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Two dead, several injured in East Bank Demerara accident

Two persons were killed and five others were injured following an accident on the East Bank Demerara public road between two cars and a motorcycle. Dead are 30-year old Dellon “Smally” Barthley of Grove, East Bank Demerara and DJ/Bartender, 23-year old Kurt Bascombe of 426 Grove Housing Scheme.  Delon’s friend, Marvin Small of Diamond Housing Scheme, was transferred from the ...

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US Ambassador a “meddler” ; govt calls off LEAD project

The Guyana government and the ruling party have upped pressure on the United States (US), labelling the American Ambassador a “meddler” and for the first time categorically stating it does not want the US$1.5 million Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project. In a statement to mark World Press Freedom Day 2014, the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) criticized the envoy for ...

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Fmr. Linden Inquiry Commissioner gunned down

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS).-Former Commissioner of the Linden Commission of Inquiry Dana Seetathal was early Sunday morning gunned down in her native Trinidad. The Linden Commission had been set up to probe the circumstances surrounding the unrest on JUly 18, 2012 in which three persons had been shot and killed. That unrest, including the burning down of several government buildings and the ...

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East Bank Berbice road to be rebuilt

Residents along the East Bank Berbice who had one year ago protested the deplorable condition of the road passing through their villages will soon begin breathing a sigh pf relief. The Public Works Ministry on Saturday announced that the rehabilitation o that thoroughfare is expected to begin in October of this year. Project engineer, Sunil Ganesh said works would start ...

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Govt hints at constitutional challenge to budget disapproval

The Guyana government appears to be laying the legal groundwork to challenge the constitutionality of budget cuts to the state-owned radio and television stations and the Government Information Agency (GINA). Hint of this came in remarks by Attorney General, Anil Nandlall who said the decision by the combined opposition to vote down the approval of monies to the National Communications ...

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Several in Essequibo boat mishap stable at GPHC

At least four of the nine persons seriously injured in an early Saturday morning jet boat accident on the Essequibo River have arrived in the city for additional treatment. No one died in the accident involving the vessel named Odessie and owned by Barakat Speedboat Service.They are Charles Richards,40, one-year old Jonathan (only name), Devon Williams, Enrique and Sandra (only ...

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US Ambassador, Attorney General talk tough on media censorship

United States Ambassador, Brent Hardt and Attorney General, Anil Nandlall were Friday night at odds over the censorship of Guyanese media. Addressing a reception in honour of World Press Freedom Day 2014 that is being observed on May 3 under the theme “Media Freedom for a Better Future: Shaping the Post-2015 Development Agenda,” the American envoy declared that government’s “opposition ...

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US tight-lipped on status of democracy project

The United States (US) embassy is mum on whether the controversial Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project is still being implemented after the Guyana government pulled his work permit. Questioned specifically about the fate of the US$1.5 million dollar project, the embassy would only say that “The status of the LEAD program is an issue for discussion between the Government of ...

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Coast Guardsman on cocaine trafficking charge

A member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard, accused of being in possession of a large quantity of cocaine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), was Friday refused bail and remanded to prison. Facing the summary charge is 22- year old Private Zegga Phillips of 440 Kuru Kuru Soesdyke, Linden Highway. He pleaded not guilty to allegedly ...

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