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Daily Archives: July 19, 2015

Guyana’s oldest Jesuit priest dies

The oldest Jesuit Priest in Guyana died Sunday at the Georgetown-based residence of that Roman Catholic Order. He is 96-year old Father Peter Britt-Compton. Former Jesuit Superior in Guyana, Father Malcolm Rodrigues said his colleague succumbed to cancer for which he was diagnosed about four years ago. Britt-Compton, who hailed from the United Kingdom, spent more than 50 years working ...

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Minibus robbers caught after stabbing miner during attempted robbery

Two knife-wielding mini-bus robbers were arrested Sunday at Pouderoyen shortly after stabbing and attempting to rob a gold miner on the West Bank Demerara. “Public spirited citizens who were in the vicinity responded and went to the assistance of the victim and arrested the perpetrators after a short chase. They were both handed over to the police and are in ...

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Guyana will “stoutly resist” Venezuela ID card distribution; Guyanese security expert recommends aggressive public awareness campaign

Guyana on Sunday warned it would “stoutly resist” plans by Venezuela to register residents in Essequibo and issue them identification cards for the neighbouring Spanish-speaking nation, even as a United States-based Political Scientist has urged government to aggressively educate Guyanese about Venezuela’s territorial claim to the Essequibo Region. “We will stoutly resist any effort to have our people issued with ...

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Guyanese expect a lot from security-expert laden govt to control crime, says US-based Professor

A United States (US)-based Guyanese Political Scientist and security expert has urged the ruling coalition to engage in all-out efforts be made by the ruling coalition, several top officials are ex senior members of the security forces, to keep its electoral promise to reduce the high incidence of crime. “Part of the expectation, part of the anxiety for something to ...

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Suspect could be charged soon for Crum-Ewing’s murder

Guyanese police on Sunday said the man arrested in connection with the shooting death of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing could be charged shortly. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that the arrest, which marks a “significant development” in the probe, was not as a result of willy-nilly action by police. “Let ...

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