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Daily Archives: July 18, 2013

Antigua court convicts two for murdering Guyanese butcher

(CARIBARENA ANTIGUA).-Antigua St. John’s – The two men convicted for the murder of Rondel George were sentenced to life imprisonment in the High Court before Justice Keith Thom Tuesday. George was a Guyanese national. His last address was Vivian Richards Street, where he lived with his girlfriend. Lasana Riley and Jevorny Richards were charged with the capital offence after they ...

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Caricom youth ambassadors for Russia

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Youth Ambassadors, Tamira Browne (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), Patrice Harris (St. Kitts and Nevis) and Jamonn Roberts (Barbados) are scheduled to participate in the International Youth Forum Seliger 2013 from July 21st – 28th 2013 in Moscow, Russia. “This opportunity is as a result of the partnership with the CARICOM Secretariat, the United Nations Development Programme ...

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30 countries for Carifesta XI

Chairman of the Host Country Management Committee (HCMC), Mr. Ivan Graanoogst, has disclosed that 24 countries have so far confirmed their participation in the festival, but that this number is expected to rise to 30 countries by August 16th, the Guyana-based Caricom headquarters said in a statement on Thursday. Speaking at a weekly breakfast with the press recently held at ...

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Local gov’t bills “dropped”

Debate on the long-awaited reformed local government bills was Thursday afternoon deferred after the government refused to proceed with the order voted for by the opposition. At the start of consideration of government business APNU’s Basil Williams moved to bring the four bills up to the top of the Order Paper, displacing the Hydro-electric Power (Amendment) Bill 2013 and a ...

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High winds flip aircraft

Two light aircraft at the Ogle International Airport (OIA), East Coast Demerara were Thursday afternoon damaged when high winds flipped one of them. It was unclear what the wind speed at OIA was, but another pilot said he was hard pressed to avoid flipping on landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) where the wind was estimated at more ...

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Matthew’s Ridge air crash: Pilot to face “judgment” questions

Aviation experts say that the pilot’s judgment would be a key factor in determining what was  responsible for last Monday’s air crash of a domestic plane at Matthew’s Ridge, North West District. A number of esxperts believed that the aircraft stalled while flying too low and hit trees in the area. Air Services Limited (ASL) has confirmed that the Cessna ...

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