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Daily Archives: July 1, 2014

Guyana, other Caricom countries should invest jointly in renewable energy- Antigua PM

Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne Tuesday night floated the idea of renewable energy cooperation and investment among Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Dominica. Addressing the opening of the summit of leaders of 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) being held in his homeland, the newly elected Head of Government said the three countries could find ways of working together ...

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Guyanese and Trinidadian nationals win CARICOM Annual 10k

Trinidad and Tobago’s Tonya Nero won the women’s leg of the CARICOM 10K Road Race for the third time in a row, when the event came off in St. John’s, Antigua/Barbuda on Sunday June 29 2014, the Caricom headquarters said in a statement. Guyanese national Cleveland Forde excelled in the men’s section, clocking 34 minutes, 52 seconds. Ten countries from ...

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Ganja-in-bambsee prisoner convicted

A prisoner, caught with marijuana in his anus at the Georgetown Prison, was Tuesday convicted for being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. Forty-five year old Roger Samuels was fined GUY$10,000 and jailed for 48 months by City Magistrate, Judy Latchman. That sentence would begin at the end of the remaining 14 months of a four-year jail term ...

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Guns seized; five arrested

Five persons, including two women, were arrested Monday in connection with the discovery of two handguns. Police said that about 5:30 PM, they responded to a report that two men were involved in an altercation at Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara. The men were arrested and one of them was found in possession of an unlicensed .32 Taurus revolver. And ...

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Orphanage caretaker charged with buggering orphan

A caretaker for the Berbice Anjuman Orphanage in New Amsterdam has been granted GUY$200,000 bail for allegedly buggering an orphan when he was 13 years old.  Mohamed Deen of the Philadelphia Street-based orphanage was granted his pre-trial liberty when he appeared before New Amsterdam Magistrate, Sherdel Isaacs- Marcus. He has to return to court on July 14.  The accused was ...

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Home Affairs Ministry official charged with exposing penis to job-seeker

Ministry of Home Affairs Liaison in Berbice, Narine “Ken” Chattergoon was charged with exposing his genital to a woman who had gone to his office for a job  He allegedly committed the offence on March 3, 2014 inside his office at the Region Six Democratic Council (RDC) building, Vryman’s Erven, New Amsterdam.  Magistrate Sherdel Marcus-Isaacs granted him GUY$75,000 bail and ...

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Guyana’s population declines slightly

The population of Guyana has recorded a marginal reduction of 3,339 persons as the preliminary results of the Guyana population and housing census 2012, released by the Guyana National Bureau of Statistics revealed that the population count of 751,223 at the previous census, September 15, 2002, was down to a count of 747,884 persons as at Census day, September 15, ...

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New York Police Dept recruits many Guyanese

Guyanese make up the second highest number of recruits by the New York Police Department (NYPD), according to the New York Daily News. The publication says nearly a quarter of the NYPD’s newest batch of cops are foreign born, with the Dominican Republic leading the way as the most popular birthplace. On Monday, 616 recruits will graduate after six months ...

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