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Daily Archives: July 26, 2013

Guyanese woman in NY charged with child porn

A Guyanese woman and her boyfriend, who is a Brooklyn court officer, have been charged with making child pornography and she could face deportation if convicted and jailed, the New York Daily News reported. She is 45-year old Collette Robertson, a home health aide for the venerable Children’s Aid Society. Authorities said she admitted she took sexually explicit photos of ...

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Steel pan players tune skills

One hundred and fifty young people from across Guyana benefitted from learning and developing the necessary skills required for playing the steelpan through an initiative by Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited. Titled the Republic Bank RightStart Pan Minors Music Literacy Programme 2013, it was conducted from July 08 – 25, 2013. The workshops were held in Regions 4, 5, 6 and ...

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Machel Montano is here… willing to push Guyanese singers

Trinidad-born Caribbean soca icon, Machel Montano, on Friday said he was willing to help young Guyanese singers gain exposure and develop themselves but they first needed to demonstrate an interest in taking advantage of the opportunity. Here for what promises to be yet another exciting and energetic concert at the Providence Stadium on Saturday July 27, Montano told reporters shortly ...

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“Cammie” Ramsaroop appointed opposition rep on GPL Board

Former Chairman of the People’s National Congress Bishwaiswar “Cammie” Ramsaroop has been appointed as the opposition’s representative on the Board of the Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL). This was announced by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds at Friday’s joint meeting of the parliament’s Economic Services and Natural Resources Committees. Hinds said the appointment was to address opposition concerns that the ...

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House adopts motion for river accidents inquiry

The National Assembly on Thursday passed a motion calling for the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the incidences of maritime deaths and accidents over the last 13 years. The motion was brought by Leader of the Opposition David Granger and was passed unopposed by the government. “We in A Partnership for National Unity feel that a Commission ...

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Miner beaten to death with metal

A gold miner was Thursday afternoon beaten to death at Port Kaituma during an argument, police said. A suspect has been arrested and could be charged shortly. The dead man has been identified as 25-year old Wrenford Williams of Kamarang. Investigators were told that around 5 O’clock Thursday afternoon, Williams was involved in an argument with a man at 10-Miles, ...

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Two suspects in Fullworks robbery arrested

Two men, who were wanted in connection with a robbery at an East Coast Demerara auto sales company, were arrested on the West Bank of Demerara, police said. A .38 Taurus revolver with four rounds was found during a search at a house at Parfait Harmonie. Police said the duo was wanted for questioning in relation the recent armed robbery ...

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