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Daily Archives: March 8, 2018

No political party nominees for University of Guyana’s Council likely- top officials

The University of Guyana (UG) appears one step closer to virtually removing political influence in running its affairs, something that top officials on Thursday said  has not helped in running the institution efficiently and effectively. Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Nigel Harris said several of the recommendations by Trinidadian Professor Lawrence Carrington and his committee are expected to ...

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Third man charged with stealing ducks, sheep from Berbice ranch

A third man was Thursday charged in connection with the alleged stealing of several sheep and ducks from a ranch at the Canje River. Twenty-one year old Rhondell Crawford of Betsy Ground Village, East Canje, Berbice, was arrested by police in Berbice. Police alleged that he, along with other men, allegedly stole the animals at Potocco Canje River. The charg,  which ...

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Man charged with wounding mother

A 21-year old man, who allegedly chopped his mother, was Thursday arraigned on a charge of unlawful wounding. of Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice, appeared before Senior Magistrate, Alex Moore at the New Amsterdam Magistrates’ Court. The Court heard that on Tuesday March 6, 2018, at Sister Village, East Bank, Berbice, Sookram maliciously wounded his 54-year old mother Rajmattie Sookram. ...

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Guyanese literary giant, Sir Wilson Harris, dies

Celebrated Guyanese literary giant, Sir Wilson Harris died earlier Thursday in the United Kingdom (UK) where he resided for decades. Sir Wilson,96, was the father of University of Guyana Chancellor, Professor Nigel Harris. Following is the full text of a statement by Professor Harris who is a former Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI). We regret ...

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Former Bishops High School teacher charged with sex-offence and sent to prison until mid-March

Former Bishops High School teacher, Coen Jackson was Thursday remanded to prison until later this month after an indictable sexual offence charge was read to him in-camera. Senior Magistrate, Leron Daly remanded the accused to prison until March 15, 2018 when he is expected to make another court appearance. The former Business teacher was charged with engaging in sexual activity ...

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US returns murder suspect to Guyana

NEW YORK – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a Guyanese national March 1, who was wanted for murder in his home country. Anthony Bhupdeo was returned to Guyana after a Guyanese court issued an arrest warrant for him in connection with the alleged murder of Deokumar Basdeo on January 1, 2016. Basdeo, of  ...

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