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Fraud “scandal” at Public Hospital- Health Minister

A cashier at the state-run Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has been fingered in connection with an alleged multi-million dollar fraud following an audit there, Health Minister, Dr. Bheri Ramsarran said Tuesday. “We are dealing with an unfortunate situation of a scandal which has demonstrated certain weaknesses,” he told a news conference. A top official of the Guyana Police Force, ...

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New St. Kitts-Nevis party targets Guyanese vote

Several persons, including two ministers, who have broken away from the ruling St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party have assured Guyanese living in the twin-island federation that they would be respected. The immigrant vote made up mainly of Guyanese and nationals of the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic (DR) is crucial to the political parties including the newcomer Team Unity. Addressing Guyanese last ...

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Several arrested for deadly Corentyne robbery

Six persons were Tuesday morning arrested in connection with a deadly home invasion Monday evening at the home of a Corentyne businessman, police said in a statement. Investigators confirmed that 34-year old Davendra “Dave” Deodat of 72 Hampshire Squatting Area was shot and killed during a robbery. They carted off GUY$560,000.00, one gold band, a laptop computer and one cell ...

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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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