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Daily Archives: December 15, 2013

To Freedom House

Dear Freedom House: I am anti-corruption, anti-abuse, anti-violence and many other things. I am not anti-government nor anti-PPP. I am not pro-government or pro-PPP either so do not get your hopes up. However, I am pro-truth and you do not intimidate me. On this note then, I think it’s time we had a talk because it seems that my peers ...

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Gold miner dies in pit cave-in

A gold miner from Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara was killed Saturday afternoon when a mining pit caved in, police said. He has been identified as 33-year old Seckou Adams. The incident occurred at Warrenbu, North West District. Adams’ body was at the Port Kaituma Hospital Mortuary awaiting an autopsy, as investigations continue.

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Berserk miner shot, unlicensed gun seized

A drunken gold miner, who allegedly went berserk, was shot and injured by police in the North West District and the unlicensed shotgun seized, police said. No one else was shot and injured. Police said that about 11:45 Saturday night, they responded to a report received that a man was at the Kumaka Waterfront discharging rounds from a firearm and ...

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Pensioner killed in his West Coast Demerara home

Police on the West Coast Demerara were Sunday rounding up several suspects in the killing of a former employee of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) at his home. He has been identified as 57-year old Jamaludeen Sattaur, a pensioner, of 28 Stewartville. Investigators said his reputed wife found his motionless body in his bedroom. He had a wound to the ...

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Crackdown on illegal hunting, fishing begins

Authorities have begun a crackdown on illegal hunting and fishing, resulting in the seizure of 200 pounds of meat and the arrest of three hunters. The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment said police and officers of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  and the Fisheries Department mounted the operation on December 12, 2013. They intercepted the hunters at the ...

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Travelspan returns to Guyana

“We are all about providing quality service, on-time performance and excellent prices,” stated David Goberdhan, a top Travelspan official shortly after the Boeing 767 landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) this morning, December 14, 2013. With 229 persons on board – 180 passengers and 10 crew members – the airline joins Venezuelan CONVIASA as the two newest airlines ...

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Guyanese plead guilty to cocaine charges in Ghana

(SPY GHANA).-THE FIVE suspects arrested in Sekondi in the Western Region, in connection with the importation of 400 kilogrammes of suspected cocaine worth $50 million from British Guyana, using a semi-submarine vessel called Atiyah Ex Alisam, were yesterday convicted by an Accra Circuit Court. This was after Justice C.K. Honyenugah, a Court of Appeal Judge, sitting with additional responsibility as ...

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