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West Demerara man jailed for Canje River guns, marijuana bust; teenager, others on bail

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 August 2018, 20:49 by Denis Chabrol A West Bank Demerara man, who was caught with guns and harvested marijuana on a plot of land cultivated with marijuana, pleaded guilty on Thursday and was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment. Magistrate Renita Singh, sitting in the Reliance Magistrates’ Court, East Berbice, sentenced 26-year old Lloyd Samuels of ...

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Jagdeo accuses Granger of “double standards” on education, jobs, employment

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 August 2018, 19:00 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday backed President David Granger’s Emancipation call for entrepreneurship, self-sufficiency and education, but took umbrage at the Guyanese leader’s admonition that they should be ashamed if they do not work. “This is the duplicity, the double-standard. Government is just borrowing, taxing all of that- ...

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Granger defends appointment of Environmental Economist to head Energy Department

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 August 2018, 18:52 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Thursday defended the appointment of Dr. Mark Bynoe, an environmental economist, to head the Department of Energy which would, among other things, decide on granting oil concessions and licences. While conceding that Bynoe was not experienced in the oil and gas sector, the President said ...

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PPP decentralises selection of local govt election candidates, councillors must have time

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 August 2018, 18:59 by Denis Chabrol The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has decentralised the selection of candidates for the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) with at least 50 percent expected to be non-party members, but they must first have time to attend council meetings, party General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo announced Thursday. “We allow the ...

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Families of massacred Lindo Creek miners should be compensated; former President, others should be questioned in a re-opened probe- report

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 August 2018, 18:52 by Denis Chabrol A Commission of Inquiry has recommended compensation for family members of the eight miners whose burnt remains were found at a mining camp  at Lindo Creek, Upper Berbice River area in 2008. “The basis for recommending compensation is that many of the families have suffered financially from the deaths ...

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Generous bursaries awarded to employees’ children of Sterling Products Ltd.

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 August 2018, 19:04 by Denis Chabrol The morning of Thursday August 2, 2018 was overcast, but it was a particularly bright day for several Sterling Products Ltd. employees whose children got generous bursaries from the company to lessen their parents’ back-to-school expenses in the new school year. At the brief presentation ceremony at the company’s ...

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Miners Association’s Tony Shields dies

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 August 2018, 18:56 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Wednesday announced the passing of former gold miner and mining advocate, Edward Anthony “Tony” Shields. He was 72 years old. Shields died on August 1, 2018 in the United States (US) where he had gone for medical treatment. “The GGDMA mourns the ...

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Some water factories unlicensed, failed tests

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 August 2018, 18:41 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government’s Analyst- Food and Drug Department on Thursday said a recent check on water processing factories has shown that several of them are unlicensed and producing water that failed bacterial and chemical tests. Based on 87 water samples collected over a six-month period from 29 water processing ...

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Legal clerk found dead at his residence

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 August 2018, 11:08 by Denis Chabrol A 48-year old man, who was a well-known Legal Clerk, was found dead at his residence at Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke Highway, sources said. The body of Gregory “Wayne”  Frank was found face down with an apparent wound to his head. He was the Legal Clerk to Attorney-at-Law, Abiola Wong-Inniss. ...

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