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Daily Archives: May 16, 2016

Was there a hidden hand in the unrest at the Camp Street Prison?

As the dust settles after several glaring testimonies from prisoners and law enforcement at the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison unrest, other questions are now being raised. Questions are being raised about whether there was some sort of “hidden hand” in the unrest and whether there was an agenda. The Prison unrest left 17 inmates dead with others injured ...

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Syringes, tattoo machine, drugs, weapons found in Georgetown Prison

The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) has seized a number of prohibited items from the Camp Street jail and appears to have fragmented a group of prisoners who were at the center of a fiery prison unrest that claimed the lives of 17 inmates. “During the operation thirteen prisoners were transferred to the different prison locations and a number of prohibited ...

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Five to be charged with murder of Professor Mars

Five persons will be charged with the murder of Professor Perry Mars who was found bound and gagged at his Prashad Nagar home last week. The Director of Public Prosecutions’ Chambers said the recommendation to charge the five with murder was dispatched to police on Monday. Those expected to appear at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday include two 17 ...

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Aussie cricketers briefed about Zika virus ahead of WIndies tour

Reproduced from Cricket.com.au Cricket Australia medical staff have briefed Steve Smith and his colleagues regarding the Zika virus ahead of their trip to the West Indies. Australia face West Indies and South Africa in an ODI tri-series next month. They are set to visit Guyana, Saint Kitts and Barbados during the tournament. Quick Single: Finch channeling frustration into fire There ...

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Guyana, St. Maarten exploring trade, tourism, large-scale agriculture

Guyana and Dutch St. Maarten are exploring ways of establishing trade, mega farming, and  tourism between the two countries, according to top officials. Guyana’s Director General of Tourism, Donald Sinclair floated the idea at last weekend’s Guyana Independence Jubilee event held at Port de Plaisance, St. Maarten.  “What are you doing could be a possible model for our Guyanese in the ...

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“I have done nothing wrong” – Broomes defends transfer of dredge to children

  Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Bromes is defending her decision to transfer mining assets to her two children after concerns were raised about a possible conflict of interest at the weekend. Broomes at a Monday morning press conference, made it clear that the process was devoid of corruption as she detailed having written the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) ...

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PPP shuns GuyExpo for “political work”

Despite members of the political opposition – People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) being invited to GuyExpo 2016, its members were a no-show at the opening last Thursday. There are also no reports to indicate Party officials attended the trade fair in their official capacities at the weekend. When questioned on Monday, PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee brushed off suggestions of a ...

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