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GECOM Commissioner robbed

Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission Antharam Mangar was Tuesday night robbed and assaulted as he was about to enter his yard. Sources close to Mangar said he was robbed of GUY$50,000, US$200, diamond and gold jewellery and one Blackberry cellular phone. He was also gun butted to his lower left eye. The Commissioner was attacked outside his Section M ...

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Two grilled for murder of male sex worker

Two persons were Tuesday questioned and released in connection with the killing of a male sex worker on the Corentyne. The body of 36-year old Nandkumar Purnwassie also known as Vishaul, Champa and Dasrhinie of Tain, Corentyne was found about 5 AM Tuesday on a street at Anchor Ville, Port Mourant, Corentyne. The body has a wound to the head. ...

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Guyanese beheads another in Venezuela

A Guyanese man beheaded another countryman in neighbouring Venezuela following a disagreement in the Spanish-speaking country. Dead is Gordon Mc Lennon of Sugar Hill, a village near Wauna, North West District. Sources said Mc Lennon and 46-year old Ivelaw Baird were engaged in an argument at Polvo De Oro, gold-rich location in Venezuela, where Guyanese miners have been “punting” for ...

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Caricom suspends Dom.Rep’s membership application

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Tuesday suspended the Dominican Republic’s (DR) membership of the regional grouping over that Spanish-speaking country’s refusal to grant nationality status to citizens born to illegal Haitian migrants. “The Community, at this time, will suspend consideration of the request by the Dominican Republic for membership of the Caribbean Community,” said Caricom in a statement. The ...

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Beepat’s clerk on embezzlement charge

A clerk of Beepat’s Harbedashery Store was Tuesday arraigned for allegedly embezzling GUY$1.4 million from his employer. 26-year old Jason De Florimonte of 131 Pike Street, Kitty was not required to plea to the indictable charge of embezzling then money between August 15 and October 31,2013. City Magistrate Judy Latchman agreed with the prosecution’s grounds for opposing bail and remanded ...

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APNU, AFC differ on method to take back guns from unsuitable persons

Opposition parties- A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC)- on Tuesday agreed that licensed guns in the hands of unsuitable persons should taken away but they differ on the method. APNU believes that if government stops tinkering with the licensing process and leave it in the hands of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), guns from ...

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Tradesman on armed robbery charge

A tradesman was remanded to prison Tuesday morning after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he was slapped with a robbery under arms charge. 44-year old Mark Lovell of 44 Friendship, East Bank Demerara entered a not guilty plead to the charge which stated that on November 18 at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, being in the company of another ...

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‘Used to get myself out to bowl or field’ – McGarrell

by Peter Della Penna(ESPN CricInfo).-The Guyana pipeline has supplied numerous players to the USA national team over the years but the cricketing bond between the two countries is somewhat ambivalent, something not touted by the USA with chest-thumping pride. The link has sometimes been a source of derision for critics of USA’s administration, both from internal and external observers, due ...

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