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Daily Archives: January 16, 2014

US, Guyana preparing for talks on democracy project

Representatives of the United States (US) embassy and the Guyana government are preparing to meet to iron out differences about the controversial US$1.2 million Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project. Word of the impending talks came Thursday- the same day the Private Sector Commission (PSC) appeared to lean on the side of government on the issues of sovereignty and the need ...

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Top cop asks for time; policemen deny baton-sodomy of detainee

Police Commissioner, Leroy Brumell on Thursday said he has asked Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes for time to conduct a probe into a policeman’s baton-sodomy of detainee two months ago. Brumell said he has not given Hughes any commitment concerning a GUY$100 million demand for assault and injury to 23-year old Colwyn Harding. “We are aware of the matter- the OPR (Office ...

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Harding lost “significant length” of intestines – Health Minister

Health Minister Dr. Bheri Ramsaran says Colwyn Harding, the man allegedly sexually assaulted by a policeman, has lost a significant portion of his intestines. The minister made the revelation in parliament on Thursday in response to questions from APNU MP Winston Felix, adding that Harding was being treated for hernia-related complications. The opposition MP asked about the extent of Harding’s ...

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Govt rules out voluntary compensation to baton-sodomized man

Government on Thursday effectively ruled out voluntarily compensating the man who a policeman sodomized with a condom-covered baton and instead preferred for the matter to be tested in court. Speaking with reporters after a post-cabinet press briefing, Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon suggested that government was unlikely to offer 23-year old Colwyn Harding any money in light ...

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Updated: Linden’s power restored

Electricity supply to Linden was restored early Thursday morning after technicians repaired a breaker that interfaces between the generator and the substation, officials said. Electricity was switched on  shortly after 1 AM and went out again moments later. However, it was fully restored momnents later and there has been no disruption since, residents confirmed. The blackout began around 1:30 Wednesday ...

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