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Case of alleged killer of nine-year old boy adjourned again

The preliminary inquiry into the murder of a nine-year old boy was adjourned again Thursday to facilitate the submission of a psychiatric report. Ryan Bobb-Semple is accused of the murder of Gittens between April 1 and 4 at Cane View Avenue, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The prosecution on Thursday asked the court to set another date for the report to be ...

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Govt names rice millers who owe farmers

The Guyana government on Thursday called on several rice millers to pay up all monies owed to rice farmers. Rice millers can be prosecuted if they do not pay up.  In recent months, rice millers and farmers have been bracing themselves for the gradual phasing out of the lucrative Venezuelan rice market. Following is the full text of the government’s ...

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“We will enforce the existing laws against racism more vigorously and vigilantly”- Granger

President David Granger on Thursday warned that his administration would enforce all laws against those who foment racism, as part of a five-point plan to promote Social Cohesion in this country whose political landscape is racially polarized. “We will enforce the existing laws against racism more vigorously and vigilantly guard against bad elements who foment social and racial strife,” he ...

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PPP’s absence from Social Cohesion round-table: Granger discards witch-hunt claim; UN official urges broad-based involvement

Amid a call by the United Nations (UN) for greater political participation in mapping out Guyana’s social cohesion strategy, the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP) refused to participate in a national roundtable citing the firing of several persons by the four-month old administration. President David Granger is, however, relying on patience in the hope that Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo would ...

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East Coast Demerara fire leaves elderly couple homeless

Fire destroyed a house and scorched a nearby general store at Strathspey, East Coast Demerara. Traffic snarled as curious motorists slowed down to take a glimpse of the fire. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle told Demerara Waves Online News that one of two elderly persons living in a small old wooden house knocked down a lamp. The house had no electricity. ...

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CARICOM SG receives Guyana Private Sector Commission donations for storm-hit Dominica

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque Wednesday received a donation of items from member companies of the Guyana Private Sector Commission (PSC) to support the recovery effort in storm-damaged Dominica, the regional headquarters said in a statement. The donation of a wide range of medical supplies, generators, cleaning items and cash were presented by New Guyana Pharmaceutical Company, Gaico Construction and ...

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Contractor ordered to fix defective section of East Bank Berbice road

The East Bank Berbice (EBB) Road, which has been a headache for residents, has been rehabilitated but still has numerous defects that the contractor first has to fix before he hands over the thoroughfare to government, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said Wednesday. The road project cost GY $393.9M. Work commenced in November 2014 and was completed in June.  The ...

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No trace of woman missing at Kaieteur; search continues

The search continued Wednesday with no trace up of a Guyanese woman who was reported missing while visiting Kaieteur National Park with eight other persons. A senior police officer, who is directly connected with the search, said up to 6:57 PM he had received no information from a search party that was joined by other persons who are familiar with ...

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‘Red Cap’ alleged killer charged

A 19-year old man was Wednesday arraigned for the murder of  a Tiger Bay, Georgetown resident  well-known as Red Cap. Christopher Stanley was not required to plea when the indictable charge was read to him by Magistrate Ann McLennan. He was remanded to prison until September 15, 2015. Stanley, who was not represented by a lawyer, is accused of the ...

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Brazilian caught with fake ATM cards; withdrew monies from city bank

A Brazilian man was Wednesday arrested with several fake Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) cards, two of which he had used to withdraw money from a city commercial bank, the Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) , Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum confirmed. Sources said moments after the man returned to make a second withdrawal, he was apprehended by the bank’s ...

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