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Former murder accused Marcus Bisram, family members robbed of GYD$10 million in cash, valuables

Last Updated on Monday, 30 November 2020, 22:30 by Denis Chabrol Former murder accused, Marcus Bisram  and 10 other persons were robbed Sunday night by four men armed with guns and cutlasses at his residence  at Number 70 Village, Corentyne, police said. “Investigations revealed that the victims were all having a family get together when the suspects all masked came ...

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Attorney General, Jagdeo ask court to throw out APNU+AFC election petitions

Last Updated on Monday, 30 November 2020, 21:57 by Denis Chabrol Attorney General Anil Nandlall and Representative of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) list of candidates, Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday urged Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire to throw out two election petitions by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), Basil Williams. Jagdeo’s lawyer, Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes said no ...

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Two COVID deaths on Sunday push toll to 151

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 November 2020, 21:42 by Denis Chabrol The death of a six-day old baby boy and a 31-year old woman on Sunday pushed the number of persons to have succumbed to the coronavirus, COVID-19, to 151, the Health Ministry indicated. The woman is from Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) who died while receiving care at  a ...

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Guyana, Suriname target companies with track record to conduct Corentyne River bridge feasibility study

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 November 2020, 21:22 by Denis Chabrol Guyana and Suriname are inviting expressions of interest from companies with a proven track record to conduct a feasibility study for the construction of the bridge across the Corentyne River. “Assessments will be based on technical competence, qualification and experience, local and regional experience on similar arrangements, financial capability ...

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Banks DIH to exclusively distribute Morning Glory rice cereals

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 November 2020, 15:37 by Denis Chabrol Banks DIH Limited, Morning Glory Inc. (MGI) and the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) on Sunday announced that  a distribution agreement has been signed between Banks and MGI which appoints Banks as the exclusive distributor of MGI’s locally produced Morning Glory Rice Cereals. The products are manufactured ...

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Surinamese Embassy reaches out to Bless the Children Home for Independence anniversary

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 November 2020, 8:00 by Denis Chabrol Suriname is celebrating its 45th independence anniversary in Guyana by reinforcing a children’s home in Guyana against the coronavirus, COVID-19. “If it is your birthday and it is such a special number, it is always pleasant if you can reach out to your close surroundings,” said Chargé D’Affaires, Ms. Liselle Blankendal. ...

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Home Ministry goes after “rogue” law enforcers

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 November 2020, 19:16 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Home Affairs has vowed to root out rogue members of law enforcement agencies, in the wake of an almost 1 kilogramme marijuana bust at the Lusignan Prison. Prison Officer Quincy Jemmott is on GYD$150,000 bail. He pleaded not guilty to the charge of trafficking in marijuana. ...

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CGX pushes back drilling by yet another year due to COVID

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 November 2020, 19:12 by Denis Chabrol The Canadian oil exploration company, CGX Energy, and its fellow Canadian joint venture partner, Frontera, have decided to postpone exploration work in the Corentyne Block until next year. Frontera-CGX had set itself November 27, 2020 to drill the next well at Utakwaaka well on the Corentyne block which is ...

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More than 20 Haitians ask High Court to release them from police custody

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 November 2020, 18:59 by Denis Chabrol At least 23 Haitians are asking the High Court to order that they be released from police custody. The court is expected to decide their fate by December 3, 2020 after receiving further submissions based on questions asked at Friday’s hearing. The Attorney General’s Chambers did not immediately comment ...

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