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President banking on corn, soya bean to diversify GUYSUCO

President Irfaan Ali is relying on the success of a pilot project for large-scale cultivation of corn and soya bean to diversify the ailing State-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) President Ali also pointed out that the project will give the Government the chance to diversify the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO). “We are already discussing how we can expand this partnership ...

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Opposition Leader’s Communications Chief Imran Khan dies

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, Senior Counsel Roysdale Forde said, “I am devastated. Imran was my ...

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

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 Dr. Troy Thomas and Quaddad De Freitas, decided that Esso Exploration ...

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ANUG recommends public judicial inquiry into police shooting death of Boston

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 September 15, the lawman should be prosecuted. In contrast to a ...

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Region Nine leaders lobby government for swift reopening of Port Lethem

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 on September 26, 2021, Regional Chairman Bryan Allicock, Regional Executive Officer ...

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Ali lied about extra-judicial killings- Aubrey Norton

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 Guyana never had a problem with extrajudicial killings and we cannot ...

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Juvenile escapees recaptured minutes after break-out

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 to secure the cell doors and removed some wooden lattice works ...

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$780 million restoration of City Hall begins

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, with the first tranche of GYD$100 million already allocated in the ...

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Fire destroys North-West Secondary School

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, of Baranabo Hill, Mabaruma heard the explosions. Police said the man ...

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12-year old girl given drugs, alcohol by relative

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 taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where she was checked ...

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