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GDF needs patrol vessels, helicopters for oil sector

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is asking for money to buy helicopters and boats to meet the challenges of an oil and gas state, even as President David Granger says the country’s oil-rich maritime zone faces a serious threat. “As the force continues this transformative process, ocean patrol vessels for the coast guard are necessary, helicopters for the air corps ...

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APNU+AFC targets 40-seat victory in March polls on record of achievements

City Mayor, Ubraj Narine Monday night said the governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) wants to win the upcoming general elections by 40 seats, even as other coalition speakers listed a series of achievements to justify their party’s re-election. Addressing about 100 persons in Tiger Bay/West End, a depressed Georgetown community nestled in between Rosemary Lane and ...

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EU, UK, US call for “mature election campaign” after “smooth and efficient” Nominations Day

The European Union (EU) , United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) on Saturday said after a “smooth and efficient” Nominations Day on Friday, it is now time for a hassle-free election campaign towards polling day on March 2, 2020. “We also urge all parties to promote and support a peaceful and mature election campaign – one where everyone, ...

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Four arrested for Essequibo Coast “Papersman” killing

Police say they have arrested four persons as they probe the killing of newspaper vendor, Shawn “Papersman” Mannilall. Investigators said the 48-year-old businessman of Parcel 61, Queenstown, Essequibo Coast, was shot dead by one of two armed bandits at about 8 o’clock Friday night, January 10, 2020 at his home. “Initial investigation revealed that the deceased and his family were ...

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Police on hunt for Turkish former boss of Princess Ramada Hotel

Former General Manager of the Princess Ramada Hotel, Ugur Turetgen is wanted by Guyanese police to assist their probe into alleged fraud and immigration violation. No details were provided. Turetgen’s last known address was given by police as Track ‘B’ Block ‘Z’, Providence, East Bank Demerara which is the same address for the Princess Hotel. Police said “all information will ...

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Shop owner killed over alleged thieving monkey

Guyanese police say they are investigating the murder of a shopkeeper, identified as 54-year-old Sharon Burnette of 47 Graham Street, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. The suspected killer has since been arrested. Police said the incident occurred Monday morning at 12:30 allegedly by a 57-year-old male neighbour who has since been arrested and is assisting with the investigation. Investigations revealed that ...

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UPDATE: Georgetown Prison bars sawn off in failed escape plot

Guyana Prison Service personnel on Friday foiled a plot by several prisoners to escape from the Georgetown Prison at Camp Street, Prisons Director Gladwin Samuels confirmed. The Guyana Prison Service later issued the following statement: On Friday, January 3, 2020 at about 10:45 hours, while the Director of Prisons (ag) and other ranks were interacting with prisoners in the Security ...

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Rice farmer killed after complaining about goats

A rice farmer is now dead after he told two villagers that goats were damaging his rice cultivation. Dead is 36-year-old Chanderpaul ‘Jack’ Dhoman of Lot 28 Johanna North, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice. He was killed by one of the men some time between Old Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at First Street, Johanna North, Black Bush Polder, ...

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Jealous ex-partner kills man at woman’s house

A woman’s “enraged” ex-partner stabbed to death her male friend with whom she was playing cards at her home Monday night, police said. The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Kyle Chase of Lot 234 McAllen Street, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Police said the alleged killer is a 24-year-old man of James and Victoria Streets, Albouystown. He suffered a wound to ...

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Suspect in stabbing of Orthodox Jews in New York is of Guyanese parentage

The man accused of stabbing five Orthodox Jews in Monsey, New York is of Guyanese parentage, according to acting director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli. Grafton Thomas was arraigned on five counts of obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs by attempting to kill with a dangerous weapon and causing injuries. The New York Times said ...

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