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Daily Archives: May 14, 2014

Miner bailed on charges of wounding, stealing police radio

A miner accused of stealing a police communications radio and chopping a man was Wednesday granted GUY$250,000 bail. When Ruel Chapman of 24 Guyhoc Park, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, he pleaded not guilty to the charges. Police said that on Sunday, May 11 he stole one radio communication set valued GUY$160,000, property of the Guyana Police Force. ...

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High Court temporarily blocks King from Town Clerkship; Mayor ordered to show cause for actions

Acting Town Clerk, Carol Ryan-Sooba on Wednesday secured several orders against City Mayor Hamilton Green and Royston King, temporarily blocking him from preventing her from performing the duties as the most senior municipal administrator of the Georgetown Municipality. Attorney General, Anil Nandlall said Chief Justice, Ian Chang granted eight orders that effectively puts on hold the removal of Sooba as ...

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Opposition supports selective local govt election for Georgetown

The parliamentary opposition and the Mayor of Georgetown, Hamilton Green on Tuesday voiced support for Local Government Elections to be held only in the city, following confirmation that it would be legal to do so. A senior administrative official of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has said that the commissioners would soon meet with political parties to advise them of ...

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Local govt elections possible for Georgetown only

In the wake of a bitter stand-off between government and the opposition over who really is Georgetown’s Town Clerk, word has emerged that it is legally possible to call local government elections for the city only. “Legally, it’s possible and no doubt what is possible legally no doubt can be done administratively. The law is clear,” a top administrative official ...

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Minibus kills elderly man

An elderly man was struck down and killed by a minibus early Wednesday morning as he attempted to cross the Haslington Public Road, East Coast Demerara. He has been identified as 68-year old Vernon Gordon of North Haslington. Police said he is alleged to have attempted to cross the Public Road about 5:30 AM when he was struck down by ...

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Teenager stabbed to death

Two men have been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a teenager in Region Eight. Dead is 15-year old Winsley Peters of Bamboo Creek, North Pakarimas. Investigators have so far learnt that about 9 PM on May 12, 2014 at Bamboo Creek, Peters was involved in an argument with two men “during which he was allegedly fatally stabbed ...

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GRA announces new rules for registering seven seat hire cars

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Tuesday announced that a new registration process has begun for seven-seat cars that are being used for hire. Both just acquired cars and those already registered will have to follow the new system that now requires the Traffic Headquarters of the Guyana Police Force to first certify the seating capacity before they are registered ...

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Human rights activists picket President’s residence for justice

Even as the Guyana Police Force (GPF) late Tuesday assured that steps were being taken to deal with the police officer who shot a 15-year old boy in his mouth, the lad and his mother joined in picketing State House- the official residence of President Donald Ramotar. The police force said “the Police Office of Professional Responsibility has completed their ...

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