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Teenage girl abducted after refusing to delete Facebook account

A 21-year old man allegedly abducted his 17-year old girlfriend and locked her in a room at his home, after breaking her cellphone because she refused to delete her Facebook account, police said. The Guyana Police Force said the incident occurred between June 17 and 19, 2021 at West Canefield East Canje Berbice. Police said the matter was reported to the ...

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CANU Chief distances agency from agents who resisted police curfew orders

Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh on Sunday expressed concern that two of his agents have been arrested for resisting police enforcement of the COVID-19 curfew. He says the agents, each with two years service, recently underwent anger-management training. Mr. Singh says after police complete their investigation, CANU will seek an explanation from the agents to determine ...

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CANU agent arrested for allegedly discharging firearm as police ordered Corentyne bar to close

One of two Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents has been arrested after they allegedly resisted orders by police to shut down a bar in Berbice in keeping with the COVID-19 curfew. One of the CANU agents allegedly opened fire with his 9 MM service pistol, injuring his colleague. The incident occurred at about 12:30 Sunday morning at  Sea Breeze Bar ...

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Medical Council endorses Sputnik V vaccine

The Medical Council of Guyana on Saturday endorsed the use of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine as one of several that is being used to protect people against becoming seriously sick or dying from COVID-19. The Council, which regulates medical practitioners, said all of the available data about Sputnik shows that it is considered safe by many countries although it ...

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French Red Cross rushes flood relief to Guyana

The French Red Cross’ Regional Intervention Platform for the Americas and the Caribbean has rushed 9.45 tons of various items aboard a French military vessel, Dumont d’Urville, to Guyana to assist with flood relief, the French Embassy in Suriname. The mission said the consolidated “large donation” was dispatched to Guyana “considering the recent floods and the state of emergency claimed ...

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Health Minister refuses to formally provide Harmon specific information about Sputnik V vaccines; reassures jabs are safe, all guidelines followed

Health  Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Saturday refused to formally provide specific information about the batch of 200,000 doses of  Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine, but instead reiterated that all of the required procedures have been followed before and after the jabs were imported. Dr. Anthony said that after the vaccines arrived here , the Ministry of Health checked all of ...

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BREAKING: North Ruimveldt Multilateral School on fire

The North Ruimveldt Multilateral School was Saturday afternoon burning by fire of unknown origin, multiple sources confirmed. A section of the decades-old school has already been badly damaged by the mid-afternoon fire. “this is an extremely unspeakable loss here but is 0one that we’ll overcome,” Education Minister Priya Manickchand at the fire scene. She assures that all efforts would be ...

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APNU stronger with two unknown parties

Months after refusing to place elected representatives from a number of smaller parties that had been part of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) in the National Assembly because he believed that they had not  won at least 7,000 votes at last year’s elections, the Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger said his umbrella body was ...

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Local Government Commission responsible for disciplining pump attendants- Town Clerk tells Commission

Town Clerk of the City of Georgetown, Sherry Jerrick has told the Local Government Commission that she does not have the power to discipline pump attendants who are being blamed for recent floods in the capital. “Please be advised that as the Town Clerk (ag) for the City of Georgetown I am not vested with the power and authority to ...

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Harmon asks Health Minister for details on Sputnik V vaccine deal

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Friday formally asked Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony for details about the purchase of 200,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine. Already Dr. Anthony has said he would be willing to provide details to Mr. Harmon depending on what is requested. President Irfaan Ali late Thursday said the batch numbers are written on the vaccination ...

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