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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Two youths die, another injured in road accident

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 19:33 by Writer Two young men were killed in an accident on the East Bank Public Road on Sunday night when the speeding car they were travelling in slammed into the concrete median and then into a fence. Dead are 20-year-old Ronaldo Simmons of Lot 15 Azore Street, Peter’s Hall , East Bank ...

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O’Brien puts up Digicel HQ, cash to seal debt deal

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 19:25 by Writer Reproduced from the Jamaica Gleaner Digicel Group chairman Denis O’Brien has put up the telecoms regional headquarters on the Kingston, Jamaica, waterfront as collateral under a debt deal with bondholders. The Digicel founder committed to putting up US$50 million – half in cash and the rest in the building – ...

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Four prisoners escape from Lusignan Prison

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 19:14 by Writer Four prisoners have escaped from the Lusignan Prison, and they include two murder accused, one for drug trafficking and another for robbery under arms, the Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said Monday morning. They are 26-year-old Anthony Padmore who was serving a three-year sentence for trafficking in cannabis. He is ...

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Civil Aviation Authority to probe reported hikes in domestic airfares

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 19:10 by Writer The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says it will be probing reports that a number of domestic airlines have increased airfares to several interior locations, despite the fact that the 14 percent value added tax (VAT) has been scrapped so that local travel and planes can make up for fewer ...

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Four arrested, 27 kilos of marijuana seized, cultivation destroyed

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 19:01 by Writer Four persons have been arrested within the past three days in connection with separate seizures of marijuana totalling more than 27 kilogrammes. The latest seizure was made yesterday afternoon at about 2:30 at Number 59 Village Road, Corentyne. Police say they stopped a car and found 15 parcels of marijuana ...

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No curfew extension for GECOM’s national recount; foreign scrutineers, observers must be quarantined for 14 days

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 18:57 by Writer The National COVID-19 Task Force has ruled out allowing a recount of general election votes after 6pm. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who chairs the Task Force, says in the government-controlled Guyana Chronicle newspaper that Guyana Elections Commission was told to adjust its 10-hour work hour schedule from 6am to 5pm. ...

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Ex-wife of PPP co-founder found dead in her home

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2020, 18:21 by Writer The ex-wife of People’s Progressive Party co-founder, Senior Counsel, Ashton Chase died almost one week ago at her residence in Kingston, Georgetown. Audrey Salmalay was said to be in her 90s. Police were Friday afternoon summoned to her residence at Barrack Street, Kingston, Georgetown. After neighbours did not see her ...

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Granger denies he or gov’t hired US lobbying firm, despite official documents

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2020, 19:16 by Writer President David Granger on Friday distanced himself and his caretaker administration from a United States (US) lobbying firm, despite official records filed with the United States government, stating that the Ministry of the Presidency is the client and that its Director-General, Joseph Harmon is the point person. “The Government of ...

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GECOM Chairman says 10 workstations for national vote recount if all materials available

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2020, 19:02 by Writer The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh has decided that 10 workstations would be used inside the Arthur Chung Conference Centre to recount all votes cast in the March general and regional elections. Singh said the use of 10 workstations are “subject to the availability of the ...

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Brothers among four arrested for illegal gun possession -police

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2020, 18:56 by Writer Two brothers are among four men arrested within the last 24 hours in connection with alleged possession of two guns and ammunition. The arrests were made at GuyHoc Park, Georgetown, and Number 72 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. The two brothers were arrested after police alleged that an unlicensed pistol and a ...

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