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Wife-kissing cited in Jagdeo’s alleged murder of biker

City businessman Rondy Jagdeo allegedly shot dead his “close” friend, Kurt Davis, because he had received information that he was seen kissing his wife in a night club, the court was told Wednesday. Jagdeo was Wednesday arraigned for allegedly murdering Davis on September 3 at Eccles, East Bank Demerara. Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry remanded the businessman to prison until November ...

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Guyanese mother, sick Trinidadian two-year old son deported

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS).-A Guyanese woman and her ailing two-year-old son, a Trinidad national, were deported hours after the child was discharged from hospital on Monday night. The child’s mother, Rosinda Nicholson, who arrived in Trinidad five years ago, is now appealing to Minister of Health Fuad Khan to intervene. Her sister, Errolyn Pierre, said the mother and son arrived at their ...

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Retired City Policeman charged with attempted murder of ex girlfriend

A retired member of the Georgetown City Constabulary who slashed his ex girlfriend’s throat and stabbed her outside a church was Tuesday charged with attempted murder. Godfrey Lammy of 5 Laing Avenue, Georgetown was not required to plea to the charge.’ The prosecution’s case is that he attempted to murder 42-year old Denise Hope on Wellington Street, Georgetown on Saturday, ...

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GPHC recovering from water, electricity outages

Several surgeries were postponed and a number of patients were sponged because of a disruption in water supply at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation due to power surge, hospital sources said. “A few surgeries were cancelled as a result of the unavailability of water in the operating theatres,” the GPHC said in a statement. The usually reliable sources confirmed that ...

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Guyana prepares for Caribbean performing arts teaching network

Guyana is gearing up to be part of a regional network to teach the performing arts at the level of Caribbean examinations as well as push drama as a money-making enterprise. The announcement was made at the inaugural convocation of the newly-established National School of Theatre Arts and Drama held Tuesday night at the National Cultural Centre. Director of Studies, ...

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Govt injects GUY$60 million in forensic equipment

Government says it is spending more than GUY$60 million on forensic and photographic equipment for the security sector including the Forensic Laboratory being constructed in the compound of the University of Guyana (UG), Turkeyen. The Home Affairs Ministry said in a statement that the suppliers were selected using the national competitive bidding process. The lab, the ministry said, was “at ...

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First Federation is a derelict fire hazard- Fire Chief

In what appears to be the latest step to evict remaining tenants from the First Federation Building on Croal Street, the Guyana Fire Service on Tuesday recommended that the building be rehabilitated or dismantled because it is a fire hazard. “The inspection revealed the…hazardous conditions on the premises that are an eminent threat to Life and Fire Safety and even ...

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Guyana denies breaching rules to provide consular services in St. Maarten

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday denied irregularities during the provision of consular services to Guyanese residing in Dutch St.Maarten. Georgetown also announced that it was still awaiting a response from The Netherlands for the appointment of an official to provide consular services there. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that in an effort to strengthen the ...

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Caribbean parliaments should create, export precedents

Guyana’s House Speaker, Raphael Trotman on Monday urged Commonwealth Caribbean parliamentarians to start creating precedents rather than just importing those that have been created in Developed and larger member nations. He was at the time addressing the opening of the 16th biennial regional conference of presiding officers and clerks of the Caribbean, the Americas and the Caribbean Region of the ...

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Jagdeo in biker’s gunning down surrenders

City businessman, Rondy Jagdeo, who is wanted for the murder of biker Kurt Davis surrendered Monday afternoon in the company of his lawyer, according to police sources. After being on the run for almost two months, Jagdeo,28, surrendered in the company of a prominent Attorney-at-Law at the Ruimveldt Police Station. Police were taking statements from the suspect in the presence ...

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