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Protest greets Nagamootoo during visit to storm-affected Bath Settlement

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo was Friday morning meeting with residents of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice whose houses were damaged by a recent storm, despite being greeted by protests. On Nagamootoo’s arrival at the village, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) activist, Faisal Jafferally and a group of persons held placards. At one time, there was a heated exchange of words between ...

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No ‘apology’ forces APNU+AFC sixth consecutive walk-out from Region 5 Council meeting

It’s been six months since a full Region 5 Regional Democratic Council (Mahaica-West Berbice) meeting has been held, with the two top regional officials at odds over the need for an apology and whether the disruptions have had a toll on project execution. This is due to an ongoing feud between the Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal and Regional Executive Officer ...

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Man jailed for damaging Minister Harmon’s house

A man, who admitted to damaging Minister of State, Joseph Harmon’s house, was Wednesday sentenced to six months imprisonment. Thirty year old Samuel Greene of Guyhoc Park admitted to committing the offence at Harmon’s property. The unrepresented man stood before Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court where the charge read that on September 15 at Guyhoc Park, he ...

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Violence by Psychiatric Hospital patients triggers nurses’ sit-in over poor working conditions

Nurses at the National Psychiatric Hospital Tuesday staged a three-hour sit-in over the dangerous conditions they are facing at that mental health facility where several patients violently broke two walls late Monday night. When this publication visited the health institution at Canje, Berbice, the Hospital Administrator, Luanne Sulker, said she was not permitted to speak to the media about the ...

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Glass technician, who swallowed cocaine, jailed

Thirty eight year old glass technician Julius Watkins pleaded guilty to having 960 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The court heard that between September 12-15 at the Georgetown Public Hospital and Woodlands Hospital he excreted 114 “round-like”  objects. Facts surrounding the matter states that ...

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Granger points way to job-creation in East Berbice-Corentyne

President David Granger has urged youths of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) to lead the way in creating jobs for themselves and called on all stakeholders to make Rose Hall Town the commercial hub of that agriculture-dependent region. “From time to time when I visit this region, I am always asked about the creation of jobs for our youths and this ...

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Queensway guard charged with stealing cash from New Thriving Restaurant

A 29- year old security guard attached to Queensway Security Force was Monday morning placed on GYD$60,000 bail after being charged for break and entry and larceny. Travis Reynolds of 30 Graham’s Street Plasiance East Coast Demerara stood before City Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied the allegation that on September 9,2017 at Main Street Georgetown he broke and enter the ...

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One dead, another hospitalised after Corentyne hit and run

A Corentyne family has plunged into mourning after the sole breadwinner was killed in a hit and run accident on Sunday evening. Dead is 19-year-old Trishan “Sonno” Sahai  of Lot 11 ‘B’ No. 57 village, Corentyne. His friend, Mooneshwar Jairam, 28, is said to be in a serious but stable condition at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital. According to information ...

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Former Magistrate slapped with two additional traffic charges

Former Traffic Court Magistrate and Attorney-at-law Chandra Sohan on Friday appeared at the Ablion Magistrate Court and was slapped with two additional charges after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol last month. The charges read by Magistrate Renita Singh stated that on Friday 4th August, on the Williamsburg Corentyne Public road, Sohan drove motor car PJJ 6060 ...

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British woman died from lack of oxygen, self-suspension

–suspects arrested expected to be released later The three suspects , who were detained in connection with the death of  Briton, 50-year-old Dajee Sarah Rosemary, are expected to be released following the results of a post mortem conducted on Thursday. The post mortem, which was conducted e by Government Pathologist, Dr. Bridgemohan,  revealed that the woman died of asphyxiation (lack ...

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