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Diwali Utsav at State House

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:14
State House was this evening lit up for Diwali. President David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger entertained guests.

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Zimbabwe First Lady sues in dispute over $1.35 million ring -state media

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:52
President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace attend a rally of his ruling ZANU (PF) in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, July 29, 2017.

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Venezuela’s deteriorating oil quality riles major refiners

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:45
CARACAS/HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s state-run oil firm, PDVSA, is increasingly delivering poor quality crude oil to major refiners in the United States, India and China, causing...

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GDF lance corporal dies in Lethem accident

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:24
The Police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 2.20 this morning on the Lethem Public Road that resulted in the death of pedestrian Devon Fraser, 28, a Guyana Defence...

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T&T oil leak could be from offshore rig -minister

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:38
(Trinidad Guardian) Preliminary investigations have revealed that the source of the oil spill that occurred in Chaguaramas over the weekend can be an offshore rig.

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Millions of Britons in financial difficulty

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:59
LONDON, (Reuters) – Over four million people in Britain are having difficulties paying their monthly bills, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Wednesday, at a time when inflation is...

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City cop fired over sex abuse of minor

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:25
One day after saying that there was not enough evidence for the administration to act, Town Clerk Royston King yesterday dismissed the constabulary officer who is accused of sexually abusing a...

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Pork knocker charged with murdering businessman

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:24
Pork knocker Aubrey Bobb was yesterday charged with the murder of businessman Godfrey Scipio, who police say he fatally shot during a robbery last Thursday.

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Woman beaten by partner jumps from burning Da Silva St building

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:23
A mother of two is now homeless and nursing injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) after her partner attacked her and set their Da Silva Street house on fire.

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Defence seeks discharge of accused in ‘Mango Man’ murder over trial delay

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:22
Recaptured prison escapee Mark Royden Williams, called ‘Smallie,’ and Sherwin Nero, called ‘Catty,’ were yesterday both indicted for the 2007 murder of Kumar Singh, called ‘Mango Man,’ but their...

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NAREI seals $19.2M contract to improve Essequibo river defence

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:21
The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) yesterday signed a contract with S&K Construction Services for $19.2M to improve river defences on the Essequibo coast.

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Recaptured escapee on trial for attempted murder

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:20
The trial of recaptured prison escapee Stafrei Alexander on the charge of attempted murder commenced yesterday before Justice Brassington Reynolds and a 12-member jury at the High Court in Georgetown.

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Sup’t Kurleigh Simon in charge of police narcotics branch

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:19
Superintendent of Police, Kurleigh Simon has taken up the post as Head of the Guyana Police Force Narcotics branch, less than a month after Superinten-dent Wayne DeHearte was transferred in the wake...

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Man charged with rape of 12-year-old

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:18
A man was yesterday granted bail after he was accused of raping a 12-year-old child.

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Diamond man freed of cocaine in rice bag charge

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:17
A city magistrate yesterday dismissed a drug charge against a Diamond Housing Scheme resident, who had been accused of having two pounds of cocaine in his possession, due to conflicting evidence...

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Civil aviation body warns again about drone use

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:16
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) yesterday warned drone users to ensure that they comply with the standard operating conditions which have been previously outlined.

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Cops caution squib sellers

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:15
The Guyana Police Force yesterday warned that persons caught selling or found in possession of squibs will be prosecuted and face the consequences of the law.

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T&T companies among bidders for Sheriff St to Mandela Ave project

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:14
Three Trinidadian companies, a China-based firm and two local companies have bid for the massive Sheriff Street to Mandela Avenue road upgrade and expansion project.

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Vergenoegen Co-op claims lands being illegally occupied

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:13
The representative of another Vergenoegen co-op society appeared before the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into ancestral land issues on Monday and alleged that businessman Shiraz Ali has been illegally...

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Mansell to act as East Coast Commander

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:12
Commander of ‘C’ Division (East Coast of Demerara) Calvin Brutus will be proceeding on his annual leave from next week and Senior Superintendent Stephen Mansell will temporarily act in his capacity.

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