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Daily Archives: May 28, 2014

48-year old man who killed 19-year old partner dies in prison

The 48-year old man who had  stabbed his reputed 19-year old wife earlier this month died on Wednesday, one day after he was arraigned for murder. Police said Robert Sandy of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, died at the New Amsterdam Prison. Sandy had been charged with the murder of Onika Greaves which occurred on May 19, 2014. He appeared in ...

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Burnham “declared war” on WPA – Kwayana tells Rodney Inquiry

There appears to be mounting circumstantial evidence that then Peoples National Congress (PNC) administration led by late Forbes Burnham killed Guyanese historian and opposition politician, Dr. Walter Rodney in 1980. Testifying before the Rodney Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday, veteran Guyanese politician and member of the Working Peoples Alliance (WPA) Eusi Kwayana tendered a speech by Burnham to his PNC ...

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US arrests National Power lifting Champion with weighty cocaine-cargo in stomach

The arrest of the National Power Lifting Champion Colin “Mr Clean” Chesney in New York for allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine in his stomach has embarassed his association, an official said Wednesday. The President of the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation, Peter Green said he was embarrassed by by the news and said Chesney was not representing Guyana at the time he ...

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High energy costs a major challenge to regional competitiveness – CDB President

President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr. Warren Smith has singled out high energy costs as a major challenge to the region’s competitiveness. He made the assertion at the opening of the 44th Annual Meeting of the CDB’s Board of Governors on Wednesday at the Guyana International Conference Centre, Liliendaal. Dr. Smith stated that for regional development and economic ...

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Chikungunya virus detected in Guyana

Guyana has confirmed two cases of Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, in the Canje, Berbice area, according to Health Minister, Dr. Bheri Ramsarran. He was quoted by the Government Information Agency (GINA) as saying that in the wake of the discovery, a team has been dispatched to fog the area over the next two weeks.  The two cases, a toddler, and ...

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