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Daily Archives: November 5, 2018

Disciplined Services’ low voter turnout signals disenchantment among PNCR/APNU supporters- political scientists

The barely 40 percent turnout by police, soldiers and prison guards in the 2018 Local Government Elections is a sign that traditional supporters of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated government are disenchanted, political scientists said Monday. Political Scientists, Dr. Henry Jeffrey and Dr. David Hinds, however, said doling out huge salary increases will not be  sufficient  for the incumbent ...

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Large quantity of illegal pesticides seized

Inspection and Enforcement Officers of the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB), in collaboration with the Guyana Police Force, on Sunday last thwarted a major smuggling operation and confiscating approximately 300 kilograms of illegal or unregistered pesticides, the Ministry of Agriculture said Monday. The operation which took place at approximately 23:00hrs, saw inspectors of the authority along with officers ...

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Updated: Electrician beheaded by brother-in-law

An electrician was beheaded at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, allegedly by his brother-in-law, police confirmed. The victim has been identified as 39-year old Justin Peterkin of Paradise Village, East Coast Demerara. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Marlon Chapman said the suspected killer has since been arrested. The incident ocurred at about 08:30hrs Monday at his father-in-law’s home located at 1323 ...

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Govt takes over Berbice Bridge temporarily; tolls to remain the same

The Guyana government on Monday temporarily took over maintenance and operations of the Berbice River Bridge, under what it says are provisions of the law governing that thoroughfare and that the tolls would remain the same. “Therefore, in accordance with the powers conferred upon the Minister by Sections 4 (1) and 11 of the Berbice River Bridge Act, in the ...

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