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Daily Archives: April 17, 2018

Mercury-poisoned GGMC workers threaten protest over govt’s silence; refusal to shutdown or improve Gold Board’s lab

Workers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) are threatening protest action if other relevant government agencies remain silent on mercury poisoning by emissions from the Guyana Gold Board. President of the Guyana Civil Servants and General Workers Union (GCS&GWU), Gregory Gaspar said his newly-formed trade union is demanding that the GGB either shuts down the laboratory or invests ...

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Region Seven road users to soon pay tolls

Road users in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) will soon have to pay tolls to help fund maintenance of the several roads that are being repaired and rebuilt there, says Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson. Government’s Department of Public Information quoted Patterson as saying that the strategy would aid in the maintenance and sustainability of the infrastructure. “Soon we will be ...

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Nandlall asks DPP to scrap charges against Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington

Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack was Tuesday asked to consider discontinue charges of misconduct in public office against former Finance Minister, Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington. The request was made by their lawyer, Anil Nandlall who said he would be giving the DPP until weekend to respond before ...

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Six suspected bandits on gun, ammo possesion charges

Six suspected bandits were Tuesday arraigned on gun and ammunition possession charges. Except for Steve Hercules, who pleaded guilty, the others pleaded innocent, were refused bail and remanded to prison until May 10, 2018. Hercules was expected to be sentenced later Tuesday by Providence Magistrate, Sunil Scarce. Defence Lawyer, George Thomas asked the court to be lenient with Hercules because ...

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