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South Central hotel owner strangled to death

The owner of South Central Hotel was strangled to death, according to an autopsy performed on Friday. The body of 59-year old Joseph Alexander Jagdeo was found Thursday under a bed in one of the hotel’s rooms by an employee. Police said Government Pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh found that Jagdeo died as a result of asphyxia due to manual strangulation. ...

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Drainage plan shapes up as heavy rainfall looms

Guyana is gearing up to beat back expected flooding that may accompany expected heavy rains during the Christmas season. “I would want to think that should we have above normal rainfall in the upcoming rainy season that we should be a very good position to response to any threat of flooding,” Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy was quoted as saying ...

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Digicel hands over new Mahaica Children’s Home

The Ministry of Human Services and Social Security on Thursday received the new, elegantly designed Mahaica Children’s Home from telecommunications company, Digicel Guyana. The building was also commissioned by Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Jennifer Webster and Digicel’s Marketing Director, Jacqueline James, who pioneered this project. The reconstruction of the building is an effort to change the lives ...

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Shot Jamaican businessman dies

A businessman, who was shot earlier this week on Orange Walk, succumbed Thursday night at a city hospital, according to sources.He is Jamaican Patrick Forbes of Lance Gibbs Street, Queenstown.The 36-year old man was shot about 1 AM Wednesday while he was with a group of persons when shots were discharged in their direction. The trader and boutique owner was ...

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NIS (Lethem) clerk arrested following alleged robbery

A National Insurance Scheme (NIS) clerk in Lethem was Thursday arrested in connection with an alleged GUY$2 million robbery at a time when social security auditors are in the township, according to well-placed sources. The woman claimed that she was held at knife-point about 8 AM Thursday. Police were summoned and the clerk, who lives at St. Ignatius, was detained ...

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Financial crimes unit by year end – Luncheon

(GINA) Cabinet on Tuesday approved the creation and operationalisation of a Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) that will be dedicated to the investigation of suspected financial transactions suggestive of money laundering and financing of terrorism.  Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS) Dr. Roger Luncheon told the media of this development today. He added that the unit will be based at ...

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Traffic cop dies in road accident

A policeman was killed and his colleague seriously injured in an accident involving a motorcycle they were riding on the Zeelugt Public Road, West Coast Demerara on Wednesday night. He has been identified as Constable Shaquille Anderson, a traffic policeman attached to the Parika Police Station. The name and condition of the other policeman, who was the pillion rider, was ...

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Public Service Union threatens strike action

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) is reiterating its call on government to make a 25% across the board pay increase failing which strike action may be taken by its 6000 strong members. This is according to GPSU Head Patrick  Yarde who stated today at a press  briefing at Shiv Chanderpaul Drive that the move may be taken by its ...

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Trio charged with gold heist

The General Manager of a gold mining company and his two accomplices were Wednesday arraigned on charges of stealing a quantity of cash and GUY$93 million worth of raw gold from El Dorado Mining Company, Port Kaituma. The company official, 46-year old Amirullah “Heavy Roller” Kuturatullah of Number Two Settlement, Blairmont, West Coast Berbice, 25-year old Anil Dayaram of Number ...

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