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Daily Archives: July 2, 2013

GDF Coast Guardsmen guilty of murder

Three former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guardsmen were Tuesday found guilty of murdering Dweive Kant Ramdass and dumping his body overboard after robbing him of millions of dollars. The 12-member jury returned a unanimous verdict of guilty. They were sentenced to death by hanging for the offence that was committed between August 20 and 22, 2009 at Caiman Hole, ...

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Top Region Three official accused of fondling employee

A high-level official of the Region Three (Essequibo Islands- West Demerara) administration is being accused of sexual misconduct with a female officer, according to usually reliable sources. The official was Tuesday released on station bail after giving investigators an oral statement. He planned to submit a written statement shortly, police said. Police sources said the 37-year old woman alleged that ...

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Brazilian killed, robbed

A Brazilian gold miner was Tuesday morning shot and killed and another man severely gun-butted during an armed robbery, his wife told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com). Dead is 52-years old Jose Francisco De Sousa Lima. Rebecca Calvan, said her husband was shot to his head. The incident occurred on Sorabaro Road while De Sousa Lima and her stepson Julian ...

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Caricom Summit opens Wednesday

Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, will preside over the Thirty-Fourth Meeting of Heads of Government which opens in Port-of-Spain on Wednesday evening. Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar assumed the six-month rotational Chairmanship on 1 July. The Meeting, which coincides with the observance of the Fortieth Anniversary ...

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Caricom urges govts to adopt agenda to combat child sexual abuse

CARICOM Programme Manager( Human Resource Development) Dr. Morella Joseph has urged regional stakeholders to adopt in short order the Bridgetown Declaration and Agenda for Action to Combat Child Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean, according to the Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Social Transformation. Dr. Joseph said this move is in an effort to reaffirm government’s commitment and with  joint collaboration ...

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Armed, masked robbers invade rice farmer’s home

A rice farmer was Monday night robbed when six gunmen invaded his home at Black Bush Polder, East Berbice. 46-year old Mohammed Salim was also gun-butted to his head by one of the masked men, police said. No shots were fired. Chief of Criminal Investigations, Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said the bandits carted off two laptops, GUY$50,000 and jewellery ...

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T&T vessel shot at in Guyana, captain refuses drug transport

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS)A TRINIDAD and Tobago cargo vessel was shot at on Friday night and forced to leave Guyana after the captain allegedly refused to transport drugs into this country, Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Kirk Jean-Baptiste said yesterday. According to reports, the Adorra travelled to Guyana last month with a shipment of coconut water. The crew of the vessel stayed in ...

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Almost 300 Region 9 youths to receive skills training

Two hundred and ninety-eight Region Nine youths will begin receiving entrepreneurial training in the next two weeks as part of a government programme to assist economic development in their communities. This followed the launch of the Region Nine phase of the $200M Youth Apprenticeship and Entrepreneurial Programme on Sunday by Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai at St. Ignatius, GINA ...

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