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Daily Archives: February 20, 2014

Bus on school tour explodes, students escape unhurt

Several children on a school tour narrowly escaped injury when the bus they were travelling in exploded and caught ablaze on the Mahaica new road, eyewitnesses said. The estimated 55 students and four teachers from the Cotton Tree Primary School, West Coast Berbice were returning from an educational tour in the capital, Georgetown, when the incident happened about 5:45 PM. ...

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Guyana “concerned” about Petrocaribe’s cheap oil as unrest fuels alarm bells

Guyana is paying keen attention to the likely impact that political unrest in Venezuela might have on oil supplies under PetroCaribe, even as a renowned Economist warned about a spike in prices for poor Caribbean countries if the concessionary oil deal falters. Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett acknowledged that Guyanese authorities were keeping a close eye on the weeks of political ...

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Husband shot during second major robbery for Thursday

A man was shot to his chest and right shoulder and his wife robbed of a bag containing GUY$150,000 and documents, police said. They are 39-year old Sunil Ramesh and his wife, 36-year old Anjanie Ramesh. The incident occurred about 12:30 PM on Church Street, Georgetown. The perpetrators escaped on a motor cycle. Sunil Ramesh has been admitted to a private ...

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Businessman charged with “furious driving” on alleged footwear thief

A businessman who allegedly furiously struck down a man he said had stolen his footwear was Thursday placed on GUY$500 thousand and the alleged thief was placed on GUY$115,000 bail. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman imposed the custodial sentences on businessman 39-year old Burnett Hutson and the alleged thief, Marlon Dolphin when they appeared before. They were ordered to return to ...

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“Money changer” gunned down, robbed

The “money changer” was robbed of GUY$1 million after he was shot dead by one of two gunmen early Thursday morning, police said. Investigators said that about 8:10 AM, money-changer 42-year old Brijlall Persaud if Herstelling, East Bank Demerara was driving his motor vehicle along Lombard Street when he was attacked by two men. One of them fired several shots ...

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Caribbean told to turn to Chinese tourists

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 20.- American Professor of Economics, C. Fred Bergsten Wednesday night advised flagging tourism-dependent Caribbean countries to turn to China as a potentially booming source of visitors to insulate themselves from future external shocks.  “Those economies here that are so heavily linked to tourism, I would commend to your outlook what’s going to happen with China,” he said ...

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Labourer arraigned for alleged murder of female taxi driver

The man who allegedly raped and killed the female taxi driver near Dakara Creek, Soesdyke was Wednesday arraigned on a charge of murder. Sylvester “Rambo” Bristol was- not required to plea to the indictable charge that he killed Savitri Mya Palmer between February 16 and 17,2014.  The prosecutor asked for three weeks to complete the investigation and Sylvester was remanded ...

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