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Daily Archives: October 25, 2013

Suriname’s former president quits parliament

PARAMARIBO – In an unexpected move former president Ronald Venetiaan resigned Friday from Suriname’s parliament. In a letter to Speaker of the House, Jenny Geerlings-Simons, the former head of State announced that from October 27, 2013 he will no longer be a member of parliament. In an interview the former leader didn’t present any specific reason why he is resigning ...

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Brazilian shot, being airdashed to city

A Brazilian man was Friday shot in his abdomen and was rushed to the Mahdia Hospital for emergency treatment. Well-placed sources said that 43-year old Carlos Antonio Ferreira’s condition was listed as stable. He was expected to be air-dashed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for surgery. Sources said the man was taken to the Mahdia Hospital from Karisparu, ...

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Updated: Man shoots self to death on seawall

A man Friday afternoon committed suicide by shooting himself in his mouth on the East Coast Demerara Seawall in the vicinity of Conversation Tree. He has been identified as 71-year old Robert Marvin Wight, a resident of Bel Air Gardens. Investigators said Whyte, a retired employee of a major beverage company, used his licensed firearm to committ suicide about 2:50 ...

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GDF Coast Guard poised to get more US support

The United States Coast Guard has wrapped up an initial site survey of the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard with the aim of providing a variety of support under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the embassy here said in a statement on Friday. “This week’s initial site survey brought the team to Georgetown to meet the leadership of the ...

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CJIA to test its emergency responses Nov. 6

If a plane crashes at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) how effective will be the rescue response? On November 6, 2013, the CJIA said in a statement that a full scale preparedness exercise will be unleashed to testthe airport’s emergency responses while providing hands-on experience for airport and airline staff, hospitals, fire service, security and other emergency personnel. During the simulated ...

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Border dispute chatter at reception for visiting Surinamese Speaker

The outstanding land and river border dispute between Guyana and Suriname featured somewhat prominently in the early hours of a visit by the Speaker of that Dutch-speaking neighbour’s National Assembly, Dr. Jennifer Geerlings-Simons. Geerlings-Simons, who is a key figure in President Desi Bouterse’s National Democratic Party (NDP), stressed the importance of the two countries strengthening their friendship for the benefit ...

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Ten assault rifle ammo found at Tacama but…

Ten rounds oif assault rifle ammunition have been found at the Guyana Defebec Force’s (GDF) but the army is yet to confirm whether they were those that went missing. Chief of Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips said the rounds would have to be compared with existing batches to confirm whether they were those the 7.62 x 39mm rounds that went missing ...

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