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Fmr. GDF officer’s execution linked to drug underworld

Persons with connections to the drug underworld were responsible for the gunning down of a former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier last month, police said. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said the 7.62 rifle that was used to fatally shoot 23-year old Denzil Mingo outside the Edge Night Club/ Hotel Tower on November 16 was used at another execution-style killing ...

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Alleged murderer of Land of Canaan sawmill supervisor caught

Seven months after a sawmill worker was found with his throat slit in a ramshackle living quarters at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara a prime suspect has been arrested and charged with murder. Shawn Tyson, 28, of Kallicharran Sand Pit Road, Soesdyke is expected to be arraigned Monday on a charge of murder contrary to common law based on ...

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Updated: Two killed in shootout with police

Two men were shot dead in Diamond Saturday night during a shootout with police opposite the Diamond Police Station, East Bank Demerara shortly before they were about to rob a gold miner, police said. Guyana Police Force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said that acting on information received that a robbery had been planned to be carried out on a gold miner, ...

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Retired Asst. Chief Education Officer dies

Retired Assistant Chief Education Officer, Maude Bullen-Mc Kenzie died on Saturday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after a period of illness. She was 69. A source said Bullen-Mc Kenzie, a diabetic, suffered kidney failure and was not responding to dialysis at two hospitals because of a clot that was discovered by doctors to late. She succumbed at the ...

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Ramotar heads to South Africa for Mandela’s funeral

President Donald Ramotar on Saturday left Guyana for South Africa to attend a funeral service for late former President, Nelson Mandela. He died on Wednesday at 95. Disclosure of Ramotar’s departure was made by Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh at the opening of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry’s (GBTI) branch at Port Mourant. Singh apologised for the Guyanese ...

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Teenage girls escape from shelter, languish in police custody pending Probation report

Three teenage girls- including two sisters- who have repeatedly escaped from a Corentyne shelter to enter the world of prostitution have been ordered to go to the New Opportunity Corps after they threatened to commit suicide.    The girls have been removed from Kamal International Home for Homeless Children and Battered Women and are in the custody of the police ...

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Man beats girlfriend to death for talking with another man

A man, who took his girlfriend to a Berbice hospital after allegedly beating her badly because she was talking with another man, was arrested after she succumbed to her injuries, relatives and police sources said. She has been identified as 26-year old Jasmattie “Mamo” Dowlatram of Railway Line Dam. Ankervile Port Mourant. Police said the incident occurred Friday night at ...

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GBTI resumes expansion

The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) has resumed its expansion programme now that its banking software has been upgraded, a senior official said Saturday. GBTI on Saturday officially opened its third branch at Port Mourant, Berbice in keeping with its ambition to open nine branches countrywide between 2012 and 2016. “We did this with quite a lot of ...

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Set up Sovereign Wealth Fund for hard times- CDB official

A top official of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has recommended that Guyana set up a Sovereign Wealth Fund to save and invest some of its earnings from extractive industries ahead of any economic downturn. “It allows a government to save money in the good times so that when the bad times come around the government does not necessarily have ...

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“High tech” vehicular scanner to combat smuggling

Equipped with an “extremely high-tech” vehicular mobile shipping container scanner, imports and exports can now be checked at most locations to find un-customed goods, guns, explosives and drugs, a top Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) official said. The agreement for the donation of the scanner was signed Friday by Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh and China’s Ambassador to Guyana, Zhang Limin ...

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