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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Granger predicts US “retribution” in wake of LEAD Project Head’s visa revocation; Ramjattan to mount lobby

Guyana’s combined political opposition on Wednesday condemned government’s decision to revoke the work permit of the head of the United States- funded Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project and warned that the Americans could soon react sharply. Reacting to government’s decision to scrap the work permit issued to Chief of Party of the LEAD Project, Glenn Bradbury, Opposition Leader, David Granger ...

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PNCR Chairman, Rodney Commission disagree over “hearsay” evidence

Attorney-at-Law, Basil Williams Wednesday morning told Commissioners probing the bomb-blast death of Guyanese politician Dr Walter Rodney that the public hearings were accepting too much hearsay but they disagreed that Guyanese laws were being suspended to allow a free-for-all. “The Commission has suspended Guyanese laws and so there is no filtering here. People can come in and say all kinds ...

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Rodney Commission of Inquiry: Testimonies by Eddie Rodney and Karen De Souza

The Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry continued on Tuesday at the Supreme Court Law Library Building. Testifying before the the three commissioners were Walter’s brother, Lawrence Éddie’Rodney and former leading Working Peoples Alliance (WPA) activist, Karen Audrey De Souza. First , here’s a podcast of Mr. Rodney’s testimony.  {mp3remote}https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/176652096/podcast/rodneycoi/eddierodney.mp3{/mp3remote} And now, here’s Ms. De Souza’s {mp3remote}http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/176652096/podcast/rodneycoi/karendesouza.mp3{/mp3remote}

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New Amsterdam prisoner critically injured by fellow inmate

An inmate of the New Amsterdam prison was up to late Tuesday afternoon in a critical condition after he was stabbed by another inmate there. He is Brian Hescott of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara. Sources said his left lung was damaged after he was stabbed with two ‘jookas’ (sharpened ice picks). Hescott was rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital ...

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Suspected bandit caught, gun seized

A suspected bandit was arrested moments after he and another man had allegedly robbed a man who was walking at Festival City, South Ruimveldt, police said. “Ranks of a police patrol in the area responded to the sound of the gunshots and arrested the man who had the firearm. His accomplice managed to escape with a gold chain from the ...

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Suspected rapist shot dead

A suspected rapist was shot and killed a man after he attacked a policeman who was trying to arrest him, investigators said. He has been identified as Joel Ross. The incident occurred about 12:30 PM Tuesday at Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke-Linden Highway. “This caused the rank to resort to the use of force and Joel Ross was shot to his body. ...

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Rodney Inquiry: Fmr. GDF electronics expert might have been member of feared House of Israel

A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) electronics expert, who had given Guyanese political activist Dr. Walter Rodney a bomb-in-walkie-talkie, might have been also a member of then feared House of Israel, a cult that had beaten opponents and broken up opposition political meetings in the 1970s and 80s. Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) member, Eddie Rodney, who is one of Walter’s ...

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Two charged with Patsan Trading employee’s murder

An America Street gold dealer and a wash bay attendant were Tuesday arraigned for the alleged murder of Patsan Trading sales representative, Bharrat Ramcharran in the course of committing a robbery. They are Randolph Marques,20, and Kevin France,26, of 708 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Marques and his father trade in gold. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry; they were not allowed ...

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