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Suspect shot, two others and minibus detained at Bourda Market

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 October 2018, 10:25 by Denis Chabrol A man was shot at Bourda Market early Sunday morning, two other men arrested, a Route 40 minibus detained and a handgun seized from the injured man, City Police said at about 02:10 AM observed the men between Robb Street and North Road acting in a suspicious manner. As ...

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Suspected thief shot in poultry farmyard

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 October 2018, 14:46 by Denis Chabrol A 22-year old man, who was previously charged with break and enter and larceny, was shot dead at after he allegedly attacked a guard and a poultry farmer in the farmyard, police said. Police said the security guard shot the intruder twice. The guard has since been arrested and ...

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Youth held for probe into attempted murder

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 October 2018, 14:48 by Denis Chabrol A man, who allegedly lashed another man to his shoulder, was relieved of the piece of wood and struck to his head. Suffering from a fractured skull and hospitalised in a semi-conscious condition is 18-year old Peter Livingstone of  Lot 2 La Retraite, West Bank Demerara. The incident occurred Friday ...

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Fire destroys girls’ orphanage

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 October 2018, 9:51 by Denis Chabrol An early Saturday morning fire destroyed the Shaheed’s Girls Home at Oleander Gardens East Coast Demerara. Left homeless are 18 girls and one caretaker. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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OPINION: The related farces of integrity, amnesty, continuity

by GHK Lall As I observe the latest hullabaloos over conflicts, integrity commissions, disclosures and that dysfunctional family tree, I ponder again as to why so many, sometimes, make life complicated and difficult.  I am perplexed and alarmed as why straightforward personal matters that rightfully should be disclosed before official, need-to-know, domains become so tangled. I remind: it is not ...

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20 percent of Public Procurement for Small Businesses from January 2019

Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2018, 22:04 by Denis Chabrol The government’s Small Business Procurement Programme is set to be implemented by the Ministry of Business by January 01, 2019. This programme will ensure that small businesses have their fair access to government procurement activities through a transparent and efficient process, government’s Department of Public Information reported Friday. Section ...

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Soldiers charged with rape granted bail

Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2018, 21:40 by Denis Chabrol Two Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers, who are accused of raping a woman, were Friday each granted GY$300,000 bail. They are 22-year old Raulston Reid of 174 Duchfour Scheme, East Coast Demerara and 21-year old Isaiah Rawlins of Wisrock, Linden. Police said the duo, who was stationed at the ...

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Murder accused prison escapee recaptured

Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2018, 9:42 by Denis Chabrol Murder accused prison escapee, Travis Evans, was Friday morning caught at Timehri, police  and prison officials said. “I wish to commend all those persons who assisted and i now encourage others to be equally helpful,” Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said. A joint security services team received a tip-off that ...

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OPINION: David Granger “allows too many crass venal comrades to besmirch his visions for a clean Guyana”

by GHK Lall As I continue my self-appointed role as Granger watcher, I confess to uncharacteristic uncertainty, traces of hesitancy.  There is much to dissect, more to parse; and even after those, I find myself coming up short and wondering. Perhaps I am analyzing too much, thinking too much. A start is made at revisiting the elusive elements of a ...

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October 2018