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Daily Archives: October 28, 2013

Caribbean parliaments should create, export precedents

Guyana’s House Speaker, Raphael Trotman on Monday urged Commonwealth Caribbean parliamentarians to start creating precedents rather than just importing those that have been created in Developed and larger member nations. He was at the time addressing the opening of the 16th biennial regional conference of presiding officers and clerks of the Caribbean, the Americas and the Caribbean Region of the ...

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Jagdeo in biker’s gunning down surrenders

City businessman, Rondy Jagdeo, who is wanted for the murder of biker Kurt Davis surrendered Monday afternoon in the company of his lawyer, according to police sources. After being on the run for almost two months, Jagdeo,28, surrendered in the company of a prominent Attorney-at-Law at the Ruimveldt Police Station. Police were taking statements from the suspect in the presence ...

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Motorcyclist dies in collision with truck

A speeding motorcyclist was killed when he collided with a truck on the De Kinderen Public Road, West Coast Demerara, sources said. He has been identified as 19-year old Ahad Sheik of De Willem, West Coast Demerara. Immediately after the collision, he was picked up in an unconscious condition and rushed to the Leonora Hospital where he was pronounced dead ...

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Vendor, bus driver shot

Two men- a vendor and a minibus driver- were shot and injured in two separate incidents within the past 24 hours. 36-year old Troy Bacchus of West Ruimveldt and bus driver 71-year old Shawn Sancho of Hadfield Street, Georgetown were admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. Police said that about 8:30 Sunday night, Bacchus was at his stall on ...

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Seven injured in Port Kaituma road accident

Two of seven persons injured in an accident Port Kaituma, North West District were Monday listed in a serious condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). They were air-dashed to the city early Monday morning. Two of them have been taken for CT Scans to determine the seriousness of the injuries sustained. Those injured are all from Citrus Grove, ...

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Gold miner shot, robbed

A gold miner was Saturday afternoon shot and robbed of a quantity of gold in the North West District. He is 34-year old Claude Austin of Prince William Street, Plaisance. He sustained pellet injuries about his body and a serious wound to his right hand. Sources said his condition is listed as stable. Austin briefly told Demerara Waves Online News ...

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Caribbean Week of Agriculture Podcasts

The Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2013 was formally opened on October 9 at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC), Liliendaal. The official opening was held days after several working sessions got underway on a variety of subjects including pest management and climate change, the state of the coconut industry, climate change and the marine environment and women in agriculture. The ...

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Lethem boy falls off Region Nine Council vehicle and dies

A seven year old boy died on Sunday in Lethem when he fell off a pickup that belongs to the Region Nine administration, according to well-placed sources. The lad’s name has been given as Jetley Brown, a student of Arapaima Primary School. He is the son of Police Corporal, Jesse Brown of Lethem. Usually reliable sources said that the driver ...

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Guyana drafting Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy

Guyana is crafting its Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy with assistance from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shamdeo Persaud announced on Sunday. Addressing an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA) under the theme ‘Advancing Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights for all Guyanese’, Persaud appealed to the public ...

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