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Daily Archives: March 31, 2014

Fake kidnapped victim charged

A man who allegedly faked his kidnap in the hope of obtaining a GUY$3.5 million from his relatives at Enmore, East Coast Demerara was Monday arraigned on a charge of attempting to commit a felony aimed at obtaining money by false pretence. Ramraj Singh,19, was granted GUY$200,000 bail when he appeared before a magistrate at the Vigilance Magistrates’ Court. He ...

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Trio charged with GUY$M larceny at city store

Three men accused of breaking and entering a Water Street store and stealing more than GUY$2 million worth of items were Monday refused bail. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, the trio pleaded not guilty to committing the offence at the store owned by Harish Baxani between March 26 and March 27, 2014. Bail was refused and they were remanded ...

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Bartica must become a town- APNU

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has promised to push for Bartica to be designated a town and for a number of ills like poor waste disposal to be addressed. Already, the area is often described as a gold mining township where business has been booming largely due to a spike in the price for the precious yellow ...

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WPA members to participate in Rodney Commission

The Working Peoples Alliance (WPA), seemingly divided over whether it should participate in the Commission of Inquiry into the bomb-blast death of its co-founder Dr Walter Rodney, has opted to allow party members to do as they see fit. “After a careful assessment of the issues involved for and against participation in the work of the Commission, bearing in mind ...

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Put Guyana first says finance minister ahead of budget debate

Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh is calling on the parliamentary opposition to put the country first as the parties prepare to begin debate on the $220B budget on Monday. His exhortation comes in light of indications from both the APNU and AFC that they are prepared to effect cuts to this year’s Estimates despite a court ruling which ruled ...

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