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Daily Archives: March 15, 2018

Citizens pile other issues to force Mayor, Town Clerk out of office

About 50 persons under the  banner of the loosely-knit Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) on Thursday-City Hall’s internal elections day-ratcheted up calls for Town Clerk, Royston King and City Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green to be removed from office. They issued the call outside the dilapidated City Hall one hour before Chase-Green was re-elected as Chief Citizen and the youthful Akeem Peter ...

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Suspected bandits identified; killed in shoot-out with police after trailing bank customer

The three men, who were gunned down on the Georgetown Seawall earlier Thursday were identified, with two of them suspected of trailing a customer who had minutes earlier exited Scotia Bank, Robb Street. Those shot dead by police are 46-year old Dextroy “Dutty” Cordis  of Grove, East Bank Demerara and Kwame Assanah, age unknown, of Buxton, East Coast Demerara. A ...

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Suspected thieves shot dead on Georgetown seawall road

Three suspected thieves were Thursday afternoon shot dead on the Georgetown seawall road opposite the GNS Sports Complex ground. After the crime scene was processed and the bodies were taken away, a police officer described the men as “trunkers”  who break into vehicles and steal property. A wailing woman told reporters at the scene that one of the dead man ...

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Policeman accused of stealing Detective’s motorcycle

A Police Constable has been accused of stealing a Detective Constable’s motorcycle from his yard and fitting it with false number plates. The Guyana Police Force said the accused 21-year old man was arrested Wednesday morning “after he was found in possession of a stolen motor cycle belonging to another member of the Force.” Investigators said the suspect, who lives ...

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Harmon rules out govt asking Guyana Chronicle to revisit issue columns critical of govt

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of government asking the  State-owned Guyana Chronicle to revisit the removal of Professor David Hinds and trade unionist Lincoln Lewis as columnists in that publication. “I would not want to say that. That is a matter for the board and the Chronicle- the management of the newspapers- that’s their ...

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First continuous labour force survey pegs unemployment rate at 12 percent; employment 49.2 percent

Guyana’s unemployment rate is pegged  at 12 percent, according to the first in a series of periodic Continuous Labour Force Surveys funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). In the area of youth unemployment, that figure is 21.6 percent, of which 28 percent are young women. The survey findings for July to September, 2017, unemployed women account for 15.3 percent ...

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