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City policemen fired over sexual act with detained juvenile; national police called in

Two members of Georgetown’s City Constabulary were Tuesday fired in connection with the alleged sexual act with a juvenile who was detained. In letters signed by Town Clerk, Royston King those dismissed include the alleged perpetrator, Lance Corporal Clifton Pellew. “This is due to your gross misconduct” between August 22 and August 23, 2017 “at …

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Man charged with the murder of Saga

A man was Tuesday arraigned for the alleged murder of well-known City businessman, Godfrey “Saga” Scipio last as he was about to enter a city hotel with a female friend. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan read the charge to Aubrey Bobb, an ex-convict for armed robbery. He was not required to plea because the charge …

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HPV Vaccine officially launched in Bartica

School children from Bartica and surrounding communities in Region Seven, participated in the national launch of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination campaign on Sunday. Junior Health Minister Dr Karen Cummings administered the first vaccine to nine-year-old Shoneta Jeffrey a student of the Agatash Primary school. Dr Cummings reminded residents the campaign is part of the Ministry of Public Health’s ...

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Mining of river banks continues; wardens, drones to join fight

Six months after grave concerns were raised about mining of river banks for gold in Guyana’s interior and heavy pollution of waterways, evidence has surfaced that the practice continues even close to a police station. Photographs provided to Demerara Waves Online News from a well-placed source shows several bruised and scarred river banks in a …

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Prison Officer charged with assaulting policeman

Thirty-nine year old George Solomon a prison officer of Lot 10 Den Amstel West Coast Demerara wad Monday remanded for assaulting a police officer. Solomon stood before Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and denied the charge that alleged on October 7 at Camp Street Prison he assaulted a peace officer. The prosecution …

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Prison Officer charged with assaulting policeman

Thirty-nine year old George Solomon a prison officer of Lot 10 Den Amstel West Coast Demerara wad Monday remanded for assaulting a police officer. Solomon stood before Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and denied the charge that alleged on October 7 at Camp Street Prison he assaulted a peace officer. The prosecution …

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International travel by Govt officials depleting foreign currency reserves- Edghill

The situation in which foreign currency was in short supply earlier this year, in particular the US currency, has led financial experts to believe that Guyana could at any time face another foreign currency crisis. Former Junior Finance Minister Juan Edghill believes this reserve at the Central Bank could be further depleted through sizable spending for international travel by Government ...

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International travel by Govt officials depleting foreign currency reserves- Edghill

The situation in which foreign currency was in short supply earlier this year, in particular the US currency, has led financial experts to believe that Guyana could at any time face another foreign currency crisis. Former Junior Finance Minister Juan Edghill believes this reserve at the Central Bank could be further depleted through sizable spending for international travel by Government ...

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International travel by Govt officials depleting foreign currency reserves- Edghill

The situation in which foreign currency was in short supply earlier this year, in particular the US currency, has led financial experts to believe that Guyana could at any time face another foreign currency crisis. Former Junior Finance Minister Juan Edghill believes this reserve at the Central Bank could be further depleted through sizable spending for international travel by Government ...

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WI v Zimbabwe: Hope, Chase, Brathwaite tune up with fifties

West Indies 301 for 6 (Shai Hope 85, Chase 79, Brathwaite 53) v Zimbabwe A Roston Chase swivels into a pull (AFP) Shai Hope, Roston Chase and Kraigg Brathwaite began West Indies’ tour of Zimbabwe with fifties, guiding the visitors to 301 for 6 at stumps on the first day of their warm-up match in Bulawayo. After opting to bat, ...

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