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GDF announces the promotion of 71 officers

GDF Release In accordance with Part III Section 16 of the Defence Act 15:01 of 1977, Chief of Staff (ag) Brigadier Godfrey Bess has announced that His Excellency the President and Commander-in-Chief, Dr Irfaan Ali, has approved the promotions of 71 Officers. Heading the list of promoted Officers is Substantive Commander Vernon Burnette who has been promoted to the rank ...

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Civil society activists blamed for Guyana’s suspension from global transparency watchdog

The Guyana government late Wednesday accused at least two civil society members of the Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) of the Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GYEITI) for contributing to this country’s suspension from the Norway-headquartered anti-corruption. Through the Ministry of Natural Resources, the government named Mike Mc Cormack and Vanda Radzik for not supporting the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the ...

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After High Court case… BV residents need drainage and irrigation, Council needs to “reconstruct” village records- Councillor Mc Rae

A day after a company withdrew High Court action in its bid to acquire 143.10 acres of privately-owned land at Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara after it had been controversially sold, Neighbourhood Councillor Elton Mc Rae said residents now needed help to gain access to their parcels of the land. Mr Mc Rae called on the Neighbourhood Council and Central Government ...

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Guyana hopes for lifting of Extractive Industries Transparency suspension in three months

The Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GYEITI) on Wednesday appeared set to give the International Administrator the green light to compile and submit a report on the forestry, oil and gas, mining and quarrying, and fisheries sectors to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) which could see the lifting of the country’s suspension from that global anti-corruption watchdog, according to ...

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Four arrested for alleged cocaine, marijuana busts

Four persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged discovery of large quantities of cocaine and marijuana on Norton Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, according to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU). The anti-drug agency said Andre Clarke, 50, of Norton Street, Wortmanville and Eon Martin, 45, of Pike Street, Kitty, Georgetown were arrested after the seizure of the narcotics in a ...

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Several Linden residents fingered in money laundering probe

Seven residents of Linden, including two women, are wanted by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force as police probe several alleged financial crimes. Head of SOCU, Assistant Commissioner F. Karimbaksh said  each of the seven persons were “wanted for questioning in connection with Money Laundering and other serious offences in Guyana.” An eighth person is ...

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Updated: Brazilian helicopter pilot, gold miner arrested; aircraft, gun, ammo seized

A Brazilian helicopter, associated with an illegal gold mining camp in Guyana’s New River Triangle, has been impounded and the pilot and a gold miner have been arrested, the Guyana Police Force said late Tuesday night. Police said a grey Robinson 44 helicopter, which bears registration marking PTY-MBI, was flown to Aishalton airstrip . The Brazilian pilot, Alexander Felix, 54, ...

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Legal action looms over govt for demolition of Cane View/Mocha homes

Cane View/Mocha residents whose homes were demolished by the government have instructed their lawyers to start legal proceedings after government failed to signal interest in mediation. Lawyers for the affected residents had set February 15 as the deadline for the government to respond to their request for mediation. That deadline expired without any response from the government. “We have strengthened ...

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Two suspects arrested, gun seized after indiscriminate shooting

Two employees of Guy-America Security Service were arrested Monday morning in connection with the indiscriminate firing of a handgun, a police force spokesman said. He said they were slated to be charged. The spokesman confirmed that those arrested are the man who seen allegedly discharging the firearm and the other man who handed him the weapon. “Relative to a social ...

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US Southern Command begins free surgery, knowledge sharing at GPHC, West Demerara Regional Hospital

Doctors from the United States (US) Southern Command on Monday began performing surgeries, providing dental services and conducting professional knowledge exchanges at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and the West Demerara Regional Hospital, the American embassy here said. The doctors are drawn from the US’ Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team (LAMAT) and are part of the U.S. Southern Command’s ...

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March 2023