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Daily Archives: June 13, 2014

Body of missing taxi driver found

The body of 17-year-old taxi driver Dhanraj Latchman has been found in a canefield at Ruby Backdam in the Parika area. Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud told Demerara Waves Online News that the youth’s body was found some two miles from where his vehicle was discovered on Thursday. Someone, who visited the scene, said the body was swollen, a sign that ...

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UG signals tuition fees could increase from September

The University of Guyana (UG) on Friday indicated that it is making moves that might see tuition fees increased from the new school year starting in September. Talks on increasing the fees have been in the pipeline for some time now and Vice Chancellor Jacob Opadeyi had told Demerara Waves Online News last September that it was a government decision. ...

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Man arraigned for killing wife in bucket

The man who allegedly murdered his wife by strangling and suffocating her in a bucket of water at their Friendship , East Bank Demerara home, was arrainged Friday afternoon. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry to answer the indictable charge was Vindra Siriram. He is accused of murdering his common-law wife, Shellyann Persaud, between June 9 and 10. Siriram, who ...

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Vehicle kills boy on bridge

Investigations are being conducted into a fatal accident that occurred at about 1500h. yesterday Thursday June 12, 2014, at Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown, and which resulted in the death of Joseph Parris, 6 years, of Freeman Street. Investigations so far have revealed that the driver of motor car PPP 5931 was allegedly driving along the roadway at a ...

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No “blanket apology” for alleged PNCR excesses- Granger

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR, David Granger on Friday vowed that his party would not give a “blanket apology” for excesses during its almost 30-year unbroken rule of Guyana. “I am not going to give any blanket apology when nobody has given any indication as to what is to be investigated,” he said. Instead, he first prefers ...

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Antigua Barbuda Labour Party in landslide victory

ANTIGUA OBSERVER.-The people of Antigua & Barbuda chose change over continuity when they overwhelmingly voted for the Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) on Election Day June 12. With a high voter turnout of over 90 per cent in some constituencies, the ABLP won by an almost two to one margin in some constituencies ending a 10-year return out of ...

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Woman jailed for burning 9-year old daughter over stolen cash

A woman, who burnt her nine year old daughter about her body with a hot knife because she allegedly stole her money, was Thursday jailed for two years. Patricia Pashur of 151 East La Penitence, Georgetown was convicted for inflicting grievous bodily harm to her now 10-year old daughter. Pashur, a hairdresser, was found guilty at the end of her ...

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Billions owed to UG Student Loan Fund; govt to hunt indebted students

Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh Thursday night said millions of dollars are owed to the University of Guyana Student Loan Facility because very few graduates have been repaying the revolving fund. Speaking at a news conference, he acknowledged that the level of repayment was extremely poor and said that government was mulling steps to ensure that students pay their debt ...

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