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Guyana-born man arraigned for biker-SUV attack in New York

(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/ NEW YORK POST) A defiant motorcyclist caught on video smashing an SUV window with his helmet after a wild chase in upper Manhattan gave the middle finger to reporters in court Sunday. Reginald (Reggie) Chance, 37, was in Manhattan Criminal Court facing assault and gang assault charges in the brutal beating of  when he flipped off ...

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Nevis-based Guyanese dies in hit-and-run

SKN VIBES.-CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – A Guyanese national, who was residing at Upper Government Road on Nevis, was on Friday night (Oct. 4) killed on the spot by what many claimed to be a hit-and-run accident.  Dead is 51-year-old Hardat Balgobin, who hailed from De Hoop, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, Guyana and had been living in Nevis for over 13 years. ...

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Berbice businessman shot dead, wife chopped

The siege of Berbice at the hands of armed bandits continued Monday evening when the owner of a popular trucking service was gunned down and his wife severely chopped in their Corentyne home, according to sources.  A close family associate gave the name of the dead man as Davindra Deodat of 72 Hampshire Squatting Area. He owns “Cool Runnings” trucking ...

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Brumell confirmed as Police Commissioner

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As a tearful Leroy Brumell took the oath on Monday, confirming his appointment as Commissioner of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), President Donald Ramotar sought to clear the air on speculation about whether or not he had supported Brumell’s candidature. “In 2012 Henry Greene (late Police Commissioner) demitted office as the Commissioner of Police. In accordance with the established procedures, ...

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Sparendaam youth gunned down

A 22-year old man was gunned down in Sparendaam Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara allegedly by a suspected gang member in that section of the East Coast Demerara community, according to a family member. Dead is Michael “Mikel” Hamilton, a mason. His sister, Ramona Marshall, identified the suspected shooter as Oswald who earlier today went to the stand and told ...

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Health and agri project to feature at CWA 2013

Researchers from Canada and the Caribbean will be looking for greater buy in to a food and nutrition security programme currently being run in four countries when the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) continues this week in Georgetown. The CDN $5M project is spearheaded by researchers from McGill University and from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad ...

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Caribbean’s coconut industry needs new approach

The Caribbean is taking steps to revive its potentially profitable coconut industry, a move authorities say will depend on knowledge sharing and the replanting of old plantations with desired varieties for specific products. Executive Director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), Dr. Arlington Chesney said the regional coconut production has slumped over the years because scientists ...

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PPP-Civic targets disenchanted, “short memories”, youths to regain majority

Teetering under pressure from the opposition-controlled House, the governing Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Sunday openly appealed to its waning support-base to work hard to secure total control of the lawmaking body. Using its 21st anniversary in office, the PPPC pointed to its record in improving health, education, housing, water supply, roads and the quality of life of old ...

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Small ruminant farmers urged to unite to strengthen their lobby

Small ruminant farmers are being urged to organise themselves so that they could effectively lobby policy makers to have their issues addressed. The call came from CARICOM Deputy Programme Manager for Agriculture Margaret Kalloo as the Caribbean Week of Agriculture activities continued in Georgetown, Guyana on Sunday. “Recently the poultry industry was able to bring their case to the Ministers ...

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