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Jagdeo hails Luncheon’s role in national security during violent crime spree

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday night hailed the significant contribution of late high-level government and party loyalist, Dr Roger Luncheon, to the security stability of Guyana at a time when the government could not have relied on the leadership of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF). Addressing a ‘Night of Reflections’ on the life ...

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No decision on restart of mining at Chinese Landing but govt backs majority of residents

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday stressed that gold mining has been halted in Chinese Landing in the interest of the majority of residents there, but he could not say definitively whether the greenlight would be given for that activity to resume. However, the Vice President could not immediately say whether government would approve the resumption of mining in that ...

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Caribbean media underperforming; “social justice” gap must be filled – CDB President

The President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr Hyginus ‘Gene’ Leon says media in the region are not performing effectively, for instance, in the areas of helping people to cope with natural disasters and address crime. “In small, vulnerable states, Caribbean media are particularly important to support relief and recovery efforts as well as disaster mitigation. But I fear the ...

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Compensation not on Mahdia Secondary School dorm fire ToR

The Terms of Reference for the Commission of Inquiry into the Mahdia Secondary School dormitory fire is silent on the issue of compensation for the surviving relatives of the 20 children who were burnt to death and several others who were injured. Under the chairmanship of Retired Major General Joseph Singh, the three-member commission has been tasked with probing the ...

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Plaisance resident charged with Olato Sam’s murder

A 22-year old resident if Plaisance, East Coast Demerara was Monday arraigned for the murder of well-known Guyanese educator, Olato Sam. Police said Joshua Martin Archer called ‘Joshie’, a labourer of Robert Road, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, was arrested on August 5, 2023, by Deputy Superintendent Dufu. Archer was charged on August 14, 2023, for murder committed on Olato Sam. The ...

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Slump in gold declarations due to labour shortage, bad weather, illegal mining, poor enforcement, says GGDMA

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Thursday said there has been a drop in gold declarations from small and medium scale miners due to a shift of workers from mining to construction and oil and gas, depletion of reserves near roads and raiding of lands worsened by poor enforcement. “Workers have been opting out of the sector ...

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Mahdia fire deaths, gun offences spike crime figures

The burning to death of 20 children in the Mahdia Secondary School’s girls dormitory and an upsurge in gun crimes are responsible for a so far 14.8 percent rise in serious crimes for 2023 compared to a slump during  the past two years, Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn said Wednesday night. “At the moment, even though we have a target ...

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Man convicted for big cocaine bust at cargo company near Cheddi Jagan Airport

A man, who was arrested recently with GY$27 million worth of cocaine at a cargo company near the Cheddi Jagan Airport, was Wednesday sentenced to four years imprisonment and fined GY$39 million, according to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) That agency said Christopher Douglas of Lot 1070 Providence,  East Bank Demerara & 127 King Edward Street, Albouystown, Georgetown pleaded guilty ...

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Guns, ammo, and bikes used in armed robberies seized in Region Three- police

A man and his common law wife have been arrested in connection with the alleged discovery of three guns and 173 rounds of ammunition at their residence at Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo, police said Wednesday. In custody are 35-year old Delon “Gizmo” Osborne and his child’s mother, Joyann Sobers of Lot 2 Archer Street Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo. Police said ...

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Huge cocaine haul at cargo company near Cheddi Jagan Airport- CANU

A 37-year old man has been arrested at a cargo company adjacent to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport allegedly with GY$27 million worth of cocaine, a gun and ammunition, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Monday. That law enforcement agency said Christopher Michael Douglas of Lot 1070 Providence EBD & 127 King Edward Street, Albouystown, Georgetown was nabbed on Sunday, August ...

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