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Daily Archives: June 7, 2013

Caribbean to launch Aid for Trade Strategy

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) will launch the Caribbean Regional Aid for Trade (AfT) Strategy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti next Tuesday, the Guyana-based regional headquarters said in a statement. Michel Martelly, the President of Haiti and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), will be joined by Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Pascal Lamy and Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador ...

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Barbadian charged with overstaying since ’07 Cricket World Cup

A Barbadian, who used the 2007 Cricket World Cup hassle-free travel system to enter Guyana and live here for the past six years, was Friday convicted for overstaying. 53-year old Devon Atwell pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. He was fined GUY$40,000 or six months imprisonment. The court ...

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Benschop begs for blind man accused of inciting him to commit murder

The blind and otherwise sick man, who was accused of inciting political and social activist Mark Benschop to commit murder, was Friday granted bail after the complainant begged the court to be lenient. The 55-year old Lochan (only name) was granted GUY$150,000 bail by City Magistrate Fabayo Azore after hearing defence lawyer Dexter Todd, Benschop and the prosecutor. The prosecutor ...

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Guyana-born Canadian jailed for cocaine trafficking

A Guyana-born Canadian on Friday pleaded guilty to being in possession of a quantity of cocaine shortly before he was about to board a Toronto-bound flight. 41-year old Johall Abram Manget, who was unrepresented, was sentenced to three years imprisonment plus fined GUY$30,000. He admitted to being in possession of 2 kilogrammes, 615 grammes of cocaine on Tuesday, June 4 ...

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Guyanese, Surinamese tour operators twinned

Two nature resort tour operators in Guyana and Suriname formally inked an agreement Thursday night to take advantage of joint marketing and other facilities. The two destinations are Arrowpoint-located close to the Amerindian community of Santa Mission a few miles west of the Demerara River- and Kabalebo Nature Resort located on the Kabalebo River in the western region of Suriname, ...

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Sisters bite policeman at noise nuisance scene

A policeman, responding to a report of noise nuisance, was late Thursday night locked inside a yard and bitten by two sisters, according to police sources. The incident occurred at Kersaint Park, East Coast Demerara. The policeman was rescued by his colleagues who were summoned by a pastor living in the area. The sisters were arrested and locked up overnight ...

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GDF gets new batch of sergeants

A batch of sergeants’ of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) who graduated this afternoon, was charged by the Chief-of-Staff Commodore Gary Best  to uphold the principles of the Force, and to let their values be their guide. The Chief-of-Staff urged them to maintain a high standard of integrity, professionalism and good conduct in their professional lives It was a historic ...

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Alleged drunken cop in four-vehicle accident

A  Detective Sergeant was Thursday night allegedly responsible for a four-vehicle accident on the East Bank Demerara Public Road, multiple sources confirmed.   A three-year old girl, who was in a taxi, was taken to a hospital, complaining of abdominal pain.   The accident occurred on the Eccles Public Road.   The policeman, who works on the West Coast- West ...

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Two sisters gang raped

Two sisters were allegedly gang-raped by three men at their Hadfield Street, Lodge home from where one of the perpetrators fired gunshots at one of the girl’s partners, residents said. Sources at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) confirmed that the girls, 18 and 24 years, were taken to the health care institution during the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday. Residents in ...

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