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Daily Archives: April 21, 2015

Health Minister apologises for cursing female rights activist

Just hours after news broke that Health Minister Bheri Ramsarran cursed anti-government rights activist and called her “shit” he has apologised. Ramsaran was heard on a recording telling Sherlena Nageer to “F-off” and harbouring thoughts of slapping her for fun and getting a number of women to strip her. Following is the full text of the Health Minister’s statement. “On ...

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Elderly overseas-based Guyanese man shot, robbed; woman held

An elderly overseas-based Guyanese was Tuesday morning shot and robbed shortly after returning to Guyana through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, police said. Investigators said a woman has been arrested. According to a police statement, about 9:30 AM (April 21, 2015), 83-year old Glednon Cadogan, was shot and injured during an armed robbery at Shirley Field-Ridley Square, Georgetown. “Investigations revealed ...

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Yacht washes up on Wakenaam

A joint security team is probing the discovery of a yacht on the Essequibo Island of Wakenaam earlier this week, according to a senior law enforcement source. Residents said the catamaran washed up at Moor Farm, northern Wakenaam about four days ago. There was no one aboard. Sources said the vessel has no name or other visible identifying marks. However, ...

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Health Minister considered slapping, stripping female anti-government activist

Even as the two major political parties in next month’s general elections are pushing a pro-women campaign agenda, Health Minister Dr. Bheri Ramsaran cursed a female anti-government activist and thought of slapping and having her stripped. Ramsaran was also heard telling Sherlina Nageer that she was a “little piece of shit,” and an “idiot” to which she retorted “you are ...

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Sir Shridath Ramphal hospitalised

Former Commonwealth Secretary General, Sir Shridath Ramphal has fallen ill and has been admitted to the St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, according to well-placed sources. Ramphal,86, arrived in Guyana on Monday. The nature of his illness was not immediately known but it necessitated his admission to that health care institution. His hospitalization comes at a time when Guyana is a preparing ...

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Arsonists attempt to burn West Bank Demerara school

Arsonists attempted to burn down the L’Adventure Secondary School, West Bank Demerara Monday night, according to Fire Chief Marlon Gentle. Gentle said investigators found kerosene, pieces of paper and matches at the scene. The Fire Chief credited neighbours with putting out the blaze at the school located at Canal Number One. He said only a cupboard was scorched. Monday night’s ...

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