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Monthly Archives: September 2021

Opposition Leader’s Communications Chief Imran Khan dies

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 7:11 by Denis Chabrol Director of Communications in the Opposition Leader’s Office, Imran Khan died of COVID-19 early Tuesday morning, a senior Health Ministry official confirmed He was not vaccinated. In an initial reaction to Khan’s passing, Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon said he was “shocked”. Shadow Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, ...

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ExxonMobil added as defendant in High Court case calling for closure of Guyana operations

Last Updated on Monday, 27 September 2021, 13:04 by Denis Chabrol ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary was Monday added as a defendant in a case brought by two Guyanese who are asking the Guyana High Court to order the closure of that American supermajor’s operations here because of its impact on the environment. Justice Frank Holder, after hearing submissions by lawyers for ...

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ANUG recommends public judicial inquiry into police shooting death of Boston

Last Updated on Monday, 27 September 2021, 12:33 by Denis Chabrol A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party is recommending that a coroner’s inquest be held into the police shooting death of an Essequibo Coast businessman earlier this month. That party says if that judicial inquiry finds the policeman culpable for the death of 29-year old Orin Boston on ...

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Region Nine leaders lobby government for swift reopening of Port Lethem

Last Updated on Monday, 27 September 2021, 12:25 by Denis Chabrol In the face of a gripping shortage of basic consumer items, the Region Nine (Upper Takatu- Upper Essequibo) administration and the Lethem Town Council have lobbied government to reopen the border to cargo and limited passenger traffic from October 1. In the letter dispatched to Prime Minister Mark Phillips ...

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Ali lied about extra-judicial killings- Aubrey Norton

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 September 2021, 8:28 by Denis Chabrol Executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton has rebuked President Irfaan Ali for spouting untruths that there had been no extra-judicial killing of Afro-Guyanese under the  previous People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration. “When the president of Guyana stands in front of reporters and claims ...

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Juvenile escapees recaptured minutes after break-out

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 September 2021, 10:03 by Denis Chabrol Four juveniles, who escaped from the Holding Centre early Saturday morning, were minutes later recaptured, police said. The Guyana Police Force said that at about 2:45 AM, the suspects, who were housed in cell #3 and #4 at the Holding Centre, “escaped by breaking the padlocks that were used ...

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$780 million restoration of City Hall begins

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 September 2021, 8:27 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government is investing GYD$780 million into the restoration of City Hall which has fallen into serious disrepair over the years, Minister of Local Government Nigel Dharamlall. He told Demerara Waves Online News/ News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM that the restoration work is being fully-funded by Central Government, ...

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Fire destroys North-West Secondary School

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 September 2021, 8:00 by Denis Chabrol A late Friday night fire destroyed the North-West Secondary School, after several explosions rocked the wooden and concrete building located at Mabaruma, police said. Investigators said the cause of the fire was not immediately known, but the security guard said that about 10:10 PM the security guard, Mark Knights, ...

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12-year old girl given drugs, alcohol by relative

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 September 2021, 7:43 by Denis Chabrol Police on Saturday said they were hunting a man, who allegedly gave a 12-year old girl drugs and alcohol to consume, at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara. Date. 2021-09-24 The girl’s aunt told investigators that a male relative had given the victim drugs and alcohol to consume. The girl was ...

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Suspect in knife-point robbery of policeman arrested

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 September 2021, 7:44 by Denis Chabrol Hours after an off-duty policeman was robbed at knife-point outside Muneshwer’s Hardware Store on Water Street, Georgetown, a suspect was arrested and the haversack believed to have been stolen was recovered, the Guyana Police Force said. The law enforcement agency said the suspect was arrested at about 5:30 PM ...

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