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Minister Hughes “relinquished” day-to-day running of private company amid fresh concerns about conflict of interest

Minister of Public Telecommunications Cathy Hughes’ private business links, as an elected official, have again come under sharp scrutiny, forcing her to state categorically that she has taken a back seat from her company, Videomega Productions. “In May 2015 upon my assumption of the role of Minister of Tourism I relinquished any involvement in the …

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No parliamentary sitting on Thursday, no dual citizen MP resignation received

The Guyana Parliament will not convene on Thursday, and so far, on any other day because a required notice of six days has not been received, the Clerk of the 65-seat National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs said Tuesday. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon had said government had been contemplating holding a sitting on April 11 when …

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COPA Airlines says flight left Guyana safely

Georgetown, Guyana, April 8, 2019 – Copa Airlines Monday night said all 127 passengers and six crew members onboard Flight 255 are safe following a false report of an explosive device aboard the aircraft earlier in the day at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (formerly Timehri). Following the alarm which was raised just prior to …

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Bomb-scare on COPA flight which was scheduled to depart Guyana – authorities

Guyanese police and other authorities at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Monday confirmed there was a bomb-scare aboard a COPA Airlines plane that caused a delayed departure from Guyana. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Police Commissioner Marlon Chapman confirmed that the law enforcement agency received a report of the threat at about 2:30 Monday …

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Do not lock up persons for “behaving bad”- Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Monday warned members of the Force against locking up persons because their family members complain they were “behaving bad” as they risk being injured by other detainees while in custody. “No one is to come to the station for you to take a relative into custody because they behaving bad. …

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Police to pursue traffic bribery; officers unhappy with salaries should leave

Guyana’s Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Monday told members of the public, who bribe traffic officers, that they too would be penalised because the offence is a two-way street—involving givers and not just takers. “Once there is no offer, they [sic] can’t be acceptance. It goes both sides—offer and acceptance—and let me warn you civilians, …

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Police to pursue traffic bribery; officers unhappy with salaries should leave – top cop

Guyana’s Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Monday told members of the public, who bribe traffic officers, that they too would be penalised because the offence is a two-way street—involving givers and not just takers. “Once there is no offer, they [sic] can’t be acceptance. It goes both sides—offer and acceptance—and let me warn you civilians, …

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Manari bypass aims to reduce accidents in Region 9

An GYD$80 million Manari bypass in Region 9  (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) is expected to reduce the number of road accidents around a dangerously sharp turn, officials said. The bypass was constructed by JR Ranch Incorporated in collaboration with the ministries of Public Infrastructure and Natural Resources. “With this new bypass, it is hoped lives will …

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Bartica miner allegedly shoots wife

A 52-year-old Bartica miner, who, allegedly, shot and injured his wife during an argument, has been taken into custody, and his firearm lodged, the Guyana Police Force said Sunday. Businesswoman, 49-year old Ava Abrams of 77 Third Avenue, Bartica, sustained a gunshot wound to her left hand. “Enquiries disclosed from the victim that she closed …

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Former soldier, convicted for drug trafficking, escapes from prison

A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier early Sunday morning escaped from the Lusignan Prison, police said. The escapee has been identified as 24-year-old John Lambert of 158 North Haslington, East Coast Demerara. He was serving a four-year sentence for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. Police said Lambert scaled the eastern fence …

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