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Daily Archives: February 14, 2014

Mazaruni prisoner escapes

A convict escaped from the Mazaruni Prison and was up to late Friday afternoon still at large, police said. The escapee has been identified as Steve Benjamin. He is fair in complexion and about 5 feet, 5 inches tall. Source said the man of Amerindian descent had been an inmate for just over one year. He was sentenced to four ...

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Septic tank murder accused for High Court trial again

Three men were Friday committed to stand trial in the High Court for the ‘septic tank’ murder of a Campbelville woman six years ago, after a second Preliminary Inquiry (PI). They are 27-year old Ralph Tyndall of ‘C’ Field, Sophia;  26-year old Anthony De Paul ‘Papa’ Hope also of ‘C’ Field Sophia and 27-year old Kevin O’Neil of Seaforth Street, ...

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Cocaine found in Jamaican woman’s dead body

The dead Jamaican woman, who was found in a city hotel almost one month ago, had ingested a number of suspected cocaine pellets, police said. Her Jamaican companion who was also a guest at the hotel has not been seen or heard from since. Police said an autopsy revealed a number of ingested “pellets”, suspected to contain cocaine, were found ...

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Colonial Guyana stamp to auction for US$10-20 million

New York, AFP — The world’s most famous postage stamp, the sole-surviving example of a one-cent magenta from British colonial Guyana, is going under the hammer in New York for $10 to $20 million. Sotheby’s has valued the stamp, which was made under British rule in 1856 when a shipment of stamps from England was delayed, and will sell it ...

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Guyana gets more time to fix anti money laundering law

Guyana has been given more time to pass amendments to its financial crimes legislation after the France-based Financial Action Task Force agreed that Guyana should be reviewed again in another three months.The administration of President Donald Ramotar attributed the reprieve to public statements issued by the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community (Caricom).This is the second time ...

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“Gang of fraudsters” buying goods with stolen cheques- Caribbean Chemicals (Guyana) Limited

Caribbean Chemicals (Guyana) Limited on Friday sounded alarm bells about a “gang of fraudsters” after the company sold GUY$2.2 million worth of fertilizer to someone using a bogus cheque. Director of Caribbean Chemicals, Francesca Pires declined to name the company whose cheque book was stolen in November 2013 but said the cheques are supposed to be drawn on an account ...

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GFC Coach dies in Valentine’s Day smash up

The GFC coach was early Friday- Valentine’s Day- morning killed in a gruesome accident on Mandela Avenue. He has been identified as Peter Lashley. Up to the time of the accident he was employed by John Fernandes Limited. Eyewitnesses said he was riding his motorcycle when he ended up underneath a truck. His head and face were severely disfigured. One ...

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America’s Rock Band, Filligar, arrives in Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana – U.S. Ambassador D. Brent Hardt introduced the American alternative rock band, Filligar at the launch of their eight day visit to Guyana.  This program is part of the Embassy’s continuing cultural engagement that has brought jazz musicians, dance groups, a classical pianist, and a flautist to Guyana over the past three years.  Earlier in the day, the ...

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Police raid Kitty shops, seize alcoholic beverages, charge owners

One of two owners of  business places on Station Street, Kitty  on Thursday pleaded guilty to selling spirituous drinks without a licence and he would be sentenced on Friday. The seizures of the alcoholic beverages were made on Wednesday. Thirty-one year old Savita Sattaur, who is the owner of Liquid Love Bar, was placed on her own recognisance after she ...

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