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Daily Archives: June 11, 2014

Hotel Tower sends home workers, talks begin on severance pay

The management of Hotel Tower on Wednesday began discussions with the Labour Ministry about paying off and sending home workers ahead of moves to sell off the decades-old hospitality landmark. An official of the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU) said the 67 persons including four managers would most likely begin receiving payments within one month. Representing Hotel Tower’s management ...

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US-registered plane encounters engine problem before landing

A United States (US)- registered plane developed engine problems moments before landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), forcing authorities to activate emergency systems, a senior official said. The official said the pilot of the Cessna Citation, bearing registration number N501TB, reportedly developed an “engine problem” about six minutes before landing at the CJIA. Demerara Waves Online News was ...

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Two held at Vergenoegen for gun, ammo

Two persons were arrested Wednesday in connection with the discovery of pistol and ammunition at Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo, police said. A Guyana Police Force spokesman said that about 10 AM, police went to a home at Stelling Road, Vergenoegen, and conducted a search during which an unlicensed .32 Taurus pistol along with two magazines and two matching rounds were ...

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Teenager charged with stealing “box hand”

A 17-year old girl was remanded to prison pending a probation report after she pleaded guilty to stealing GUY$140,000 in ‘box hand’ cash. Suzanne Trapp of 6 Farm, East Bank Essequibo promised to return the money to Talicia Vincent. She was not represented by a lawyer. City Magistrate, Faith Mc Gusty ordered that the teenager return to court on June ...

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Man confesses to killing wife

A man on Wednesday confessed to killing his common-law wife whose head was found in a bucket of water, police said. Vindra “Krishna” Tyram,32, is expected to be charged with the murder of 25-year old Shelly Persaud. A high-ranking police source said Tyram admitted to investigators that he killed the woman during an argument. An autopsy revealed that the woman ...

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Two held for Campbellville Post Office robbery

Two persons have been detained in connection with the theft of GUY$1.3 million from the Campbellville Post Office shortly after the branch was opened for business, a senior police officer said. “We are not saying that it is they (who committed the robbery) but we are holding them to investigate,” the police officer told Demerara Waves Online News. Meanwhile, pensioners ...

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Alleged phone cable vandal shot

At about 0415h. today Wednesday June 11, 2014, personnel from a Private Security Service responded to a report received that persons were stealing GT&T Cable at Coverden, EBD, police said in a statement. Two men were confronted and during effects to arrest them, one of the men was shot and injured to his chest. His accomplice managed to escape. The ...

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Failure to hold local govt elections an international stain on democracy- British envoy

Britain on Tuesday harshly criticized Guyana for not holding long-overdue local government elections, saying that the South American nation’s democracy profile was under threat and harming its global profile. “Those democratic gains are under threat. The decision not to have local elections is a stain on Guyana’s international standing. Not only are the reasons given a clear breach of Guyana’s ...

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