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Probe found GDF supplied weapons to ‘R. Corbin,’ Development Ministry

–Walter Rodney inquiry hears

An internal investigation found that the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) had issued guns to an ‘R Corbin’ and the Ministry of National Development in 1976 .

PNCR Congress shooting suspect nabbed at airport

PNCR Congress shooting suspect nabbed at airport

[caption id="attachment_299130" align="alignleft" width="165"] Linden Primo[/caption]Linden Primo, the man who allegedly discharged a firearm at Congress Place on Sunday during the PNCR’s 18th Biennial Congress, was arrested at the Cheddi Jagan Inter-national Airport (CJIA), Timehri yesterday morning .

Home Ministry backpedals on  new passport requirement

Home Ministry backpedals on new passport requirement

-signals longer processing time

The Ministry of Home Affairs yesterday lifted the recently-imposed two-year birth certificate requirement for first time passport applicants but announced that it may now take longer for the travel document to be issued since “a more robust verification process” will be needed .

PNCR defends internal polls

PNCR defends internal polls

-accuses Norton and Solomon of plotting ‘maximum disruption’ at Congress

While declaring polls at   its just-concluded 18th Biennial Congress to be free and fair, the PNCR yesterday accused Aubrey Norton and Sharma Solomon of deliberately setting out to cause “maximum disruption” to the proceedings .

Fifth robbery propels Nandy Park businessman to migrate

Fifth robbery propels Nandy Park businessman to migrate

By Mario Joseph A Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara businessman was last Sunday robbed for the 5th time since commencing business operations there some 10 years ago and he has now decided to migrate .

Lawyer accuses GDF of ‘massive  cover-up’ in Walter Rodney’s death

Lawyer accuses GDF of ‘massive cover-up’ in Walter Rodney’s death

-after report of missing air corps records

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was yesterday accused of orchestrating a “massive cover-up” in the death of historian Dr .

Teens jailed for having M-16, ammo

Teens jailed for having M-16, ammo

Kevin George and Samuel Johnson, the two teens charged after being found with an unlicensed M-16 assault rifle, a quantity of matching ammunition and grenades on Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt in January this year, were yesterday each ordered to serve three-year jail sentences .

Guyana, US reach pact on tax compliance Act

Guyana and the United States have concluded “in substance” an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for implementation of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) .

New candidate for US Ambassador here nominated

New candidate for US Ambassador here nominated

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No.69 Village boy appears to have been murdered

No.69 Village boy appears to have been murdered

A post-mortem (PM) examination conducted yesterday on the remains of 17-year-old Haresh Roth of No 69 Village proved that he died from a severe hit to the head .

Cabinet withholds no-objection on $200M Zeeburg school

Cabinet withholds no-objection on $200M Zeeburg school

The construction of the proposed $200M-plus Zeeburg Secondary School in Region Three will be pushed back as Cabinet announced yesterday that it has withheld its no-objection because the contract evaluation committee was not properly constituted .

PNCR still to rule on Vanessa Kissoon matter

PNCR still to rule on Vanessa Kissoon matter

The incident which led to MP Vanessa Kissoon’s suspension from the PNCR is still to be officially pronounced upon by the newly elected Central Executive of the party .

Chandarpal convalescing after cancer treatment

Chandarpal convalescing after cancer treatment

[caption id="attachment_299089" align="alignleft" width="235"] Navin Chandarpal[/caption]Presidential Advisor on Sustainable Development, Science and Technology, Navin Chandarpal is back home and responding well to treatment he received for cancer .

Auction of mining properties deferred

The auction for mining properties set for yesterday was postponed and will now be held on August 11, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) said .

Guyana’s human development level  up but still below average for region

Guyana’s human development level up but still below average for region

Guyana’s level of human development is below the average for countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region, according to the latest United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Index (HDI) released last week .

Guyanese students witness launch  of rocket from French Guiana

Guyanese students witness launch of rocket from French Guiana

A group of science students from Guyana were able to yesterday witness the launch of an Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) into space from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, a release from the Ministry of Education said .

President confirms prisons director, deputy

President confirms prisons director, deputy

-Claudette Singh appointed as legal advisor to police force

[caption id="attachment_299074" align="alignright" width="216"] Claudette Singh[/caption]The two persons previously acting in the posts of Director of Prisons and Deputy Director of Prisons at the Guyana Prison Service have been given substantive appointments by President Donald Ramotar .

African culture groups get financing from ministry

African culture groups get financing from ministry

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport yesterday presented cheques totalling $8 .

