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Guyana needs help in developing oil & gas local content- Canadian Envoy

Guyana does not have enough capacity to develop a policy for local content in the oil and gas sector and would need foreign help in this regard. These was the view expressed by Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana Lillian Chatterjee, who said that it is important for Guyanese to develop the skills to eventually be […]

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2020 elections: Opposition dubs $3B request for house-to-house registration as delay tactic

Calls from the governing A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration for there to be a new round of house-to-house registration done by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for the 2020 general elections, has once again been rejected by the Opposition as a tactic to delay elections come 2020. General Secretary (GS) of […]

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Murder accused among 3 in Lusignan Prison escape

Police are currently on the hunt for three (3) prisoners who escaped from the Lusignan Prison, Holding Bay, at approximately 04:30h on Monday morning. Their escape was confirmed by Prisons Director Gladwin Samuels who noted that the men got out by scaling the wall of the penitentiary. He outlined that the escapees are; murder accused, […]

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Corriverton woman killed by mentally unstable lover

A 38-year-old Corriverton woman was stabbed several times to the body by her mentally unstable lover on Sunday morning. Iranda Frank of Lot 110 Crane Street Queenstown Corriverton was attacked by the 34-year-old labourer at around 08:30h. Reports indicate that the man who is a deportee from the United States of America and the woman […]

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Portugal hit by hurricane-force winds

Hurricane-force winds have struck central and northern Portugal, leaving 300,000 homes without power. The remnants of Hurricane Leslie swept in overnight on Saturday, with winds gusting up to 176km/h (109mph).Civil defence officials said 27 people suffered minor injuries, with localised flooding, hundreds of trees uprooted and a number of flights cancelled. The storm, one of […]

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Saudis defy ‘threats’ over missing writer

Saudi Arabia rejects political and economic “threats” over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a source quoted by state news agency SPA says. The country would respond to any punitive action “with a bigger one”, the unnamed senior source said. Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, vanished on 2 October after visiting its consulate in Istanbul. […]

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Former WBD cane harvesters call for Govt subsidies

…as they commence planting cash crops Almost two years after the closure of the Wales Sugar Estate, cane farmers in the nearby village of Bellvue, West Bank Demerara are pleading for Government to assist them as they venture into diversified crops. When <<INews>> met with farmers of the Bellvue Cane Farmers Co-Op Society on Saturday, […]

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38 arrested in operation ‘Restore Order’

As part of efforts to restore law and order throughout the country, ranks of the Guyana Police Force carried out several cordon-and-search exercises which resulted in the arrests of 38 persons and the recovery of suspected stolen items. Under Operation “Restore Order”, the exercises were carried out in A (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) and C (East […]

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Threatening language lands Gafoors employee before court

A 22-year-old employee of Gafoors Industries, who reportedly threatened one of his colleagues was last week taken before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with two charges. Vidoo Ramroop denied the charges which read that on October 4, 2018, at Gafoors, Houston Complex, Greater Georgetown, he used abusive and threatening language […]

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Inmate hospitalised after attack in prison

An inmate on remand at the Lusignan Prison, on the East Coast of Demerara, has been hospitalised after he was attacked on Friday night. The incident occurred sometime around 20:30h. The 25-year-old suspect was charged and remanded to prison on Friday for being in possession of an illegal gun and matching ammunition. However, according to […]

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