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9-year old disabled boy drowns

A nine-year old disabled boy on Monday afternoon drowned in a nearby canal, after leaving home unknowing to his father and sister, police said. His name was not released by police, but he lived at 94 Saywack Street, Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara and he attended Virginia Primary School. Police said that the incident occurred between 3 PM and 4 ...

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Australian company declares maiden gold resource in Guyana

The Australia-headquartered Alicanto Minerals has discovered at least 500,000 ounces of gold in Arakaka, North-West District. The company says the estimate is based on a review of data it collected and by previous owners,  Barrick Gold and Nordgold. Managing Director of Alicanto Minerals, Peter George says the strong maiden resource is the start of what would likely be a rapidly ...

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EPA Executive Director told to remain off the job

The Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams has been told not to report for duty although his vacation leave is finished. He was due to return to work on Monday after he had been told in August to proceed on 126 days leave. Dr. Adams told News-Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online News that ...

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APNU+AFC files motion calling for speedy police probe into “hate” killing of Henrys, Singh

Guyana’s opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Monday presented a motion to the National Assembly, calling on police to fast-track its probe into the early September “hate” killing of three youths in West Coast Berbice. “We are here in our representative capacity to symbolically present a motion to the Parliament of which we are a part ...

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Canecutter stabs wife to death – police

A canecutter has been arrested in connection with the late Friday night stabbing death of his wife during an argument over claims that she had another relationship. Police indicated that the man became enraged after the woman, 28-year old Amrita “Sally” Rahim, threatened to move out. “The suspect was heard accusing the victim of infidelity the day before. In response ...

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GRA scanner image of suspected cocaine-laden container not recoverable

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has been unable to recover the scanner image of a shipping container that was suspected to have been laden with 11.5 tons of cocaine, the Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh said Friday night. “Image can’t be recovered,” he said, adding that efforts by personnel other than those from China and Guyana ...

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26 Haitians in protective custody, five persons arrested in human trafficking probe

Five persons have been arrested in an ongoing human trafficking dragnet that captured 26 Haitian nationals, government said. The Ministry of Home Affairs, in a statement Friday, said police conducted two separate operations in Georgetown and Linden. A search of a city hotel by police found a number of Haitians and a stop and search on the Mabura trail region ...

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24 foreign women arrested at strip club- Home Affairs Ministry says 20 days later

Twenty-four foreign women, who allegedly overstayed their time in Guyana, were arrested from a well-known strip club,m Baroombar International, and later released on station bail, the Home Affairs Ministry said 20 days days after the cordon and search operation was held. The ministry said those arrested were eight Dominican nationals, one Cuban and 15 Venezuelans. An investigation was launched into ...

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City Council challenges Local Govt Commission’s refusal to approve appointment of top officials

The Georgetown City Council is challenging the legality of a decision by the Local Government Commission (LGC) to refuse to appoint six officers of the city government’s administration although it had been given the right to advertise, interview and select persons  a committee had deemed fit for the positions. In court papers seen by News-Talk  Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/ Demerara ...

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