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Guyanese media workers in BVI charged with forgery

Reproduced from BVI Platinum News Following months of investigations, Journalist Cathyolivia Richards, known as Cathy, was arrested and faced charges relating to forgery, stemming from a Work Permit renewal application submitted to the Labour Department mid-last year. Richards, 48, a Guyanese residing at Fort Hill, is charged along with Hitesh Yadram, 43, also a Guyanese who resides at Great Mountain. ...

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Guyana unites against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The Guyana government and the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Thursday united in condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “The Government of Guyana condemns the violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russia. We call for an immediate cessation of Military action,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The government added that it was in consultation with its ...

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Teenager dies in horrific accident

An 18-year old man died on Thursday after the car he was driving slammed into the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) fence. Dead is Prakash Salvador of 1316 Section C Block Y Golden Grove East Bank Demerara. Police said that at about 08:15 hrs on the Diamond Public Road eastern carriageway, motorcar PAB 8239 driven struck the DDL fence. Police say ...

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PNCR promises to scrap income tax

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton on Wednesday promised that the opposition coalition would remove income tax if elected to government because Guyana is now an oil producer-exporter, in his message to mark Guyana’s 52nd Republic Anniversary. “The PNCR wishes to make it clear that as your government-in-waiting, as part of the coalition, we will remove ...

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Guard against “chronic naysayers”, engage in “constructive criticism” – President Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Tuesday- on the occasion of Guyana’s 52nd Republic anniversary- said he was open to constructive criticism but he urged Guyanese not to be distracted by baseless positions that are calculated to foment discontent. “From the inception, let me be clear, I and my government are supportive of constructive criticism,” he said in his address to mark ...

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GDF announces list of promoted officers

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In accordance with Part III Section 16 of the Defence Act 15:01 of 1977, the Chief of Staff (ag)Brigadier Godfrey Bess is pleased to announce that His Excellency the President and Commander-in-Chief Dr. Irfaan Ali has approved the promotion of 69 Officers with effect from January 01,2022. Of the total, 47 of those Officers are from the Regular Force, two ...

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US President calls for stronger democracy, inclusion in Guyana

United States President Joseph Biden on Tuesday cited the need for Guyana, on the occasion of is 52nd Republic Anniversary, to improve its democracy as well as ensure that all Guyanese benefit from the country’s  wealth. “The United States remains a committed partner in working together with Guyana to reinforce democratic values, promote inclusive economic growth, strengthen regional security, and ...

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Man allegedly held with 85 pounds of marijuana pleads not guilty

A 48-year old man, who was arrested at No. 59 Village Beach Front, Corentyne Berbice has pleaded  not guilty to being in possession of 85.5 pounds of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Tuesday. The anti-drug agency said  Sean Benjamin was remanded to prison until March 23, 2022 by Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh at Springlands ...

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Man held with cocaine-in-fried rice pleads innocent- CANU

The man, who was arrested allegedly attempting to leave Guyana for the United States with cocaine in fried rice, has pleaded not guilty. The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) says that 28-year old Esmond Jermaine Anderson was remanded to prison until March 8. CANU says he was held with six pounds of cocaine in frozen fried rice minutes before he was ...

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Bishops’ High School teacher not guilty of sex charges

Bishops’ High School teacher, Coen Jackson was Tuesday found not guilty of one count of sexual activity with a child under 18 years old by abusing a position of trust, his legal team said. Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes said the jury was unable to arrive at a verdict on the remaining three counts on the same charge. In the remaining three ...

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