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Daily Archives: July 9, 2013

GPSU women call for removal of Region Three official accused of sexual harassment

The Guyana Public Service Union Women’s Organisation is calling for the senior Region Three official accused of sexual harassment to be removed from duty until an investigation is completed. The call came on Tuesday at a news conference held at the GPSU Headquarters on Regent Street. “We are demanding an investigation by the honourable Minister of Public Service since she ...

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Tropical Storm: LIAT cancels several Wednesday flights

St. John’s Antigua.-LIAT wishes to advise its customers and the general public of the following flight cancellations for Wednesday as the airline’s operations continue to be impacted by the passage of Tropical Storm Chantal: ·         LI 704 – Trinidad/Grenada ·         LI 761 – Grenada/Trinidad ·         LI 760 – Trinidad/St. Vincent ·         LI 766 – Barbados/St. Lucia/Antigua LI 309 has been ...

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Suspect in homicide-heist held

Crime sleuths were up to Tuesday interrogating a suspect in connection with the multi-million dollar robbery and homicide committed on an East Coast Demerara gas station owner and his employee in Georgetown, police said. Chief of Criminal Investigations, Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud declined to say whether the detainee was a prime suspect.  The man was held several hours after ...

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Tropical storm forces cancellation of some LIAT flights

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT wishes to advise that due to the passage of Tropical Storm Chantal the Melville Hall Airport in Dominica has been closed for the remainder of today, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. As a result, the following flights are now cancelled for today: ·         LI 364 – Barbados/Dominica/Antigua ·         LI 509 – St. Maarten/Dominica/St. Lucia ·         LI ...

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Venezuela-bound Nigerian entered Guyana illegally

A Nigerian man, who entered into Guyana illegally, was Tuesday slapped with a GUY$30,000 fine or two months imprisonment and ordered deperted. It is alleged that on July 1 2013, at Springlands Corentyne, Anthony Acka arrived in Guyana by water and disembarked without the consent of an Immigration Officer; contrary to Guyanese law. When asked whether he pleaded guilty or ...

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Hungry phone thief convicted

A man who stole an GUY$8,000 phone because he was hungry is now faced with a GUY$20,000 fine or  three months imprisonment. The charge against Devrox Gomes is that on July 6 2013, at Zan Department Trading Store, he stole an Alcatel cellular phone property of Kamini Sugrim. The man pleaded guilty and was given a chance by the Magistrate ...

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Bandits kill Mahaica man in home invasion

A 27-year old man was Monday night shot dead during an invasion of his home at Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara. Police said Omadat “Vicky” Persaud of Supply Mahaica was shot to his head by one three bandits who barged into his home around 8:30 PM. Two of the perpetrators carried guns. Investigators said that Yogendra Naipaul, 38, his wife Omadai ...

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Deportee allegedly used forged passport for land transaction

A man, who was deported from Canada, is accused of forging a Guyana passport which he used to conduct land-related business at the Deeds Registry. Andrew Hart was charged with intent to defraud the Guyana government by conspiring with persons known or unknown to forge a Guyana passport R012359 purporting to show that the travel document was issued by the ...

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Guyanese father loses son in Afghanistan explosion

A young American soldier of Guyanese parentage was killed in Afghanistan on US Independence Day when his unit was attacked by a rocket-propelled grenade. 18-year old Pvt. Errol “Elijah” Duran Aster Milliard of Birmingham, Alabama leaves to mourn, among others, his father Evan Gibson. Gibson said he learnt that his only son, a combat engineer, was killed in the city ...

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