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Daily Archives: Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 21:01

President refuses to assent opposition- approved bill for local govt elections

Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 21:01 by GxMedia President Donald Ramotar has refused to sign into law an opposition-approved amendment to one of the Local Government laws that would have seen Local Government elections held in another two months. Using their one-seat majority, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) earlier this year ...

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Police charged with assaulting Colwyn Harding; lawyer denies baton-insertion

Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 20:12 by GxMedia Two Guyana Police Force constables were Tuesday arraigned for offences allegedly committed on Colwyn Harding who has accused the police of sodomizing him with a condom-covered baton. Devin Singh of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara and Rosell Tilbury pleaded not guilty to the offences and were granted a total of ...

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Joe Hamilton says GDF officer trained him in bomb-making; GDF arms passed thru PNC to House of Israel

Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 15:46 by GxMedia Former elder of the House of Israel cult, Joseph Hamilton on Tuesday told the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry that he was trained in bomb-making by a senior Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officer. The Commission also heard reference being made to a police intelligence file which contained aan arms requisition/delivery ...

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Guyanese participate in CBSI-funded course on combating gun, ammo trafficking

Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 13:53 by GxMedia Senior police officers together with representatives from the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Director of Public Prosecutions participated in a U.S.-funded specialized training course May 28-30 to assist security sector officials in strengthening coordination, communication, and cooperation in firearms trafficking cases, the American embassy here said. The course, conducted by ...

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Updated: Man perishes in burning house

Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 3:58 by GxMedia Fire fighters early Tuesday morning recovered the body of a man from a burning house at Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara. He has been identified only as Mr. Sewsankar and he was said to be in his late 70s. He sustained burns about his body. The man was rushed to the ...

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West Indies- New Zealand Test shifted from Guyana to Barbados

Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 3:32 by GxMedia ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board on Monday advised that the Third Test between West Indies and New Zealand will be played at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. The dates of the Test – June 26 to 30 – remain. The WICB thanks the Barbados Cricket Association ...

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Police allegedly burn youth’s hands during probe

Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 3:24 by GxMedia An East Coast Demerara man has claimed that police burnt him to his hands during an investigation into a criminal offence, the law enforcement agency said. The injured man has been identified as 19-year old Junior Thorrington of Eastville Housing Scheme, Annandale Village. He was allegedly burnt while in custody ...

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Alcoholic commits suicide after parental scolding; girlfriend attempts suicide

Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 2:45 by GxMedia The quiet hill-top community of Hosororo Hill in the Mabaruma Sub-region was thrown into a state of shock Monday night after a young man from the area committed suicide after being scolded by his parents about his addiction to alcohol. And reports suggest that 23-year-old Tommy Bennet’s girlfriend subsequently consumed ...

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Humble Guyanese village boy gets additional Canadian scholarship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 2:35 by GxMedia Former Queen’s College student Glinton Lexroy Hanover, who recently completed a two-year scholarship program in Canada, has been granted an additional four years of free study based on his outstanding performance. The Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara resident was in 2012 granted a scholarship of Cdn$80,000 to study at the ...

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Number of Chikungunya cases rises

Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 2:25 by GxMedia The number of confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne disease, Chikungunya, continues to soar in Berbice, largely due to more persons coming forward to be tested as a result of an aggressive public awareness campaign there, usually reliable sources said Monday night. Health Minister, Dr. Bheri Ramsarran declined to speak, when ...

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