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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Youth charged with stealing vehicles

An 18-year old man was Friday arraigned for robbing two men of their vehicles and he was refused bail until another court appearance next month. Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry’s court was told that Lorenzo Forde of Drysdale Street, Charlestown was picked out during an identification parade. Forde pleaded not guilty to both charges. He was remanded to prison until February ...

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Passenger arrivals nosedive but CJIA earns above GUY$1 billion

Despite a decline in passenger arrivals, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) still managed to scrape in GUY$1 billion in 2013. Chief Executive Officer of the CJIA, Ramesh Ghir said before Delta Airlines ceased operating here on May 5, 2013, it had accounted for 75,000 passengers annually, a market-share of 15 percent and an 85 percent payload. “The decline in ...

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Head teacher allegedly severely beats child over fire crackers

A student of West Ruimveldt Primary School has accused his Head Teacher of severely beating him with a bamboo wrapped with adhesive tape because he had allegedly taken fire crackers to school. A photograph seen by Demerara Waves Online News depicts badly inflamed buttocks of a seven-year-old, Grade Three student. The whipping occurred on Thursday at the school. Minister of ...

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Alleged police killer surrenders

The man who allegedly shot dead a policeman during a triangular love affair disagreement surrendered Thursday afternoon. A police force spokesman said 21-year old Steve Richard Bacchus turned himself in at the Sparendaam Police Station about 3 PM in the company of his lawyer. He was wanted by the police in connection with the “murder” of Police Special Constable Quincy ...

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Home Ministry: Stop recruiting perverts, run the police force properly

In the wake of another alleged sexual assault by police-this time on a 16 year old boy- the Home Affairs Ministry on Thursday told the Guyana Police Force to avoid recruiting “perverts” and improve its management. “This allegation, notwithstanding, the Ministry of Home Affairs calls on  the Guyana Police Force (GPF)  to pay closer attention to its recruitment procedures and ...

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Updated: Shot victims identified

The dead persons have been identified as 46-year old Crisnauth “Chris” Jagdeo,  a labourer who lived at Free Yard Port Mourant and 48-year old Seafied Layne of Number 1 Village, Corentyne. Layne worked at Guysuco and with Kris Jagdeo and Son during the out-of-sugar crop period. Sustaining serious gunshot injuries are 38-year old David Harpaul of Rose Hall Town, Corentyne; ...

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Accused marijuana-in-toilet paper trafficker remanded

A woman, who allegedly attempted to smuggle a quantity of marijuana in a bail of toilet paper, was Thursday arraigned on a drug possession and trafficking charge. Thirty-nine year old Sharon Campbell of Section C, Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara was refused bail and remanded to prison until Friday when she is expected to reappear in court. The prosecution successfully ...

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Attorney General bemoans opposition reaction to High Court ruling

by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall. I view with deep regret, and indeed, with profound concern, the pronouncements emanating from lawyers who appeared in the recently concluded constitutional challenge to the cuts inflicted on the 2012 Budget. I refer to the lawyers who appeared for the Speaker and the Leader of the Opposition, respectively, and who, ...

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Bankers Association to submit written presentation on amendments to financial crimes law

The Guyana Association of Bankers (GAB) has been given less than two weeks to submit a written presentation to the parliamentary select committee on proposed amendments to 2009 Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism (AML/CFT). GAB President, Amit Kumar told Demerara Waves Online News in an exclusive interview that his organisation and the select committee had a fruitful ...

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