Weapons, contraband found at Camp Street Prison

A search of the Camp Street Prison uncovered contraband Tuesday morning that included cell phones, cannabis, sim cards, lighters, razor blades and improvised weapons. Prison Director Gladwin Samuels said a joint operation was carried out at the Georgetown prison where the entire brick prison was searched. He noted that continuous searches will be done in

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Dawn Hasting-Williams to be appointed Minister of Public Affairs

Minister in the Ministry of Communities, Dawn Hasting-Williams will officially be officially appointed Minister of Public Affairs within the Ministry of the Presidency this month end, President David Granger confirmed Wednesday morning. “It was a question of my own judgment and I have to continuously evaluate the workload of every Ministry… It’s a continuous process

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Questions abound

–over escape of occupants from mystery plane –gov’t concerned, promises full probe NUMEROUS questions are being raised over the police’s account that the occupants of an aircraft that landed on an illegal airstrip in the Rupununi on Sunday escaped, even as government promises a full investigation and expresses concerns over the incident. Top security sources

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Venezuelan soldiers rob Guyanese

…say had no food supplies in 45 days …issue apology to Joint Services RESIDENTS of White Water Village, an Indigenous community close to the Venezuela border, are calling on the authorities to establish a police outpost in the area following a robbery committed by a group of Spanish-speaking soldiers last week. The incident occurred during

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GRA says tax collection up by 13%

THE Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has collected billions during the first half of 2017, according to Commissioner-General, Godfrey Statia during a news conference hosted on Monday by Finance Minister, Winston Jordan. Statia told reporters that based on the statistics in the Mid-Year Report, there “is clear evidence that we are going behind taxes… We are

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Guyana records 92% pass rate at CAPE

…CSEC results to be released next Tuesday THE Ministry of Education on Tuesday night announced that Guyana has secured a 92.57 per cent pass rate at the recently-concluded Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE). Some 851 students from nine secondary schools and four private institutions sat the examinations in May and June this year, and according

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Gov’t commits $1M to help child with liver tumour

THE Public Health Ministry has pledged $1M to assist nine-year-old Jamal Williams to undergo a liver transplant in India but much more is needed, his mother Natasha Williams told the Guyana Chronicle. After experiencing severe abdominal pain in January 2016, Jamal, a resident of the West Indian Housing Scheme in Bartica, was diagnosed with a

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Gaming body to visit Sleepin today

…owner says unaware of money- laundering probe MEMBERS of the Gaming Authority will today conduct a site visit at the Sleepin International Hotel and Casino Inc. amid reports that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) has launched an investigation into allegations that the business owner and his associates are involved in money laundering. The visit

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12-yr-old raped by taxi driver in Linden

THE Linden police are continuing their search for a taxi driver who allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl on Saturday night. The child was a passenger of the taxi driver. According to E’ Division Commander, Senior Superintendent, Fazil Karimbaksh, the incident allegedly took place at approximately 22:30 hrs at the Kara Kara ‘Back Road’, a few

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Teen killer remanded

RYAN Singh, 30, the man who is accused of murdering his teenage girlfriend was on Tuesday, August 15 charged with her murder. Singh appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore at the Sisters Magistrate’s Court, East Bank Berbice, where he was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which stated on July 29, 2017 he allegedly

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