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Daily Archives: August 20, 2016

“Cash Money” shot dead, accomplice beaten

One man was shot dead and another beaten by public spirited citizens, after the fled from police who were summoned to probe their suspicious activity at a shop at Johanna, East Bank Demerara. Dead is 21-year old Seon “Cash Money” Clarke of Old Road, Land of Canaan. The injured person was not named by the Guyana Police Force. He was ...

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City Hall cuts back on hiring private garbage collection companies; using its own trucks, staff

The two major solid waste companies in Georgetown have been suspended from collecting commercial and domestic garbage in certain areas as City Hall says the municipality is now equipped to pick up refuse and save much needed cash. “My department is equipped with garbage trucks and staff so we have decided to suspend these services of the contractors and do ...

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Granger promises 1823 Demerara Revolt memorial at Parade Ground; critics justify recognising current monument

Under intense pressure from sections of the Afro-Guyanese community to construct a monument at Independence Park (Parade Ground) where slaves who fought in the 1823 Demerara Revolt were executed, President David Granger on Saturday announced that a memorial would be built there. “The government will erect a memorial at Independence Park to commemorate these executions. Future generations must not forget ...

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