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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Former soldier charged with uncle’s murder

Twenty-six year old Dwayne Tappin was Wednesday morning remanded for the alleged murder of his uncle. The prosecution’s case is that Tappin murdered 51- year old Randolph Seenauth which occurred on Sunday last at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara. Tappin who appeared before Magistrate Alisha George in the Sparendaam Magistrate was not required to plea to the indictable charge when ...

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Probe into latest domestic plane crash begins

Investigators from the Accident and Investigation Group are Wednesday expected to team up with experts from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to probe the second domestic plane crash in about two weeks. “Officials from the Accident and Investigation Group supported by a team from GCAA is en route to the crash site to start their investigations,” the GCAA said ...

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Guyanese woman killed in gruesome accident in Bon Fim, Brazil

A Guyanese woman was killed Tuesday in a road accident in Bon Fim, a Brazilian town near southern Guyana, authorities said. She has been identified as 67-year old Barbara Jerome  of Sawariwau Village, Region Nine (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo). Jerome was identified by a 68-year old Brazilian man with whom she shared a relationship in Brazil after she migrated there. Her body ...

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President Granger instructs Police Service Commission to halt promotions; Opposition Leader says order “unconstitutional”

President David Granger  has instructed the Police Service Commission (PSC) not to go ahead with promoting officers of the Guyana Police Force, a move that has raised concerns by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon confirmed Tuesday that the President last week advised the Commission not to proceed further appointments. “That’s the President’s decision. He doesn’t want ...

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Body of labourer, who went missing during fishing trip, found

The body of the Crabwood Creek, Corentyne labourer, who went missing late last week during a fishing trip, was found Tuesday morning on the Crabwood Creek foreshore, police said. Berbice Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams said there were no visible marks of violence and the body did not show any signs of decomposition. Fifty-two year-old Karamchand Parbhudyal called “Dara” went ...

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Second plane crashes at Eteringbang in less than one month

A single-engine Cessna aircraft belonging to the domestic carrier, Wing’s Aviation, crashed late Tuesday morning shortly after take-off from the Eteringbang airstrip in western Guyana, Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field said. The pilot, Dominique Waddell, escaped without life-threatening injuries. The Cessna 206 plane, bearing registration number 8R-GPR,  was seen descending rapidly by other pilots ...

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Global pressure mounts on Guyana President not to sign broadcast bill into law

Global pressure on Tuesday intensified on President David Granger not to sign amendments to Guyana’s Broadcasting Act into law, citing violation of media freedom and viability of privately-owned media. Reporters Without Borders on Tuesday added its voice to calls already made by the Guyana Press Association (GPA), Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) and the International Press Institute (IPI) for ...

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Youth in Natural Resources Mentorship Programme launched

The Ministry of Natural Resources on Monday launched its three-week Youth in Natural Resources Mentorship Programme which aims to introduce young people to the natural resources sector through the work of the Ministry and its agencies and corporate partners. “In doing so the youth are expected to come to an understanding that working in the natural resources sector can be fulfilling ...

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Fly Jamaica: Safety first as delays are compounded by strikes and customs at airports

KINGSTON, JAMAICA—7 August 2017. Fly Jamaica Airways on Monday sincerely apologised to all passengers affected by the irregular operations beginning August 3, 2017. Fly Jamaica Airways says it expects to be back on schedule by Thursday August 10, 2017. While these delays to the airline’s services are regrettable the airline remains committed to making safety its first priority. The Jamaica-headquartered ...

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Heavily armed bandits cart off over GYD$1.7 million in cash, gold jewelry after storming Corentyne boat owner’s home; five in custody

A Corentyne family are counting their lucky stars after heavily armed bandits invaded their home at Lot 179 No. 69 Village, Corentyne on Saturday last and carted off with over GYD$1.7 million in cash and gold jewellery. Twenty-seven year-old Satchin Ramrattan, his pregnant wife, 26-year-old Vidya Gopaul and their four-year-old son managed to escape the ordeal with merely cuts and ...

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