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15-year-old boy arrested for stabbing death of man, 3-year-old boy; four others still hospitalised

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2020, 11:54 by Writer A 15-year-old boy, who attempted to commit suicide after allegedly stabbing to death a 55-year-old man and a three-year-old boy and injuring several others, has been arrested in the company of his father, a Guyana Police Force spokesman said. “Following the arrest, it was observed that he had a stab ...

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Guyana puts a “hold” on bidding process for crude lifting

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2020, 12:03 by Writer Guyana has put a “hold” on the international bidding process for oil companies to lift and sell its share of crude oil sales from one of ExxonMobil’s several oil fields offshore the north-east coast of South America, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo announced Friday. He said the now one-week-old administration, which ...

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Guyana pushing ExxonMobil for cheap natural gas-generated electricity, higher pay for Guyanese

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2020, 17:49 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government plans to open negotiations with United States (US) oil giant ExxonMobil to purchase natural gas to push industrialisation and provide cheap electricity to the nation as well as entrench local content requirements to ensure Guyanese are not paid lower salaries than in other countries, Vice President ...

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Luncheon, Westford may be rehired as advisors

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2020, 17:49 by Denis Chabrol Government could move to hire two high-ranking members of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and former senior government functionaries, Dr. Roger Luncheon and Dr. Jennifer Westford as advisors. News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online News asked Vice President Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo during a press conference earlier Friday, ...

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Sluggish economy will slow PPP govt’s promised roll back of taxes- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2020, 20:06 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan Although promising to reverse over 200 tax measures with immediate effect upon assuming office, the new People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government said this cannot be implemented in full measure right now due to several budget constraints. Vice President Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo made that disclosure on Friday ...

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Govt not vacating Infectious Disease facility

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2020, 15:51 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on  Friday said the owner of Ocean View International Hotel, which has been converted into an Infectious Disease Hospital, is unlikely to regain possession of his building in the immediate future. “I must say that he’ll have a long wait,”  said Mr. Jagdeo in reference ...

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September reopening of schools postponed

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2020, 16:35 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Friday announced that the scheduled reopening of schools on September 7 has been postponed due the increased cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19). No new date has been fixed. The minister made this announcement on Friday through the Department of Public Information (DPI) explaining ...

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Fraud charges against Irfaan Ali withdrawn because he is now President

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2020, 11:15 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) Friday morning withdrew the 19 fraud charges against Irfaan Ali because he is now President and is automatically immune from prosecution, Special Prosecutor Patrice Henry said. “The case was withdrawn because SOCU is no longer interested in pursuing the matter ...

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Lowenfield’s fate now depends on DPP

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2020, 10:20 by Denis Chabrol Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield has to return to court on August 24 to know his fate concerning the three private criminal charges connected to the results of the March 2, 2020 general elections. Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty Hope’s that by that time the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) ...

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Man stabbed to death, 3 children and 2 sisters injured

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2020, 7:41 by Denis Chabrol A man has been stabbed to death and  two sisters and three young children, including a one-year old, have been injured Police say they are investigating an alleged murder committed on 55-year old Ramdat Singh called Shami, a labourer of Bat Creek, Upper Pomeroon River and formerly of Aberdeen, ...

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