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Man wanted for Charlestown shooting death caught in ‘Devil Hole’

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 April 2021, 21:07 by Denis Chabrol The man, who was wanted in connection with the gunning down of a man on Drysdale Street, Charlestown, was arrested by police at ‘Devil Hole’,  in Region Seven, police said. Police said Lenroy Michael Forde was arrested by police, with assistance of two Supernumerary Constables, based on “intelligence received.” ...

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Venezuelan soldier shot in Guyana; assailants flee to Venezuela

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 April 2021, 20:16 by Denis Chabrol A Venezuelan soldier  was Saturday shot and injured at Imbotero, North West District by two Venezuelans who escaped from Guyanese police and returned to Venezuela, Guyanese police said. “The suspects fled the scene and escaped over the border into Venezuela, after being pursued by ranks from the GPF (Guyana ...

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Cash-strapped GUYSUCO to pay workers one-off payment calculated on 2019 salaries

Last Updated on Friday, 23 April 2021, 23:05 by Denis Chabrol The ailing state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) Friday night announced that workers would get  a one-off payment calculated at five percent of six months salaries two years ago, following talks with a government delegation led by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo. The union explained that the pay-out would be calculated ...

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PNCR Leader says he improved party’s performance, properly managed APNU+AFC coalition

Last Updated on Friday, 23 April 2021, 21:56 by Denis Chabrol Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger on Thursday credited himself with improving his party  and being the first leader to have been elected President of Guyana since 1985. “I know there is noise out there but I am not worried about that. I faced noise ...

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14 workers aboard ExxonMobil-hired drillship offshore Guyana have COVID

Last Updated on Friday, 23 April 2021, 16:55 by Denis Chabrol Despite a rigid screening and isolation system, 14 workers aboard the ExxonMobil-contracted drillship, Noble Tom Madden, have contracted the potentially deadly coronavirus. ExxonMobil says 11 remain in isolation aboard the vessel and three have been transferred to appropriate isolation facilities onshore under the care and custody of their employer. ...

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BREAKING: Guyana cops CAPE, CSEC Caribbean top spot; both students from Queen’s College

Last Updated on Friday, 23 April 2021, 16:13 by Denis Chabrol Guyana has topped the Caribbean for both the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) and the Caribbean Secondary Education (CSEC), with the students coming from Queen’s College, well-placed sources said Friday. They are Bhedesh Persaud for CSEC and Zane Ramotar for CAPE, the sources have corroborated. The Ministry of Education ...

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No Grades 2, 4,9 and Placement Exams this year

Last Updated on Friday, 23 April 2021, 9:33 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson has announced that the National Grades two, Four and Nine and Placement Examinations would not be written this year “due to the adverse effects of the COVID-19, pandemic on the education sector.” “We recognise the hardships our students would have been experiencing in ...

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Mocha-Arcadia women get small business boost with interest-free assistance

Last Updated on Friday, 23 April 2021, 9:08 by Denis Chabrol Six women from Mocha-Arcadia, East Bank Demerara have received interest-free assistance totalling GYD$1.7 million, marking the launch of a revolving fund for female micro-enterprise owners. Government’s Department of Public Information says each recipient is expected to repay 60% of the value of their items, with their first instalment due ...

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Supreme Court tackling COVID aggressively, even as new cases surface

Last Updated on Friday, 23 April 2021, 8:48 by Denis Chabrol The Supreme Court, denying that there has been a callous disregard for the safety of staff and others, has indicated that several measures have been put in place to aggressively tackle the coronavirus, COVID-19. “From the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in Guyana to present, the management of the ...

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