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Region Eight administration building ravaged by fire

Region Eight administration building ravaged by fire

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The Region Eight (Potaro/Siparuni) administration today said that a government building was ravaged by fire and twelve persons from four families are now homeless .

St George’s restoration requires $500m

St George’s restoration requires $500m

The St George’s Cathedral this afternoon announced the launching of its restoration fund and said that the total amount required to complete the renovation is US$2 .

Police teargas protesters against Burundi president seeking third term

Police teargas protesters against Burundi president seeking third term

BUJUMBURA, (Reuters) - Burundian riot police today forcibly dispersed crowds protesting against the president seeking a third term, a decision critics said is unconstitutional and could rekindle turmoil after a decade of calm in the East African state .

PPP/C says jobs to be  priority if re-elected

PPP/C says jobs to be priority if re-elected

The PPP/C says job creation will be its “highest priority” if it is re-elected at the May 11th general elections and President Donald Ramotar yesterday said a robust five-year plan has been structured to ensure improvements in every sector of the country so that all can be assured a better life under his government .

Malgre Tout

Malgre Tout

Story and photos by Joanna KhanMalgre Tout is a tiny village on the West Bank Demerara bordered by Versailles and Klein Pouderoyen .

In new manifesto, PPP/C  seeks to keep old promises

In new manifesto, PPP/C seeks to keep old promises

If re-elected next month, the PPP/C says it will once again seek to realise the Amaila Falls Hydropower project, the Cheddi Jagan airport expansion and a specialty hospital, for which the Donald Ramotar administration was unable to woo opposition support in the National Assembly during its truncated term .

Citizenship gave Bai Shan Lin official access to mining claim – source

Baishanlin director Chu Hongbo’s naturalization as a Guyanese citizen ensures that at least 50% of the shares of Bai Shan Lin Mining Development Company Limited are held by Guyanese .

Fazil Azeez shot, hospitalized

Fazil Azeez shot, hospitalized

A former magistrate was shot several times yesterday afternoon at a construction site in Eccles .

Probe into gas station fire points to  smoking porter

Probe into gas station fire points to smoking porter

Three days after fire razed a section of the Two Brothers Service Station located in Eccles officials are close to concluding their investigations and identifying the source of the blaze .

For activist Sherlina Nageer, silence is not an option

For activist Sherlina Nageer, silence is not an option

The issues that push activist Sherlina Nageer into action can vary from a boy’s genitals burnt by the police, protestors shot and killed, a woman dying after an illegal abortion, a child being raped or just a woman suffering a mental health breakdown .

US diplomat says  voters’ list credible

US diplomat says voters’ list credible

Despite concerns about the size of the voters’ list, US Charge d’Affaires Bryan Hunt says he believes it is “largely accurate .

Prime ministerial debate must precede presidential – Granger

Amidst calls for a presidential debate, APNU+AFC presidential candidate David Granger says the coalition is sticking to its position that it will not participate in a presidential debate unless a prime ministerial debate precedes it .

ACIC did not endorse APNU+AFC

The APNU+AFC Coalition says while it participated in cordial meetings with members of the Muslim community including the Anna Catherina Islamic Complex (ACIC) the groups did not endorse the coalition .

May 11 is about saving Guyana

May 11 is about saving Guyana

– Nagamooto tells West Coast crowd

APNU+AFC Coalition prime ministerial candidate Moses Nagamooto told an enthusiastic crowd at a rally at the Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling, West Coast Demerara on Friday that the May 11 “election is about saving Guyana…”Vowing that a coalition government would increase old age pensions and salaries, he said “if we go in there and find money in the Treasury, the first people we will think about will be our senior citizens .

Police complaints investigators begin work

- probing assault of Mayor at Marriott opening

Four independent investigators for the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) have been appointed and have so far received more than a dozen complaints against the police, including the alleged assault of Mayor Hamilton Green during a picketing exercise at the recent opening of the Marriott Hotel .

Seaweed stinking up seawall area

Sections of the seawall are reeking because of a noticeable increase in seaweed and other water creatures that have washed ashore .

Shot rice farmer stable

- wife maintains cops at scene did not help

Fyuse Hossein, 63, the rice farmer who was shot and robbed at Church Street on Friday, is in now a stable condition at a private hospital, his wife Omeela Hossein has said .

Cops finally take statement from partner  in probe of businesswoman’s 2013 murder

Cops finally take statement from partner in probe of businesswoman’s 2013 murder

Over a year and a half after the murder of his common-law wife, investigators have finally taken a statement from Sergeant Colin Bailey, while telling him the probe is still active .

Construction firm replaces Eastville Bridge

Construction firm replaces Eastville Bridge

A new bridge has been constructed at the Eastville Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara by H Nauth and Sons Civil Engineering Contractors after the old one caved in under the weight of one of its heavy-duty trucks .

Kennard stands by recommendation  of inquest into Couchman fatal shooting

Kennard stands by recommendation of inquest into Couchman fatal shooting

- after victim’s family fails to produce witnesses

Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) retired Justice Cecil Kennard was forced to stick to his recommendation that an inquest be held into the fatal police shooting of Ryan Couchman after the man’s relatives failed to deliver on a promise to bring eyewitnesses .



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