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Daily Archives: November 3, 2019

Man who allegedly raped family member found hanging in police lockup

The body of a man, who allegedly raped a close family member, was found hanging in an East Berbice police lockup, the Guyana Police Force said. Courtney Persaud, 37, a labourer, of Lot 113 Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara, and Manchester Village, Corentyne “was found hanging in the lockups this morning and was subsequently pronounced dead,” police said in ...

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Region 8 gets facility to add value to gemstones

Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni) now has its own lapidary to produce attractive value-added gems giving residents of Monkey Mountain and its environs another opportunity to earn much-needed cash. The GYD$16 million facility, which was funded by the Government of Guyana and constructed by the residents, includes a 30 feet by 20 feet concrete building, the purchasing of modern technical lapidary equipment ...

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No foreign investigator will find Charrandass Persaud was bribed to vote for no-confidence motion -Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has stridently defended former government backbencher, Charrandass Persaud who created an almost one-year-old political crisis in Guyana by voting for an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion that was eventually validated by the Caribbean Court of Justice. President David Granger reportedly said international investigators would be hired to ascertain whether Persaud was paid to vote for the motion that ...

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Jagdeo woos overseas Guyanese to return home to vote

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is encouraging overseas-based Guyanese to return home and vote in next March’s general elections, even as his party vigorously resists the planned removal of names from the voters’ list because the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) cannot locate those persons. Mr Jagdeo was addressing a packed audience at a fund-raising event in Toronto, Canada, organised by the ...

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Farmer hacked to death in drinking spree

A farmer of Bushy Park, East Coast Demerara, was chopped to death Saturday night during a red wine drinking spree, police sources said. The dead man has been identified as 40-year-old David “Big Mouth” Micah. Investigators have since arrested 20-year-old Jordan “Shattta” Walters, a mason who resides at  Belmont, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara. A woman says she, Micah, Walters, and ...

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