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140 Lusignan Prison inmates infected with COVID-19, several moved to Madewini isolation facility

The Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn says 140 prisoners of the Lusignan Prison are infected with the coronavirus and 80 of them have since been sent to a new isolation facility at Madewini, Soesdyke Highway. He said the 80 were moved under tight security from the Guyana Prison Service, police force and the defence force. “We are taking active ...

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PNC/R executive member awarded $23M contract to print passports, birth certificates

PNC/R Executive Mr. Lawrence ‘Larry’ London, benefitted from a GYD$23 million contract to print passports and birth certificates on behalf of the then Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP). Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Hon. Gail Teixeira, made this disclosure on Monday during consideration of the estimates for Citizen and Immigration Services under MoTP for 2020. Mr. London signed the ...

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GTT fully restores landline services to Region 3 customers

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) says it restored landline services to customers in Region 3 on Sunday, completing underwater repairs ahead of schedule. On Sunday evening, the company announced the full restoration of telecommunication services to the area, days earlier than anticipated. On September 8, 2020 suspected sabotage to a fiber-optic cable belonging to GTT impacted over 25000 customers ...

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Current state of CJIA Expansion Project unacceptable to Guyanese

President Irfaan Ali on Monday said  government would only accept the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion works, as they were outlined in the original contract. The Head of State made this assertion during a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador, Cui Jianchun and representatives of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), the Project Consultant and the Project Manager, which was held ...

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Suspected carjacker arrested, car recovered

One of three persons, who allegedly hijacked a car in Georgetown, has been arrested and the car recovered from a location at Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, police said. Taxi driver 40-year old Hemchandra Hoolas, of Bee Hive Public Road, East Coast Demerara told police that the car was stolen from him at about 9 PM o  September 17 at ...

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PNCR’s Chris Jones sues State over unlawful house search, arrest; asks Court to order return of barber chairs, AC units

Claiming that several senior police ranks unlawfully searched his home and seized several barber chairs and air conditioning units in violation of his constitutional rights, APNU/AFC Member of Parliament, Christopher Jones has filed a lawsuit seeking damages in excess of GYD$300,000. He is also asking the High Court to order the return of his property valued at almost GYD$5 million ...

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New data protection law coming- PM Phillips

Prime Minister Mark Phillips said a law would be be drafted to protect electronic information being provided by citizens to the government and money has been already set aside to do this in the 2020 National Budget. “The policy work would continue through the end of this year with the development of draft legislation and explanatory memoranda for ever increasing ...

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Opposition to mount campaign for election law reforms- Harmon

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has indicated that it would be mounting a campaign for constitutional reform or reform of  certain electoral laws in a bill that could be jointly drafted with government, Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon said at the weekend. He was at the time contributing to the debate on the 2020 National Budget ...

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Update: 2 shot dead, 5 injured during attempted escape from Lusignan Prison

Two prisoners were Saturday afternoon shot dead and five others were injured during an apparent effort to escape from the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. “After the officers left the main compound, the situation rapidly deteriorated into mass disorder with inmates rushing the main gate in a bid to break same. In response to ...

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“Very bad move” to support regime change in Venezuela – PNCR’s Aubrey Norton

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member, Aubrey Norton has described as a “very bad move” by the Guyana government to support regime change in neighbouring Venezuela, and at the same time activating the now 19-year old Shiprider anti-narcotics agreement with the US. “If you are operating in a context where you are not attempting regime change in Venezuela, it ...

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