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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Alleged PNCR Headquarters shooter charged with threatening behaviour

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014, 20:36 by GxMedia The man , who allegedly fired a gunshot at the headquarters of the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) earlier this week, was Thursday charged with threatening behavior where a breach of the peace may be occasioned. Linden Primo, who is a security guard at Mahdia Gold Corporation, was released on ...

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Discrepancy in report on Walter Rodney’s body- Roman Catholic priest

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014, 15:47 by GxMedia Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest, Malcolm Rodrigues on Thursday said there was a contradiction between an official media report and the state of Walter Rodney’s body as a result of a bomb-in-walkie-talkie explosion 34 years ago. He told the Rodney Commission of Inquiry that a radio station had reported at 6 ...

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Shooter at PNCR Headquarters unlicensed; gun seized

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014, 13:52 by GxMedia The man, who fired the gunshot during the biennial congress of the People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) headquarters, is not a licensed firearm holder, a senior police officer said Friday. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Leslie James said investigators were focusing on whether Linden Primo’s discharge of ...

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Police Force gets top-notch legal adviser

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:40 by GxMedia President Donald Ramotar has approved the appointment of a legal advisor for the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in the person of former Justice of Appeal, Claudette Singh. The announcement was made on Wednesday by Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon. Justice Singh, a distinguished jurist, headed the recently ...

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US anti-narcotics expert tipped to be next Ambassador to Guyana

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:27 by GxMedia A United States (US) diplomat, with considerable experience in fighting narco-trafficking in Latin America, is tipped to be his country’s next Ambassador to Guyana. Perry L. Holloway who most recently served as Political-Military Counselor at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2013 to 2014, has been nominated to the ...

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Passport applicants no longer need new birth certificates, but they’ll have to wait longer for travel docs

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 22:27 by GxMedia The Guyana government on Wednesday scrapped its decision altogether for passport applicants to have new birth certificates but cautioned that getting a new travel document will now take much longer because authorities first have to verify identities. “The Guyana Police Force through its Immigration Department will make all reasonable efforts ...

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American tax cheats can soon be caught in Guyana

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 21:51 by GxMedia Guyana has formally agreed to share bank account information about Americans and American companies in Guyana to help the United States (US) catch tax evaders in foreign jurisdictions, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported on Wednesday.   The agency noted that if Guyana did not conclude an Inter Governmental Agreement ...

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Youths convicted for arms, ammo possession

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 19:36 by GxMedia Two  young men were Wednesday convicted for being in possession of arms and ammunition and they were fined and jailed. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry fined Kevin George,18, of 99 Haley Street, Wortmanville and Dapper Johnson, 18,  of  158 Curtis Street, Albouystown, Georgetown GUY$100,000 each on the two charges and sentenced ...

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GDF issued weapons to R.Corbin, now defunct ministry

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 18:09 by GxMedia The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has begun disclosing information that several of its weapons had been issued to persons and external organizations. Testifying before the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry, Head of the GDF’s Intelligence Section Lt.Col. Sydney Charles James said an investigation dating back to August 2008 shows that ...

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Suspected shooter at Congress Place arrested at airport

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 14:48 by GxMedia Two days after he allegedly fired a single shot at the People’s National Congress Reform’s 18th Biennial Congress, Mr. Linden Primo was arrested while attempting to leave Guyana. He was booked to leave on a flight to the United States. A senior police officer confirmed the arrest at the Cheddi ...

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