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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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BREAKING: Second deadly pirate attack in Suriname within one week; turf war suspected in first attack

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – While authorities here are still searching for victims and recovering bodies from last Friday’s deadly attack on four fishing boats in Surinamese waters pirates attacked another fishing boat Wednesday night killing at least one fisherman. According to Mark Lall, secretary of Visserscollectief, a local fishermen’s association, the captain of the boat was killed. The whereabouts ...

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C’bean Judicial Officers hears need for more convictions, seizure of criminal proceeds for effective AML/CFT regimes

Guyana on Thursday hosted the inaugural workshop for Regional Judges and Prosecutors with a call by the country’s Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams SC., for more convictions and the confiscation of the proceeds of criminal ventures for the benefit of the State and other victims. This, if the global efforts of the international Financial Action Taskforce ...

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Three bodies of 16 missing fishermen discovered; Guyanese relatives fear the worst

Three bodies of the 16 missing fishermen were salvaged Wednesday night by Suriname’s Coast Guard and members of that neighbouring country’s  maritime police. Director of the National Coordination Center for Disaster Management told media in Suriname that the bodies showed signs of crime. Jerry Slijngaard, according to a report in the Surinamese newspaper, De Ware Tijd. The bodies were located ...

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Ministry of the Presidency unveils Jagan centennial stamp

The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) and the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) on Tuesday formally launched the Centennial ‘limited edition’ Commemorative Stamp in celebration of the life of the Late Executive President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Cheddi Jagan. Notably absent from the launching ceremony held at MotP was any representation of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), government ...

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“Rights offline are valid online, laws offline are valid online”, says global Internet expert at World Press Freedom Day launch

World Press Freedom Day 2018 – the global event- was launched Wednesday in Accra, Ghana with a call for policymakers to recognise that offline laws are generally as good as Online laws. That call was issued by the Senior Policy Manager of the World Wide Web Foundation, Nnenna Nwakanma in her keynote address to a plenary session on “Media Under ...

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Former Region 10 REO was never charged with fraud; admits region breached procurement laws

Former Region 10 Regional Executive Office, Gavin Clarke on Monday conceded that the Region had breached Guyana’s Procurement Laws when it issued a number of contracts –contracts that had been flagged in 2016 in his Audit Report. Contrary to an earlier report, Clarke was never charged with fraud. Demerara Waves retracts that content and apologises unreservedly to Mr. Clarke. Clarke ...

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AFC gives Granger deadline to hold talks on Local Govt elections

The Alliance For Change (AFC)  Tuesday night decided to give President David Granger a two-week ultimatum to discuss Local Government Elections or the party would definitely contest alone, top party officials said. The National Executive Committee (NEC) expressed concern that Granger’s letter was delivered on the eve of its meeting that was held at the Georgetown Club. “It was quite ...

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