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Daily Archives: January 21, 2014

Taxi driver jailed for fatally knocking down Chinese woman

A taxi driver was Monday convicted of causing death by dangerous driving- a charge to which he had pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned in August last year. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman sentenced 25-year old Leron Griffith to 60 months imprisonment. He was found guilty of causing the death of Chinese national, Feng Xue Fang on Mandela Avenue on ...

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Several arrested; gun, ammo seized in police dragnet

Several persons suspected to have been involved in robberies and drug trafficking were arrested and one gun and ammunition were seized during a police dragnet in the East Bank Demerara and Georgetown. Police said in all nine persons were arrested for various alleged offences during the operation within the areas of Diamond and Providence, EBD; and Ruimveldt and Tucville, Georgetown. ...

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Cargo vessel sinks, crew escapes

The Guyana registered General Cargo Vessel ‘STOLLIE 1”, which was bound for Port Kaituma, North West District, sank off the Guyana Coast between the entrance of the Pomeroon and Waini Rivers on Saturday January 18th, 2014, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) said in a statement. The vessel departed Georgetown at 06:00 hours on Friday January 17th with a consignment of general ...

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Man jailed for slapping wife over sexual intercourse

A man who slapped his wife after she refused to have sexual intercourse with him was Tuesday jailed for 12 months. 43-year old Raul Oliviera of 45 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown appeared before City Magistrate, Geeta Chandan-Edmond and pleaded guilty to the charge of assaulting Lucy Fernandez to cause her actual bodily harm and threatening to chop her. Police Prosecutor, Jomo ...

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Large group of Venezuelans convicted for illegal entry

Ten Venezuelans were Tuesday fined a total of GUY$300,000 for illegally entering Guyana by sea. They pleaded guilty to entering the country and disembarked without the consent of an immigration officer at Charity, Essequibo on January 18. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry fined each of them GUY$30,000 with an alternative of two weeks imprisonment. Those convicted are Kenedy Jose Manjanito, Vences ...

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Better helicopter, other equipment needed for Search and Rescue; failed ELTs under scrutiny

Trans Guyana Airways (TGA) on Tuesday recommended better helicopter support and advanced technologies to rappel a search and rescue team immediately after spotting a crash-site in the dense jungle. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TGA, Michael Correia issued the call for a “more powerful” helicopter against the background of the fact that the downed single-engine Cessna Caravan was sighted 12:34 ...

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American charged in connection with Kerry Gold cocaine

An American man who attempted to pass off 15 kilogrammes of cocaine as Kerry Gold powdered milk  and smuggle it to the United States on Monday pleaded not guilty and was remanded to prison. Twenty-four year old Jermaine Lowe pleaded not guilty to the charge of allegedly being in possession of 15.308 kilos of cocaine on January 17 at the ...

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Guyana gets UN help to destroy obsolete weapons, ammo

Guyana is preparing to begin destroying obsolete weapons with equipment and training that are being provided by the United Nations Office for Disarmament. The Office’s Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) on Monday handed over a report on a legal study to Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall. Presented by Team Leader, ...

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Minibus union, govt agree to drop Route 32 fares temporarily

Passengers travelling on Route 32 buses (Georgetown to Parika) are expected to pay lower fares in keeping with a temporary agreement reached between the Ministry of Commerce and the United Minibus Union (UMU), the Government Information Agency (GINA) said on Monday. All short drops in zone 32 to be immediately reduced to $80 from $100; and Georgetown to Parika to ...

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