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Guyanese pushes elderly man onto NY subway tracks

(NEW YORK POST).-Say it ain’t so, Mr. Claus. A drunken homeless man — who cops say resembles Kriss Kringle — was charged Saturday with attempted murder for allegedly pushing an elderly stranger onto the subway tracks in Harlem. It was on the St. Nicholas Avenue line that cops say Rudralall Baldeo, 57, randomly shoved the 72-year-old man, leaving him clinging ...

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Guyana identifies lands for Trinidad’s agri investors

Guyana is providing thousands of acres of land in the Canje Basin for farmers and investors from Trinidad and Tobago to engage in large-scale agricultural development. The Government Information Agency (GINA) on Sunday reported that Trinidad and Tobago’s Agriculture Minister Devant Maharaj was told by Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud about the availability of land in ...

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Spend gold royalties on environmental repair – Tourism Association

The Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) plans to lobby government to spend gold royalties on repairing the environment for the long-term benefit of the tourism sector. THAG President, Christopher ‘Kit’ Nascimento announced his organisation’s intention at the Guyana Tourism Authority’s annual award ceremony held at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC). The association plans to engage the Ministry ...

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Transparency body weighs in on acting appointments in judiciary

Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI) is questioning the independence of top officials of the judiciary who have been acting for several years now. TIGI Director Dr. Arif Bulkan said it most disturbingly a “significant deficiency” that since 2005 Guyana’s Chancellor and Chief Justice have been acting. “By no stretch of the imagination can we have or can we expect ...

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Motorcyclist in critical condition

Doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) were Sunday battling to save the life of an 18-year old motorcyclist who slammed into a utility pole. He is Akeem Ali of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Ali sustained serious head injuries and broken legs. A Computed Tomography (CT) Scan was due to be performed to determine the extent of the head injuries. ...

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Suspected robber injured in shootout with policeman

A man who allegedly attempted to rob a couple was shot during an exchange of gunfire with a plain clothes policeman. He has been identified as 20-year old Jamal Cromwell of Tucville, Georgetown. Cromwell was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he turned up there four hours after the shootout with a gunshot injury. “At about 2030h ...

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US convicts two Guyanese for multi-million dollar marijuana haul

Two Guyanese nationals have been found guilty in the United States of for a US$14 million marijuana haul in the Caribbean Sea in September. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) states that Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent In Charge (SAC), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, and A. Lee Bentley, III, Acting United States Attorney for the Middle ...

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Soldiers in Rose Hall Town on training

Soldiers are deployed in Rose Hall Town, Corentyne but this is not an anti-crime operation, Chief of Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips said Saturday. A number of persons passing through the municipality on Saturday were a bit uneasy by the heavy presence of soldiers. However, Phillips said the soldiers were on an Internal Security Training Exercise in Rose Hall for the ...

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Donor nations must probe deeper for corruption- Caribbean professor

Professor of Governance and Politics at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Trevor Munroe wants donor countries and agencies to dig deeper to ensure that their taxpayers’ cash is not ending up in the pockets of corrupt politicians. Munroe, who is also Executive Director of National Integrity Action of Jamaica (NIAJ), also called on Transparency International (TI) to adjust ...

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Credit/debit card, money transfers among transactions to be affected by CFATF advisory

Finance Minister Dr.Ashni Singh on Saturday outlined a number of setbacks that Guyanese will face as a result of an advisory by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). The advisory was issued at the regional financial crimes watchdog’s plenary held earlier this week in The Bahamas. CFATF members were told to take the necessary measures to insulate themselves from ...

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