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Prime suspect in deadly pirate attack offshore Suriname arrested

by Ivan Cairo A  prime suspect, who allegedly confessed to being one of the pirates responsible for the deadly attack off Suriname’s east coast was Sunday morning arrested by fishermen and handed over to police in that former Dutch colony. Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Slijngard, commander of the Coast Guard, disclosed Sunday afternoon that a suspect has been captured at sea an handed ...

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Security guard dies in accident

A security guard was Sunday morning killed in a road accident when the car he was travelling in ended in a trench at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara, police said. Dead is 47-year old Garfield Mc Pherson of Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara. Police later said Diana Mc Garrel did not perish in the accident. The driver, Mc Pherson ...

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British colonial sedition law crushed free expression by Blacks; has no place in independent Guyana

United States-based History Professor, Nigel Westmaas has slammed the sedition clause in Guyana’s Cybercrime Bill, saying it is archaic and that dates back to 1917 when British colonisers had clamped down on freedom of expression by Blacks. Westmaas, also a former University of Guyana (UG) History lecturer, called for the law to be scrapped altogether instead of being included in ...

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Region One residents get birth certificates

Several residents of Sebai, Eclipse Falls and Citrus Grove in Region One uplifted their birth certificates over the weekend, April 28-29; some, for the first time. A team led by Junior Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe and Region One Member of Parliament (MP), Richard Allen distributed the documents during an outreach in the Barima-Waini region. The exercise is ...

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Four regions get newly-graduated Patient Care Assistants

Approximately seventy-four residents from Regions Three, Four, Five and Ten have been trained to be Patient Care Assistants (PCAs). Addressing the newly trained PCAs at a graduation ceremony this morning, at the Georgetown Club, Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence urged them to be the catalyst that will transform their communities by proving the best care to patients. “You should ...

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Suriname police appeal urgently to relatives for identification documents of piracy victims

With 12 fishermen-many believed to be Guyanese- still unaccounted for following last Friday’s piracy off the coast of Suriname, police in that formrr Dutch colony on Friday appealed to relatives to provide information about those still missing. Suriname’s Coast Guard recovered two more bodies on Friday (May 4). With three bodies already recovered and a badly injured fisherman rescued, hopes ...

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Guyanese in Berbice held for questioning about deadly piracy attack off Suriname’s coast

As Guyanese police arrested a Berbician in connection with last week Friday’s piracy attack that has so far left 11 persons unaccounted for, one of the surviving fishermen has been recounting his experience at the hands of the merciless pirates who chopped and threw several of his colleagues overboard off the coast of Suriname. Arrested was Nakool “Fire” Manohar, 38 ...

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Lorry driver jailed for causing the death of 12 Berbicians

A 42 year old man of Black Bush Polder on Thursday was sentenced to  nine years imprisonment altogether, by Justice Brassington Reynolds at the Berbice Assizes. He was found guilty by a mixed jury on a 10-2 majority, after causing the death of twelve persons by dangerous driving on the number nineteen Main Road, East Coast Berbice (ECB), on October ...

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Weak, badly injured fisherman rescued; suspected pirate arrested off Suriname’s coast; Guyana in mourning

  By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – Although the chance of finding survivors is getting smaller by the hour, rescue workers have found one of the victims of the deadly attack on four fishing boats on Friday. The man was said to be in critical condition was rushed to the hospital by ambulance after being brought ashore this afternoon. He allegedly said ...

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