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Daily Archives: June 14, 2013

Captain killed in speedboat collision

A speed boat captain was Friday afternoon killed when two boats collided on the Essequibo River just off the Supenaam creek, authorities said. The dead man has been identified as 29-year old Ganesh “Shines” Roopnarine of Barnwell, East Bank Essequibo. No one else was injured in the mishap. An eyewitness, Desmond Fortune, said that about 4:45 speedboat “Water Girl” had ...

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Businessman praises CANU, jailed for cocaine possession

A financially troubled businessman was jailed for three years after complimenting the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) for unearthing a quantity of cocaine that he was hoping to fetch to New York for a fee of US$5,000. 41-year old Andrew Michael Park of Pattensen, Turkeyen was jailed for three years and fined GUY$30,000 after he pleaded guilty to being in ...

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Alleged wife killer arraigned

Bandaged around his neck and lifted into the courtroom on a chair, a muted man was arraigned on a charge of murdering his reputed wife. Shameer Ali’s failure to respond orally resulted in Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry coming off the bench and going close to the accused to read the indictable charge to him. He was seated on the chair ...

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Opposition not going for reduced electricity rates hike

The opposition parties have slapped down a government feeler about a compromise figure for the proposed electricity rates increase, remaining adamantly against any rates hike at this time. Government sources on Thursday indicated to Demerara Waves Online News that consideration was being given to raising the tariffs by about 10 percent rather than the 26.7 percent that the Guyana Power ...

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Soldier found dead in house

A Guyana Defence Force solider was found dead in his house at Lamaha Springs/Joint Services scheme late Thursday night, sources said. The decomposed body of the Lance Corporal was removed from a house on Rewa Street. Sources said the discovery of his body was made several days after he had not been seen. Investigators are not ruling out foul play.  ...

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