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15-year old boy stabs taxi driver to death

A 15-year old schoolboy Wednesday afternoon allegedly stabbed to death a taxi driver to death because he allegedly taunted the teen’s sister on several occasions, police said. “It is alleged that during the journey, the victim began to make sarcastic remarks of his (lad) sister; during which process ,the youth who was seated in the back seat whipped out a ...

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Constitutional reform pressure group formed; members free to get into active politics

Reform, Inform, Sustain Educate (RISE) Guyana, a newly-formed non-profit organisation, on Wednesday announced that it would be embarking on a countrywide push for reforming Guyana’s constitution over the next two years, and said its members are free to engage in active politics with any party of their choice. “We strongly feel that unless an external force is brought to bear, ...

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Guyana to build embassy complex in Brazil to cut cost, reinforce its diplomatic presence

Guyana has turned the sod for the construction of its own embassy in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, to cut costs and send a strong message of the “high premium” this country places on relations with its Portuguese-speaking neighbour, Brazil’s Ambassador to Guyana, George Talbot said. “Guyana places a high premium on its relations with Brazil. We believe that the construction ...

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Guyana needs legal reforms, more cash to combat suicide, parliamentarians told

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and the Chairman of the bipartisan House Committee on Social Services, Dr Vindhya Persaud on Wednesday called for legal reforms and more monies to help combat suicide. PAHO-WHO Representative in Guyana, Dr. William Adu-Krow noted that the mental health in 2011 received a mere 0.11 percent of Guyana’s health budget but buy 2017 that figure ...

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Fugitive suspect in Guyana murder arrested in Queens, New York

(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS).- A man wanted for murder in Guyana was located 2,643 miles from the crime scene on Tuesday — in Queens, law enforcement sources said. Members of the NYPD/U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force apprehended suspect Marcus Bisram in the Rockaways at about 1 p.m. “He was living here in plain view,” the source said. Bisram is accused ...

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Govt announces tabling of constitutional reform legislation ahead of pressure group’s call

The Guyana government on Tuesday announced that constitutional reform legislation would be tabled in the National Assembly before Parliament goes into its two-month recess. The announcement came one day before a group calling itself “Rise” plans to hold an event titled “Citizens Call for Constitutional Reform.” Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who is performing the duties of President, said Cabinet on ...

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WPA not worried about outspoken criticism of coalition

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that its outspoken posture on relations in the governing coalition could poison the environment going into talks with the rest of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). Executive member, Tacuma Ogunseye argued that his party must be speak out frankly, privately and publicly if anything tangible is to be achieved from ...

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Update: Bank robber shot dead; four guns recovered; shot bank employee was one of the robbers

A bandit was killed and another captured unhurt during an exchange of gunfire at an attempted robbery at Republic Bank (Guyana), Water Street, Georgetown. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent, Wendell Blanhum said the  bandit was shot in his chest and he succumbed. He was 25 years old and lived at Eccles, East Bank Demerara. Blanhum said one of ...

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Symposium to focus on corruption in the oil industry

Issues of corruption in the oil industry will be the focus of a two-day symposium to be held later this week in Guyana, according to the international law firm, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Vicky McPherson, a shareholder in the Washington, D.C. office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will be a panelist at a two-day symposium in Georgetown, Guyana on “Public Corruption and the Curse of ...

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