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Monthly Archives: August 2014

CPL committee rubberstamps result of disputed final

(CRICINFO).-The Caribbean Premier League’s (CPL) cricket tournament committee has ruled that match referee Denavon Hayles properly applied the relevant rules in the rain-hit CPL final on August 16, which Barbados Tridents won by 8 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method. In a release announcing the committee’s finding, the CPL also confirmed that Guyana Amazon Warriors had indeed filed a complaint – ...

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Updated: Suspected gunman dies; family disputes police account

A suspect, who allegedly dropped a gun and ammunition after he was shot, died at a private hospital early Sunday morning after undergoing emergency surgery for a bullet wound. Dead is is 26-year old Dexter Lindo of Shell Road, Kitty. He succumbed to his injury about 5 PM at the Balwant Singh Hospital. Family members are disputing the circumstances surrounding ...

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Afro-Guyanese need business skills, constitutionally guaranteed political space- Nigel Hughes

Afro-Guyanese have over the decades become too dependent on the State for their economic survival, a situation that has been compounded by the failure of the Peoples National Congress (PNC)-led government to amend the Constitution to cater for its loss of political power, according to prominent Attorney-at-Law , Nigel Hughes. Addressing a public forum organized by the Black consciousness organisation, ...

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Troy Resources hopes to clear red-tape and begin gold mining

An Australian gold mining company, Troy Resources (Guyana) Inc; hopes that its prolonged wait for a mineral agreement with the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) would soon end and the way would be cleared for gold production to begin. Chief Executive Officer of Troy Resources, Ken Nilsson lamented the bureaucratic red-tape in getting certain aspects of business done in ...

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Waitress shot dead at restaurant

A waitress was shot dead in a restaurant on D’urban and Haley Streets, Wortmanville, Georgetown early Saturday night, police said. She has been identified as 48-year old Debra Blackman, a mother of five. She lived at Critchlow Circle, Tucville, Georgetown. There were no immediate reports of any suspects being arrested in connection with the shooting at Delicious Restaurant.  Police later ...

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Woman dies in Essequibo River boat collision

A woman was killed early Saturday morning when the boat she was travelling in collided with a small cargo vessel on the Essequibo River in the vicinity of Riverview/ Goshen.. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the boat was returning to Goshen from Bartica when it slammed into the cargo boat that usually transports large quantities of agricultural produce. ...

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Medical Arts Centre, Surgeon sued for Mel Sankies’ death

The private hospital, Medical Arts Centre, and well-known surgeon, Dr. Shaik Amir, have been sued for more than GUY$50 million for allegedly causing the death of Engineer, Melvyn “Mel” Sankies three years ago. The lawsuit has been brought against the health institution and the doctor by Sankies’ siblings, Geoffrey and Jean Sankies, who are administrators of his estate. An autopsy ...

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Kevin Fields’ accomplice charged with two armed robberies

An accomplice of Kevin Fields, who was shot dead during an armed robbery last month, was Friday charged with two counts of robbery under arms. He is 21-year old Howard Rambharose of 6 Second Street, Meadow Bank East Bank Demerara. Rambharose was not required to plea to the indictable charges and he was refused bail. He was refused bail and ...

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GECOM gives into PPPC’s request for Claims and Objections extension

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday gave into a request  by the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to extend the Claims and Objections period by seven days, according to sources. The decision was taken despite publicly stated objections by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC). The top-level management of GECOM was not involved ...

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