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Daily Archives: February 27, 2015

Mining Engineer gunned down

A Mining Engineer of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), who was shot dead Friday afternoon, might have been carrying a large quantity of cash, according to usually reliable sources. Trevor Abrams was gunned down on the Diamond Public Road, East Bank Demerara about 11 AM Friday. While it is unclear whether he had any money on him, GGMC ...

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Police detainee died of “epileptic seizure”

An autopsy appeared to have cleared police and inmates of any wrongdoing in connection with the death of a man while he was in custody. Police said a post mortem examination conducted Friday on the body of Zaharudeen Razan of Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara showed that he died of “epileptic seizure.” “The cause of death was given as blunt ...

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Police get off scot-free because woman failed to ID police in husband’s death

A number of policemen has escaped criminal prosecution for the death of a detainee because his wife failed to turn up to identify the alleged perpetrators, but several of them would be charged departmentally. “Due to her failure to attend the identification parade the identity of the ranks who allegedly assaulted her husband remains unknown. Therefore there is no evidence ...

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Digicel (Guyana) gets new CEO

Digicel Guyana has announced the promotion of Kevin Kelly to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Gregory Dean the current Chief Executive Officer has been promoted to Regional Chief Executive Officerwith responsibility for Guyana, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. With over seven years’ experience in the telecommunications and technology sector,Kevin moves into the position of Chief Executive Officerfrom his current role as ...

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Refund for Debra Backer’s cancer treatment pending, while millions spent on govt officials’ health care

The Guyana government is yet to refund less than GUY$10 million in medical expenses to the family of Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Debra Backer who succumbed to cancer last year, even as government ministers and ruling party associates have drawn down millions of dollars in payments for various illnesses and dental assistance. Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael ...

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