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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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Kitty fire leaves 22 homeless; aid-rush begins

An early Wednesday morning fire at Kitty, Georgetown destroyed three houses and left at least 22 persons homeless, and causing government to rush assistance to the victims. In the second major fire in less than two weeks,  three houses at Lots 185 and 191 were destroyed and another at 191 was damaged between 3:30 AM an 5 AM. Those homeless ...

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ExxonMobil plans 20 projects offshore Guyana; calculations pegged at US$40 per barrel

ExxonMobil plans 20 oil exploration projects offshore Guyana, using a projected cost of US$40 per barrel, company officials said Wednesday. The corporation’s Vice President Neil Chapman said  his company has found 3.2 barrels of oil equivalents and is gearing up to drill 20 more wells in the Stabroek Block. “We also have considerable additional potential in this region. We have ...

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Former Bishops High School teacher to be charged with sexual offence

Former Bishop’s High School teacher, Coen Jackson is to be charged with a sexual offence allegedly committed on a child, the Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers has recommended. After months of back-and-forth between the DPP’s Chambers and police, a recommendation was dispatched to police earlier Wednesday for Jackson to be charged with the offence of “sexual activity with a child ...

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ExxonMobil signals reluctance to renegotiate contract with Guyana; rules out skullduggery in operations

ExxonMobil on Tuesday assured that there would no skulduggery to inflate expenses or steal Guyana’s oil and at the same time appeared reluctant to renegotiate its controversial Production Sharing Agreement with Guyana although larger quantities of oil are being found in the Stabroek Block. In response to a question at Private Sector Commission-organised seminar on Guyana’s oil and gas sector, ...

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Brooklyn DA announces Project Brooklyn CLEAR to offer treatment for individuals arrested with small amount of narcotics

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neil and New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Tuesday announced the launch of a pre-arraignment diversion program to assist individuals who suffer from drug dependency and misuse. Under Project CLEAR (Collaborative Legal Engagement Assistance Response), individuals arrested for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance will ...

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