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Gov’t to examine legitimacy of budget cuts – President

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President Donald Ramotar says that the government’s legal team is examining the legitimacy of the $37 .

Goldfields officials meet President, discuss customs clearance

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President Donald Ramotar received a courtesy call on Thursday from seniorofficials of Canadian miner, Guyana Goldfields Mining Company and among the issues discussed was expedited customs clearance .

Draft bio-safety bill caters for `contained’ use of gene modified organisms

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The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Environmental and Protection Agency (EPA) are in the process of drafting bio-safety/bio-technology legislation which will cater for the “contained” use of gene-modified organisms .

NAREI harvests first batch of English potatoes

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Agriculture Minister Dr .

PNC decides against Rodney Commission of Inquiry

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The People’s National Congress Reform yesterday said that it has taken a decision not to participate in the Commission of Inquiry into the death of Walter Rodney .

Journalist W. Henry Skerrett passes away

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Journalist W .

Abuser fined; tells court wife ‘does see things’

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A 44-year-old mechanic of Anna Regina who claimed his wife “does see things” after he was charged with physically abusing and threatening to kill her was on Tuesday found guilty and fined $20,000 or an alternative of two weeks in jail .

Gold miner gets two months for drug possession

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A 43-year-old gold miner was on Tuesday sentenced to two weeks in prison by Magistrate Sunil Scarce, when he appeared before the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court charged with the possession of narcotics .

Accused claims was given stolen motor blower to sell

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A North West District man was on Tuesday granted bail when he appeared before the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court on a charge of simple larceny .

$10,000 bail for ‘Cash Money’ over stolen DVD player

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A man was on Thursday placed on $10,000 bail after he was charged with larceny when he appeared before Magistrate Geeta Chandan Edmond in Court 10 at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts .

Opposition for sharp scrutiny of GuySuCo…following passage of $6B subvention

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Following the clearing of the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s $6 billion subvention by Parliament’s Committee of Supply, Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy has met with members of the opposition to iron out the criteria for members of the new Board of Directors .

Loading of rice for Venezuela under 2014 quota to begin today

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Guyana is preparing for the first shipment of rice to Venezuela under this year’s quota, which will begin loading today, according to the Rice Producers Association’s General Secretary, Dharamkumar Seeraj .

Craig man shot in home invasion

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Five charged with murder  of Enmore businessman

Five charged with murder of Enmore businessman

-attorneys say men beaten by cops, forced to sign statements

By Desilon DanielsFive men accused of murdering kidnapped Enmore businessman Rajendra Singh were remanded to prison yesterday after being charged with the capital offence .

Further talks with US on hold until democracy project shelved -Luncheon

Labelling the US’ decision to proceed with the USAID-funded Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project “provocative,” government yesterday said there would be no further talks on the initiative unless it is suspended .

West Canje man fatally shot  in property dispute

West Canje man fatally shot in property dispute

– businessman in custody

A New Amsterdam businessman, Charles Henry aka Charlie Bristol, is currently in police custody in connection with the shooting to death of 52-year-old Errol Lindo called ‘Sono’ and ‘Son-son’ of Caracas Village, West Canje .

Bill for Aug 1st local polls still at AG’s chambers

Guyana is no closer to local government elections as the bill required to mandate the elections by a specified date this year is yet to engage President Donald Ramotar’s attention .

Enterprise man, 75, gets 10 years for killing step-son

Enterprise man, 75, gets 10 years for killing step-son

Seventy-five year old Albert Andries was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Justice Dawn Gregory yesterday in the High Court for killing his step-son during an early morning fight in 2012 .

Alleged sender charged  over cocaine in mail plot

Alleged sender charged over cocaine in mail plot

-analysis verified handwriting on envelopes, court hears

Niron Wilson, the man accused of providing a Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) officer with cocaine to post in the mail, was yesterday remanded to prison on a drug trafficking charge .

Parika farmer dies after  Orangestein collision

Parika farmer dies after Orangestein collision

-Common Entrance students injured

An early morning collision on the Orangestein Public Road on the East Bank of Essequibo yesterday left one man dead and several other persons injured, including three students who were being transported to sit the National Grade Six Assessment examinations .

Persaud defends Lands and Surveys subvention

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud was made to defend a $116 million subvention for the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) during the consideration of his ministry’s $778 million budget allocation by the Committee of Supply on Tuesday .

APNU stands by cut of contentious Amerindian fund

Main opposition APNU is standing firm by its charge that the government has utilised the Amerindian Development Fund (ADF) to mobilise PPP/C support in Amerindian communities .

AG appeals ruling on Sooba appointment

Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Thursday appealed acting Chief Justice Ian Chang’s ruling that the appointment of Carol Sooba was legally defective .

DDL, Banks beverage trucks  collide on Essequibo Coast

DDL, Banks beverage trucks collide on Essequibo Coast

Two trucks belonging to the two top beverage companies in Guyana were yesterday involved in an accident on the public road at Evergreen, Essequibo Coast .

Odd-job man found dead  in Essequibo pasture

Odd-job man found dead in Essequibo pasture

The partly decomposed body of a man which was found in a cow pasture at the back of New Road Essequibo Coast on Wednesday was identified yesterday as that of odd-job worker Phillip Darchiville .

Minister pressed for more tourism marketing funds

The Committee of Supply on Wednesday evening approved the $2 .

UG lecturer gets South Pacific award

UG lecturer gets South Pacific award

Kerwin Livingstone, lecturer in the Department of Language and Cultural Studies, School of Education and Humanities, University of Guyana, Turkeyen campus, has won the gold medal for his field at the University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji .

Two charged with obstructing traffic; one fined, one for trial

A man who pleaded guilty to obstructing traffic on Water and Cornhill streets was yesterday fined $10,000 with the alternative of 20 days in jail, while another who denied the charge was placed on bail .

Cops still to crack murder of  elderly North R’veldt woman

Cops still to crack murder of elderly North R’veldt woman

Police are still on the hunt for suspects in the killing of 75-year-old Joyce Lewis, who was found dead in her North Ruimveldt home over three weeks ago .

Apology

Apology

Stabroek News had mistakenly carried the photo of Keshwar Harinarain, 24, on April 8 along with the story of Deodat ‘Popcorn’ Seecharran who was shot dead by police during a shootout .

Caricom SG pays courtesy call on Chilean President

Caricom Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque said he is satisfied with the  progress in the Plan of Action with Chile, when he paid a courtesy call on President Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday, the second and final day of his official visit to that country .

Police in West Demerara outreach

On April 11 and April 12, 2014, ranks of the police “ D” Division (West Demerara/East Bank Essequibo) continued with their outreach programme to several communities .

Two in court over littering

Two persons appeared yesterday before Magistrate Geeta Chandan Edmond in Court 10 at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with littering and one was fined while the other is to lead a defence in two weeks .

Man accused of misusing woman’s money to face trial

Imran Deonarine, whose address was not given, was charged with fraudulent misappropriation yesterday when he appeared before Magistrate Geeta Chandan Edmond in Court 10 at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts .

Aged duo granted reduced bail on break and enter charge

Two old men, charged with break and enter and larceny of a Bourda Green stall yesterday had their bail reduced by Magistrate Geeta Chandan Edmond in Court 10 at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts .

Luncheon says has been diagnosed with cancer

Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS), Dr .

Five charged with murder of kidnapped businessman

Five men appeared in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court this morning charged with the murder of kidnapped businessman, Rajendra Singh and were all remanded to prison .



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