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Daily Archives: October 24, 2013

Guyana cops most CXC awards

Guyana has copped five of the eight regional awards being offered by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Minister of Education Priya Manickchand announced on Thursday. They are Yogeeta Persaud – Anna Regina Secondary School, Overall Outstanding Achievement; Rafena Mustapha – Saraswati Vidya Niketan, Most Outstanding in Humanities; Cecil Cox – Queen’s College, Most Outstanding in Sciences; Sasha S Woodroffe – ...

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US health team to perform “complex surgeries”, train Guyanese

A 21-member team of medical specialists from the United States-based George Washington University Hospital is in Guyana for an outreach that will include complex surgeries and training, according to the Ministry of Health. The team will conduct continuing screening as the number of patients to be treated is expected to expand. The ministry said the team brought its own medical ...

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New Amsterdam Technical Institute student electrocuted

A student of the New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI) was electrocuted Wednesday night while plugging in a washing machine, his father said. The 17-year old boy has been identified as Azam Inshan of Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice. He was a second year student pursuing studies in Internal Combustion Engineering. His father, Mohammed Inshan, said he learnt that his son ...

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Guyana immigrant sentenced for dealing drugs in Pennsylvania

(CITIZENS VOICE).-An illegal immigrant from Guyana will spend more than eight years in federal prison for dealing drugs in Wilkes-Barre, a city in Pennsylvania, United States in 2011. U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced Augustine DeCruz, 59, to eight years and eight months in federal prison, the U.S. Attorneys Office said Thursday. DeCruz, a native and citizen of Guyana, ...

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Metro Office accountant accused of stealing millions

An accountant of Metro Office Supplies was Thursday arraigned and placed on GUY$250,000 bail on a charge of stealing more than GUY$10 million from his employer. 56-year old Rabindranaugh Seenarine was not required to plea to the charge of stealing GUY$10,758,094. He appeared before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. Attorney-at-Law, Yogenand Persaud said his client has been an accountant for 25 ...

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Gun men rob city store

Bandits struck the Regent Street branch of Golyn and Sons household store, snatching an undisclosed sum of cash from the cashier. She was taken to a hospital for injuries sustained when the bandits pushed her down. The incident occurred about 10 AM at the branch located on Regent Street between Albert and Oronoque Streets. The three men, armed with guns, ...

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Deadly Coverden collision: Truck driver pleads not guilty

A truck driver on Thursday pleaded not guilty to causing the death of four persons when he collided with a Mahdia-bound minibus on the Coverden Public Road, East Bank Demerara. 20-year old Rupesh Bhagwandin of Lot 12 Hope, East Bank Demerara has to return to court on November 15 by which time the prosecution is expected to submit statements. Chief ...

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Updated: Man shot during armed robbery

A man was shot to his abdomen during a robbery in south Georgetown early Thursday morning, police said. Injured is 23-year old Christopher Wayne. Police said that about 3:50 AM, Wayne of Callender Street, Albouystown, was about to enter his premises when he was confronted by two men on bicycles. Police said the men took away his cell phone, silver ...

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Arsonist commits suicide; partner burnt, house damaged

An arsonist is believed to have committed suicide after a house was severely damaged and his common law wife was badly burnt. Police said the body of Patrick Seepaul was found about 6 PM at Zorg, Essequibo Coast. “He is believed to have consumed poison,” investigators said. The body was taken to the Suddie Hospital mortuary for an autopsy. Seepaul ...

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