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Probe into minister’s alleged sexual assault of teen girl may get detailed

Despite the 16-year old school girl’s recanting of her apparent damning allegations of sexual assault against a Guyana government minister, the Ministry of Human Services’ Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) has been called in to conduct a wide-ranging probe, Minister of Human Services Dr Vindhya Persaud said Saturday. “The Child Care and Protection Agency is carrying out a full ...

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Soldier charged with gunning down colleague at GDF base

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier was Friday arraigned for allegedly murdering his colleague at Base Camp Stephenson by riddling his body with an assault rifle during a disagreement. Charged is 25-year old Brian Morrison of 841 Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara on June 12, 2023.  He is accused of the murder of soldier, Private Tevon Damon. Mr Morrison ...

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13-year old boys charged with burning down hostel

Four 13-year old boys were this week charged with setting fire to the St. Angela’s Roman Catholic Hostel at Karasabai and remanded into State care at the Juvenile Holding Centre, police said. The law enforcement agency said an order was made for them to evaluated by a competent court-appointed doctor. The case was postponed to 13th July 2023 at the ...

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Schoolgirl flips-flops on sexual assault allegation against minister; Norton wants minister removed from office

A schoolgirl on Friday is believed to have flipped-flopped on grave allegations of sexual misconduct against a government minister, saying that the posts of claims that she purportedly made were politically motivated. A senior government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said when the 16-year old girl was contacted she confirmed that the incident occurred. Minister of Education Priya Manickchand ...

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Guyana meets “minimum standards” for top anti-Trafficking In Persons rating- US

Though Guyana continues to meet the minimum standards to combat trafficking in persons, the United States (US) said government here needs to increase investigations or prosecutions and screen vulnerable populations sufficiently for signs of trafficking. “The government continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, if any, on its anti-trafficking ...

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Father in custody for probe of son’s death

A city businessman on Thursday remained in custody as police probed the death of his son whose body was found in a building at Cummings and Regent Streets earlier this week. “CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) footage has been reviewed and the father has been detained and is presently in custody assisting with further investigations,” police said. Dead is 38-year-old Makema ...

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Haiti aims for national unity government to prepare for peaceful elections

Haiti’s interim Prime Minister Ariel Henry has agreed to form a power-sharing government in the hope of improving the ever worsening security crisis and prepare for elections expected later this year, following a meeting with Haitian stakeholders this week in Jamaica. “We agreed to have a more inclusive government. We also agreed to form a national unity government,” Henry said ...

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GECOM confirms: PPP grabs more seats in Georgetown, New Amsterdam

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has secured additional seats in Georgetown, and New Amsterdam, and sufficient votes to get the mayoral post in Bartica,  according to official results released by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Those towns are regarded as traditional strongholds of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). GECOM said in Georgetown, the ...

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CGX eyes oil in commercial reserves at well offshore Guyana

The Canadian oil exploration company, CGX Energy, on Tuesday signaled that it appeared on the verge of finding crude oil in commercial quantities at the Wei-1 exploration and appraisal well offshore Guyana. “Results from the well are encouraging: data acquisition is ongoing via wireline logging, MDT’s and side wall core sampling,” the company said in a statement. An update on ...

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Jagdeo boasts of inroads in PNCR-APNU areas, Norton says that’s because of bribery

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday said the results of the 2023 Local Government Elections (LGE) show that his party has made in-roads in  traditional opposition strongholds, but Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton said those defectors were bribed with State resources. “When they are beaten, in normal Jagdeoan style, he resorted to talking about making ...

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December 2023