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Daily Archives: April 17, 2014

Several charged with murder of kidnapped businessman

Five men were Thursday morning charged with the murder of kidnapped businessman, Rajendra Singh. They were remanded to prison until May 21, 2014. Charged with the capital offence are Adony  James, 31 years, of Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Georgetown; Sheldon Chase, 28 years of Pike Street, Kitty: Doonauth Ketwaroo called “Pumpkin”, 27 years, of Good Hope, East Coast Demerara; Tony Thomas, ...

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Luncheon diagnosed with cancer

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Thursday announced that he is suffering from gastro-intestinal cancer and that it has spread to his lungs. He made the announcement at a news briefing on his third day back at his desk after being on sick leave for the past three months. Luncheon later told Demerara Waves that he was ...

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‘Common Entrance’ students hurt in accident

Three children on their way to sit the National Grade Six Assessment Examination were Thursday morning seriously hurt in an accident on the East Bank Essequibo Public Road. The name of their school was not immediately known. Eyewitnesses said a bus transporting beef collided with the minibus in which the children were travelling.

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Govt signals spending of $$ disapproved by Opposition

In the wake of the opposition’s more than GUY$37 billion disapproval from the National Budget, government on Wednesday signalled that it would be finding ways of spending the money. “There are ways and means to which we can find mechanisms to restore that which has been disapproved but the fundamental point,” Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall ...

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NAREI harvests English potatoes

The Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement that NAREI in keeping with its plan to diversify the sector as part of its work programme embarked on the planting of a number of non-traditional produce to which demonstration plots were commenced by researchers from the Institute. Among the non-traditional crops currently grown are garlic, carrot, turmeric, ginger, chic peas and English ...

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Man accused of hitting menstruating woman on vagina

A man has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend by hitting her vagina with a piece of iron because she refused to have sexual intercourse with him. Thirty-five year old Shawn Peters pf 183 Callendar Street, Albouystown was charged with unlawfully assaulting Ashanti Goodrich on April 13 at Charlotte Street, Georgetown. He was also charged with threatening behaviour towards Goodrich. ...

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Several injured in Kwakwani accident

Several persons were seriously injured Wednesday evening in a road accident in Kwakwani, Citizen Reporters said. They reported from the bauxite community that a speeding car slammed into a teenage mother who was cycling at the Waterfront Road. The 16-year old mother, whose only name has been given as Sheneiza Mollyneaux, as well as Ronaldo Patior and Tyson also knon ...

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New Amsterdam businessman allegedly shoots squatter

A well-known New Amsterdam businessman Wednesday night allegedly shot a man he said was squatting on his land, residents said. The incident occurred at Vryheid , New Amsterdam. The man, who owns a night spot and mall, was taken away from the scene in a police vehicle. His car was subsequently burnt by angry residents.

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