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Daily Archives: August 21, 2020

Health Ministry condemns rumour on fake, contaminated COVID-19 test kits

by Samuel Sukhandan An audio recording related to coronavirus (COVID-19) which has emerged, claiming that testing kits are possibly fake and contaminated, has been condemned by the Ministry of Health. In the audio recording, which has been widely distributed on social media, an unknown woman urged people not to get tested because her brother who is a pharmacist was informed by ...

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DPP takes over private criminal charges against Lowenfield, Mingo

After a “comprehensive investigation” by police, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has taken over private criminal charges against Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield and Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo, police said Friday. Based on complaints by Desmond Morean and Josh Kanhai,  Mr. Lowenfield and Mr. Mingo are charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and fraud. Mr. Lowenfield ...

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PNCR’s Chris Jones on station bail as police probe simple larceny

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member Christopher Jones was Friday released on $100,000 station bail and he was ordered to return to court next Monday concerning a probe into alleged simple larceny. He is accused of stealing $4 million worth of barbershop equipment. Mr. Jones has said he got approval to obtain the barbershop chairs and air conditioning units ...

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Cuban national, Guyanese woman arrested over alleged ponzi scheme

Two weeks after the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) warned members of the public to be wary of pyramid and ponzi schemes, two persons were Thursday evening detained by police for the alleged operation of such a scheme. Police Force spokesman, Royston Andries said four persons have come forward so far to give evidence against the couple. Cuban national Yuri Garcia ...

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PSC wants laid off workers to benefit from COVID-19 economic relief

by Samuel Sukhnandan In light of the recent announcement by the government to offer relief to citizens and businesses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) is now pushing to have laid off workers benefit from this initiative. This matter was raised and examined during a recent meeting held between Minister of Labour Mr. Joseph Hamilton ...

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WPA pulls out of APNU coalition

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) has decided to withdraw from the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) unless it is given the right to pick its representative to sit in the 31-seat opposition benches. “First, we insist that the WPA be immediately accorded the right to determine who its representative on the APNU list to the National Assembly should be. Second, ...

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PNCR’s Christopher Jones arrested, barber shop equipment seized from home

Despite a High Court order,  People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member, Christopher Jones was arrested on an allegation of simple larceny and several items connected to a barbershop that he planned to open were seized by police early Friday morning. Mr. Jones, a former government Director Sport, was first taken by police to the Diamond Police Station and later ...

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