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More security firm’s guns recovered as probe continues

Police on Saturday recovered four more guns that were stolen from RADAR Security Services, leaving five more yet to be found. The Guyana Police Force said that late Saturday afternoon, one of the suspects took detectives to a location in Albouystown, Georgetown where four more of the stolen guns were recovered. Investigators said three of the firearms are .32 calibre ...

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President defends tough action on removal of Mocha squatters, amid call for “soft skills” training

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday defended the decision by government to smash the seven remaining houses on a government reserve at Cane View, Mocha, East Bank Demerara, saying that sufficient was done to negotiate with all of the more than 40 residents there. “If I attempt to be softer than I am soft on this Mocha issue, then I am ...

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Less hassle for low-income persons to open bank accounts

Guyanese are now expected to face less hassle while opening small bank accounts and withdrawing and depositing GY$500,000  or less, officials said on Thursday. Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said “poor people”, with GY$500,000 or less could walk in “without all of these fancy forms (to) fill up.” He said account holders could also withdraw monies without informing the bank about ...

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Guyana now requires COVID negative test, recovery proof for persons travelling from China

Persons travelling to Guyana directly or in-transit from China, Hong Kong and Macau must now present a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery from the viral disease,  Guyana’s COVID-19 Task Force announced on Thursday. Th new requirement takes effect from January 8, 2023. The Guyana government said that would also apply to persons traveling from the China via third ...

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No entry to Guyana’s first artificial island being created in Demerara River

Guyana’s first artificial island being created in the Demerara River is out-of-bounds as more dredged material is being added to the still unstable area, the Vreed-en-Hoop Shore Base Inc (VESHI) said on Tuesday “The project managers have warned that the site remains an active construction zone and landing on the island is prohibited. The island structure, while visible, is not ...

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President Ali flown by charter to Brazil for Lula’s inauguration

President Irfaan Ali arrived in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, aboard a flight chartered from the Surinamese airline, Fly Allways, even as the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is making efforts to make a seized illegal plane operable. Dr Ali is in Brazil for Sunday afternoon’s inauguration of Luis Inacio ‘Lula’ Da Silva as President of that South American economic giant. Government said ...

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Dutch research ship adrift off Guyana’s coast

Public Works Minister Juan Edghill on Saturday confirmed that a Dutch research vessel, FUGRO BRASILIS, was disabled and adrift off Guyana’s coast. He said a notice to mariners was issued early Saturday morning. Mr Edghill said the owner or the agent as not yet said when the vessel would be hauled into shore or fixed. Maritime Bulletin reports that FUGRO ...

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Guyana mulls buying stone from Canada

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday announced that Guyana would soon have to import stone from Canada and other countries to avoid a shortage as the government fast-tracks its road construction and rehabilitation works in 2023. “We might have to import from Canada and other places now so we need a lot of aggregate. Without that, the road programmes can’t ...

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Guyana listed in proposed Caribbean ferry network but deeper CARICOM integration, port upgrades necessary- UNECLAC

Guyana has been identified as one of several Caribbean countries that could be part of a regional ferry network which is expected to be cheaper than airfares if slower vessels are used, and the proposed Public-Private Partnership model would have to include the upgrading of wharves, according to a study done for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA). ...

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Brothers confess to killing Land Surveyor after he allegedly threatened them- police

Two brothers on Sunday- Christmas Day-  confessed to the killing of well-known interior Land Surveyor, Ricky Oswald Ambrose, after he allegedly shot at their camp and threatened to kill them if they did not move from the land on which they were working, police said Monday. Investigators said Randel Layne and Mario Moses confessed that they waylaid Ambrose,40, on October ...

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