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Daily Archives: September 5, 2013

Four Guyanese arrested in Suriname for piracy

by Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – Four Guyanese men have been arrested by the Suriname police on piracy charges, police here said Thursday. While no specific date was given when they were arrested, indications are that they were arrested earlier this week. The defendants were incarcerated by the criminal investigation’s department of Geyersvlijt the press office of the Suriname Police Force ...

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Nigel Hughes withdraws resignation as AFC Chairman

Nigel Hughes has withdrawn his resignation as Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), saying that his decision was influenced by moves inside and outside the party. “They have all expressed the view that my decision to leave politics and resign from the position of Chairman of the Alliance For Change should be reconsidered and they have urge me to ...

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Fmr. PNC founder-member dies

Founder-member of the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR), Margaret Ackman-John has died. The party said she died on August 29 in New York. Ackman-John served as a Member of Parliament from 1969 to 1980; Parliamentary Secretary in the Prime Minister’s office from 1973 to 1980; and Government’s Chief Whip from 1969 to 1973. The PNC expressed sincere and heartfelt condolences ...

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Family, police differ on Mabaruma man’s cause of death

Relatives of a 53 year old Mabaruma man whose body was fished out of a pond last weekend are calling on the authorities to investigate the man’s ‘unnatural’ death because they believe he was killed. Reports are that Fabian Jocinto’s body was discovered in the Mabaruma Settlement area last week by persons who were searching for him. The man’s body ...

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GWI expanding metering programme

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Thursday announced that it has expanded its country-wide metering programme.   Commencing September 6, 2013 the utility will install 3000 water service meters, including service connection upgrades in Gay Park, Fort Canje and New Amsterdam, East Berbice.  In addition, customers from Johns Village to Port Mourant, East Berbice Corentyne will benefit from the installation of 2000 meters ...

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Police hunting Carolan Lynch again

Police are again searching for former South American beauty queen, Carolan Lynch, who is wanted for the alleged murder of her husband several years ago, after she resurfaced. Up to recently, she was occasionally employed at an eco-tourism resort. The Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Tuesday confirmed that an arrest warrant was still out for Lynch ...

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L’Aventure Secondary gutted by fire- affected students to restart classes on Monday

Preparations have begun to temporarily house students of L’Aventure Secondary School which was severely damaged by fire Wednesday morning, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. The Administrative Department, Home Economics Department and the auditorium were destroyed by the blaze suspected to be of electrical origin. At least 700 students have been displaced from the school located in the village of ...

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