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Fishermen robbed in North West District

A group Essequibo Coast fishermen was allegedly robbed of food, fuel, cellular phones and about $100,000 n fish, late Wednesday night, police said Saturday. The Guyana Police Force said the incident occurred at Kamwatta, Waini River in the North West District on March 10, 2021. Kumar Narine, 26, of Essequibo Coast, Joel D’Aguiar, 22,  of Barima River North West District, ...

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US PEPFAR funds US$1.5 million in life-saving meds for 8,000 HIV positive Guyanese

About 8,700 persons in Guyana who are living with HIV are to get life-saving medication through additional funding from the United States. The Ministry of Health says the medication will be funded by the US$1.5 million United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The ministry says Currently, an estimated 73 percent of Guyanese who know their HIV status ...

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Proprietors of Sleep-In, Club Privilege among several arrested for breaching COVID-19 rules- police

The proprietors of Sleep-In Hotel and Club Altitude were among several persons arrested overnight for allegedly breaching the COVID-19 curfew and they were all released on station bail pending charges. Proprietor of Sleep-In Bar & Casino, Clifton Bacchus and two bartenders as well as eight men and two women were arrested from that location on Church Street. Also arrested were ...

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11-year old shot dead in Sophia during robbery

The Guyana Police Force was Thursday night investigating an alleged killed committed on an 11-year-old student. Dead is Anthony Cort who was reportedly shot dead by one of two bandits. Investigators said the child was with his mother two houses from where he resides when two males, wearing face masks and armed with handguns, nvaded the property belonging to a ...

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APNU+AFC defends arrested former Lands and Surveys Commissioner Trevor Benn

The opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Wednesday evening defending former Commissioner of Lands and Surveys, Trevor Benn who remains in police custody. The APNU+AFC said Mr. Benn did not receive any money from land transactions on behalf of the State. “It is an established fact that Mr. Benn did not personally benefit from the ...

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‘Achieve’ preparing orphans for ‘Common Entrance’ during COVID-19

A newly-formed non-governmental organisation is assisting residents of Guyanese orphanages to prepare for the Common Entrance examination and provide counselling services The organisation is also sounding a public appeal for support. If you would like to donate to Achieve or volunteer, you can message their Facebook page called “Achieve” or email at [email protected] . All monetary donations will fund counseling ...

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Police Force instructed to rescind revocation of Chaplain’s appointment over prayer

The Guyana Police Force Wednesday night officially back-pedaled on its decision to remove Pastor Patrick Doolichand as its Chaplain, hours after his appointment was revoked because of a prayer at last week’s opening of that law enforcement agency’s annual officers’ conference. “Further – contrary to what was stated in the revocation letter – His Excellency the President, Dr. Irfaan Ali, ...

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Former Lands and Surveys Commissioner arrested-police

Former Lands and Surveys Commissioner, Trevor Benn was Wednesday morning arrested as part of a police probe into land transactions, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said Mr. Benn remained in custody. Asked whether Mr Benn’s detention was connected to the sale of land to Car Care’s Wilfred Brandford, the Crime Chief said “no” ...

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Guyanese being trained in reforming instead of punishing offenders

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is supporting Guyana in training teachers, probation officers and community leaders in reforming offenders because, according to Attorney General Anil Nandlall, traditional means of punishment have not been working. “It has been found that the traditional theories and methods of dealing with criminal behaviour, violent conduct  have not yielded the results anticipated,” he said at ...

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