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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Policeman charged with robbing taxi service of hefty sum

A policeman is one of two persons charged with allegedly robbing Green Ice Taxi Service of more than GUY$600,000 at gun-point. Constable Colin Harris, who is based at the Wismar Police Station, and civilian Kelvin Pollard were remanded to prison until January 10 when they appeared on Wednesday in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The prosecution’s case is that on December ...

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Mandela

first published on Ralph Ramkarran’s website www.conversationtree.gy For most politically conscious people of my age, Nelson Mandela has been with us all our lives. I was not yet a teenager in the late 1950s when I remember a sticker on my father’s car ‘End Apartheid Now,’ the meaning of which I only later learnt. By the time the Rivonia Trials ...

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PSC, Opposition at loggerheads over Berbice Bridge toll

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) opposes moves by the opposition-controlled National Assembly to pass a motion for the reduction of tolls to cross the Berbice River Bridge. The PSC’s position came little more than one day before the National Assembly was Thursday due to debate a motion sponsored by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) for a slash in the ...

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Cattle ranger charged with wife’s murder

A cattle ranger was Tuesday arraigned for the alleged murder of his common-law wife at Ankerville, Port Mourant, East Berbice. 32-year old Joseph “Tony” Singh of 10 Sewdin Street, Rose Hall Town, Corentyne was not required to plea to the indictable charge when he appeared before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh. Brief facts by the prosecution are that Singh on December 6 ...

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Men drop assault rifle, ammo and escape from cops

Two men Tuesday night escaped from a police patrol in Linden after they dropped a bag containing one AK 47 assault rifle and 23 rounds of 7.62 X 39 rounds. Guyana Police Force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said about 7:30 PM wo police ranks were in a motor vehicle travelling along Watooka Road, Mackenzie, Linden, when they observed two men on ...

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Essequibo Coast blackout to end Tuesday night

Residents and businesses on the Essequibo Coast are complaining bitterly about blackout for more than 11 hours. A Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Manager said two insulators broke down in the 11 KV cubicle at the Anna Regina Power Station. Other sources said rodents were found in a back-up piece of vital equipment. The manager said every effort was being ...

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CARICOM Reparations Commission identifies six key areas

Public Health was one of the key issues identified by the CARICOM Reparations Commission to receive reparatory diplomacy and action, the Caricom Headquarters said in a statement on Tuesday. This disclosure was made by Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, at a press conference on Tuesday following a meeting of the representatives from the Commission with ...

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GPL to disconnect, reconnect from inside

Disconnection and reconnection crews will no longer be required for at least 2,000 electricity consumers in Georgetown because the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) will be able to perform such tasks internally, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday. “GPL will know account activity in real time and we will have ability to disconnect them internally rather than going on the pole,” ...

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Survival Supermarket employees charged with stealing cash

Three employees of Survival Supermarket were Tuesday arraigned on charges of stealing more than GUY$200,000 from their employer. City Magistrate, Faith Mc Gusty refused them bail and they were remanded to custody until December 19 when they are scheduled to reappear in the Georgetown Magistrates Court. Lousel Duke,18, Joseph Griffith,28, and 26-year old Marlon Dolphin pleaded not guilty to stealing ...

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Aircraft veers off Ogle runway

A domestic aircraft ran off the Ogle Airport runway as a result of a “partial brake seizure’ but no one was injured, a spokesman said. The incident occurred around midday when the Britten Norman Islander was landing on a return trip from Kurupung. Six passengers and Pilot Ramcharran were aboard the plane bearing registration number 8R-GHM. Spokesman for Ogle Airport ...

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