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President Ali reaffirms “excellent” Guyana-China relations, as Sinopharm vaccines arrive

President Irfaan Ali has reaffirmed the “excellent” relations between Guyana and China just over one month after this South American nation’s diplomatic blunder to approve the establishment of a Taiwan investment office here. “President Ali said that the gesture further emphasized the excellent relations between Guyana and China,” he said in referring to China’s donation of 20,000 vaccines last week. ...

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Equipment, other items stolen from churches in Linden

Three churches in Linden were broken into this week and thousands of dollars in equipment and other items were stolen, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators said the offences of larceny were committed on The Flourishing Place Apostolic Ministry Jubilee Center located at Richmond Hill, Mackenzie; MacKenzie Baptist Church of Wismar Street, and The Prayer Worship church located at Lot ...

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No negotiations unless Linden nurses call off “illegal” strike over CEO’s ‘sweetman’ remarks

The Ministry of Health  on Saturday deemed as “illegal” the strike by nurses at the Linden Hospital Complex  and urged that that industrial action be called off before negotiations about the future of the Chief Executive Officer, Rudy Small can resume. “The Ministry of Health says the strike by nurses at the Linden Hospital Complex is illegal and must be ...

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Supermarket owner robbed of GYD$500,000 outside his home

A Chinese businessman was about 2 AM Saturday morning robbed of GYD$500,000 cash outside his Supermarket on the Vryheid’s Lust Public Road, East Coast Demerara by two men, police said. Investigators were informed by 39-year old Awei Die that two men pounced on him as he was entering his yard and grabbed the money and a cellular phone valued GYD$80,000. ...

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Fire leaves seaman, teacher homeless

A fire of unknown origin early Saturday morning destroyed a two-storey house in Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, leaving a seaman and a teacher homeless, the Guyana Police Force said. Displaced are  44 year-old Dexter Lucious, a seaman and 28 year-old Mehelia McAlmont, a teacher. Police said Mc Almont told investigators that she was at home preparing for a birthday party when ...

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Iwokrama revives stricter enforcement against gold mining

The Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation has again begun strictly enforcing the laws against gold mining in the almost 1 million acre reserve, after a lull due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Iwokrama Management is continuing its zero-tolerance approach to these activities, especially gold mining and other illegal activities,” the organisation said. In keeping with the mandate of Iwokrama, the ...

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PNCR’s Region 10 Chairman labels resigned Lennox Gasper a “political opportunist”

The  Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) in Region 10, Jermaine Figueira on Friday poured scorn on his former party colleague, Lennox Gasper, who resigned over concerns about that party’s style and track record in looking after the welfare of Lindeners and other residents in the region. “I have read Mr. Gasper’s statement and I’m not surprised. Mr ...

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Build State-owned shorebases in Berbice, Essequibo after land-use policy for oil sector – APNU+AFC

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) wants the National Assembly to approve a motion for future oil and gas shorebases to be State-owned and that they be located in Berbice and Essequibo. “Be it further resolved that the Government inform ExxonMobil and all other Oil and Gas operators that all future shore bases shall be state ...

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Mother, suspected handler charged with marijuana trafficking

A mother of three and her suspected handler were Friday remanded for allegedly trafficking in 45 kilograms or marijuana, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. Veerasammy Armogan called Vishal of 1779 Crabwood Creek Corentyne, Berbice and Alma John of 68 Glasgow Village, East Bank Berbice were today remanded by Magistrate Renita Singh. Mr. Armogan is accused of being the principal ...

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Opposition Leader says ready to talk with President, side-steps call for recognising gov’t

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon  on Friday categorically stated that he is ready to meet with President Irfaan Ali but stayed clear of directly saying whether he would explicitly recognise the administration and the presidency as precondition for talks. “I have stated from the outset and I reaffirm now, once again, that I am prepared to meet with President Ali at ...

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