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Daily Archives: January 18, 2014

Police badge triggers shooting of cop during robbery

A policeman was robbed and then shot after the bandits realised he was a law enforcement officer on seeing his badge in his wallet. Guyana Police Force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said the incident occurred about 5:35 Saturday morning on Bent Street, Georgetown. Police Constable 14716 Kirk Profitt was walking when he was attacked by two men, one of whom was ...

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Body of missing man found during trench excavation

The body of a man who had gone missing since Old Year’s Day was Saturday excavated from a canal at Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast. The man has been indentified as Jaglall from Bush Lot Village. He was identified by family members.  The man, who was known to be heavy consumer of alcohol, was missing since Old Year’s Day. Residents said an ...

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Son of Nigel’s Supermarket owner hit by stray bullet

A son of the owner of Nigel’s Supermarket was early Saturday morning shot and seriously injured.  Police confirmed that the incident occurred during the pre-dawn hours outside Palm Court, Main Street, Georgetown. The injured man has been identified as 17- year old Joseph Johnson. He was shot his face.  Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said Johnson was mistakenly shot by ...

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Update: GDF soldiers deployed in search for missing aircraft

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers Saturday afternoon joined  a massive search and rescue operation for a A Trans Guyana Airways (TGA) aircraft that Saturday morning went down as it was shuttling from Olive Creek to Imbaimadi, the Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force Brigadier Mark Phillips said. Phillips confirmed that a group of Special Forces soldiers has been ...

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A.J Seymour inducted in National Library’s Hall of Fame

The National Library, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport has launched its ‘Distinguished Lecture Series’ where one of Guyana’s literary icons, Arthur  James Seymour was inducted in the Library’s Hall of Fame as part of events to mark the birth centenary of the late poet, essayist and memoirist. A portrait was unveiled by Seymour’s daughter, Joan ...

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Look out for fake Golden Cream Margarine

The Government Analyst – Food and Drug Department has issued an alert to the general public about a counterfeit 10 kg (bucket) of Golden Cream Margarine in circulation on our local market in Regions No. 5 and 6.The regulatory agency said it was taking steps to pull the product off the market. “The Department is working in close collaboration with ...

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GPL’s Vreed-en-Hoop power plant to begin generation in July

The US$30M power plant being constructed at Vreed-en-Hoop , when switched on in July, is expected to increase generating capacity from a current 87 megawatts to 106 megawatts in Demerara, officials said Friday. Prime Minister Samuel Hinds along with the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL’s) Chief Executive Officer, Bharrat Dindyal and Chairman of the power company’s Board of Directors, Winston ...

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Guyanese most often overstay in T&T

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS).-GUYANESE nationals have featured prominently as both “overstayers and undocumented migrant workers” in Trinidad and Tobago, according to statistics from that country’s Police Service’s Crime and Problem Analysis Branch (CAPA), a research report on invisible immigrants has stated. The 89-page report, entitled “Invisible Immigrants: A profile of irre­g­ular migration, smuggling of mi­grants and trafficking in persons in Trinidad and ...

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Guyanese wanted for cocaine-in-milk bust involving American

Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents have seized cocaine in milk powder from a foreigner and they want a Guyanese man to assist in the probe. Head of CANU, James Singh said Mark Sauers was wanted in connection with the bust on Friday, January 17 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). He was born on November 15, 1989 and ...

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Man, son killed on Essequibo Coast roadway

A man and his son were Friday afternoon struck down by a car on the Essequibo Coast public road. Police said the accident occured about 2 PM when Muntaz Baksh, 72 years, and his son Rasmat Baksh, 44 years, of Land of Plenty, Essequibo Coast, were walking along the Land of Plenty main road, Investigators have been so far told ...

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