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Daily Archives: May 2, 2014

US tight-lipped on status of democracy project

The United States (US) embassy is mum on whether the controversial Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project is still being implemented after the Guyana government pulled his work permit. Questioned specifically about the fate of the US$1.5 million dollar project, the embassy would only say that “The status of the LEAD program is an issue for discussion between the Government of ...

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Coast Guardsman on cocaine trafficking charge

A member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard, accused of being in possession of a large quantity of cocaine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), was Friday refused bail and remanded to prison. Facing the summary charge is 22- year old Private Zegga Phillips of 440 Kuru Kuru Soesdyke, Linden Highway. He pleaded not guilty to allegedly ...

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Rodney was acquiring walkie-talkies

Guyanese politician Dr. Walter Rodney, who was killed in a bomb-in-walkie-talkie explosion 33 years ago, might have been acquiring walkie talkies to establish a communication network, one of his brothers said Friday. Lawrence “Eddie” Rodney, however, told the three-member panel of commissioners that he was unaware that his brother had been collecting explosives at the time. “I saw no reason ...

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US embassy “regrets” work permit revocation of Head of Democracy project

The United States embassy here on Friday expressed “regret” at the Guyana government’s revocation of the work permit of the Head of the Leadership and Democracy Project (LEAD), Glenn Bradbury. The embassy appeared to suggest that the revocation of Bradbury’s work visa amounted to a stumbling block in pushing ahead with joint talks on the project. “The decision to revoke ...

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Updated: Fisherman chopped to death at his home

A fisherman was hacked to death at his East Coast Demerara home early Friday morning during what investigators are treating as a robbery. “The men demanded cash and jewellery during which the two victims were chopped about their bodies,” a police spokesman said in a statement. Police identified him as 40-year old Chetram Bharrat of 418 Block 20, Haslington Village, ...

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Update: Security guard kills drug addict over Ipod, phone

A man believed to be a drug addict was Thursday night allegedly stabbed to death after he stole the property of a security guard. The incident occurred on Quamina Street between Thomas and Camp Streets, Georgetown. Relatives identified him as 40 year old Nige‎l Lawson of Camp Street, Georgetown next to Ambience Restaurant. He survived by his 14-year old daughter ...

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