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Two wanted for gold miner killing

Two men are wanted for the gunning down of well-known Guyanese gold miner, Deon Stoll, during an attempted robbery, police said. They are 33-year old Delon ‘Demon’ Morgan also known as Shane Morgan and Lennox Estwick of 640 South Amelia’s Ward, Linden. Investigators want to question them about the murder of Stoll on October 14 outside El Dorado Gold Trading, ...

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UG bus service to take students directly along the East Coast route from campus

University of Guyana (UG) students will now benefit from a much-needed enhancement to their travel arrangements in light of robberies in the Turkeyen-Cummings Lodge area, following discussions between the UG Student Society’s (UGSS) newly-elected President, Jafar Gibbons and bus operators. One day after his swearing in, Mr Jafar and two other faculty representatives, Kimalie George and Desmond Kissoon, met with ...

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OPINION: Elections candidates like local airline history: they come, they fool, they go

by GHK Lall The more the merrier. After all, that is what elections times have come to mean right here in Guyana since back in the day. Elections legends, wannabees, and political jumbie stories stalk the land: overnight sensations, cultural mirages, the rituals of public national exorcisms every five years. People never before heard from make public appearance under a ...

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Small parties won’t split governing coalition’s votes, says PNCR’s Gary Best

Executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best is not worried that small political parties will dent the incumbent APNU+AFC coalition’s chances of winning next year’s general and administrative council elections. His position came one day after the newest political party, Citizenship Initiative (CI), was launched with promises to involve ordinary Guyanese in coming ...

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Robert Badal breaks ranks with AFC to form new party

Key Alliance For Change (AFC) financier, Robert Badal has broken away from that party, and is teaming up with well-known chartered accountant, Nigel Hinds to form a new political party. Mr Badal tried desperately not to confirm a report Friday night by the privately-owned Stabroek News newspaper that he is going to be at the helm of a new political ...

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Former Chief-of-Staff says GDF, PNCR did not get solid info on Roger Khan

Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best on Friday said the force and the then opposition People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) did not amass concrete information to charge convicted drug dealer, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan, with other crimes. Khan and several associates were intercepted by a GDF patrol on December 14, 2002 in a bullet ...

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Guyana’s newest political party rules out coalescing with “giants” ; identifies campaign financing, constitutional reform as big ticket issues

Guyana’s newest political party, Citizenship Initiative (CI), has vowed never to join either of the two big political parties and to strive for constitutional reform. Speaking during an interactive session at the party’s launch at Herdmanston Lodge, executive member Ruel Johnson ruled out the Citizenship Initiative teaming up with the either the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) or the People’s National ...

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BREAKING: Pilot in small plane crash rescued; sustains minor injuries

The pilot, who was the lone occupant of a small plane that crashed in thick jungle, was Thursday afternoon rescued, and preliminary information was that he sustained “minor injuries”. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field said members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Special Forces went overland to the crash site and rescued ...

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Police looking overseas for information on Roger Khan, as Granger, Jagdeo weigh in on no homicide charges so far

Guyanese police are still hoping to unearth information to link convicted drug lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan to two murders, even as President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo weighed on a lack of evidence so far to charge the United States (US) deportee. A top police officer told News-Talk Radio Guyana that based on requests by the Director of ...

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Amna Ally lifts Keith Scott’s cease order to Troy Resources as workers remain off the job

Under apparent pressure by hundreds of workers angered at being temporarily laid off and paid half of their salaries, Senior Labour Minister Amna Ally has intervened and withdrawn a letter by her Junior, Keith Scott, that had instructed Troy Resources Limited to cease all operations because of safety concerns uncovered by an inspector at two additional gold mining pits. “I, ...

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