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Daily Archives: December 23, 2013

AK-47 inventor dies

(CBS-AP).-MOSCOW — Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world’s most popular firearm, died Monday at the age of 94. Kalashnikov once aspired to design farm equipment. But even though his most famous invention – the AK-47 assault rifle – sowed havoc instead of crops, he often said ...

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Bandits commit robbery at Western Union, Harbour Bridge Mall

Three armed bandits Monday afternoon committed an armed robbery at the Western Union branch at Harbour Bridge Mall, East Bank Demerara. At least 10 customers who were inside transacting business were ordered to lay face down on the floor while they were stripped of their valuables. Items stolen included cash, phones and jewellery. One of the victims said the bandits ...

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Essequibo woman stabbed to death by ex

An East Bank Essequibo woman is dead after being stabbed more than two dozen times allegedly by a man with whom she had a relationship. She has been identified as Sookdai Basdeo, 37, of Tuschen, EBE. The woman was found in her home around 7.45AM Monday with stab wounds about her body. The suspect, Iqbal Mohammed, reportedly turned himself in ...

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GPL sheds light on weekend outages

The Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) says the power outages experienced thorughout the weekend were as a result of malfunctioning equipment.  Below is a release issued by the company on Monday. “December 22, 2013, Georgetown, Guyana: GPL wishes to advise our customers that the outages experienced on Saturday December 21, 2013, commencing at 14:10 hours, were the result of ...

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