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Link more COVID cash grants to being vaccinated

Last Updated on Friday, 30 April 2021, 15:01 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government should provide another round of COVID-19 cash grants to Guyanese and link the payout to being fully vaccinated, Alliance For Change (AFC) Leader Khemraj Ramjattan. He told a news conference that his suggestion would be a good method to deal with vaccine hesitancy. “if you got ...

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Update: 17-year old West Demerara schoolgirl found at granny in West Berbice

Last Updated on Friday, 30 April 2021, 20:57 by Denis Chabrol The 17-year old student of Stewartville Secondary School, who was reported missing earlier Friday, was found at her adopted grandmother in Berbice, police said said. Investigators said the Stephanie Doris was questioned and released back into the care of her grandmother. The Guyana Police Force said law enforcement personnel ...

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15-year old girl leads police to shallow grave of missing sister; boyfriend’s father arrested

Last Updated on Friday, 30 April 2021, 8:31 by Denis Chabrol The body of a missing woman was early Friday morning removed from a shallow grave in her boyfriend’s yard at Linden, police said. Her boyfriend’s father has been arrested and is in custody pending investigations. Region 10 Divisional Commander, Superintendent Hugh Winter said the body of  20-year old Shonette ...

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India wants to buy Guyana’s oil

Last Updated on Friday, 30 April 2021, 0:10 by Denis Chabrol India has confirmed that it is interested in buying Guyana’s crude oil being produced offshore by the American supermajor ExxonMobil, India’s High Commissioner to Guyana Dr. K.J Srinivasa. said Thursday. Delivering remarks at a virtual symposium on the topic “Perspectives on Guyana-India Relations from 1838 to 2021”, he said ...

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Talk show host charged with offending Charles Ramson Jr.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 April 2021, 22:36 by Denis Chabrol A Facebook political commentator, who is a critic of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) administration, was Thursday arrested under the Cybercrime Act for allegedly offending Charles Ramson last month. Police said Gavin Matthews was subsequently released on GYD$100,000 station bail Ramson, who is an Attorney-at-Law and Minister of Culture, ...

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Shanghai charged with breaching COVID rules

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 April 2021, 22:03 by Denis Chabrol Well-known Guyanese football promoter, Aubrey Major also known as Shanghai, has been charged with violating the COVID measures. However, when the case was called today, he was not present in the Linden Magistrates Court. The matter has been adjourned to May 13. Police alleged that Mr. Major of Central ...

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PAHO Chief endorses extending curfews, lockdowns: “this is exactly what needs to happen” but Guyana says ‘no’

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 April 2021, 16:19 by Denis Chabrol The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is advising countries in the Americas to stiffen a range of measures in response to soaring COVID-19 infections and deaths, but Guyana  has so far ignored that recommendation. PAHO’s Director Carissa Etienne in this week’s news conference hailed leaders in the Americas who ...

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Suriname’s police seize 900 kilos of cocaine in collaboration with Guyana’s CANU

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 April 2021, 7:31 by Denis Chabrol Collaboration between Surinamese police and Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has led to the seizure of more than 900 kilogrammes of cocaine. Head of CANU, James Singh said although the plane was not seized, the operation inflicted a “major blow” on the drugs trade. “More importantly is shows the ...

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Updated: Fire destroys Sharon’s Mall

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 22:35 by Denis Chabrol What started off as a very small quantity of smoke oozing from the second flat of Sharon’s Mall on King and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown, ended up being a catastrophic fire that engulfed the entire steel-framed building. Many businesses- including stores, eateries and lawyers’ offices- were all destroyed. Firefighters stood ...

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