Robbery suspect jailed for  courtroom attack on accuser

Robbery suspect jailed for courtroom attack on accuser

Wesley Griffith, the remand prisoner who attacked his accuser in court last month, was yesterday sentenced to five months imprisonment .

Technician to compensate customer after misplacing charger

A computer technician yesterday found himself before a city court after being accused of converting a laptop charger belonging to his customer to his own use .

Man agrees to accept compensation after being battered by friend

A man accused of cuffing his friend about the body after a misunderstanding over “name-calling” yesterday paid over compensation of $100,000 after they both agreed to settle the matter .

Guyana backing call for international probe of Gaza situation

The Government of Guyana on Monday condemned what it says are “war crimes” being committed in the Gaza Strip and is backing calls for an international probe of the situation there .

Suspected congress shooter held at airport – Crime Chief

Crime Chief Leslie James has confirmed that Linden Primo was arrested at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri earlier today pending inquiries into an allegation that he discharged a firearm at Congress Place, Sophia on Sunday during the PNCR’s Congress .

PNCR defends congress election as free and fair

-accuses Norton, Solomon of orchestrated disruption

Amid mounting criticism from within and outside of the party, the PNCR today defended their congress elections on Sunday as free, fair and transparent and accused challenger for the leadership, Aubrey Norton and Region Ten member Sharma Solomon of seeking to cause maximum disruption .

ANSA rejects claim drug  supply bid deficient

ANSA rejects claim drug supply bid deficient

Trinidad-based ANSA McAL has not yet received a reply from the Ministry of Health on where it failed in its evaluation to prequalify to supply drugs for the health sector and it yesterday dismissed a report that its application was not considered because it didn’t provide manufacturer authorizations .

Army has no file on Gregory Smith

Army has no file on Gregory Smith

-record keeper testifies

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has no records of the enlistment of Gregory Smith, the main suspect in the 1980 death of historian and political activist Dr .

Barabina road contractor fired

Barabina road contractor fired

-work handed over to residents

The contractor hired to build a $21 .

LBI businessman shot during robbery

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Two Plaisance bus passengers shot during apparent robbery

Two persons were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital for treatment yesterday after they were shot around 20:00hrs during an apparent robbery attempt at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara .

Rodney CoI acquires British  diplomatic exchanges during 1980

Rodney CoI acquires British diplomatic exchanges during 1980

The Walter Rodney Com-mission of Inquiry (CoI) has secured a bundle of correspondence which represents exchanges between the British High Commis-sioner and his superiors in the UK about the political situation in Guyana during 1980, according to lead Counsel Glenn Hanoman .

Congress shot was fired to prevent woman being trampled

Congress shot was fired to prevent woman being trampled

-Felix told

Former Police Commissioner and APNU MP Winston Felix says he has heard that the shot fired at Congress Place during the chaotic voting at the PNCR’s 18th Biennial Congress on Sunday might have been in an effort to save a woman from being stampeded .

PNCR needs healing – Basil Williams

PNCR needs healing – Basil Williams

PNCR Chairman Basil Williams says the party needs “healing” following the events that marred its 18th Biennial Congress on Sunday and he is suggesting that a committee might have to be set up to oversee the process .

Pork knocker gets bail after denying million-dollar thefts

Pork knocker gets bail after denying million-dollar thefts

A pork knocker was placed on bail yesterday after denying that he stole over $1M in raw gold, cash and other items during two thefts in the North West District .

Linden town council in  financial shambles

Linden town council in financial shambles

-‘interim’ body has been in place for 11 years

By Mario Joseph(This is the 11th instalment in a series on the state of local government)Chairman of the Linden Town Council, Orrin Gordon believes that the spirit of democracy lies in local government elections .

Man to undergo anger management after reported abuse of spouse

Charles Ollivirre, accused of assaulting and threatening his common-law wife, has been ordered to attend counselling sessions to learn to manage his anger and resolve conflicts by non-violent means .

Aussie company reports good results from study on Region Seven gold mine

Australian gold mining company Troy Resources on Monday reported positive results from an updated prefeasibility study that considered only an open-pit mining scenario at its Karouni project in Region Seven providing a faster route to production as opposed to including an underground mine .

Man jailed for assaulting partner in police station

Man jailed for assaulting partner in police station

[caption id="attachment_298984" align="alignright" width="176"] Terry Faria[/caption]A horse-cart driver was sentenced to seven days in jail yesterday after he admitted to assaulting the mother of his child in a police station .



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