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Mahdia Gold gathering resources to begin work at Omai

The Canada-based Mahdia Gold Corp (MGC) says its local subsidiary has executed a term sheet with Republic Bank here for the equivalent of US$3 million in gold-mining equipment to be used at its Omai site .

More law enforcement training negotiated at Moscow conference

- Home Affairs Ministry

Training for law enforcement officers was the main focus of the bilateral meetings that Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee had at the 30th International Drug Enforcement Conference in Moscow, Russia .

Trent University bestows honorary doctorate on Jagdeo

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo was conferred with a Doctor of Laws degree by Trent University of Canada in recognition of his leadership achievements and his advocacy for the environment, at a convocation ceremony held on Wednesday .

Shot man was not protecting me

–sister-in-law says brothers had ongoing feud

The woman Yohan Greenidge was reportedly protecting on Thursday when he was shot has denied that he was protecting her from being physically abused by his brother, who is her reputed husband .

Eye care outreach held at Wales

Eye care outreach held at Wales

An eye care outreach was held on Wednesday at the Wales Community Centre .

Select committee postpones meet on local gov’t bill

A meeting of the Special Select Committee on Local Government, scheduled to be held yesterday, was postponed, even as arguments persist about the holding of local government elections this year .

3rd int’l Guiana Shield biodiversity congress planned for August

Planning for the 3rd International Congress of Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield was the main agenda item when the executive board of the International Society of Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield (IBG) met at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS) in Paramaribo last month, from May 13 to May 15, 2013 .

PAC members undergo training for stronger public spending scrutiny

Four Members of Parliament (MPs) were sent to Canada for training to strengthen the scrutiny of public spending estimates .

Pillion rider dies after accident on Mandela Ave

The police say they are investigating a fatal accident that occurred at about 0905h today on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, and which resulted in the death of pillion rider Travel Gilbert, 22 years, of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown .

Salma Majeed tops Grade Six assessment

Salma Majeed tops Grade Six assessment

Salma Majeed of the ISA Islamic Academy school in Georgetown is the top performer out of the 16,811 students who sat the National Grade Six Assessment with Christian Pyle of Mae's Primary School coming second .

Fifty-one murders up to end of May

A total of 51 murders were recorded by the police at the end of May 2013, the identical number for the same period in 2012 .

Find new ways to fight drugs

Find new ways to fight drugs

–Guyana tells OAS

Foreign Affairs Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett has called on the OAS to formulate new approaches to battling drugs, arguing that policies centred around “eradication and interdiction are doomed to fail” .

For first quarter …1039 cases of child abuse reported - Webster

For first quarter …1039 cases of child abuse reported – Webster

For the first quarter of this year, the Child Protection Agency received 1039 cases of child abuse, according to the Government Information Agency .

APNU says local polls still possible this year

The main opposition APNU yesterday said that local government polls could be held this year, while emphasising that it would not tolerate further delays .

Miner accused of camp theft says he was stripped, bound and beaten

Miner George Hanover, charged with stealing from another miner, yesterday told a court that his accusers made him strip naked and tied him to a tree in the bushes where they beat him .

Thirteen GDF sergeants graduate

Thirteen GDF sergeants graduate

A group of sergeants of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) who graduated yesterday was charged by the Chief of Staff Commodore Gary Best  to uphold the principles of the Force, and to let their values be their guide, according to the Government Information Agency .

Husband charged with murder of Albion woman

Husband charged with murder of Albion woman

Parabudyal Tarachand, called Ramesh, 34, of 67 High Reef Albion, appeared before Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo in the New Amsterdam court yesterday charged with murdering his wife, Geeta Bissoondyal .

Report to be released on woman who died  at GPHC after three heart attacks

Report to be released on woman who died at GPHC after three heart attacks

The report on the circumstances surrounding the death of Farida De Souza who suffered three heart attacks during a 12-hour wait at the Georgetown Hospital will be available today and the findings revealed to the media, according to the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Khan .

Bus driver charged over assault of estranged wife

Minibus driver Winston Nobrega was yesterday charged with abusing and assaulting his estranged wife .

