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Sick pensioner dies in fire

A 68-year old man was yesterday burnt to death in his home at Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown. He has been identified as Lionel Kyte. The fire occurred at about 4:20 PM at 570- Tenth Field, Cummings Lodge. Investigators say Mr. Kyte lived alone in the ground-level wooden house. He was reportedly ill at the time of the blaze. The landlord ...

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Probe of expensive gift purchases widens to CJIA, MARAD, GCAA, THD; Harbour Bridge boss repaying for bracelet but will be removed

Even as former Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson’s name on Monday continued to be associated with another pricy jewellery purchase, a wide-ranging  check has been ordered to ascertain whether similar items had been purchased by other agencies under that ministry, Public Works Minister Juan Edghill said. Mr. Edghill also said the General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Rolston Adams ...

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High Court orders GECOM to hand over Statements of Poll, Recount for safekeeping

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Monday ordered the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to hand over its Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount to the High Court for safe-keeping pending the hearing and determination of an opposition election petition about the constitutionality of the recount order. “The Statements of Poll and the Statements of Recount are to be produced to ...

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High Court dismisses APNU+AFC election petition

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Monday ruled that one of the election petitions which challenge the actual  results that were declared was dismissed because  that petition was served late to Representative of the List for A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger. “The late service of P 99/2020 on the second named respondent amounted to non-service on ...

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New Amsterdam labourer dies after stabbing; suspect arrested

A suspect linked to the stabbing death of a labourer at Smythfield, New Amsterdam on Monday remained in custody, the Guyana Police Force said. Dead is 40-year old Mark Griffith. He was found by his sister in a trench with a stab wound to his chest. Police said he died while being treated at the New Amsterdam Hospital. Police said ...

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Fewer than 12 Demerara Harbour Bridge/Asphalt Plant employees to be fired

Fewer than 12 employees of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation and the Asphalt Plant are to be fired, Public Works Minister Juan Edghill said Monday. “There will be a major shakeup in both the Asphalt Plant and the Harbour Bridge,” he told reporters ahead of Monday morning’s Public Accounts Committee hearing. “Any party who played a role in facilitating what ...

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Asphalt Plant records show hand band, tiepin purchased for David Patterson’s 2017 birthday but he says he received none

As a shake-up in the administration of the Demerara Harbour Bridge and the Asphalt Plant looms as early as this week, authorities say they have uncovered records showing that more than GYD$500,000 of government funds were used to purchase a band and a tiepin purportedly for then Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson’s birthday but he insisted that he never received ...

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Independence fighter and veteran Guyanese lawyer, Llewelyn John dies

Senior Counsel Llewellyn John, one of Guyana’s fighters for Guyana’s political independence from Britain, died on Saturday, an aide confirmed. He was 95 years old. Ursula Harris, who had been caring for Mr. John since 2014, said he died at his Croal Street, Stabroek law office Saturday afternoon. Mr. John was regarded as an expert in Guyana’s local government system. ...

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Men arrested for maliciously damaging car in West Demerara

Three men have been arrested for allegedly maliciously damaging a car at the Blankenburg gas station, West Coast Demerara after the driver honked his horn at them because they were in the pathway leading to the gasoline pump. The man, whose car has been damaged, has been identified as 49-year old Harricharran Alfred of Zeelugt New Housing Scheme, East Bank ...

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