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Harding lost “significant length” of intestines – Health Minister

Health Minister Dr. Bheri Ramsaran says Colwyn Harding, the man allegedly sexually assaulted by a policeman, has lost a significant portion of his intestines. The minister made the revelation in parliament on Thursday in response to questions from APNU MP Winston Felix, adding that Harding was being treated for hernia-related complications. The opposition MP asked about the extent of Harding’s ...

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Govt rules out voluntary compensation to baton-sodomized man

Government on Thursday effectively ruled out voluntarily compensating the man who a policeman sodomized with a condom-covered baton and instead preferred for the matter to be tested in court. Speaking with reporters after a post-cabinet press briefing, Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon suggested that government was unlikely to offer 23-year old Colwyn Harding any money in light ...

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Updated: Linden’s power restored

Electricity supply to Linden was restored early Thursday morning after technicians repaired a breaker that interfaces between the generator and the substation, officials said. Electricity was switched on  shortly after 1 AM and went out again moments later. However, it was fully restored momnents later and there has been no disruption since, residents confirmed. The blackout began around 1:30 Wednesday ...

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Two nursery schools remain closed; low-lying areas urged to take precautions

The Albouystown and Headstart Nursery Schools will remain closed on Thursday due to ongoing flood conditions, the Education Ministry announced. “The Ministry of Education will provide further information on the reopening of these schools as ongoing assessments continue,” said the ministry in a brief statement. Those that will be reopened on Thursday now that the flood waters have receded are ...

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Civil society orgs; ordinary Guyanese demand tougher action against police in baton-sexual assault case

Although the policeman allegedly involved in the baton-sodomy of a detainee has been placed under close arrest and several others transferred, civil society organisations Wednesday afternoon believed that was so far insufficient. More than 50 persons braved heavy rain and picketed outside the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where 23-year old Colwyn Harding remained a patient suffering from severe rupture ...

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Baton-sodomy makes mockery of police reform- Home Ministry

The Home Affairs Ministry on Wednesday said a policeman’s alleged sodomizing of a detainee with a condom-covered baton makes a “mockery” of police reform. “Such breaches fly in the face of the efforts at Police Reform and makes a mockery of the hard work by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Strategic Management Department of the Guyana Police Force ...

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Police force warns of “stern action” against baton-sodomy accused cop

In the wake of mounting condemnaation, the Guyana Police Force on Wednesday warned that stern action would be taken against members of the force found culpable of the baton-sodomy of Colwyn Harding who remained hospitalised in a serious condition with ruptured intestines “The Guyana Police Force wishes to emphatically state that unbecoming behaviour by members of the Force will not ...

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CARICOM moves to harmonise literacy data

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is forging ahead with a programme designed to harmonise the measurement of literacy data to advance the production of reliable information for better decision making in this area, the regional headquarters said on Wednesday. Education officials, statisticians and other experts gathered in Barbados on Tuesday and Wednesday for the CARICOM Fourth Technical Workshop on a Common ...

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Mahdia Gold to begin work in Omai property this month

Work at the gold-bearing Omai area is expected to begin later this month, Mahdia Gold Corporation announced on Monday. The company said its joint venture partner has already begun moving mining equipment from Georgetown, Guyana to Omai shortly after the beginning of 2014. “The equipment is currently being assembled and is scheduled to be operational this month. There is expected ...

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Policeman allegedly involved in baton-sodomy of detainee under close arrest

As preparations begin for protests in London and Georgetown against police brutality, a police constable who allegedly ruptured the anus and intestines of a detainee with a baton remained under close arrest, according to police sources. The sources said the matter was also engaging the attention of the Office of Professional Responsibility. 23-year old Colwyn Harding remains in a serious ...

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