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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Prisoner on domestic violence charge attempts suicide outside courtroom

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 21:03 by GxMedia Moments before a man was about to appear before a city magistrate for alleged domestic violence, he attempted to commit suicide by drinking poisonous agro-chemicals and collapsed just before entering he courtroom. Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) sources said 33-year old Shannon Hooper was still in a critical but conscious ...

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Escapee gets 12 months jail

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 20:34 by GxMedia The prisoner, who escaped from the Providence Police Station lock-up Sunday night, was Tuesday jailed for 12 months. He is 29-year old Lennox Cort of 60 Hadfield Street, Georgetown. He pleaded guilty to committing the offence of escaping from lawful custody. Cort was at the time being held in connection ...

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WPA never planned bloody overthrow of PNC govt- Kwayana

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 20:11 by GxMedia Founding member of the Working Peoples Alliance (WPA), Eusi Kwayna on Tuesday rejected suggestions that that party had planned to unleash bloody violence to remove the then Forbes Burnham administration from office. Testifying at the Commission of Inquiry into the bomb-in-walkie-talkie death of Dr. Walter Rodney on June 13,1980, Kwayana ...

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Eddie Rodney denies being military adviser to Dr. Walter Rodney

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 18:03 by GxMedia Eddie Rodney on Tuesday denied that he was the military adviser to his brother- late Guyanese historian Dr. Walter Rodney-in the operation of explosive devices disguised as walkie-talkies. Dr.Rodney was killed in a bomb-blast death while seated in his brother’s car on June 13, 1980 a short distance from the ...

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Mahdia gets new fuel-saving generator to match demand

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 1:29 by GxMedia The tight power supply schedule to Mahdia and other surrounding communities in Region Eight is expected to improve as the new generator purchased by Government to address the problem is now installed and will become operational very soon. Regional Executive Officer (REO) Ronald Harsawack informed residents over the weekend that the new generating set that was procured at a cost GUY$85M has ...

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Man breaks out of Providence lock-up

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 0:49 by GxMedia A man, who was arrested in connection with an alleged assault, escaped from the Providence Police Station lock-up  Sunday night and he was later recaptured, police sources confirmed. Police said the prisoner escaped through a grill in the cell. He was later recaptured in the nearby Greenfield Park. He is ...

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Guyanese injured in serious accident in Suriname

Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014, 22:28 by GxMedia A Guyanese man is among five persons seriously injured in an accident in neighbouring Suriname, the Surinamese online newspaper,Starnieuws, reported. The names of the injured were not immediately known but the other occupants were four women. The three seriously injured women were taken to the Lachmipersad Mungra Regional Hospital in ...

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For Tribe or Country

Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014, 21:46 by GxMedia by Sara Bharrat (reproduced from the blog: http://sarabharrat.wordpress.com ) “My name is… Bharrat. I am an East Indian Guyanese…” (The beginning of a Primary School composition in the early 90s). The relative of a high ranking public official engaged me in conversation on January 15, 2014. We spoke briefly about the connotations ...

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CDB forum focussing on better strategies for Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services

Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014, 21:30 by GxMedia Representatives from almost every borrowing member country of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will be participating in a stakeholders’ forum to come up with better working strategies, over the next three days. The event started today at the Ramada, Princess Hotel, East Bank Demerara. In an overview of what the ...

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