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Guyana’s coronavirus death toll now 111, amid poor enforcement of measures

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 October 2020, 14:23 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s coronavirus death toll on Sunday afternoon stood at 111, even as the country grapples with lax enforcement of measures to help curb the further spread of the virus. The Ministry of Health said the latest fatality is a 78-year-old man from Region One (Barima-Waini) who died while receiving ...

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Professor Jacob Opadeyi back in Guyana’s education sector

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 October 2020, 10:14 by Denis Chabrol Former University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor Professor Jacob Opadeyi is back in Guyana and is employed as Special Projects Officer at the Ministry of Education, seven months after mounting the campaign platform for the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Professor Opadeyi recently accompanied Minister of Education Priya Manickchand ...

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Previously shot handyman, Seon “Gaza” London, killed five months later

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 October 2020, 7:40 by Denis Chabrol A handyman, who had been been shot and injured five months ago during an altercation, was shot and killed five months later on Saturday night in ‘C’ Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown. Police say 27-year old Seon “Gaza” London of D’Andrade Street, Newtown, Georgetown was shot dead at about 6:35 ...

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Ramson dismisses suggestion of political motive for assisting communities

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 October 2020, 14:37 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Charles Ramson shrugged off suggestions that traditional opposition strongholds were being targeted in the delivery of sport gear as a means of making political inroads. “A government will never look at the position of government and treat it as though it is a ...

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Suspected Sindicato gang members arrested

Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2020, 16:52 by Denis Chabrol Four Venezuelans, who are suspected members of the feared Sindicato gang, were arrested early Friday morning at a hotel at Port Kaituma, North West District, police said. Two Guyanese were also held during the operation that was conducted between 06:30 and 07:00 hrs, a “The Venezuelans claimed to be ...

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West Demerara pastor drowns

Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2020, 16:22 by Denis Chabrol Pastor Maurice Wilson of Vauxhall, Canal Number 2 Polder, West Bank Demerara had died by suspected drowning, police said. “No marks of violence were seen on the exposed parts of the body,” police said. Investigators said Mr. Wilson, 53, who is also a farmer, succumbed between 6 AM and ...

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Guyana, Suriname yet to decide on jurisdiction governing Corentyne Bridge

Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2020, 13:45 by Denis Chabrol Guyana and Suriname are yet to finalise several major issues, including jurisdiction, concerning the proposed Corentyne River bridge between the two neighbouring South American countries, Foreign Affairs Minister Hugh Todd said Friday. “We haven’t gotten to that aspect of it. What we are doing right now, we are focussing ...

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GTT offers 300 Mbps to business customers; plans “significant expansion”

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2020, 19:42 by Denis Chabrol Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) on Thursday announced that it would be improving its services over the next 18 months as part of an expansion plan. Customers should expect a steady stream of upgrades as the technology provider undertakes significant expansion in the next 18 months,” the company said ...

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PNCR executive gives “full, solid support” to Volda Lawrence after James Bond criticises party leadership

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2020, 18:09 by Denis Chabrol A day after outspoken People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) member James Bond roasted the party’s top leaders for virtually abandoning their Chairman, Volda Lawrence who has been facing the police and courts for alleged electoral fraud, that party passed a resolution fully backing her and warning of consequences. “Be ...

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“Massive tunnel mining operation” in New River Basin dismantled

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2020, 16:55 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese authorities have dismantled a tunnel mining operation in the New River Basin where such activity is prohibited because it is rare earth reserve, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said in a statement. No one was arrested, but the army believes that the operation was being supported from an ...

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October 2020