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13-year old boy robbed at gunpoint while returning from lessons

A 13-year old male student has been robbed at gunpoint of his cellular phone and cash, the Guyana Police Force said on Sunday. Police say that the incident occurred at about 4:30 PM Saturday at Westminster, Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara. The boy told police that  was heading home from lessons when he was approached by the two  men on ...

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Guyana’s COVID death toll inches closer to 600

Three more persons, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have died, taking Guyana’s death toll since last year March to 594, the Health Ministry said. The patients were admitted with COVID-19 like symptoms but died while receiving care at government medical institutions. The Health Ministry says samples were taken at the time of admission which subsequently returned positive ...

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Israeli Group explores dairy farming to supply milk to DDL

Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and the LR Group of Israel are currently undertaking a feasibility study for the establishment of a commercially viable dairy farming operation designed to supply DDL’s TOPCO milk plant with fresh cows’ milk for pasteurization and packaging, DDL said on Friday. The study forms part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two companies ...

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Legal action looms over move to block promotion of 30 fire fighters

Several of 30 firefighters on Friday set the stage for High Court action to challenge a decision by the Ministry of Home Affairs to block their promotions. Attorney-at-Law Eusi Anderson- representing Shekel Rogers, Kathyann Belille,  Tiffany Sancho, Marlon Philadelphia, Akaney Hinckson, Winston Manjet, Candesa Cox, Lois Cordis, Shenne Subrattie, Simone Hollingsworth and Neville Cumberbatch- said they could be not be ...

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Suriname’s plan to licence Guyanese fishing vessels triggers concerns

Suriname has agreed to licence Guyanese fishermen to operate in Surinamese waters, but an opposition party there has registered its objection. President Irfaan Ali, at a joint news conference on Thursday with his Surinamese counterpart, announced that from January 2022, Guyanese fishers would be granted  licences “because this is the period when the licences are normally granted.” In a joint ...

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Jamaican company, David Patterson, former Permanent Secretary sued for weigh-in-motion scales

A Jamaican company, former Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and the former Permanent Secretary Balraj Balram are facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit concerning the purchase of three weigh-in-motion scales that government said had not been delivered. Also sued is Lawrence Mentis, a then  Engineer/Manager of the Special Projects Unit of the then Ministry of Public Infrastructure. Attorney General Anil Nandlall ...

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Two released after forensic lab proves police field test for cocaine was wrong

Two persons, who had been arrested in connection with the alleged discovery of cocaine in powdered milk, have been released  from custody after tests show that there was no trace of the narcotic, police said Thursday. Police had initially said that a field test conducted on packets of Fernleaf Milk in her possession had contained traces of cocaine. A man, ...

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Guyana, Suriname poised to strengthen health cooperation

Guyana and Suriname are set to heighten cooperation in health including the provision of highly specialised services, Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said Thursday shortly after inking an accord with his counterpart. He offered, as examples Guyana being able to offer kidney transplants to Surinamese, and this country sending patients to that Dutch-speaking nation for radiotherapy.  “In a way, we ...

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Guyanese farmers’ produce could be exported to Europe via Suriname

Guyanese farmers’ produce could soon be exported to neighbouring Suriname and possibly to Europe now that the two countries have formally agreed to remove existing barriers, Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha said on Thursday. “Through GMC (Guyana Marketing Corporation), we are finding markets for these small farmers. They bring the produce, we help them to package it. We also collect them- ...

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Guyana, Suriname agree to funding, operational model for Corentyne Bridge; location to be finalised

Guyana and Suriname have agreed to a funding and operational model for the bridge across the Corentyne River, even as maritime experts from both countries decide on where the thoroughfare would be located in light of plans for joint gas project and related industries. President of Guyana, Irfaan Ali and the Surinamese President Chandrikapersad Santokhi on Thursday announced that they ...

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