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Daily Archives: August 12, 2013

Blackberry thief caught on BBM date

A woman, who stole her friend’s Blackberry and was caught when she accepted a BBM date with another of the owner’s friends, was Monday jailed. 21-year old Tricia Persaud of 1231 Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by City Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. The prosecution’s case is that she stole the Blackberry from Amit ...

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Text message triggers husband’s assault

A man, who assaulted his wife after she read a text message he had received from another woman, was fined after the victim begged for him. City Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan fined 38-year old Keith Azore GUY$5,000 and placed him and his wife, Christine Azore, on a one-year bond to keep the peace. The prosecution’s case was that on August ...

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US-bound cocaine-in-ochroes intercepted

Two persons were Monday arrested in connection with the discovery of a quantity of cocaine in a shipment of ochros destined for the United States (US), according to well-placed sources. The amount of the narcotic was not immediately known.Sources said the cocaine was stashed inside a number of the vegetable. Police intercepted the cocaine-in-ochroes shortyly before the boxes were due ...

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APNU sees no political risk in opposing Amaila project

Leader of the Opposition David Granger has indicated that the APNU would rather face the wrath of the electors than the potential fallout from the US$858M Amaila Falls Hydro Power project which he said was flawed. At a news conference on Monday he was asked whether the APNU had calculated the political risk they were taking in voting against the ...

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New York group seeks to help people outside Guyana

BY By Prem Calvin Prashad (TIMES LEDGER).-The recently formed group West Indians Serving Humanity has bold plans to aid underprivileged children through tapping the large West Indian community in Queens. I spoke with WISH group members Safraz Deen and Deven Dindiyal on their experiences, aspirations for their group and the charitable spirit they have discovered in borough residents. Many members ...

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Body of missing man recovered from city canal

The body of a 33-year old man was Sunday recovered from near the Lombard Street koker, a day after he might have been beaten by several men. He has been identified as Jules Walker of 7 Ogle Front, East Coast Demerara. Investigators said marks of violence were seen on what was described as a “fresh body”. An autopsy is scheduled ...

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CPDC mission to educate artisans, domestics on CSME Free Movement ‘could prevent exploitation, illegal movement’

The regional umbrella body of non-governmental organizations, the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), has launched a regional project aimed at improving the free movement of artisans and domestic under the Caribbean Community Single Market & Economy (CSME). The project, entitled Making CSME Work for Artisans and Domestics, will focus its efforts on the five leading CARICOM member nations that send ...

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Sithe Global pulled out of Amaila because of high political risk- Greenidge

The opposition A Partnership of National Unity (APNU) on Sunday said the United States (US) firm, Sithe Global, pulled out of the nearly US$1 billion Amaila Falls Hydropower facility, fearing that if the government changes the deal could be amended. Although the smaller opposition Alliance For Change (AFC) joined the governing Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) in voting for key ...

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