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Daily Archives: October 13, 2014

No full compensation for flood-affected East Bank Dem residents- Whittaker

Local Government Minister, Norman Whittaker Monday afternoon ruled out residents of Peter’s Hall and Providence receiving 100 percent compensation for damage and destruction caused by a flood when high tides demolished a sluice and water from the Demerara River gushed in. The flood-affected residents of the East Bank Demerara communities left a meeting with Local Government Minister, Norman Whittaker and ...

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Kaieteur News publisher, wife on self-bail for alleged tax evasion

Publisher of the privately-owned Kaieteur News newspaper, Glen Lall and his wife, Bhena Lall, were Monday arraigned on tax evasion charges in connection with two Lexus SUVs that were imported by an elderly couple under the duty-free re-migrant scheme. The Lalls pleaded not guilty to the charges and were released by Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on their own recognizance. They ...

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Person-of-interest in murder of prominent Trinidad lawyer in Guyana

(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY).-A man who police described as key to the investigation into the assassination of State Prosecutor Dana Seetahal SC is now being closely monitored by police and other authorities in Guyana. The man who is in his early thirties, left for Guyana last week stating on his travel document that he was going on vacation.  Newsday understands immigration authorities ...

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Boiler operator blasted to death

A 50 year old Boiler Operator employed with the John and Jason Tulshi Rice Mill located at Number 49 Village Corentyne perished after the boiler he was attending to exploded. Phillip Gangaprashad of Number 47 Village succumbed while on his way to the Skeldon Hospital   The cause of the explosion is currently unknown and According to Supervisor of the ...

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Fmr. UG Walter Rodney Professor, Ali Mazrui dies

Inaugural Walter Rodney Professor at the University of Guyana, Ali Mazrui died early Monday morning in the United States (US) after a period of illness. He was 81 years old. The renowned Kenyan academic was appointed to the position at UG in honour of Rodney, an internationally respected Guyanese historian and politician, who died on June 13, 1980. Activists and ...

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Beaten Rupununi farmer dies

A Rupununi farmer, who was allegedly beaten by several men almost two weeks ago, died on Sunday, police said. He has been identified as 52-year old Clifton Clement of Hiawa Village, Central Rupununi. Investigators said Clement was imbibing and was beaten by several men on October 1 in the vicinity of the Takatu Bridge, Lethem. He had been admitted to ...

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Guyana takes on mass preparation approach to tackle Ebola

Guyana has a mass preparedness campaign on-stream as the dreaded Ebola virus continues to cause worldwide uproar. This is according to Dr. Johanna Cole, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s (GPHC) Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases, Consultant. Speaking at a Continued Medical Education (CME) session this morning at the Regency Hotel, Hadfield Street, Dr. Cole noted that the Ministry of Health has taken on ...

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