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Miner held for allegedly raping girl

A 27-year old miner has been arrested for allegedly raping a child under 16 years old. The miner of Potaro River was also detained in connection with alleged illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Investigators said a “search of his person revealed an unlicensed pistol with six live rounds.” The suspect, who was arrested at Garraway Stream, Potaro River, ...

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Easter Sunday fire destroys house

An Easter Sunday-afternoon fire destroyed a wooden house on Public Road, Kitty, Georgetown. There were no reported injuries. According to a resident, an individual known as Sherwayne, was cooking when the fire happened. The residence was located on Public Road between Vlissengen Road and Alexander Street.

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President Granger completes cancer therapies; light workload, fewer public engagements recommended

President David Granger on Saturday completed radiotherapy treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and has been advised to avoid a heavy workload and have few public engagements for the time being, Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba Halim Majeed said Saturday. “In terms of his resumption of official duties, they have cautioned against too heavy a work load immediately and have advised that care ...

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City Council seemingly tolerates vending by waste dumpsters; pickup strategy needed – PSC official

Even as the Georgetown City Council and the Private Sector Commission (PSC) grapple with the garbage disposal problem facing the commercial sector of the town, City Hall appears to be unmindful of vendors selling outside Stabroek Market alongside a foul-smelling garbage collection site which potentially threatens produce contamination and poses a health risk. This situation had been brought to the ...

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Several TV, radio stations broadcasting illegally – GNBA

The Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) on Thursday indicated that several television and radio stations were broadcasting illegally and threatened to take legal action which could see operators being fined, imprisoned and their equipment seized. GNBA Chairman, Leslie Sobers told Demerara Waves Online News that a number of the stations have been on air without licences for years, while others ...

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ExxonMobil makes 13th oil discovery offshore Guyana

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil said Thursday it made a new oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Yellowtail-1 well, marking the 13th discovery on the Stabroek Block. The discovery adds to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of approximately 5.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek Block. Yellowtail-1 is the fifth discovery in the¬†Turbot area, which ExxonMobil expects to become a major ...

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Guyana asks World Court for swift border case hearing after Venezuela refuses to participate

Guyana wants the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to go ahead with oral hearings into the border controversy with Venezuela because Caracas has refused to submit counter arguments, the Foreign Ministry here said. “In consequence, Guyana has decided to ask the Court to proceed directly to the holding of oral hearings, at the earliest possible date, to determine its jurisdiction ...

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Jagdeo says fundraising helping pay top US lobbying firm; shuts down media persistence on deal

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday defended his party’s decision to hire a United States (US) public relations lobbying firm, Mercury Public Affairs, for $34 million to make out a solid case for free and fair elections in Guyana, saying that he was not concerned at all about its blemishes. “All the PPP wants ...

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