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Daily Archives: July 5, 2017

15-year old boy stabs taxi driver to death

A 15-year old schoolboy Wednesday afternoon allegedly stabbed to death a taxi driver to death because he allegedly taunted the teen’s sister on several occasions, police said. “It is alleged that during the journey, the victim began to make sarcastic remarks of his (lad) sister; during which process ,the youth who was seated in the back seat whipped out a ...

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Constitutional reform pressure group formed; members free to get into active politics

Reform, Inform, Sustain Educate (RISE) Guyana, a newly-formed non-profit organisation, on Wednesday announced that it would be embarking on a countrywide push for reforming Guyana’s constitution over the next two years, and said its members are free to engage in active politics with any party of their choice. “We strongly feel that unless an external force is brought to bear, ...

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Guyana to build embassy complex in Brazil to cut cost, reinforce its diplomatic presence

Guyana has turned the sod for the construction of its own embassy in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, to cut costs and send a strong message of the “high premium” this country places on relations with its Portuguese-speaking neighbour, Brazil’s Ambassador to Guyana, George Talbot said. “Guyana places a high premium on its relations with Brazil. We believe that the construction ...

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City resident on armed robbery, ganja trafficking charges

A city resident , who allegedly robbed a man of raw gold and cash, was Wednesday remanded to jail pending his trial. Twenty-seven year old Akeem Rajkumar of 63 Leopold Street, Georgetown was also accused of being in possession of  50 grammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Rajkumar is accused of using a gun to rob Dexter France ...

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Guyana needs legal reforms, more cash to combat suicide, parliamentarians told

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and the Chairman of the bipartisan House Committee on Social Services, Dr Vindhya Persaud on Wednesday called for legal reforms and more monies to help combat suicide. PAHO-WHO Representative in Guyana, Dr. William Adu-Krow noted that the mental health in 2011 received a mere 0.11 percent of Guyana’s health budget but buy 2017 that figure ...

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