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Deadline for nominations to procurement commission extended

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has extended the deadline for nominations to the Public Procurement Committee (PPC) .

Canada gifts kits, training  to detect forged documents

Canada gifts kits, training to detect forged documents

Transnational organised criminals will be under closer observation thanks to the contribution of 200 fraudulent document detection kits to the Guy-ana Police Force (GPF) .

GGMC seeking bids again for rehab of $600M High St complex

Seeking a speedy relocation to its new headquarters, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) is inviting bids for the rehabilitation of the $600M High Street facility that has never been occupied due to a range of defects in its construction .

Le Repentir unfavourable site for crematorium – Mayor

Mayor Hamilton Green says the council does not have full details on the crematorium being built at Le Repentir Cemetery and expressed concern that it is being built in an “unpropitious environment .

Man jailed one year for slapping ex

Man jailed one year for slapping ex

Leslie Charles was yesterday sentenced to one year in jail after he admitted to slapping his former partner after she hit him .

Street dweller took the kitchen sink in Creen St burglary

A street dweller will be taking up residence in a prison for the next nine months after he was jailed for a burglary in which his booty included the kitchen sink .

Man nabbed with cocaine in handle of luggage at Ogle Airport

A man was held at the Ogle Airport yesterday after he was caught trying to smuggle half a kilogramme of cocaine onto an outgoing flight .

Three seriously injured after West Coast collision

At least three persons were seriously injured after a collision between a minibus and a car at Ruimzigt, West Coast Demerara last night .

Region Ten honours nurses for outstanding care

-improvements needed in ‘documentation,’ says hospital CEO

By Jeff TrotmanNurses in Region Ten were urged to pay closer attention to the critical area of documentation of patient care, during an awards ceremony hosted by the Health Ministry and the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) to honour 20 nurses for conscientious service in their vocation .

Customs House for sale

Customs House for sale

The government, acting through its controversial agent National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), has advertised the former Customs House on Main Street as being for sale .

Western countries welcome moves on anti-laundering bill

The US, Britain, Canada and the European Union today welcomed efforts by the political parties to reach a deal on the anti-money laundering bill and said they were ready to support the effective implementation of the legislation .

Applicants for UK visas will have to use visa centre

Changes have been to the process through which Guyanese apply for UK visas .

Customs House for sale

Customs House for sale

The Government of Guyana acting through its controversial agent, NICIL has advertised the former Customs House on Main Street for sale .

Kwakwani logger found dead, wife among two held

A logger was found dead early this morning in front of his home at Kwakwani and his wife is among two persons detained by police, Crime Chief Seelall Persaud has confirmed .

Backer resigns as MP, Deputy Speaker

Sources have confirmed that APNU Member of Parliament and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Debra Backer has resigned from her posts due to illness .

Gov’t, opposition for weekend meetings on anti-laundering bill -Teixeira

The select committee on the anti-money laundering amendment bill will convene over the weekend with the participation of opposition members, Chairperson Gail Teixeira said yesterday .

Alarm sounded over lack of  professionals for construction sector

Alarm sounded over lack of professionals for construction sector

-failings in education system seen as drivers

Chief Works Officer Geoffrey Vaughn yesterday warned that the local construction sector will continue to suffer delays and poor quality work unless the lack of qualified professionals, driven by continued student failures in Mathematics and Science is addressed .

Cops may face charge today over Colwyn Harding assault, Brumell says

-disciplinary action recommended for some ranks

The case file on the Colwyn Harding rape probe is now at the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and according to Police Commis-sioner Leroy Brumell ranks could be taken to court as early as today .

SWAT team will increase citizen security, won’t be political tool

-Rohee says as training begins

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee yesterday said that the in-the-works Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team would not be used as a “political tool” for the administration’s gains but would increase security for citizens .

Private sector, transparency group urge implementing of US democracy project

-call for expediting of anti-laundering law

The Private Sector Com-mission (PSC) and the anti-corruption group (TIGI) yesterday called for the implementation of the US democracy project which the government here has tried to stop and also appealed for political parties to expedite the anti-money laundering bill which faces a crucial deadline next week .

Taxi driver shot during carjacking

Taxi driver shot during carjacking

A taxi driver was shot on Wednesday night when he was the victim of a carjacking by two men .

Local storage may safeguard e-governance data from spying

- Ramotar

Data generated under government’s E-Governance Project will be stored on servers based in Guyana, according to project manager Alexei Ramotar, who says it could offer protection against spying .

Driver in Liliendaal fatal accident was under the influence

Driver in Liliendaal fatal accident was under the influence

A Post Mortem Exami-nation (PME) is expected to be conducted today on Lovina Williams, who was struck down by a motor vehicle on Wednesday night .

Region Ten councillors protest stench

Six councillors walked out shortly after lunch yesterday from the statutory meeting of the Region Ten Regional Democratic Council, protesting unsatisfactory working conditions that exist in the building of the Region’s administrative office .

Cops seeking DPP’s advice on outpost rape probe -Brumell

The case file on the alleged rape of a 16-year-old boy by three police officers at the Stabroek Market Outpost has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice, Commissioner of Police Leroy Brumell said yesterday .

Long wait seen for continental shelf deliberation

Guyana is currently 54th in line to be considered for a continental shelf extension and with a voluntary sub-commission being appointed at the UNCLCS it may take years .

China to fund Corentyne River bridge

A Chinese company has been identified to build the bridge across the Corentyne River connecting Guyana and Suriname, Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkette stated on Monday .

Environment agency pledges  intensified monitoring of Bosai

Environment agency pledges intensified monitoring of Bosai

…in wake of Kara Kara creek pollution

The Environmental Protec-tion Agency (EPA) will intensify the monitoring of Bosai Minerals Group (Guyana) Inc’s (BMGGI) tailings discharge into the Kara Kara Creek after the Chinese company’s tailings pond overflowed last month and caused pollution of the waterway .

Guard gets six months after admitting to death threat against wife

Already serving an 18-month sentence for assaulting his wife, a security guard was yesterday given an additional six months in jail after admitting to also threatening the woman .

Motorists  concerned  about Chapel St  

Motorists concerned about Chapel St  

Motorists are concerned about the deteriorating condition of Chapel Street, New Amsterdam and have called on the authorities to fix it urgently .

Man fleeced buyer of $1M in bike sale – court hears

Man fleeced buyer of $1M in bike sale – court hears

Accused of evading police for over a year after allegedly fleecing a man of more than $1M as payment for a bike that was never delivered, Sayanand Persaud was yesterday placed on $350,000 bail after being arraigned on a fraud charge .

Trio further remanded over  murder of Mahaicony farmer 

Trio further remanded over murder of Mahaicony farmer 

The three men who were charged with the murder of  Zealand, Mahaicony farmer, Deoroop Sieuchand, 72 were further remanded when they made their second court appearance on Tuesday .

Man stabbed with bottle over $100

-accused released on $125,000 bail

A man was yesterday charged with stabbing another man with a glass bottle over $100 .

First-time offender gets one year for Kitty burglary

Maintaining his innocence up to the very end, a first-time offender was yesterday sentenced to a year in prison after being found guilty of breaking and entering a home and stealing hundreds of thousands’ worth of electrical items .

Backer resigns as MP, Deputy Speaker

Sources have confirmed that APNU Member of Parliament and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Debra Backer has resigned from her posts due to illness .

Taxi driver shot on Kiskadee Drive, car stolen

The police say that at about 2045h last night, taxi-driver Dwayne Estwick of Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD, was attacked and robbed of his motor car at Kiskadee Drive, South Ruimveldt, by two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun .



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