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Daily Archives: June 5, 2014

Environment conversations in the making

Guyana used the observance of World Environment Day on Thursday to announce that a series of national conversations on the environment will be held shortly.   The announcement was made by Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud. He said they would be made in collaboration with sister agencies. “These are not only about talking, but also hoping ...

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Former postal employee suspected in Post Office robbery

A former employee of the Soesdyke Post Office has been implicated in the grabbing of GUY$1.9 million from that branch on Thursday, a police source said. Investigators were told that one of two men ceased working at the post office but would still frequent the location. Police said in a statement that about 11:30 AM, two men armed  with handguns ...

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Religious orgs, police battling crimes among youths

The Home Affairs Ministry on Thursday announced that the police and religious community are successfully battling crime among youths since the formation of the Cops and Faith Community Network  (CFCN) one month ago. “In all cases the youths were counselled by the religious leaders and following the involvement of parents/guardians, the majority of the victims were warned and sent away. ...

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Norman Mc Lean paid scant attention to GDF Sergeant implicated in Walter Rodney’s death

Amid concerns by lawyers about the absence of key documents from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) at the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry, Retired Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Norman Mc Lean on Thursday admitted that the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) had infiltrated the army but he had paid little attention to Sergeant Gregory Smith who has been implicated in the bomb-blast death ...

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Joseph Hamilton’s credibility challenged; PNCR lawyer wants section of testimony erased

The credibility of former House of Israel member, Joseph Hamilton on Wednesday came under intense scrutiny and Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) lawyer, Basil Williams has applied for much of the witness’ evidence about receiving guns and instructions from party functionaries to be thrown out. “I am going to ask this Commission to strike out this part of the testimony. ...

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Guysuco employee stabbed during football at BV

An employee of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GPHC) was stabbed to his head and another man chopped about his body during an altercation at a football match at their home village Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara. Sustaining a stab wound to his head was 24-year old David Mc Almont. He is a welder at the LBI Estate. William Hendricks’ right arm has ...

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