norton’s shift to Department of Culture, Youth and Sport will aid political mobilisation

Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton’s recent takeover of the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport is expected to assist in government’s political mobilisation of Amerindians, political analysts said. When a source close to the minister was asked whether the added ministerial responsibility of the Vice Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) would be a fillip to ...

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Pensioner dies after Corentyne hit and run

A Corentyne pensioner became Guyana’s latest road fatality victim after he was killed in a hit and run accident on the Tain Corentyne Public road. Dead is Andre Buchan called Nalvan of Lot 51 Block 4, Tain Settlement, Corentyne. According to information received, the accident occurred at around 7 O’clock Sunday night. It was reported that the man was attempting ...

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Stricter security needed at Guyana’s maritime ports following cocaine bust in rice shipment

General Manager of one of Guyana’s largest rice distributors Nand Persaud and Co. Limited has called on government to implement stricter security at all of the main entry ports utilized by shipping companies. His call comes one month after the Narcotics Police in Jamaica busted a shipment of rice from Guyana containing JA$100M in cocaine at the Kingston Container Terminal. ...

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Venezuelans invade mining camp; Guyanese miner shot

A Guyanese miner was shot and injured Sunday afternoon when several armed persons believed to be Venezuelans invaded a mining camp in the North West District (NWD), sources said. Troy Joseph, 18 years old, of Falls Top, NWD was shot to his left hip at about 3 PM Sunday. Sources said he was transported on an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) ...

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