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Ethnic Relations Commission takes trio to court for exciting racial hatred

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2020, 16:50 by Denis Chabrol The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) has taken three persons to court for allegedly inciting racial hatred or hostility among Guyanese, and one of them has since pleaded guilty, the commission said Thursday. “Based on the specific nature of their conduct and words, the charges against the defendants included causing ...

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BREAKING: Public servants to get GYD$25,000 cash grant; teachers, joint services, health care workers among beneficiaries- President Ali

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2020, 16:41 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Thursday announced a GYD$25,000 “cash grant” for 60,000 government employees including public servants, members of the joint services, teachers and healthcare workers. Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said the total package is expected to cost the National Treasury about GYD$2 billion. In the announcement that was ...

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Wakenaam farmer to face High Court trial for attempted murder

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2020, 15:54 by Denis Chabrol A farmer from the Essequibo Island of Wakenaam has been committed to stand trial for allegedly attempting to murder a pensioner by chopping him several times, police said Thursday. Police said the 34-year old Griffith of Sans Souci was Wednesday informed by Magistrate Esther Sam at the Wakenaam Magistrate’s ...

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Tourism Authority to revise investment incentive package

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2020, 15:42 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) is preparing the groundwork for a new incentive regime to attract more investors in the sector that has seen remarkable growth until COVID-19 struck earlier this  year, GTA Director Carla James said Thursday. Referring to 12 investments that have already set foot in the ...

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High Court puts temporary brake on Police Service Commission promotions

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2020, 14:58 by Denis Chabrol The High Court on Thursday extended its temporary order, effectively blocking the Police Service Commission (PSC) from promoting several officers to the rank of Assistant Commissioner until a challenge by Senior Superintendent Calvin Brutus that he is being bypassed due to a perceived frivolous complaint of indiscipline is resolved. ...

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Education Ministry to distribute electronic tablets to Hinterland; welcomes Ansa Mc Al Foundation’s donation

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 14:27 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Education is preparing to distribute electronic tablets to Guyana’s hinterland, Minister of Education Priya Manickchand announced even as she on Wednesday received 100 such devices from the Ansa Mc Al Foundation. Those tablets were purchased with funds raised from the ‘ONE YARD’ virtual benefit concert which ...

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West Demerara barber robbed of gold chain

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 14:07 by Denis Chabrol A gold chain was Tuesday evening stolen from a barber of Ocean View, Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara, and the suspect, who is a taxi driver,  has since been arrested, police said. De Santos, the suspect and others were reportedly at Parika, East Bank Essequibo drinking. De Santos then joined ...

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Ethnic Commission launches colouring book; hopes to get copies into schools

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 14:36 by Denis Chabrol The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) on Wednesday launched a colouring book to help promote racial and ethnic harmony across Guyana, and already that constitutional body intends to get copies into the schools through the Ministry of Education. Titled “Harmony Colouring Book – Colour our History and Heroes” , the  ...

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US Coast Guard deploys new vessel in Guyanese waters to counter illegal fishing, strengthen sovereignty and security

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 December 2020, 21:08 by Denis Chabrol The United States Coast Guard has deployed a brand new patrol vessel, USCGC Stone (WMSL 758), for a multi-month operation in the Atlantic waters of Guyana and several other South American nations to counter illegal fishing, boost their authority over their maritime space and heighten security. “The U.S. Coast ...

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11-year girl allegedly killed by Cuban was sexually abused- autopsy

Last Updated on Friday, 1 January 2021, 8:09 by Denis Chabrol The 11-year old girl, who was killed along with her mother allegedly by a Cuban man, was sexually abused, according to an autopsy conducted Tuesday. “The doctor reported that the juvenile was sexually active,” police said in reporting the results of the autopsy conducted by Government Pathologist Dr. Nehaul ...

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December 2020