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Corentyne businessman, woman robbed of cash, jewellery

Last Updated on Monday, 24 May 2021, 9:30 by Denis Chabrol A businessman and a woman were  Sunday night robbed of $1.3 million in cash, jewellery and 30 vehicle registrations by three gunmen who invaded their home at Friendship, Corentyne, Berbice. The 57-year old businessman and the 23-year-old woman told police that the “masked” bandits attacked them about 8 PM ...

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Fire rips through several Albouystown houses

Last Updated on Monday, 24 May 2021, 7:19 by Denis Chabrol An early Monday morning fire destroyed a house and severely damaged several others in the congested residential area of Albouystown, Georgetown. The fire began shortly after 1 AM and ripped through several wooden houses at James and King Edward Streets. Fire Chief Kalamadeen Edo told News-Talk Radio Guyana/ Demerara ...

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Two die, one seriously injured in Timehri accident

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 May 2021, 14:10 by Denis Chabrol Two men have died after the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle which slammed into two utility poles on the Timehri Public Road on Saturday night, police said. The Guyana Police Force identified the deceased as 24-year old Pascal Dainty of Unity Place,  Festival City,  North ...

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Four Better Hope residents robbed by lone gunman

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 May 2021, 13:55 by Denis Chabrol Four residents of Better Hope, East Coast Demerara have been robbed by a gun-toting bandit of cash, jewellery and other items with a total value of GYD$841,000. Police said he has not yet been arrested for the robbery that was committed at about 10:15 Saturday night. Those robbed are ...

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Oil revenue fund to be restructured to rapidly improve infrastructure- Ali, Jagdeo

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 May 2021, 9:02 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali and Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday said that Guyana’s sovereign wealth fund would be restructured to spend the ‘oil money’ on significantly improving the country’s social and physical infrastructure. “That is the stage we are in now- giving Guyana that opportunity to become competitive, giving ...

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No State-owned airline on the cards- Finance Minister

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 May 2021, 19:04 by Denis Chabrol Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh on Saturday virtually ruled out the Guyana government establishing a State-owned airline once again. “It is not currently on the agenda to establish a state-owned airline,” he told a trade and investment forum at the the Inaugural Diaspora Conference. He noted that a government ...

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Police Service Commission Chairman denies fraud, sexual assault allegations

Last Updated on Friday, 21 May 2021, 17:19 by Denis Chabrol Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Retired Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Slowe on Friday denied that he conspired with others to defraud the Guyana Police Force of GYD$10 million and that he sexually assaulted a female police officer. Through his Attorney-at-Law, Selwyn Pieters, Mr. Slowe also indicated that he ...

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Schools poised to reopen from September- Education Minister

Last Updated on Friday, 21 May 2021, 16:36 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Friday announced that all schools would be reopened for face-to-face classes from September because vaccines are now available to prevent people from getting very sick or dying from the coronavirus, COVID-19. “If persons are responsible and getting vaccinated and utilising the only scientific ...

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Draft revised election law to be circulated for comment

Last Updated on Friday, 21 May 2021, 14:44 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said the major opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) would be given two opportunities to examine a draft revision of a key election law. He announced that the draft amended Representation of the People Act would by the end of June, 2021 ...

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