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Professionalism will be my guide –Chief of Staff designate

Chief-of-Staff designate of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Mark Phillips who was recently promoted to Brigadier, promises to bring professionalism to his tenure upon confirmation in September, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported on Monday. This promise came after Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Donald Ramotar and Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon conferred on him and Colonel ...

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Canada opens visa application centre in Guyana

Canada on Monday announced the opening of a new visa application centre (VAC) in Georgetown to make the process of applying for a visa to enter Canada easier and more convenient. The High Commission, however, pointed out that the centre  will not decide whether applicants will be granted visas. “It is important to note that VACs are not involved in ...

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TIP Heroine Simona Broomes arrested, released on bail

Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) President Simona Broomes was Monday afternoon placed on station bail in connection with alleged assault and theft committed on a shopkeeper at Puruni in April during a Trafficking in Persons operation. Shortly after she was released on GUY$10,000 station bail and told to return to police  on September 7 pending advice by the Director of ...

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LIAT’s plane wheel falls off ; flight lands safely in Barbados

The wheel of a LIAT aircraft fell off while on a flight from Guyana to Barbados, but the plane landed safely at the Grantley Adams International Airport where an emergency had been declared, passengers said. LIAT (1974) confirmed the occurrence on flight LI 774 on Monday morning, saying that there was a “main wheel failure during takeoff.” 43 passengers were ...

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Brazilians in shooting incident

A Brazilian man was Sunday shot by another of his countrymen during an argument about a damaged excavator, police said. 29-year old Radiel Silva Lima was shot and injured to his left leg by another Brazilian man who is a licensed firearm holder. He has been hospitalised. The perpetrator has been also hospitalised under police guard after he complained of ...

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GGDMA likely to import fuel for miners; Ramotar tells miners to stop paying bribes

In the face of the fluctuating international price for gold, the Guyana government is considering a proposal by the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) to import cheaper fuel. Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud announced that government was exploring that proposal to cushion the impact of the rising cost of fuel, regarded as “the major operational cost faced ...

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Baby, woman die in horrific bus accident on Linden-Soesdyke Highway

Two persons, including a six-week old baby, were killed Sunday afternoon when a bus ran off a bridge on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway into the Kairuni Creek, sources said. The deceased were identified as 23-year old Anastacia Forde of Ituni and Taquaah Shepherd. The baby’s parents- Sean Shepherd and Tenisha Victor- of Wismar and the minibus driver, Jewel Chapman, are among ...

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Two children perish in fire; mother, child burnt

Two children died in an early Sunday morning fire and their mother and brother were hospitalised with burns, according to Fire Chief Marlon Gentle. Police identified the deceased as Adam Marshall, 11 years and Shania Marshall, 8 years. Those injured are Odessa Thomas, 36 years, and her unnamed 13-year-old child. They were admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) ...

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Wounded body of semi-nude fisherman found on friend’s bridge

The wounded and semi-nude body of a fish vendor was Saturday found on his friend’s bridge at Westminster, Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, police said. The dead man has been identified as 55-year old Robert Manner of 5737 West Minister. Police have since held his friend, 33-year old Kapil Datt, for questioning because it was on his bridge that Manner’s ...

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Body of man who killed children found

The body of the man, who hacked his children to death last month at their East Bank Essequibo home, was Saturday found hanging, police said. The skeletal remains of the body of 26-year old Richard Lord were found hanging from a tree in a desolate and thickly vegetated area of the village of Zeelugt where he, his wife and two ...

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