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Joe Hamilton says GDF officer trained him in bomb-making; GDF arms passed thru PNC to House of Israel

Former elder of the House of Israel cult, Joseph Hamilton on Tuesday told the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry that he was trained in bomb-making by a senior Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officer. The Commission also heard reference being made to a police intelligence file which contained aan arms requisition/delivery form bearing the purported signatures of then former GDF Major ...

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Guyanese participate in CBSI-funded course on combating gun, ammo trafficking

Senior police officers together with representatives from the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Director of Public Prosecutions participated in a U.S.-funded specialized training course May 28-30 to assist security sector officials in strengthening coordination, communication, and cooperation in firearms trafficking cases, the American embassy here said. The course, conducted by trainers from the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament ...

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Updated: Man perishes in burning house

Fire fighters early Tuesday morning recovered the body of a man from a burning house at Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara. He has been identified only as Mr. Sewsankar and he was said to be in his late 70s. He sustained burns about his body. The man was rushed to the hospital in a police pick-up shortly after he was taken ...

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West Indies- New Zealand Test shifted from Guyana to Barbados

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board on Monday advised that the Third Test between West Indies and New Zealand will be played at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. The dates of the Test – June 26 to 30 – remain. The WICB thanks the Barbados Cricket Association and the Government of Barbados for their commitment in ensuring ...

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Police allegedly burn youth’s hands during probe

An East Coast Demerara man has claimed that police burnt him to his hands during an investigation into a criminal offence, the law enforcement agency said. The injured man has been identified as 19-year old Junior Thorrington of Eastville Housing Scheme, Annandale Village. He was allegedly burnt while in custody at the Sparendaam Police Station between May 25 and 27, ...

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Alcoholic commits suicide after parental scolding; girlfriend attempts suicide

The quiet hill-top community of Hosororo Hill in the Mabaruma Sub-region was thrown into a state of shock Monday night after a young man from the area committed suicide after being scolded by his parents about his addiction to alcohol. And reports suggest that 23-year-old Tommy Bennet’s girlfriend subsequently consumed a potent substance on hearing of her partner’s demise. She ...

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Humble Guyanese village boy gets additional Canadian scholarship

Former Queen’s College student Glinton Lexroy Hanover, who recently completed a two-year scholarship program in Canada, has been granted an additional four years of free study based on his outstanding performance. The Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara resident was in 2012 granted a scholarship of Cdn$80,000 to study at the Lester B Pearson College in Canada. According to his brother ...

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Number of Chikungunya cases rises

The number of confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne disease, Chikungunya, continues to soar in Berbice, largely due to more persons coming forward to be tested as a result of an aggressive public awareness campaign there, usually reliable sources said Monday night. Health Minister, Dr. Bheri Ramsarran declined to speak, when contacted by telephone. Calls to Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo ...

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Pomeroon man killed in accident

At about 1330h. today Monday June 02, 2014, Paul Gonsalves, 21 years, of Pomeroon, Essequibo was in a motor vehicle travelling along the Public Road at Greenwich, WCD, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with a utility pole. Paul Gonsalves received injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Leonora Cottage Hospital. Another passenger, Gillian ...

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House of Israel broke up meetings, received guns from PNC-led administration- says fmr cult leader Joseph Hamilton

Former senior member of the House of Israel, Joseph Hamilton – now a parliamentarian for the governing Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)- on Monday admitted that he and other members of that African Guyanese cult had broken up a number of Working Peoples Alliance (WPA) meetings. He began his testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into the death of Guyanese ...

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