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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Guyanese in BVI charged with sexual assault of minor

(VIRGIN ISLANDS NEWS ONLINE).-ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – IT Specialist, Mr Oliver Lewis, 34, of Guyana will return to the Magistrate’s Court in September for hearing in a sexual assault matter involving a minor. Lewis, who is also a resident of Lambert Estate, was charged with eight counts of indecency with a child below the age of 14 years when ...

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GSA to introduce agro-processing from new school year

The 2014 graduating class of the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) would leave the institution with the ability to drive a motor vehicle and operate a tractor as this would become a requirement for graduating, even as the school will introduce agro processing from the new school term, Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy announced. While the number of registrants for ...

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Caribbean Press to set up editorial board

Government is moving to establish a permanent editorial board for the state-funded Caribbean Press, amid lingering concerns about the way the publishing house is being run. Responding to questions by Alliance For Change parliamentarian, Trevor Williams, in the House, Culture Minister, Frank Anthony said plans were progressing for the founding of a permanent editorial board, which will be provided with ...

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Updated: Several detained for coke-laden bag at Cheddi Jagan Int’l Airport

Four baggage handlers at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) have been detained for questioning in connection with Saturday afternoon’s discovery of an extra bag containing more than 20 pounds of cocaine, according to well-placed sources. Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents prevented from being loaded on a New York-bound flight, after having placed it under surveillance. Agents decided to ...

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One gunned down, another injured

A man was Friday night gunned down by a minibus passenger who was then shot and injured by a policeman on Mandela Avenue (Back Road) during an argument, police said in a statement. The dead man has been identified as 21-year old Gregory Elvis Fernandes of Mandela Avenue, West Ruimveldt. He was shot to his chest. Lloyden Britton, 22, who ...

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Guyanese woman in NY charged with child porn

A Guyanese woman and her boyfriend, who is a Brooklyn court officer, have been charged with making child pornography and she could face deportation if convicted and jailed, the New York Daily News reported. She is 45-year old Collette Robertson, a home health aide for the venerable Children’s Aid Society. Authorities said she admitted she took sexually explicit photos of ...

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Steel pan players tune skills

One hundred and fifty young people from across Guyana benefitted from learning and developing the necessary skills required for playing the steelpan through an initiative by Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited. Titled the Republic Bank RightStart Pan Minors Music Literacy Programme 2013, it was conducted from July 08 – 25, 2013. The workshops were held in Regions 4, 5, 6 and ...

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Machel Montano is here… willing to push Guyanese singers

Trinidad-born Caribbean soca icon, Machel Montano, on Friday said he was willing to help young Guyanese singers gain exposure and develop themselves but they first needed to demonstrate an interest in taking advantage of the opportunity. Here for what promises to be yet another exciting and energetic concert at the Providence Stadium on Saturday July 27, Montano told reporters shortly ...

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“Cammie” Ramsaroop appointed opposition rep on GPL Board

Former Chairman of the People’s National Congress Bishwaiswar “Cammie” Ramsaroop has been appointed as the opposition’s representative on the Board of the Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL). This was announced by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds at Friday’s joint meeting of the parliament’s Economic Services and Natural Resources Committees. Hinds said the appointment was to address opposition concerns that the ...

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