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Daily Archives: January 6, 2014

Policeman shot during prisoner recapture dies

A policeman has died after he was shot during efforts to recapture a robbery suspect who had minutes earlier fled custody with the firearm of another rank while at the GPHC for medical treatment. The dead man has been identified as Detective Corporal Seburn Elias. Reports say the unarmed policeman was shot to the abdomen during a scuffle with the ...

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APNU puts Pres. Ramotar’s son under spotlight for E-governance project

The suitability of one of President Donald Ramotar’s sons for the installation and management of Guyana’s long-delayed E-Governance Project is coming under scrutiny by the opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). That parliamentary grouping wants government to provide the resume of Alexi Ramotar as it relates to his prior experience with fibre optic cable installations, designing and managing ...

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APNU, Public Works Ministry differ on sea defence maintenance

The Public Works Ministry on Monday denied that a weakened section of sea defence at Mosquito Hall/ Lancaster was being neglected, in the wake of concerns by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). Government said that as far back as 2011 to 2012, rehabilitation of concrete river defences were executed. “These works addressed problematic sections of sea defences which were ...

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Five held for murder of taxi driver

Five persons are in police custody in connection with the gunning down of a taxi driver from Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, police said on Monday. An autopsy showed that 30-year Rafael Campbell died from gunshot injuries to the head. His body was found at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara on Friday, January 3. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud told Demerara Waves ...

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Man who gunned down ex-girlfriend for PI next month

The man, who allegedly gunned down his ex girlfriend on Old Year’s Night 2013, was Monday arraigned on a charge of murder. Jermaine Maynard was remanded to prison until February 10 when the Preliminary Inquiry would begin to determine whether he should face trial by a judge and jury. Maynard was not required to plea to the charge which was ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge closes Weds night for repairs; British tanker company to foot bill

Even as officials assess the “significant” damage caused to the Demerara Harbour Bridge when a fuel tanker slammed into it, preparations are underway to close the east-west thoroughfare from Wednesday night to Thursday morning to conduct repairs. General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Rawlston Adams said the bridge would be closed to vehicular traffic from 10 O’clock Wednesday night ...

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The Abuse of Guyana – A Culture of Fear and Silence

Reproduced from http://sarabharrat.wordpress.com/ with permission from the writer. Not so many years ago, I was an abused woman. Ever since I freed myself, Guyana has not looked the same. I think that once you’ve broken the chains of any type of oppression it sharpens your vision. So now when I look at our country I recognize a certain pattern, a ...

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To Roger F. Luncheon – On Democracy, Trust and Tragedy

Reproduced from http://sarabharrat.wordpress.com/ with permission from the writer Dear Roger F. Luncheon: I had a bone to pick with you about that USAID Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project. However, bone picking is exactly why we are the way we are. I have been many things, I am many things, I will be many things but I will never become the ...

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US-funded democracy project targets race-based voting- Former minister

Former Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) government minister, Dr. Henry Jeffrey has welcomed the United States (US)-funded democracy project, saying that it would help Guyanese vote on issues rather than race. “I think when you have a project like that it will emphasise people voting on issues, people not taking race into consideration,” he told Roundtable, a television programme broadcast ...

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Parliamentary motion for higher wages and salaries unlikely- Granger

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), David Granger on Sunday virtually ruled out his opposition alliance tabling a motion in the House to call on government to pay higher wages and salaries and lower the 16 percent Value Added Tax (VAT). Speaking on the Peoples National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) television programme, Nation Watch, Granger explained that the law ...

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