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West Demerara businessman shot, robbed in traffic

Last Updated on Friday, 19 February 2021, 15:13 by Denis Chabrol A West Demerara businessman has been shot and robbed of GYD$500,000 on the Eccles Public Road, East Bank Demerara, police s The incident occurred Wednesday evening at about 6 PM The victim has been identified as  36 year-old Nandkumar Bahadur, who owns Kumar Varieties Store at De Willem Public ...

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Suriname hands over Guyanese suspect in killing of West Demerara shopkeeper

Last Updated on Friday, 19 February 2021, 7:18 by Denis Chabrol A woman, who was wanted by Guyanese police as part of an investigation into the killing of an elderly West Demerara shop owner, has been handed over by Surinamese police to their Guyanese counterparts. Police say 27-year old Samantha Khan, also known as Tapsie, of Grassfield, Lusignan, East Coast ...

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Corentyne man wanted for Anglican priest’s killing

Last Updated on Friday, 19 February 2021, 7:13 by Denis Chabrol A 21-year old man of Corentyne, Berbice is wanted for the killing of Anglican priest, George Chuck-a-Sang late last year. Police say Orlando Orin Ormando Richards of Gibraltar Road, Corentyne is wanted for the murder of the priest. Father Chuck-a-Sang’s badly stabbed body was discovered on December 21 at ...

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Only Guyanese, Surinamese can cross with ferry from Sunday

Last Updated on Friday, 19 February 2021, 7:05 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana-Suriname Ferry service will resume operations this Sunday but only nationals of these two countries will be allowed to cross, the Public Works Ministry says. Suriname is already on record as expressing fears that Brazilians, whose country is a major coronavirus hotspot, will eventually enter that former Dutch ...

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Gasoline, diesel prices to drop with cut in excise tax

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 22:18 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government Wednesday night announced that the prices of gasoline and diesel were now expected to reduce as a result of a cut in the excise tax on fuels to cushion the impact of a spike in global oil prices to more than US$60 per barrel. In order ...

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Former Environmental Chief, ExxonMobil differ on legality of flaring

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 21:51 by Denis Chabrol Former Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams and ExxonMobil were Wednesday at odds over the legality of the flaring of gas due to  a malfunctioned gas compressor that has since been flown to Germany for repairs. Dr. Adams said government should have ordered ExxonMobil ...

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Guyana asks US for help in locating boat with decomposed bodies

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 20:07 by Denis Chabrol Guyana on Wednesday asked the United States (US) for assistance to locate a drifting boat believed to have as much as 10 decomposed bodies, after aerial and sea operations failed to spot the vessel that was first seen on Monday afternoon, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) said. “The Maritime Administration ...

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Guyana’s COVID death toll now 189

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 17:14 by Denis Chabrol The COVID death toll in Guyana has climbed to 189 with the death of a 69-year old woman from region four Demerara – Mahaica, the Health Ministry said Wednesday. She died while receiving care at the Infectious Disease Centre. The health ministry says 51 persons tested positive for COVID-19 ...

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Seven charged with stoking racism

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 17:10 by Denis Chabrol The Ethnic Relations Commission, (ERC), has taken seven persons to court for allegedly exciting racial hostility. The ERC says five of them have pleaded guilty and have been fined. Three of them allegedly committed the offence in December, 2020 and four in January, 2021. John Gobin, Lashonna Chester, Stacy ...

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