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No VAT on electricity, water, health, education, cell phones

Last Updated on Monday, 7 September 2020, 14:11 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Monday announced that government would be reversing Value Added Tax on Electricity and water and medicines. Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said the total relief to people and businesses would be more than GYD$40 billion annually. He also said VAT on private education and private health ...

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Three arrested for killing of West Berbice youths

Last Updated on Monday, 7 September 2020, 10:14 by Denis Chabrol Police Commissioner Nigel Hoppie on Monday announced that three persons have been arrested in connection with the killing and mutilation of two youths aback Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice where they had gone to pick coconuts. Mr. Hoppie said those detained include the owner of the coconut estate close ...

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Home Affairs Minister urges West Berbice residents not to block road

Last Updated on Monday, 7 September 2020, 8:56 by Denis Chabrol After an overnight lull, residents of Number 5 Village, West Coast Berbice on Monday morning blocked the public road to continue venting their anger against the brutal slaying of two youths in the backlands of Cotton Tree village where they had gone to pick coconuts. Home Affairs Minister Robeson ...

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President, Opposition Leader appeal for calm in wake of killing of cousins in West Berbice backlands

Last Updated on Monday, 7 September 2020, 6:57 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali and Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon Sunday night appealed for peace and calm and for them to allow police to probe the brutal slaying of two youths who had trekked from their home village to Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice to pick coconuts to sell. “Whilst ...

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Bodies of killed youths found aback West Berbice village; residents block road

Last Updated on Sunday, 6 September 2020, 19:29 by Denis Chabrol Multiple sources are confirming that the bodies of two males were Sunday afternoon found aback Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice. Opposition parliamentarian, Vinceroy Jordon said the boys were “brutally murdered” as their bodies bore chop and stab wounds and their limbs seemed broken. Mr. Jordon said the bodies ...

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Harmon presses for APNU+AFC reps on State boards; Teixeira justifies choosing reps from small parties

Last Updated on Sunday, 6 September 2020, 17:49 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon says his A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is interested in sitting on all State boards, even as Minister of Governance Gail Teixeira justified so far picking representatives from small parties on the grounds that they fought against electoral fraud. “Where the law ...

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Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital quarantines, tests staff following doctor’s COVID-19 death

Last Updated on Sunday, 6 September 2020, 12:48 by Denis Chabrol Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital on Sunday it has informed all who may have been in contact with Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo who died of the Coronavirus and has since quarantined all staff members who had been in contact with him. “To protect our patients and staff we have informed all ...

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Goldminer ‘Pluto’ shot during argument

Last Updated on Sunday, 6 September 2020, 8:13 by Denis Chabrol A gold miner on Sunday remained hospitalised in a stable condition after he was shot and injured during a quarrel at Blackwater Backdam, Cuyuni River, police said. Injured is 30-year old Albert Nigel Benjamin also known as Pluto of Blackwater Backdam. Police say they are looking for a 46-year ...

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Elderly GECOM security guard beaten to death

Last Updated on Sunday, 6 September 2020, 8:14 by Denis Chabrol A  75-year old security guard at the office of the Guyana Elections Commission in Port Kaituma was beaten to death on Saturday, police said. He has been identified as Earl Peters of Ballfield, Port Kaituma Police say the man was rushed to the Port Kaituma Hospital where he briefly ...

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