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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Car slams into house, driver narrowly escapes death

The driver of a motor car narrowly escaped death or serious injury early Saturday morning when he veered off the East Bank Demerara Public Road and slammed into a section of an unfinished concrete house that seconds after fell on the vehicle. The incident occurred that shortly before 5 AM, they heard a loud noise and when they looked outside ...

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Going to Court among all options on no-confidence motion

The Guyana government on Friday said it was leaving all options open including possibly seeking a judicial review of the majority opposition-backed no-confidence motion against the Donald Ramotar administration. “If those suggestions come up, they will be discussed. We are not ruling anything out or anything in,” he told a news conference. He said the implications of the Alliance For ...

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Son of Surinamese President pleads guilty to Hezbollah terrorism plot from South America

(BLOOMBERG).-A Suriname man accused of seeking to provide the Islamist group Hezbollah with a permanent South American base for staging attacks against the U.S. pleaded guilty in Manhattan to three counts. Dino Bouterse, 41, who held himself out to be the commander of Suriname’s counter-terrorism unit, said today at a hearing in New York federal court that in 2013 he ...

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Police, army instructed to get back weapons transferred to PNC; Granger asked to help

President Donald Ramotar says the security forces have been long instructed to go after 155 guns that were transferred from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to functionaries of the People’s National Congress (PNC)-led administration 35 years ago. ““This is one of the important functions of the security forces to get the weapons back…This is a standing order to get the ...

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Prime Minister Hinds in minor boat accident, no one injured

A boat carrying Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds up the Canje River, Berbice was Friday afternoon involved in a minor incident but no one was injured, a senior regional official said. The official explained that the captain of the 250 Horsepower fiberglass boat “banked a turn too rash” and ended up in the bush on a river bank. However, the mission ...

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Bandits, guards in gun fight at Issano mining camp

Security personnel and four armed bandits exchanged gunfire, leaving one of the thieves injured during an attempted robbery at a mining camp at Issano, sources said. The incident occurred shortly after 7 AM Friday at S &S Barakat Mining Inc’s mining camp at 72 Miles Issano, Kaburi. Up to Friday evening, security guards were pursuing the men in the forested ...

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Convict found dead with stolen items

An armed robbery convict, who was recently released from prison, was found badly beaten and dead with a quantity of stolen items and cash in his possession, police said. He has been indentified as 25-year old Eldon Sampson of Craig, East Bank Demerara. His body was found with “multiple injuries” on the roadway at Samantha Point, Grove, East Bank Demerara ...

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Updated Barama employee drowns during Cricket Day

An employee of Barama Company Limited (BCL) drowned Friday during Barama Cricket Day held at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara. He has been identified as 19-year old Sean Hopkinson of Fire Station Road, Timehri, East Bank Demerara. Police said his body was discovered late Friday afternoon. Sources said the man, who is employed as a labourer, and several other ...

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