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Bartica Mayor promises improved safety at sand pit

-blames communication breakdown with GGMC for failure to correct breaches

Mayor of Bartica Gifford Marshall has promised better enforcement of safety practices and other major improvements at a sand pit run by the municipality after an impromptu visit by Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes over the weekend unearthed serious infractions.

Man held in pen for three years to begin receiving speech, occupational therapy

-parents released on station bail

The man who was kept in a pig pen for three years is said to be making progress and will begin receiving speech therapy soon even as his parents, Clement Etwaroo and Parbatie Suhku have been released on station bail while the Guyana Police Force continues investigations into the case.

VIDEO: Harmon to contest for chairmanship of PNCR

Minister of State and executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Joseph Harmon has announced his candidature for the position of Chair of the party, for which elections will be held at Congress in August 2018.

APNU+AFC gov’t has been visionless – David Hinds

-few tangible achievements for citizenry in three years

Although lauding the three-year-old APNU+AFC government for strides in the areas of human rights and indigenous peoples’ outreach and development, political scientist David Hinds says it has been visionless with few tangible achievements to show Guyana’s citizenry.

T&T to allow trade in honey soon – COTED Chairman

Guyana and Grenada stand to benefit

Guyana and Grenada are among CARICOM countries that stand to benefit from the export of honey to Trinidad and Tobago once the twin-island republic enacts legislation to facilitate trade in honey, says Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Trade, Commerce and Industry Chet Greene. 

Police commander says no sign of Sindicatos in recent attack

Amidst concerns among miners of the presence of “Sindicatos” gangs operating in the Cuyuni River, Divisional Commander Kevin Adonis says that the Guyana Police Force has not found any evidence of such in a recent reported attack on a mining camp and questioned the motives of the miners.

Bandits raid R.Maye at Providence

A security guard of R. Maye Guyana International Inc was tied up and held at gunpoint with another employee after two men invaded the company’s premises yesterday morning.

Conductor of choir at Royal wedding is of Guyanese parentage

Etched among the outstanding moments of the Royal wedding joining Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, was the performance of The Kingdom Choir, which sang a rendition of the Ben E King classic “Stand by Me”, led by conductor Karen Gibson.