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Daily Archives: September 20, 2013

Updated: Govt MP’s son shot, robbed

The son of a government parliamentarian was Friday shot and robbed of GUY$2 million while he was sitting in a car near the High Court waiting to conduct business. Abdalla Hamilton,29, of Section “K” Campbelville was Friday night in the High Dependency Unit (HDU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) recovering from surgery, his father Joseph Hamilton told Demerara ...

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No heavy traffic on Demerara Harbour Bridge this weekend

The Demerara Harbour Bridge(DHB) will be restricted to light traffic this weekend in order to facilitate critical maintenance work to the  two ends of the structure . General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC),Rawlston Adams said at a press conference Friday at Peter’s Hall that works, which include the installation of key pivots at the eastern and western ...

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Meten-Meer-Zorg/Wakenaam: Several charged with murder, armed robbery; claim police torture, forced confessions

Amid claims of police brutality and forced confession statements, seven persons including one woman were arraigned on charges of murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry remanded them to prison until October 28 after the prosecution asked for four weeks to continue investigations. The magistrate ordered the police to investigate allegation by several of ...

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APNU wants civil society to pressure Ramotar for Rohee’s removal

The APNU says it will call on civil society to pressure President Donald Ramotar to remove Clement Rohee as Home Affairs Minister after the failure of its parliamentary efforts to do so. Opposition Leader David Granger told reporters on Friday that the coalition would continue to act within the legal framework but that they had done as much as was ...

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Thieves strike installation of CJIA navigational aid

The installation of critical equipment at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA),Timehri has hit a snag following the theft of fuel and power-related equipment, according to well-placed sources. Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Zulfikar Mohammed confirmed that small amounts of generator fuel were stolen from the site. He, however, said that no equipment was stolen.  The ...

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Marijuana-laden fishing vessel should have collected coconut oil, cocaine

The Guyana-bound fishing vessel intercepted earlier this month with a huge consignment of marijuana from Jamaica was expected to return to that Caribbean island with cocaine, according to local investigators. Sources said the Jamaica-registered MV Tiffany was officially expected to return to Jamaica with a shipment of coconut oil. At the same time, the cocaine would have been stashed in ...

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Europe tells Caribbean to improve project implementation

European Union (EU) Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs has urged the Caribbean to do better on the implementation of projects being funded by the European Union. His call came on Thursday at the opening of an EU – Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) seminar to discuss the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). This round of funding will ...

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Caribbean gets 1 billion Euro grant

European Union (EU) Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs on Thursday announced a one billion Euro grant package for the Caribbean.  Addressing the opening of a two-day programming seminar for the Caribbean being held in Guyana, Piebalgs said the EU wants to use some of the funds to tackle rising crime and help in the reconstruction of Haiti which continues to ...

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House burnt during domestic dispute

A man allegedly burnt down his house on the West Bank Demerara after his wife went to the police station to make a domestic violence report, according to sources. The fire occurred at 548, 99th Street, Parfaite Harmonie. Two neighbouring houses were damaged by the blaze that began shortly before 8 PM. Neighbours said the suspected arsonist rode away from ...

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