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Daily Archives: August 8, 2013

Teen chopped, beaten to death; partner arrested

In the fourth gruesome attack on a female by her partner in just over one week, a 17-year old girl was Thursday afternoon beaten and chopped to death at Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. Her alleged assailant, said to be a 19 19 year old man, has been arrested, police said. The dead girl has been identified as Angela ...

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35 arrested, stolen items, guns and ammo found

Thirty five persons have been arrested and several items suspected to have been stolen have been recovered, police said. Police said that during Wednesday, 24 men were arrested during cordon and search operations in Kitty, Leopold Street and East Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The offences that that they have allegedly committed include possession and trafficking in narcotics and armed robberies. Two motor ...

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U.S. airlines oppose Caribbean carriers’ Guyana service

(TRAVEL WEEKLY).-The U.S. airline industry and its largest pilots union have stepped forward at the Transportation Department to oppose efforts by two small Caribbean airlines to operate between New York and Georgetown, Guyana. According to papers filed by Airlines for America and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the two carriers — Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica — are not ...

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Puma shot dead in residential Bartica

Residents of Bartica were Thursday morning breathing a sigh of relief after a puma was shot dead before it could have possibly attacked animals or persons in the residential area of the gold mining township. Devon Douglas said he was having breakfast when a neighbour told him that a young puma was seen resting on a limb in a mango ...

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Debt ceiling is now $50B after AFC amendments

A reworked government motion to increase the debt ceiling from $1B to GUY$130B failed to garner opposition support with an amendment by the AFC dropping the figure to $50B in a marathon sitting of the National Assembly. Government had last month tabled a motion to increase the guarantee on borrowing by public corporations from GUY$1B to GUY$150B but on Wednesday ...

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Hydro-electric bill passed without APNU support

The Alliance For Change voted with the government in the wee hours of Thursday morning to pass the Hydro-Electric Power (Amendment) Bill which is necessary to bring the local law into conformity with the environmental standards of possible Amaila Project financier the IDB. The APNU voted against the bill with chief spokesman on financial matters Carl Greenidge saying that there ...

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National Assembly passes local gov’t bills unanimously

The National Assembly Wednesday evening unanimously passed the four local government bills ending a 12-year reformation process.  The four bills were seen as essential to the holding of local government elections last held in 1994 but officials from GECOM have said that they would need at least six months from the assent of the legislation to prepare for the polls. ...

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