Fire Department defends  response to NA fire

Fire Department defends response to NA fire

-blaze was caused by unattended stove

Campton Sparman, Officer-in-Charge of the Guyana Fire Service’s Berbice Division has defended the New Amsterdam Fire Department’s response to the early morning fire in the town last Saturday, saying fire-fighters were professional, effective and efficient in executing their duties .

AFC leadership wasn’t told  of Kato students exploitation

AFC leadership wasn’t told of Kato students exploitation

The AFC yesterday denied the charge that it had known of the exploitation of Kato Primary School students in Region Eight, who were made to fetch firewood to cook their meals two months ago and was only now bringing it to the fore to score political points .

Zero tolerance for domestic violence

-Christianburg magistrate declares

Christianburg Magistrate Ann McLennan sounded a caution to persons who commit domestic violence in her jurisdiction even as she dismissed a case against a man accused of threatening to kill a woman .

Gov’t behind in tax payments to city - Green

Gov’t behind in tax payments to city – Green

Georgetown Mayor Hamilton Green says only 50% of taxes owed to the city have been collected for the year, while saying the government is behind in payments .

Man shot by brother while protecting pregnant sister-in-law

A man is now nursing a gunshot to his right arm after he was shot by his brother as he attempted to prevent him from hitting his pregnant wife at Self Help Square, East Ruimveldt yesterday .

Toddler critical in GPH intensive care

-mother alleges medication overdose, calls for probe

A 16-month-old toddler remains in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH), which is denying an allegation by his mother that an overdose of medication at the facility is to blame .

Miner gets jail time after ‘ganja for tea’ defence

Magistrate Ann McLennan sentenced a man to three years in jail after he told her that the 15 grammes of cannabis he had in his possession was to make tea .

Grade Six results to be announced today

The Ministry of Education last evening said that it will be announcing the results of the 2013 National Grade Six Examinations today in keeping with the Education Minister’s commitment that the results will be out earlier than normal .

Onverwagt farming couple fears loss of land

Onverwagt farming couple fears loss of land

A farming couple in West Berbice are worried that they will have to vacate lands that they have occupied and cultivated since 1990 and for which they have been paying Drainage and Irrigation charges with the expectation that the land would be eventually leased to them .

 Youth group in West Berbice community work

 Youth group in West Berbice community work

Sections of West Berbice were given a facelift over the past few days when the National Youth Development Network (NYDN) ventured out to undertake community projects .

Guyana Shines premieres video, awards volunteers

Guyana Shines premieres video, awards volunteers

Guyana Shines, an initiative launched by US Ambassador D Brent Hardt in collaboration with the US, UK, Canada and the EU diplomatic missions launched   .

Self-bail for man accused of inappropriately touching waitress

A man accused of touching a waitress in an inappropriate way was yesterday placed on self-bail by Magistrate Sueanna Lovell at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court .

Victims of Mahaica gas explosion still in hospital

Kishan Ramdat, the Unity, Mahaica fisherman and his two-year-old niece who were injured in a gas explosion on Sunday night are still in critical condition in the Burn Care Unit of the Georgetown Hospital .

Ganja field destroyed at Ann’s Grove backdam

Police yesterday destroyed a half-acre ganja field at Ann’s Grove Backdam, East Coast Demerara but no arrest was made .

Grade Six results to be announced today

The Ministry of Education last evening said that it will be announcing the results of the 2013 National Grade Six Examinations on Friday, June 7, in keeping with the Education Minister’s commitment that the results will be out earlier than normal .

Man allegedly shot by brother at Self Help Square

The police say that at about 1100h today, Yohan Greenidge, 32 years, of Guyhoc Park was allegedly shot and injured to his right upper arm by his brother as a result of an argument at Self Help Square, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown .

Sophia minibus drivers protest over state of the roads

Sophia minibus drivers protest over state of the roads

Minibus drivers from Sophia yesterday parked their buses in protest over the deplorable condition of the roads in ‘A’ to ‘E’ fields in Sophia .

Fly Jamaica gets go ahead

Fly Jamaica gets go ahead

-set to fly NY, Toronto routes

Cabinet has given approval for new airline, Fly Jamaica to commence flights from here to New York and Toronto but this is contingent on the company meeting all of the financial and technical requirements, including a $40 million bond .



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