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Daily Archives: February 4, 2016

9 Guyanese men fishing in Corentyne River arrested by Suriname military

Guyana’s Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs says that it has been able to confirm that some 9 Guyanese men were arrested and later released by Surinamese military on Friday 22nd January. According to a statement from the Ministry the nine residents of Orealla / Siparuta were arrested and taken into custody by Suriname’s military while they were fishing. The men have ...

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Sugar workers down tools in support

Hundreds of sugar workers across Guyana's sugar belt on Thursday down tools to show support for workers affected by the impending close of the Wales sugar factory. According to a release from the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), the solidarity strike proceeded during the day with picketing exercises  at the various Estates Administrative offices with placards reading “No ...

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“We are not intimidated” – Team Legacy confident of LGE win

Team Legacy contesting Local Government Elections in six constituencies says it is not imtimidated by the presence of larger players but insists that LGE should not include the major political parties. At an official campaign launch on Thursday members of the team were confident that they would fare well in their respective areas. Michael Leonard a Team Member contesting in ...

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Police Constable dies after jumping from moving vehicle

A Police Constable attached to rhe Whim Police station died early Thursday morning after his jump from a moving vehicle did not go as planned. According to a police statement. Constable Ray Simon was hitching a ride on a vehicle on his way to the Police station. However, after the vehicle failed to stop at the station to let him ...

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Annandale man stabbed to death

A 33-year-old Annandale resident is now dead after he was stabbed several times following an argument with another man. According to a police statement, Ramkarran Mohanlall, of Annandale South was killed at approximately 23:00hrs on Wednesday.   Police investigations have revealed that Ramkarran Mohanlall was involved in an argument with another man during which he was stabbed about his body. ...

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Govt claims drought-stricken Essequibo farmers are victims of opposition political sabotage

Amid a scorching drought, combined with salt water intrusion, that is biting rice and 'cash crop' farmers on the Essequibo Coast, a top government official says drainage and irrigation workers there maybe engaging in political sabotage. The Prime Minister's Special Representative in Region Two, Karan Chand told reporters that he believes that a number of the rangers might be sabotaging ...

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Security guards at Movie Town construction site shot

Two security guards at the construction site of Movie Town at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara were shot and injured early Thursday morning, police said.  ‎ Investigations so far revealed that at about 4 AM, two men turned up at the guard hut on the northern side and one of them discharged several rounds from a handgun.  The guards, who are ...

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