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Monthly Archives: December 2021

Opposition raps government on arrest of former Finance Minister Jordan

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 December 2021, 20:42 by Denis Chabrol Former Finance Minister Winston Jordan was Thursday questioned by police in connection with alleged misconduct in public office. Police say that among the several allegations he faces is about the sale and vesting of the state’s largest wharf facilities located at Kingston, Georgetown, valued approximately $8 billion which was ...

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Former Finance Minister Jordan being questioned by SOCU

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 December 2021, 11:28 by Denis Chabrol Former Finance Minister Winston Jordan was Thursday morning being questioned by officers of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). Mr. Jordan, in a very brief telephone interview, confirmed that he was at SOCU , having been asked to go down. This comes against the background of ...

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Teenage boys charged with break and enter and larceny

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 December 2021, 10:22 by Denis Chabrol Two teenagers have been arrested and charged with break and enter and larceny of a cellphone store at Corriverton, Berbice. Police say that the 15-year-old male and 17-year-old boys were not required to plead to the indictable charges. Magistrate Mr Rabindranauth Singh remanded them to the juvenile holding centre ...

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Vigilance man charged with opening fire on three men

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 December 2021, 10:14 by Denis Chabrol A 20-year old man of Vigilance South, East Coast Demerara has been charged with discharging a loaded firearm with intent on three men Police say Junior Gathers committed the offence Edesi Edgill, Kobina Watson and Jason Archibald on October 31. Mr. Gathers pleaded not guilty and each count and ...

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Trio charged with offering $700,000 bribe to policeman

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 December 2021, 10:11 by Denis Chabrol Three persons, who allegedly offered a $700,000 bribe to a policeman to drop an investigation, have been charged. Police say they have each pleaded not guilty and have been granted $40,000 bail and ordered to return to court on January 4, 2022. Those charged with a corrupt transaction with ...

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GECOM to interview Jamaican, Guyanese election officials for Chief Election Officer post

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 22:44 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Elections Commission will next Monday interview former Regional Manager of the Electoral Office of Jamaica, Leslie Harrow and a former Guyanese Deputy Chief Election Officer, Vishnu Persaud to ascertain who should be appointed the next GECOM Chief Election Officer, commissioners said Wednesday. Pro-People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Elections ...

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PNCR campaigners step down from Congress accreditation committee over conflict of interest concerns

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 19:37 by Denis Chabrol Three members of the accreditation committee of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Wednesday stepped aside over concerns about conflict of interest because they are openly campaigning for candidates, well-placed sources said. They are Ganesh Mahipaul, Annette Ferguson and Carol Smith-Joseph. “It was happening for quite a while ...

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Mission launched to find, treat HIV positive persons

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 15:25 by Denis Chabrol More Guyanese living with HIV/AIDS are taking vaccines for COVID-19 and overall the Health Ministry has devised a new strategy to ensure that Persons Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) take their antiviral medications, Health Ministry officials said on Wednesday. “The numbers are still a little bit low and we need ...

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