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Arson attack on Nigel and Cathy Hughes-owned building

Firefighters Monday night saved a building on Middle Street, Georgetown that is owned by Nigel and Cathy Hughes and houses Midtown Restaurant, Bar and Hotel. Mr. Hughes, who was on the scene, confirmed that based on the evidence, someone attempted to destroy the building by fire. He said the fire was set in four rooms where the mattresses were braced ...

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US keeping eye on gold smuggling from Venezuela – Kozak

United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemispheric Affairs, Michael Kozak said his country was not aware that Venezuelan gold was being smuggled to Guyana to help prop up the Nicolas Maduro administration, but that illegally mined metal from that Spanish-speaking nation was ending up in the Middle East. “In the case of other gold, though, it’s being illegally ...

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DPP withdraws Law Books theft charge against Nandall

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack has withdrawn a charge against Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Mr Anil Nandlall for the alleged theft of over $2 million in Commonwealth Law Reports from the State of Guyana. Mr Nandlall, who was charged back in 2017, had been on trial for the offence of Larceny by Bailee before Senior Magistrate ...

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CXC to go for 100 percent moderation of SBAs

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will from next year be conducting 100 percent moderation of all School Based Assessments (SBAs), based on an independent review of the administration of the CXC July/August 2020 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate® (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency examinations, top officials said Sunday. “Certainly, the lessons and information that would have been gleaned from this year’s ...

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Guyana’s coronavirus death toll now 111, amid poor enforcement of measures

Guyana’s coronavirus death toll on Sunday afternoon stood at 111, even as the country grapples with lax enforcement of measures to help curb the further spread of the virus. The Ministry of Health said the latest fatality is a 78-year-old man from Region One (Barima-Waini) who died while receiving care at “our medical facility.” Earlier Sunday, authorities reported that the ...

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Professor Jacob Opadeyi back in Guyana’s education sector

Former University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor Professor Jacob Opadeyi is back in Guyana and is employed as Special Projects Officer at the Ministry of Education, seven months after mounting the campaign platform for the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Professor Opadeyi recently accompanied Minister of Education Priya Manickchand in talks with British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn. “A ...

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Ramson dismisses suggestion of political motive for assisting communities

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Charles Ramson shrugged off suggestions that traditional opposition strongholds were being targeted in the delivery of sport gear as a means of making political inroads. “A government will never look at the position of government and treat it as though it is a temporary situation. However, your actions are the ones that indicate whether ...

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Suspected Sindicato gang members arrested

Four Venezuelans, who are suspected members of the feared Sindicato gang, were arrested early Friday morning at a hotel at Port Kaituma, North West District, police said. Two Guyanese were also held during the operation that was conducted between 06:30 and 07:00 hrs, a “The Venezuelans claimed to be miners in Venezuela, but are suspected to be members of the ...

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West Demerara pastor drowns

Pastor Maurice Wilson of Vauxhall, Canal Number 2 Polder, West Bank Demerara had died by suspected drowning, police said. “No marks of violence were seen on the exposed parts of the body,” police said. Investigators said Mr. Wilson, 53, who is also a farmer, succumbed between 6 AM and 6 PM on Thursday, October 15, 2020 He reportedly suffered from ...

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