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Updated: Gunshots fired during robbery of Yokohama boss nearby State House

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 December 2017, 22:57 by Denis Chabrol Gunshots rang out Thursday night during a robbery a short distance from State House, the President’s official residence. The Guyana Police Force said the bandits snatched GY$1.4 million from 24-year old Deepak Baldraj, the General Manager of Yokohama Trading, a vehicle importing company. He told police that the money was ...

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Guyana, Brazil ink agreements for constructing road, combating drought

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 December 2017, 19:55 by Denis Chabrol Guyana and Brazil on Thursday inked two agreements aimed at forging ahead with plans to construct a road link between the two countries and combating drought in the Rupununi region. The agreements were inked during President David Granger’s official State-visit to neighbouring country where he met his Brazilian counterpart, President ...

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Guyana joins global defiance of US’ recognition of Jerusalem despite threat of aid cut

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 December 2017, 17:50 by Denis Chabrol Guyana was Thursday among seven member-nations of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) that defied the United States’ (US) recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), despite  threats by American President, Donald Trump to cut aid to opponents. Guyana voted along with Belize, Barbados, Dominica, ...

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Guyana developing REDD+ grievance procedure, redress mechanism

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 December 2017, 12:18 by Denis Chabrol In implementing the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Project in Guyana, the Ministry of Natural Resources has inked a contract with a local consultancy firm to develop a Grievance and Redress Mechanism (GRM) for the REDD+ readiness process. This is the first consultancy awarded under FCPF, which is readying ...

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Fly Jamaica passengers suffer prolonged delays again

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 December 2017, 11:52 by Denis Chabrol Fly Jamaica is suffering major delays in flights between Georgetown and New York for the second time in four months due to routine maintenance and technical problems, sources said. Passengers complained bitterly about the delay on Social Media and criticized the carrier for not keeping passengers abreast. “So frustrated ...

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2 AM curfew on bars, night clubs lifted temporarily

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 December 2017, 10:07 by Denis Chabrol The 2 AM curfew on bars, clubs and other entertainment from Friday, 22nd December to mid-January, in response to calls from the private and public sector, the Ministry of Public Security announced Thursday. Following is the full text of a statement issued by the Ministry. Consequent upon an inundation ...

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Guyana-born man locked up in US for 30 years on wrongful rape, robbery conviction heads home for Christmas

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 December 2017, 7:16 by Denis Chabrol BY CHRISTINA CARREGA and JAMES FANELLI (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) He’s home for the holidays. Guyana-born Mark Denny, 47, has spent the past three decades behind bars for a brutal rape and robbery he didn’t commit. But last week he received the greatest gift of all — his freedom. The Brooklyn ...

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