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BREAKING: GECOM agrees to house-to-house verification of 20,000 registrants

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 18:38 by Writer The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday agreed, by a split decision, to conduct house-to-house verification of the names of more than 20,000 new registrants. “We just had a decision where there will be a verification exercise by the Guyana Elections Commission and stakeholders in respect of 20,556 names of ...

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Policemen arrested for allegedly burning boy

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 17:37 by Writer Two police constables are in custody for allegedly causing injuries to a 17-year-old boy at West Demerara, Police Commissioner Leslie James said Tuesday. The two ranks claimed the teen, who was burned and beaten, broke into their dwelling home at Westminster, West Bank Demerara. The two policemen are brothers, one ...

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Police Force athletics coach stabbed to death

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 17:32 by Writer An athletics coach and rural constable attached to the Police Sports Club was found dead with several stab wounds at D’Urban Park early this morning. He has been identified as 28-year-old Seon Anthony ‘Cenestro’ Burry of Lot 194 Section A, Field 7, South Sophia. The Guyana Police Force said Burry ...

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Fire destroys house occupied by 11 persons

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2019, 21:12 by Writer Fire Monday morning destroyed a house that was occupied by 11 persons, but it is unclear whether the children were playing with anything that might have caused the blaze at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. Firefighters arrived at about 10:45 a.m., but the Guyana Police Force said they took some time ...

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Nine charges for gyrating conductor aboard open-door moving minibus, driver

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2019, 17:24 by Writer Police slapped a total of nine charges on a minibus driver and conductor after a video went viral on Facebook showing the conductor gyrating through the opened vehicle door on the East Coast Demerara last month, police said Monday. The conductor, 27-year old Jermaine Waldron of Haslington, East Coast Demerara ...

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No procurement violation for “trial” sale, quality testing of Guyana’s first 3 million barrels of oil

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2019, 15:57 by Writer The Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Energy on Monday denied breaching the procurement process for sale of Guyana’s first three million barrels of oil aimed at what officials say is the removal of impurities and setting of standard for Guyana to get the best price for its oil. “This ...

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Traffic Chief suggests possible banning of minibuses

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 December 2019, 20:13 by Writer The Guyana Police Force’s Traffic Chief, Linden Isles has floated the idea of possibly banning the importation of reconditioned minibuses or insisting that all such vehicles must be brand new as one way of dealing with the congestion of city bus parks. “Look, the Guyana Revenue Authority, the government look ...

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Suriname eyes Cuba, Barbados rice markets

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 December 2019, 20:06 by Writer Suriname’s Agriculture Minister, Rabin Parmessar is in Cuba to secure rice exports for next year.  That country’s ministry says it will do everything to make urea fertiliser and other inputs available at attractive prices and as soon as possible. Starnieuws reports Mr. Parmessar as saying Suriname — representatives of the ...

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Foreign Ministry wary of Venezuela’s possible arm-twisting in G-77

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 December 2019, 19:58 by Writer There are fears in some quarters of Guyana’s Foreign Ministry that Venezuela may seek to obstruct Guyana from raising the border controversy and any other bilateral matter in the Group of 77 under the chairmanship of Georgetown. The official ceremony for the handover of the G-77 chairmanship from Palestine, which ...

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Tullow may decide within one year fate of Guyana oil discoveries

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 December 2019, 19:48 by Writer The United Kingdom-headquartered oil company, Tullow Oil, may take another year before it actually decides what it will do with its two oil discoveries offshore Guyana. A senior company official informs News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that it will cost a lot more money to extract the ...

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December 2019