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Buxtonians to observe African emancipation

The Buxton First of August Movement (BFAM), in collaboration with the Toucan Multi-Purpose Club (TMC), marks the 175th anniversary of the abolition of Plantation Slavery in Guyana with a series of events over the next month. The theme for this year’s events is “Emancipation, Reconciliation and Equality.”   “While we celebrate the tremendous achievements of our ancestors who made Emancipation ...

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Murder accused found hanging in jail cell

A murder accused was Sunday night found hanging in his cell in the Georgetown Prison, police said. Authorities have not definitively said whether the inmate committed suicide or someone killed him. The dead man has been identified as 26-year old Brian Blunt. His body was found hanging in his cell at about 11:10 Sunday night. Blunt was accused of the ...

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GGMC staff protest postponement of anniversary

Workers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) on Monday protested the unilateral decision by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MNRE) to shift the regulatory agency’s 34th anniversary to coincide with Mining Week. MNRE Permanent Secretary, Joslyn Mc Kenzie, however, could not say whether the ministry would give into the demands for the anniversary observance to ...

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Boodoo rejects Alexander’s accusations on election results

Former Chief Elections Officer, Gocool Boodoo has sought to avoid blame for initially presenting inaccurate results for the 2011 general and regional election, in stark contrast to accounts by an opposition-nominated elections commissioner. In a letter to the privately-owned Stabroek News, Boodoo said the results were given to him by a department. “The  fact  of  the  matter  is  that  the  ...

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Prisoner takes grievance to roof

A prisoner, who has been remanded for murder and attempted murder, on Sunday climbed on the roof of the Georgetown Prison. Devon Thomas claimed that he decided to perch on the roof because other inmates have been threatening him. Sources said the prisoner walked through the main offices before climbing on the roof. Fire fighters, police and prison wardens immediately ...

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Ex soldiers attend Thanksgiving Service

The members of the Guyana Chapter of the Ex-Guyana Defence Force(XGDF) Officers Association commenced a week of activities to mark its 5th Anniversary with a Service of Thanksgiving on Sunday, July28, 2013 at the St. Sidwell’s Church, Lodge. Following a procession into the church, approximately 150 association members and special guests were welcomed by the Officiating Priest, himself a member ...

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Several escape serious injury in Lethem trail mishap

Several persons miraculously escaped serious injury when the bus they were travelling in ran off a bridge on the Lethem-Kurupukari trail on Saturday. Eyewitnesses said the bus turned turtle and ran off  Bamboo bridge located between Massara and Toka Villages. Preliminary reports from the southern Guyanese township of Lethem are that the Lethem Hospital has received no injured persons related ...

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Guyanese in BVI charged with sexual assault of minor

(VIRGIN ISLANDS NEWS ONLINE).-ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – IT Specialist, Mr Oliver Lewis, 34, of Guyana will return to the Magistrate’s Court in September for hearing in a sexual assault matter involving a minor. Lewis, who is also a resident of Lambert Estate, was charged with eight counts of indecency with a child below the age of 14 years when ...

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