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Fluffy’s alleged killer caught

The man who allegedly stabbed “Fluffy” to death on Christmas Day was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of murder. Mark Greaves, 54, of 171 James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. He was remanded to prison until January 18, 2015 for a ...

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GAWU dumps idea of merging Wales, Uitvlugt factory operations

The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) on Tuesday rejected suggestions by government that the Wales and Uitvlugt sugar factories be merged. “We are opposed to the closure of any factory,” GAWU President, Komal Chand told Demerara Waves Online News. Chand said such a move result in closure of the Wales Estate and increased operational costs by private cane farmers ...

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Hope Estate Chairman, Agri Minister in tug-o-war over Admin Manager

A dispute has broken out over the appointment of an Administrative Manager for Hope Coconut Industries Limited, with the Chairman of the Board Iamei Aowmathi over-ruling a decision by Agriculture Minister Noel Holder. Moments after the appointee, Aseef Balmacoon, was told again by Aowmathi to leave his office, he made an impassioned plea for President David Granger to intervene in ...

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Govt to order Financial Intelligence Unit to report on its work

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams wants the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to tell him what it has been doing to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism. “The FIU would now have to put in writing to this government what are the requirements that have been demanded of them and what have been implemented and ...

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Three killed, three injured in brawl

Two persons were killed and three others injured in a brawl involving cutlasses and knives at a bar at Manchester Village , Corentyne, police said. Dead are Mark Simon, 28 years, of Liverpool, Corentyne and Kempton Gray, 23 years, of Alness, Corentyne as a result of injuries. They were taken to hospital where Simon was pronounced dead on arrival and ...

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Crime Chief explains delay in Westford alleged fraud matter

The Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Wendell Blanhum on Monday explained the reason behind the prolonged delay in deciding whether former Public Service Minister Dr. Jennifer Westford would be charged with allegedly defrauding government of millions of dollars. Westford’s then Principal Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings, is also the subject of the probe that began earlier this year. Blanhum told ...

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Put police promotions on hold- Rohee

General Secretary of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee wants the impending promotions of several officers within the Guyana Police Force (GPF) be placed on hold. Rohee at a Monday morning press conference berated the manner in which the police force is currently being directed by politicians and urged that officer with pending matters before disciplinary bodies not be ...

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High-tech disruption of “national infrastructure” to be made illegal

The illegal access to computers, disruption of critical national infrastructure and the unauthorized sharing of computer data are to soon become offences punishable by hefty fines and long jail terms. “A person who, intentionally and without lawful excuse or justification, obtains for himself or another person, computer data which is not meant for him or the other person and which ...

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Cyber Crime Bill seeks to outlaw cyber-bullying; protect reputation, privacy

The Cyber Crime Act will also outlaw the use of computers to coerce, intimidate or harass another person with intent to cause emotional distress or cyber-bully, intentionally or recklessly, another person. The law defines “cyberbully” as the use of a computer system repeatedly or continuously to convey information which causes fear, intimidation, humiliation, distress or other harm to another person; ...

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