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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Miner kills wife over alleged love affair, attempts suicide

A man on Wednesday afternoon stabbed his wife to death and attempted to commit suicide, but he was arrested and hospitalised under police guard. The dead woman has been identified as 44-year-old Venette Headley-James, a vendor. The incident occurred at her home at 68 Sideline Dam, Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara. Investigators were told that her husband, 45-year-old Sherlock James stabbed ...

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Raised CJIA runway lights gash American Airlines tyres

More than 100 American Airlines (AA) passengers bound for the United States (US) were forced to remain in Guyana after raised runway lights slit the plane’s tyres, sources said. “The aircraft was taxiing out for takeoff. During the turn at the end of the runway the wheels struck the raised lights on the taxi way,” the source told Demerara Waves ...

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Thousands of Haitians leaving Guyana illegally for Brazil -Felix

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Winston Felix on Monday said thousands of Haitians are leaving Guyana at several unofficial crossings to neighbouring Brazil. Felix said “to be booked out you have to present yourself to an immigration officer”, even as he indicated the length of the border where they are crossing at Lethem, Karasabai, Aishalton. “You’ll understand what you are ...

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Minister Keith Scott’s bodyguard shot

Junior Minister of Social Protection, Keith Scott’s bodyguard was early Monday morning shot and injured, police said. A senior police officer said Mr. Michael Williams was shot once to his hip and buttock. He underwent surgery and was in stable condition, police added. Williams was reportedly shot by one of two men who jumped off a motorcycle and demanded that ...

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Guyana, Britain deny Russia claim of military base being constructed on Essequibo island to destabilise Venezuela

Guyana and Britain on Friday rubbished Russia’s claim that a British military base was being constructed on one of the Essequibo islands to train Venezuelan refugees to destabilise the Nicolás Maduro-led government. The Foreign Ministry here called on Russia to withdraw the statement by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Vladimirovna Zakharova, during a briefing on Thursday on the sidelines of ...

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General elections likely in December -WPA

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Friday said it gleaned that general elections could be held in December, based on the house-to-house registration schedule and preparations for the polls. Executive member, David Hinds said if the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) sticks to its calendar for house-to-house registration, which began on July 20, to be completed by October followed by claims ...

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Gov’t achieved “certain big things” but no guarantee promises won’t be broken again -WPA

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Friday  admitted not doing enough to push the government to address failed promises such as constitutional reform, collective bargaining and award of contracts to small contractors, but could offer no guarantees that there would not be a repeat if the governing coalition wins again. Executive Member, Dr. David Hinds said during an ongoing series ...

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GECOM awaits written High Court decision; 230,000 registered so far

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Thursday did not discuss the implications of the High Court judgement on house-to-house registration and related matters because commissioners were yet to obtain a copy of the written decision by Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire, an elections commissioner said. Government-appointed elections commissioner, Vincent Alexander expected the seven-member body to meet again by Monday before GECOM ...

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WPA calls on PPP to extend life of government ahead of poll preparations

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA), a vocal member of the governing coalition, on Thursday urged the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to agree to an extension of the deadline by which general elections ought to be held, in the wake of Wednesday’s High Court ruling that blessed the constitutionality of house-to-house registration. “The WPA calls on the PPP to acknowledge ...

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